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All the Marbles
All the Marbles

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Challenge: Something Old (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F55
Location: Forks, Washington, my home
Date: Aug 3, 2002
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Aug 3, 2002

Taken with Sony DSC-F55 in natural light using macro setting. Cropped and slightly adjusted in PhotoShop.

Place: 8 out of 180
Avg (all users): 6.5889
Avg (commenters): 8.2778
Avg (participants): 6.6197
Avg (non-participants): 6.5547
Views since voting: 1597
Votes: 270
Comments: 38
Favorites: 4 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/11/2002 11:03:00 PM
Not bad. Good choice of background. The dark blue brings out the colors of the balls-which are your subjects. I give you a 10.
08/11/2002 06:05:00 PM
I like it! Nice colors but beat up enough to show use. If I'd change anything it would be the carpet. I'd like to see this on wood or tile, or pottery or iron...etc. Still very nice though.
08/11/2002 03:38:00 PM
Great subject and colors!
08/11/2002 02:49:00 PM
I love this shot...The connection to the challenge is there, and I love the worn off colors of the marbles.
08/10/2002 05:01:00 PM
Great photo. For me, it is this weeks best...
08/10/2002 05:01:00 PM
Mouse, is that you?
08/10/2002 11:52:00 AM
These used to be my marbles!!!! Nice composition ... Love the texture of the carpet ... One of the best of the week ...
08/10/2002 10:27:00 AM
Nicely handled macro that brings out the use/age of the marbles and the bag. Well done! Jak
08/09/2002 09:23:00 PM
Nice composition.... but what does it have to do with the topic?
08/08/2002 04:28:00 PM
This is fantastic - I adore the colours and the way you've got low down to take the shot. The only regret is the way the pouch is just clipped at the top and the leather tie at the right. The carpet works well as a background too. It leaves me wishing that I still had my marbles (!) and could play for penny chews!

Having now looked regularly at all 7 of my score 9 choices, I have decided that this one is definitely my absolute favourite and am upping my score to a ten. I know it's not perfect, technically, because of the slight clipping at two edges, but I do love it.
08/08/2002 02:44:00 PM
excellent work with the depth of field and the lighting here... this works well :) great shot :) - jmsetzler
08/08/2002 01:40:00 PM
This is a wonderful photograph. DOF is perfect.
08/08/2002 03:06:00 AM
colorful, sharp, and very well-worn. the gigantic drawstring occupying the right half of the picture is a little distracting, but helps partition the picture
08/07/2002 10:29:00 PM
Great focus. I really like the variet of colors here. karmat
08/07/2002 03:46:00 PM
08/07/2002 03:04:00 PM
Superb... I can't see anything distracting in this photo.....The angle, clarity, lighting and cropping are all complimentary to each other. =10
08/07/2002 01:49:00 PM
wonderful subject. A little deeper field would make that fuzzy front marble snap!
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08/07/2002 10:58:00 AM
Cropped a tad too tight.
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08/07/2002 09:27:00 AM
Though I think the navy blue background (carpet?) works well, I think that something with less texture might force my eye to look at the texture of the pitted marbles more. I think I would have cropped it a little less closely, and gotten in the small parts of the leather bag that seems artificially chopped. Otherwise, neat subject, composition, and lighting.
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08/07/2002 09:03:00 AM
Outstanding picture. Great "old" marbles. Autool
08/07/2002 12:30:00 AM
very nice...brings back memories..nice variety of colors and they look used.
08/06/2002 04:43:00 PM
8 excellent
08/06/2002 03:37:00 PM
Great composition, awesome colors.
08/06/2002 02:15:00 PM
Nice, simple composition with a good range of color.
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08/06/2002 02:02:00 PM
Great color composition, subject. My favorite of the bunch.
08/06/2002 01:32:00 PM
Great colors and composition and I like the low viewing point you used.
08/06/2002 09:06:00 AM
This is an *excellent* shot. I love the arrangement and the subject is whimsical and suitable. One of my favourites so far this week.
08/06/2002 12:14:00 AM
great subject, nice shot. these would have been great for the texture challenge as well. ~mcmurma
Meets Challenge...10
08/05/2002 10:21:00 PM
A few really nice oldies.
08/05/2002 09:00:00 PM
Something old. Use your photographic technique to emphasize the age of your subject.
Composition - very good
Technical Aspects - very good
Meets Challenge - yes+
Visual Impact / Originality - very good/high
I'd thought of this, have the bag, but no marbles. Just a great shot.
08/05/2002 07:23:00 PM
Nice marbles! You must be a collector.
08/05/2002 04:02:00 PM
nice shot. All around good.
08/05/2002 03:02:00 PM
I love the pits and markings on these! I'd prefer another surface for them to be on rather than carpet I think. Still, a 7 :-)
08/05/2002 12:56:00 PM
I think the kids of today really missing some good times by not drawing a circle in the dirt everyone putting x number of marbles, then shooting for the lot.... 7
08/05/2002 11:55:00 AM
This is so close to being a classic that it hurts – for me, the bit missing is the rest of the bag and the string and a bit more of ground. The central theme is tops, evokes great childhood memories, it's got great feel, it tells a story – only thing wrong here (in my opinion) is there's to much of the central theme. Loses points, but I like the idea so much… I like the colour - I like the picture. I really am tempted to hit the 10 – but 9 is justified… Good luck…
08/05/2002 10:32:00 AM
Great shot & wonderful subject.
08/05/2002 10:19:00 AM
this picsture has amazing color
08/05/2002 06:23:00 AM
your picture is my favorit, it reminds me of my childhood...you got a 10

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