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Scattered Pine seeds
Scattered Pine seeds

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Seed (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A100K
Lens: Sony DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical ED Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha
Location: bolsover, derbyshire, uk
Date: Sep 16, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Sep 16, 2006

reset W/B with levels,
removed some dust
resize and save for web.

Place: 119 out of 163
Avg (all users): 5.0290
Avg (commenters): 3.0000
Avg (participants): 4.4545
Avg (non-participants): 5.4096
Views since voting: 662
Views during voting: 194
Votes: 138
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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09/29/2006 10:35:58 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club:

Hi Richard :o)


I like the idea you have and feel the seeds work well against the white background. There are ,however, a few bits that distract me. Firstly the seed leaving the frame on the left handside, for some reason my eye is pulled in that direction and it doesn't in anyway help the composition. Also the seed in the foreground almost in the middle looks out of place as if a part of it has been cut off.

I am wondering how the shot would look if you had the camera slightly higher and titled down to give more of an over and across the seeds viewpoint, this may have helped to give less of a feeling that the seeds are floating too.


I agree with the comment below that a greater DOF may have helped this image, for me the out of focus seeds in the background are just too much of a blur.

I think you have managed the lighting and whites very well so a 'good job' on your exposure! :o)

Hope this helps.

If you've got any questions about this critique, please feel free to contact me via the PM system.

- Natalya :o)

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09/25/2006 05:08:30 AM
This is one of those images you toss out in the forums to ask for feedback on now that the challenge is over. Only 2 comments and not much in the way of direction (likes/dislikes, etc...).

FWIW, I didn't vote this challenge - just commented on a handful that caught my attention. ;^)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/19/2006 11:09:27 PM
Interesting composition and concept. I think it would be more effective with greater DOF; the out of focus shapes in the foreground are especially distracting.
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09/19/2006 04:03:50 PM
I'm looking at this and trying to come up with something to say. I kind of like it, but I'm not sure. I mean, it's hard to settle in with it. Not sure where the point of focus or interest is. Without seeing other arrangements it's hard to say if another composition may have worked better. Sorry. Nothing over the top positive to say, yet nothing I can mention in a constructive criticism either. :( The exposure and lighting is fine. How about that? :D Good luck in the challenge.
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