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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Camera "Self Portrait" (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Kodak LS743
Location: My home
Date: Aug 10, 2006
Aperture: F/3
ISO: Auto
Shutter: 1/8 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Aug 10, 2006

Took a picture of a small door knob with my living room in background. I wish it didnt have so many scars.

PS:
-Played with curves
-Decreased saturation
-Adjusted color balance towards red and yellow
-Added border
-Resized image

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 143
Avg (all users): 6.4361
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.9853
Avg (non-participants): 6.5909
Views since voting: 1361
Views during voting: 525
Votes: 266
Comments: 31
Favorites: 0


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09/07/2006 03:54:55 AM
lovely!
i really like this one. great idea, well executed, except probably for the carpet. It's too hairy! Something more smooth might have done better?
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08/29/2006 08:08:22 PM
Greets from the Critique Club

Congrats on a great shot. I really like this one. I think it was one of the most innovative in the challenge.

I don't think there's much that I can say that hasn't already been said.

I agree that something other than the carpet should have been used, but the soft texture of it does add to the hardness of the doorknob.

Also, having something behind the camera would have helped immensely. The other commenters mentioned a black or white background. I'd suggest a medium blue to contrast the silver. And also, as you mentioned, the scars on the doorknob aren't the best idea, but I don't think they distract too much.

If you'd like, PM me about this critique. Also, please be sure to mark that it was helpful, if, in fact, it is.

--Mike
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08/26/2006 05:21:53 AM
Well done on 12th place:)
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08/24/2006 01:12:47 AM
Very nice! Congratulations on your 12th place finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/22/2006 02:28:44 PM
Very well done. Super sharp. I like how the background is nice and dark yet the rest of the room (in the reflection) is bright.
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08/22/2006 08:13:37 AM
Good depth of field; reflection works well too
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08/22/2006 03:58:13 AM
Clever idea
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08/22/2006 03:47:49 AM
Nice idea, personally i would have chosen the ball to reflect a bare wall
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08/21/2006 09:02:18 AM
Very clever and a really cool shot..... I like this one.
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08/20/2006 02:11:06 PM
Very nice, I like it!!
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08/20/2006 11:17:51 AM
i like it, it is out of the ordinary...
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08/20/2006 09:48:38 AM
Very clever! Nicely done as well.
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08/20/2006 08:37:09 AM
I'd like this one to win
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08/20/2006 04:34:55 AM
this one i like. don't know if you could have gotten the refelecion of the camera bigger. mabye not. too much distortion. any way like, like.
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08/19/2006 10:34:15 PM
Great until I saw the background reflected in the ball.
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08/19/2006 07:27:42 AM
too bad the tv set and other stuff just behind the cam!!
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08/18/2006 10:18:17 PM
Congratulations! Your photography is "on the ball!" :)
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08/18/2006 04:47:40 PM
I really liked this image. It is striking when you first see it. Then, the more you look at it, the more interesting it gets. Well done. I think this should do well in the challenge.
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08/17/2006 09:44:29 PM
What a great idea, and very well executed. Great compo.
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08/17/2006 09:21:14 PM
This is a great idea/shot but personally I wish you would of held white cardstock or something behind the camera so the tv/etc wasn't there.
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08/17/2006 02:05:15 PM
Very nice. Great idea. This is my fav for the challenge
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08/17/2006 01:59:44 PM
I really like this idea, wish there was less clutter in the reflection.
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08/17/2006 10:38:39 AM
Very nice setup...great focus. Technicaly and tastfuly best so far.
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08/16/2006 11:24:40 PM
Very creative. The lighting is great and everything seems to be focus.
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08/16/2006 05:03:46 PM
I like this one muchly.
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08/16/2006 03:43:17 PM
wish you had put a black backdrop behind the camera also ... the blinds and computer are distracting ...
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08/16/2006 11:04:07 AM
Great job! This is very well executed. I love it!
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08/16/2006 07:34:07 AM
You've got a nice living. Good idea.
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08/16/2006 04:27:52 AM
Nice textures. Ilike the PC desk.
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08/16/2006 01:39:48 AM
that's a great idea...I wish you chose something other than carpet or whatever that wooly base is...the cackround reflections in the ball also distract, so perhaps choose a better location and this would be superb
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08/16/2006 12:47:31 AM
OOO I like this alot 9
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