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Rocks and Bamboo
Rocks and Bamboo

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Challenge: Zen Photography (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Home
Date: Jul 25, 2006
Aperture: f8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jul 25, 2006

sitting in a shallow puddle on my driveway

cropped, adjusted levels, burned out non-black areas, adjusted saturation (only a bit) added thin border; saved for the web

Place: 72 out of 329
Avg (all users): 5.9855
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 5.8774
Avg (non-participants): 6.0990
Views since voting: 597
Views during voting: 297
Votes: 207
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/24/2006 07:39:00 PM
blacks provide nice graphic quality. great edit. good work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2006 07:37:59 PM
I really like the simplicity of this one......
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08/06/2006 07:05:59 PM
I love your theme and compositiom in this shot...a 10 in my book.
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08/06/2006 01:16:08 AM
I like the 'ingredients' you used, but not too much the way you've arranged them. The stones, beautiful as they are individually, would've been the focuspoint if they had been put together in one of the three dark spaces. Now they're somewhat shattered all over and my eye has to hop from one to the other.
Hope I make sense, because English is not my native language and sometimes it's hard to explain exactly what I have in mind. 5.
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08/04/2006 03:39:45 AM
Very nice use of minimal tone and color. I like the hint of being in water, but something seems grainy around the bamboo itself. Other than that, this photo is near perfect! Great job from the 'Great Job Baggie'!
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08/03/2006 02:02:51 PM
very pleasing to look at...you should frame and hang in a sitting room...good job.
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08/03/2006 10:24:47 AM
you have made the rocks wet
with you. 5
08/02/2006 05:19:44 PM
composition of this image appears a bit all over the place really, what with there being no real focus of interest - plus there appears to be too much negative space to make the whole thing gel together as a single piece. as a still life it's nice, and the water droplets are (albeit a bit cliched) effective. i think less might prove to be more; lose the bamboo and it would have greater promise, i think. 5
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08/02/2006 05:02:06 PM
I think you've captured the zen challenge here. The bright colors on the rocks may be a bit much, but it looks good on the black background.
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08/02/2006 04:00:58 PM
I am very much enjoying the contrast of organic materials and the structured/geometric placing of the items. I like the usage of the water, I'm curious how you got so little reflection and it to be so black - dark material above or underneath? The focus looks good and the lighting is nice. I like the simplicity of it and I think the image certainly meets the challenge description, however I don't get that inner feeling of 'zen' when I look at it. Its very well composed and the technical quality is very good. The connection with the viewer for me is the only thing lacking, and that's a rather subjective thing anyway. I gave a 6
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08/01/2006 12:53:57 AM
I really like what you have done here. I think I personaly would have liked the rocks without the water droplets. It is great however. 7
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07/31/2006 11:18:25 AM
Very original... black water looks cool.
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07/31/2006 10:02:40 AM
I like the idea of this but am a little confused about what is running alongside the bamboo and a little of the rocks, not sure if this is editing or what?
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07/31/2006 07:44:19 AM
Interesting take on the challenge. I like it. Different and unexpected.
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