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Challenge: Rope (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Gateway DC-T50
Location: Living Room
Date: Aug 19, 2006
Aperture: 4.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: .5
Galleries: Macro, Rural
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2006

B -4
C +17
Slight S Curve
Neat Image
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Place: 187 out of 203
Avg (all users): 4.4937
Avg (commenters): 4.3333
Avg (participants): 4.1772
Avg (non-participants): 4.6519
Views since voting: 609
Views during voting: 304
Votes: 237
Comments: 5
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08/30/2006 04:18:41 PM
*Critique Club*
Hi Mike!
Your pic was assigned to me for the Critique Club, so I'll comment on your submission.
Firstly, what your picture made me feel: With the title, you get the feeling of hard work. Your rope is used to work. Pulling, all day long. Then, you put it away for the day. Winding it up. Almost got to smell the dirt on it.
What I like about the pic: I like the texture of the rope in the in-focus part. I also like the rythm of the coils.
What I like a bit less: As stated, you should always make your pic as big as possible, using the max dimensions. There's a tutorial on the site you can review. I'm also wondering how the pic would've looked if you'd inverse the DOF, making the foreground in focus and the background OOF, because the eyes starts at the foreground and is led to the back coils. It just seems a bit odd to start your eyes with something out of focus. I dunno, wondering.
You have met the challenge perfectly with this concept, but I feel there's a bit more work to be done technically. Not a bad image though! Keep it up!!!
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08/30/2006 12:50:34 AM
One thing that possibly hurt your image is the size - always go with the max allowed. Yours was probably under 400x400, and you could have gone full size with this square crop.

Another issue is the rule of 3rds - you went with the 50-50 vertical split. It might have been more appealing if you dropped the bottom quarter of the image, achieving two things: 1) more pleasing composition and 2) less of the OOF subject in the crop.

Hope this helps!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/25/2006 10:45:21 AM
I think I would have liked this more if the rope in the foreground was in focus, but just my opinion
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08/24/2006 06:33:55 PM
Would have liked to see everything in focus.
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08/23/2006 12:52:24 AM
Perhaps a row of foreground rope too much for my taste.
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