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Cold as Ice
Cold as Ice

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bokeh III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Canon
Location: on the floor at my brothers place.
Date: Oct 20, 2006
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200 sec.
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 23, 2006

Set up some candlesticks on the floor end shoot a lot of pictures... only lighting is a flass. Then i messed with brightness in raw mode and then in photoshop it was just Brightness/contrast and channel mixer for B/W. and then some frames wich i thought fit the picture nicely.

Place: 329 out of 440
Avg (all users): 4.7063
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 4.6270
Avg (non-participants): 4.7857
Views since voting: 501
Views during voting: 325
Votes: 252
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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11/06/2006 10:36:10 AM
Hello from the Critique Club,

First, let me welcome you to DPC and congratulate you on entering your first challenge. Now for the critique. My first impression when I voted on this image was that it met the Bokeh requirement of the challenge but it was a very busy looking image. What I mean by busy is that my eye kept looking all around the image to find a place to focus on. Although there is a sharply focused object in the front of the picture, the size of the out of focus object in the background is much larger and kept pulling my eyes away from the in focus object. What this means is that the bokeh in background causes a distraction instead of enhancing the main subject, which was part of the challenge description. This really hurt your score, as the voters were really looking for a soft, pleasing bokeh in this challenge.

Your black and white conversion is nicely done and provides a good range of contrast in this image. If you enjoy black and white images, I suggest you read the B&W tutorial under the Learn drop down menu. It shows several ways to convert to B&W and discusses the pro's and con's for each.

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


 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/31/2006 01:35:32 PM
i like it
10/28/2006 05:38:02 PM
I like the abstactness of it, and the highlites in the background
10/25/2006 02:29:22 PM
nice tone
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