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School Days: Chemistry
School Days: Chemistry

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Challenge: School Days: Chemistry (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5600Z
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Date: Sep 12, 2006
Aperture: f/3.4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/140
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 12, 2006

Disclaimer: There were no teenagers harmed in the taking of this shot.

Place: 53 out of 90
Avg (all users): 5.2795
Avg (commenters): 7.1333
Avg (participants): 4.5714
Avg (non-participants): 5.3740
Views since voting: 846
Views during voting: 460
Votes: 297
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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09/26/2006 07:38:34 AM
Hello from the Critique Club,

Welcome to DPC and I hope you enjoyed entering your first challenge. I remember this image very well from voting on this challenge. My initial reaction was that I liked the out of the box thinking on this subject but it is going to get killed by the DNMC (Does not meet challenge) crowd. Sorry to say but the high number of 1's definitely shows that out of the box thinking is not always rewarded. Just think, for every 1 you receive, it takes two 10's to average out to a 7. Hard to win a ribbon with more than one or two 1's on your scorecard.

As for the photo itself, the focus looks a little soft to me. I suspect that you didn't sharpen the image after resizing. Almost all images look a little fuzzy after down sizing and need some USM (Unsharp mask) or other sharpening processes to bring the image back into sharp focus. Good luck on future challenges.

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions regarding this critique.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/19/2006 04:46:45 PM
Nice twist on the topic, though not immediately obvious. I like their expressions.
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09/18/2006 05:52:47 PM
Great twist on the subject - very creative! 10
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09/18/2006 09:05:42 AM
haha, a different kind of chemistry. Nice B&W shot, more powerful I think than it would have been in color. You must have planned it this way, with their having opposite shirts and bags. Really works well! 9
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09/17/2006 09:36:48 PM
I like your idea ... it's something different from the usuals, but the elements, surrounding, touches and feel really boil down well with the theme title. How about having the girl rest her head on his shoulder for a more lovey-dovey feel?
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09/16/2006 03:13:11 AM
this is really pleasing to look at...love the b and w treatment 7
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09/15/2006 01:20:46 AM
sweet - I like your out-of-the box thinking. The choice of b/w works well here too.
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09/14/2006 06:05:59 PM
great "out of the box" approach to the contest. Well done.
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09/14/2006 05:22:19 PM
he's too young to have legs that hairy.
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09/14/2006 01:30:15 PM
I like this - a good slant on the title, and a potent B&W image
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09/14/2006 09:35:27 AM
something a little more creative
10 for thinking a little bit
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09/14/2006 12:00:09 AM
Creative idea, but I bet you will get a lot of DNMC
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09/13/2006 09:31:14 PM
love chemistry. tobad the both apear to be looking at other 'chemical reations' Nice lighting and contrats. Would like to have seen a better pose.
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09/13/2006 10:55:22 AM
nice theme
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09/13/2006 09:59:01 AM
There had to be one such interpretation did there not? So be it. They look happy anyway.
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09/13/2006 07:09:53 AM
A nice natural looking image with a nifty background.
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