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Challenge: Something Old (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-4040Z
Location: Home - LivRm
Date: Aug 4, 2002
Aperture: F10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15
Date Uploaded: Aug 4, 2002

Taken on a chair with a white cloth. Very LITTLE post-processing - a little gamma and slight tone adj and a small amount of cropping.
This is an authentic telegraph from the 1800s.

Place: 25 out of 180
Avg (all users): 5.9962
Avg (commenters): 7.3043
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 5.9921
Views since voting: 774
Votes: 261
Comments: 24
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/12/2002 10:30:00 AM
Thank you everyone for your comments!

I had a difficult time with this. I took many shots and ended up using number 5! Just to clearify, sepia was not used for this. I am still working on my skills and am very pleased to do this well.

A little note: This was a great challenge subject for me - "Something Old". My grandmother was an antique dealer - lending our family to be somewhat 'packrats'. When the subject was listed on DPC, I new there was one person that would not let me down - mother! She started taking out so many things - including 2 German helmuts from WWI & II. The telegraph caught my eye the most and ran with it.

Thanks again for all of your comments and congratulations to this week's winners!!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/11/2002 11:13:00 PM
I once had a telegraph key, but it was military surplus and of a much later vintage.
08/11/2002 04:06:00 PM
Depth of field needs improvement in this and maybe a little lighter and more contrast. Meets the challenge just fine though.
08/10/2002 05:50:00 PM
It's a bit blurry at the back. With a greate DOF I would have score this one a couple of points higher.
08/10/2002 03:59:00 PM
I think your choice of sepia tones was good for this subject.
08/09/2002 06:37:00 PM
This almost fooled me into thinking this was sepia, but I don't think so now. Nice focus on the foreground, and it seems to hold up to about the middle before the distance is too great to remain focused. Nice job! 8 Swash
08/09/2002 11:57:00 AM
Good subject. Sepia tone not necessary.
08/08/2002 03:30:00 PM
What a lovely old antique! Lovely colour but slightly flat lighting. Good close up focus.
08/07/2002 03:58:00 PM
Successful monochromatic image gives an abstract quality to this object.
08/07/2002 12:55:00 PM
This is a neat keyer... Are you into HAM radio? If so, let me know... I have a couple of old keys that I use... good shot :) - jmsetzler
08/07/2002 09:51:00 AM
I love the color of this. It's a telegraph thingy, right? I wish that that um...round thing to the left weren't so close to the side of the frame.
08/07/2002 09:09:00 AM
Technically very nice and an interesting subject. I like the use of sepia to enhance the rust.
08/06/2002 12:54:00 PM
I was thinking of doing the exact same photo, but the only one of these I could find was behind glass. Excellent photo overall.
08/06/2002 12:48:00 PM
great shot. a well-composed and thoughtful image. ~mcmurma
Meets Challenge...7
08/06/2002 09:24:00 AM
Great subject, but I think you need more light with aperature and speed adjustments to compensate. The subject will prove its age without the subdued lighting. In my opinion, Autool
08/05/2002 10:26:00 PM
I would have scored this higher with better focus, as this is a really a good subject
08/05/2002 06:55:00 PM
Something old. Use your photographic technique to emphasize the age of your subject.
Composition - quite good
Technical Aspects - quite good
Meets Challenge - yes+
Visual Impact / Originality - quite good
08/05/2002 02:25:00 PM
I like the shot for it's composition as well as interesting subject. Nicely done.
08/05/2002 02:21:00 PM
Excellent shot.
08/05/2002 02:16:00 PM
I spent 10 years in the army copying morse code...so I love this pic!
08/05/2002 01:36:00 PM
Nice image, nice composition. Wish it had been sharper.
08/05/2002 10:47:00 AM
I love this. You are so lucky to be able to photograph a real telegraph machine.
08/05/2002 03:48:00 AM
slightly soft focus that I dont really think works that well, but all in all a good photo. 7.
08/05/2002 12:42:00 AM
This shot really make me apreciate my Nokia 6360 That is a great photo.

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