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Is Living Such a Blur?
Is Living Such a Blur?

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Life (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: at work (on my break, of course!)
Date: Sep 14, 2003
Aperture: 3.1
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/75
Galleries: Emotive, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 16, 2003

Freehand shot without flash of a white page with laser printer lettering. Played with Color Balance and Brightness/Contrast on Photoshop until I got the bluish - purplish color I was looking for. I also cropped a little around the edges to draw the eye even more towards the center element.

This shot was a complete experiment and I have no idea how it will fare. Damn the torpedoes!

Place: 79 out of 231
Avg (all users): 5.2727
Avg (commenters): 6.3750
Avg (participants): 5.0636
Avg (non-participants): 5.4818
Views since voting: 908
Votes: 220
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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11/17/2005 07:05:58 PM
oh, i really love this. great job at getting that message across.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/23/2003 02:55:36 PM
great statement. sad. i feel this way sometimes. . . could be in an ad.
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09/19/2003 09:11:02 PM
Very creative concept! I like how living blurs into daily tasks here.
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09/19/2003 01:31:38 PM
Great Photograph, nice Depth of Field.
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09/18/2003 11:54:09 AM
Very nice! Love the whole concept!
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09/18/2003 04:02:26 AM
doesn't do much for me sorry ;( worthy of a stock image though ;)
09/17/2003 07:11:13 PM
I hate to be mean, but I've seen this setup on DPC quite a few times now, and it's starting to become pretty unoriginal. The advice seems to be to overexpose a few stops when shooting white paper, so your text stands out better and the contrast is improved. The particular text used for this challenge is a nice touch though. Perhaps you could have used these printed words from a different viewing angle, or doing something different with the paper? I think it's a shame that there's a space around the word 'LIVING?', I'd have prefered the rest of the text right up to it, perhaps 'LIVING?' could have been in another colour. 5
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09/17/2003 04:49:30 PM
isn't this a radio commercial?
09/17/2003 10:33:39 AM
Clever. I like it, but I'd just like to point out it's not quite straight in the frame. Like the colour.
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09/17/2003 08:45:43 AM
I would have just put the word "Life" and titled it "Life is such a blur". I get the message though!
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