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Challenge: Texture (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-3030Z
Location: Home Studio
Date: Jul 21, 2002
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/8
Date Uploaded: Jul 21, 2002

This is my second Peakaboo shot. I wanted to work with negative space and my first shot used a white background which ended up having a grey gradient fade and the head was a bit over exposed. So I reshot this with the bear in front of a black back ground. The idea of the negative space here is to draw the eyes of the viewer down to the bear to view the texture. I hope you liked it.

Place: 152 out of 218
Avg (all users): 4.8427
Avg (commenters): 6.6500
Avg (participants): 4.8067
Avg (non-participants): 4.8980
Views since voting: 671
Votes: 248
Comments: 22
Favorites: 2 (view)

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07/29/2002 08:39:00 AM
Woohoo negative space photos...;-)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/28/2002 06:47:00 PM
07/28/2002 05:05:00 PM
I like the vertical orientation and the 'peekaboo' concept on this photo. The texture is also quite nice... The empty space in this photo really emphasizes the 'peekaboo' concept quite nicely... the only critique I have is that the lighting around the bear's eyes may be a tad weak... good shot :) = 7 - jmsetzler
07/28/2002 01:58:00 PM
Textural yes but nothing to hold my attention. Good lighting.
07/28/2002 09:52:00 AM
good use of the textured teddy against the black, maybe too much black making the photo bottom heavy
07/26/2002 07:31:00 PM
nice detail of the fabric.
07/26/2002 01:07:00 PM
Cute shot. Great focus. I know it's "dramatic" to introduce large negative spaces, but personally, I have a hard time appreciating it. (Sort of like a song with 30 seconds of silence in the middle, it upsets me) You have great texture, but I just can't see more than 6. Swash
07/26/2002 08:27:00 AM
The detail in the strands of fibers above the ears is nice. I think this may have worked better if there was something to fill the black space above the stuffed animal. Otherwise, it fits the challenge. *5* -balynch
07/25/2002 02:32:00 PM
I love this! The crisp yellow really pops against that black background, and your use of space is really flattering. Right on!
07/25/2002 11:04:00 AM
I left a comment on this photo on photosig. Tried to copy/paste it here but it didn't work. ;) - Karen Bryan
07/25/2002 09:39:00 AM
hehehe. this seems to be the cuddly toy challenge (especially after that discussion about lisa's frog). nice focus. good idea. who knitted him/her? i like your evenly black background and that you tried to play with negative space. i think it didn't quite work (in my opinion) because the teddy takes up ALL of the bottom part of the picture instead of just part of it. but others may disagree with me here. -- gr8photos (5)
07/24/2002 09:02:00 AM
Very cute. I like it a lot. Great negative space, don't let people tell you otherwise :-)
07/24/2002 08:03:00 AM
I like that the bear is only in the lower third. I like the lighting and the extreme black of the background against the bear. It shows a nice texture. And yet, it doesn't move me as a viewer. It's doesn't compel me to touch it or avoid it.
07/24/2002 06:23:00 AM
Great shot. I see you´re ysing the big black top like arnit used in one of his pictures.
07/24/2002 06:12:00 AM
07/24/2002 12:17:00 AM
Very cute submission! I love it! Technically it's teriffic, and the composition is unusual and fun. One of my favorites this week!
07/23/2002 04:13:00 PM
Technical Aspects8,
Meets Challenge10,
Average Score9,
07/22/2002 11:52:00 PM
I like the simple colors and composition. Maybe if just a wee bit more of the head was showing, I wouldn't feel like it accidentally got chopped off. karmat
07/22/2002 11:39:00 PM
I got bored by all that black background and the actual object once I saw it (slow modem) did not live up to my expectation of a thrill to come.
07/22/2002 10:34:00 PM
fibers are washed out in my image
07/22/2002 03:25:00 PM
Very original.
07/22/2002 02:31:00 PM
I'm very curious to see how you score. I had a similar picture and was told that the idea & didn't fit the challenge well. I like it, however it would have been better if the bear was cropped exactly in the middle!

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