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Challenge: Headwear (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
Date: Nov 13, 2006
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Black and White, Textures
Date Uploaded: Nov 14, 2006

Curves, contrast, channel mixer, duotone, sharpen, NoiseWarePro, resize, sharpen.

Place: 108 out of 244
Avg (all users): 5.4206
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 5.3158
Avg (non-participants): 5.4783
Views since voting: 1553
Views during voting: 306
Votes: 214
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/25/2006 04:12:51 PM
This is an under-rated photo - it's striking, with great texture, light pouring out of the mask. I think that it would be even better with a bent foil touching the mask, with the title "Touche'!" This would probably reduce the number of low votes and people that didn't get it, and the extra element would tell a story.
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11/25/2006 11:57:37 AM
<Writing in response to your thread about why the photo got so many 1's>

Looking at the voting histogram, the distribution of votes looks pretty normal, except for the spike of eight 1's. I'm guessing that some of these people simply didn't recognize that this is a photo of fencing headgear. It's a very abstract looking photo, and without the title, I'm pretty sure I never would have realized it was headwear. Looks more like a close-up of a microphone to me. Even with the help of the title, I'm sure some people didn't make the connection, especially since the average voter probably spends only a few seconds looking at each photo.

It's a very good photo, though. I really like it as an abstract. I like the light, composition, and texture of the metal.
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11/22/2006 06:27:36 PM
Lovely shot! I can understand why many did not relate to it, however. Had you set this up so there was a neck showing, I bet you'd have scored in the mid-6's. But I think you made a striking image and I like it a lot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/20/2006 11:02:34 PM
I wonder how many voters will realise what this is, since it's not common and it's a kind of abstract view.
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11/18/2006 07:39:51 AM
great lighting and composition...hope it does well for you.
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11/17/2006 02:44:12 AM
I am sorry but I don't get this one. Interesting photo but not sure how it is headwear.
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11/16/2006 02:43:55 PM
smoke machine?
11/16/2006 07:48:36 AM
great image...love the light and the dust...abstract, well done...8
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11/15/2006 05:23:09 PM
This is a nice picture. Very mysterious and other worldly-like from a alien movie *_*
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11/15/2006 11:37:18 AM
Totally different totally great 9
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11/15/2006 10:10:03 AM
i'm not sure how i feel about this pic, i really really like it, and its kind of o.k. there is so much contrivercy in my head over this pic that if i dont stop typing and vote i'm going to explode.... ok you win...10
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11/15/2006 08:30:42 AM
Very cool lighting. I hope DPC will realize this is fencing.
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11/15/2006 01:02:18 AM
Stunner...love the lighting and classy minimalist capture....9
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