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pretty but pricklely
pretty but pricklely

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Challenge: Texture (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: pot in the my backyard
Date: Jul 19, 2002
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: auto
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Jul 21, 2002

didn't need to go far for this shot just out the back door

Place: 73 out of 218
Avg (all users): 5.5138
Avg (commenters): 5.3636
Avg (participants): 5.3947
Avg (non-participants): 5.6931
Views since voting: 791
Votes: 253
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/28/2002 09:11:00 PM
beautiful. i dont mind the shallow dof, either. it gives it an ethereal quality that's very pleasant.
07/28/2002 01:38:00 PM
Not terribly clear but I like the diagonal.
07/26/2002 02:47:00 PM
I think the soft focus/out of focus works well on this because it is prickly and looks so soft. I really like the contrast between the green and white. I dont like something about how it is framed, but I really can't offer any suggestions. Maybe if the entire picture, or less of the picture was made up of the cactus. Not sure. Sorry, karmat
07/25/2002 06:26:00 AM
Would have been better if the frame had been filled with cactus. The lower left area is a bit distracting to me.
07/24/2002 02:29:00 PM
I don't know if they are all that pretty, except after a rain when they are flowering.
07/24/2002 02:19:00 PM

Technical Aspects6
Meets Challenge10
Total Score8

For those that are just learning, like me.

Composition: Scoring in this area is based on basic composition of a picture and includes the rule of thirds, balance, cropping, and curved and diagonal lines. Subject matter that does not lend itself to the picture or otherwise unwanted is also considered here.

Originality: Scoring in this area is based on pictures or concepts that I have seen, as well as how much effort you have invested in the picture. Usually a little something that sets it aside from a snapshot. Does it make me want to come back for another look? You know things like that.

Technical Aspects: Focus, exposure, lighting, and other special effects (done by the camera), and post processing are all considered in this category.

Meets Challenge: This is based on my interpretation of if you, have/have not, met the challenge. This is fairly simple but quite important for this site.

There are many sites that can give you assistance in achieving better skills in photography, but I think the best way to learn is to take pictures and show them to other people. Believe me when it is a good one you will know it.

Good luck!

07/23/2002 04:00:00 PM
This is definitely a good example of texture... In a closeup like this one, I think more depth of field works well. Your focal plane in this image is moving diagonally across the frame. The lower left and upper rigth are out of focus. This is due to the 3-dimensional aspect of your subject. The pieces that are closer to the lens and farther away from the lens fall outside the focal plane in this shot... = 5 - jmsetzler
07/23/2002 11:54:00 AM
i haven't been doing photography very long, so please forgive me if i get the termanology wrong, but i think the main problem is it out focus at bottom and top and iit would have been better if you could increase the depth of feild <i think that is what i'm trying to say
07/23/2002 09:50:00 AM
A decieving texture for sure, but nicely composed.
07/22/2002 07:24:00 PM
I am particularly fond of this subject though they can make rather prickly friends. I think that the photo has good texture with nice color and great contrast. I do however find the blurry chunk in the upper right a bit distracting. These are difficult macro shots becuase the subject has so much depth, but at this distance there is very little depth of field. You might try a large aperture to increase the DOF or maybe a slightly different composition.
07/22/2002 10:51:00 AM
The Macro left the majority of this out of focus.

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