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Challenge: Leading Lines III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Los Felez, CA
Date: Sep 19, 2006
Aperture: F4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Sep 19, 2006

This image is more of a candid than anything else i should while walking around LA.

Place: 108 out of 294
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10/03/2006 03:29:38 AM
::: Critique Club ::: [The Saj]

First Impressions: Nice job of making an common thing more interesting.


Composition: This photo is all about the composition. It takes a very ordinary situation and composes it in a way that makes a bland experience interesting.

Subject: Subject is a weathered lock on a rusty blue background. But it has been placed nicely. The one suggestion would have been to center the lock's U a tiny bit as it rests in the hole.

Technical (Colour, focus, and light): Focus is very good with a nice depth of field. Color's are not all that appealing. I might have gone with a B&W conversion on this one. Or post-process with a grunge feel. I think this shot would take nicely to such processing.

Creativity: Simple creative insight into an ordinary subject.


To improve?: See above comments.

Summary: My last critique for the night. Nice job. This won't be a ribbon, as it's derived from such commonality. But it you've taken it and molded it to be much much more than it stood to appear. Nice work.


It is my hope that these insights are helpful, and constructive. If you have any questions regarding this critique, please feel free to PM me. Also feel free to PM me with any feedback on this critique. And please remember to mark it "Helpful" if you found it so.

- Jason "The Saj"
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/26/2006 09:35:51 PM
nice color, lines, but focus poor at bottom.
even if this is what you wanted it distracts an otherwise good subject
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09/20/2006 06:34:05 PM
I think this is a unique picture - the blue is great. Original work!
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