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Challenge: Texture (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Ocracoke, NC
Date: Jul 18, 2002
Aperture: 5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/600
Galleries: Macro, Water
Date Uploaded: Jul 21, 2002

Taken on the way to my short vacation to Ocracoke, NC. Outtakes here: //www.pbase.com/drewmedia/texture

Place: 33 out of 218
Avg (all users): 6.0161
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0132
Avg (non-participants): 6.0206
Views since voting: 1996
Votes: 249
Comments: 27
Favorites: 4 (view)

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06/03/2009 02:42:20 PM
I miss those trips! Used to get down there when I lived in Tidewater area. I can SMELL THE SALT AIR! (Sorry old sailor thing!)

I really like that POV and the rust is that much more realistic!
12/26/2004 01:43:24 AM
My goal for 2005 is to view as many user portfolios as possible and comment on at least one photograph that catches my attention. Well I’m getting an early start.
Out of all your photos I really like this one. Clearly there are textures throughout. I would of liked to see the DOF a little closer to the top left, it may have blurred the water a little more so the reflections would not have been so bright. I love the lighting and shadows and the rust puts the icing on the cake. Well-done photograph. I know today’s voting standard is a little more critical than in 2002 but I still would of voted this a ‘Good Picture’ and on my voting scale that would have been a 6. Have a wonderful 2005-year.
Scott W.
08/02/2002 11:45:00 PM
Thank you all for the great feedback, and I'm glad some of you liked the shot.
07/29/2002 12:22:00 AM
Oh, Drew!!! This was great, IMHO! I gave you one of the 10's.
Maybe it's the nautical that I'm drawn to, or maybe it's just wonderful! Was sure I could grab that chain! Nice work!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/28/2002 06:41:00 PM
love it - lots of depth, interesting rust textures etc. Lower right is slightly strange light ?
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07/28/2002 04:05:00 PM
I love this picture, the texture, colours, composition.
07/28/2002 10:41:00 AM
excellent texture... i love the diagonal orientation of this chain and they way it vanishes from focus as it leaves the frame... good shot :) = 7 - jmsetzler
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07/27/2002 08:58:00 AM
nice texture photo!
07/26/2002 12:35:00 PM
Excellent texture and good depth. Obviously you were not in charge of water color that day :-) but the green is a little frustrating. Maybe a polarizer would have helped. Texture 4. Overall impression 4. 8 nards656
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07/26/2002 10:43:00 AM
Love it.
07/26/2002 08:44:00 AM
Wow--this is one of my favorites. Shallow depth-of-field was a wise choice in this situation. This wide-angle macro shot really exaggerates the size of the chain and makes the viewer wonder how big it really is. The surface rust provides an interesting texture and contrast in color. Very artistic, and technically strong as well. Great job! *9* -balynch
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07/25/2002 11:50:00 PM
I love the focus and colors in this. I also think the composition of the chain going from the upper right to the lower left is a good use of "motion;" it causes the eye to move across the picture. Very well done.
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07/25/2002 11:45:00 PM
nice perspective.
07/25/2002 02:27:00 PM
nice angle, try rotating the whole photo 90 degrees to the left
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07/25/2002 08:20:00 AM
I love the angle and how you captured the water in the background.
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07/24/2002 09:41:00 PM
Not enough depth of field.
07/24/2002 05:06:00 PM
I just like this one. I can feel the cold steel, and roughness of rust.
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07/24/2002 04:26:00 PM

Technical Aspects9
Meets Challenge8
Total Score9

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!

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07/24/2002 02:23:00 AM
Great angle.
07/23/2002 09:20:00 AM
I like the texture, composition, and perspective.
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07/23/2002 04:38:00 AM
07/23/2002 02:28:00 AM
i like how the chain becomes a leading line
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07/22/2002 03:27:00 PM
Wonderful perspective, color and DOF........................Nice work. Kee
07/22/2002 12:02:00 PM
Nice picture. Like the blurred black shapes and the reflections in the grey background.
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07/22/2002 06:28:00 AM
very nice and rusty lumps
07/22/2002 06:15:00 AM
Wonderful shot, stupendous !
07/22/2002 01:38:00 AM
Nice textures ! Shiiizzzam

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