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Geared Towards Purple
Geared Towards Purple

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Challenge: Purple II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Vancouver
Date: Sep 26, 2006
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 0.7s
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2006

My first challenge entry!

It's not very creative, but given my homework load it's the best I could do.

Not much editing in PS because these chain rings are a magenta/purple already so I just bumped the blue a tiny bit to make them more purple, resized and saved for web.

P.S. I really wish I had a macro lens for this challenge!

Place: 37 out of 290
Avg (all users): 6.0394
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 5.8367
Avg (non-participants): 6.1492
Views since voting: 825
Views during voting: 390
Votes: 279
Comments: 12
Favorites: 2 (view)

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10/04/2006 12:34:36 AM
Thank you to everyone who voted and left comments for me. I'm quite pleased with my 37th placement out of 283... not too shabby for my very first challenge entry! Just squeaked in an average above 6 too!

Kooka was a company that made all kinds of annodized aluminum bike parts. Back in the day these were really cool accessories to have... But now the company has gone out of business and I scored about 100 chain rings in a rainbow of colors for 50 cents each! If there are any bicycle dorks out there, you'll understand how cool that is :)

So I know a few people didn't like the text, or that you can see the entire ring, but I thought it was significant to the subject. Kooka 24 is a 24 tooth chain ring... count 'em for yourself!

If I use these chain rings for any other challenges I'll see what I can do to create a more dynamic image.
10/04/2006 12:27:25 AM
Very nice finish for your first entry! Good luck on your next.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/02/2006 11:09:14 PM
Nice but the bit of lettering there sort of ruins the effect.
10/02/2006 10:44:45 PM
Adonized chainrings...
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10/02/2006 12:48:51 PM
it's good that you made the center gear off-center, but I don't think you went far enough. It is still completely within frame, and we can see other gears surrounding it on every side. There is a slight gradation of light from right to left and some highlights on the tips of the gears, but it is subtle and regular, while the background is completely black. The overall result is a static picture without much energy.
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10/01/2006 05:11:05 PM
Interesting shapes, and nice rich color.
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10/01/2006 12:23:28 PM
Clever and different. I like what you have done with the stark contrast between subject and background. Good luck!
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09/29/2006 06:51:09 PM
Cool shot. This could be absolute abstract. The text brings the reality to the shot.
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09/28/2006 01:19:04 AM
Excellent composition, and really suits the challenge very well.....
A "10" from me.....
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09/27/2006 06:08:22 PM
Very abstract,definately DMC
09/27/2006 08:37:31 AM
Love this shot. I like the composition.
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09/27/2006 01:37:07 AM
This looks familiar. =)

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