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Newborn Red
2nd PlaceNewborn Red

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Something New (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S30
Location: tv room
Date: Aug 8, 2002
Aperture: 8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 100
Date Uploaded: Aug 9, 2002


Place: 2 out of 168
Avg (all users): 7.1629
Avg (commenters): 7.9556
Avg (participants): 7.1680
Avg (non-participants): 7.1583
Views since voting: 3254
Votes: 264
Comments: 52
Favorites: 9 (view)

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08/22/2002 11:27:00 AM
Muchas felicidades, espero que disfrutes el segundo lugar o el primer lugar de los perdedores, ajjajajajajaja ahora va en serio , esta muy buena la foto muy bien trabajada, muy meticulosamente trabajada, muy buena luz, tal vez y fuera primer lugar el el challenge de esta semana.
La envidia me abunda, ajjajajaa.
08/19/2002 11:41:00 AM
I'll bet you were frustrated when the "Pencil" challenge came out !! This would have been just the ticket. Also an incredible shot for the "Something New" challenge as well. Congratulations on your 2nd place! Wonderful work !
08/19/2002 10:38:00 AM
Thanks to Each of You for taking time to comment. I wanted to try something different but was affraid I couldn't communicate it clear enough. I glad most of you liked it.

Thanks a lot!

On a sader note: No, I couldn't come up with something worth submiting for this challenge, too many pencils for one week : O , but like Arnold said: " I'll be back..."
08/19/2002 12:17:00 AM
Nice job! Congrats on 2nd place! Well deserved!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/18/2002 02:29:00 PM
OK, I'm not going to make the comment that everyone else has made. I love the strong diagonals of this shot. Leaving the shavings in front of the sharpener was a good choice; it provides a good contrast to the stark white and helps lead the eye in a circle back into the photograph. Excellent work.
08/18/2002 12:26:00 PM
08/16/2002 07:30:00 PM
Really nice! Good color, good focus, good contrast and crispness
08/16/2002 03:55:00 PM
I like that you really put a lot of thought into the set up of this picture. I think that adds to its appeal. Good idea.
08/16/2002 02:52:00 PM
Really nice composition. Reds are tough, the red lead seems...I dunno, wrong? Some sort of pixel effect, really I don't know. The shavings are a wonderful touch, along with the supporting cast of other colors. 9 Swash
08/16/2002 02:36:00 PM
Too bad you couldn't have used this in the next challenge. Great Color (8)
08/16/2002 11:14:00 AM
Brilliant colors...meets challenge. I love it!
08/15/2002 08:13:00 PM
What an interesting picture, although I don't like to see the name of the challenge (new) used in the title... too cliche or something. There are lots of other, more creative ways to express it. You should have saved this one for the current "pencil" challenge! A big of different angle might have allowed better focus on the pencils at the back, while keeping the one in front nice and clear. And it looks like you used the gradient tool for your background... is that allowed? If so it's something I had not thought of but might be of great use.
08/15/2002 05:10:00 PM
Excellent. Tiny fragment of red shaving at the tip of the pencil maybe should have been removed on a reshoot. Lighting is great. Color range is (obviously) very good. High marks. 9
08/15/2002 04:35:00 PM
I always laugh about the number of photos in the current challenge that would work beautifully in the next challenge. Coincidence? I don't think so. ;-) I'm sure you don't think it's quite so funny, because this pic would rock next week! Heck, it rocks *this* week as one of my "9's".
08/15/2002 04:02:00 PM
Great color and composition.. that sharp point really makes the shot
08/15/2002 11:26:00 AM
very cool idea. my preference would have been to see the pencil point in focus instead of the sharpener. good job.
08/14/2002 08:37:00 PM
All I can say is... 10
08/14/2002 05:43:00 PM
very nice. original. I like how you kept the spiral. great pic. 9
08/14/2002 02:56:00 PM
A prelude to some of the pencil phtos for this week. This has a really nice, eyecatching composition. Colors are not overly saturated, which is usually good. Nice to have the background gradually go from white to grey behind the pencils. The focus looks to be set on the sharpener/shavings and I'm wondering if you toyed with setting the focus on the red pencil's tip in the foreground and decided that the sharpener looked better in focus.
Score: 7
08/14/2002 02:09:00 PM
Wonderful photo. I bet you wish you had saved this for the next challenge.
08/14/2002 01:03:00 PM
Great composition. :)
08/14/2002 10:46:00 AM
Fantastic picture. I can't find fault with it. New red is a bit subtle, but the picture is wicked quality… (10)
08/13/2002 11:04:00 PM
gorgeous. now what are you going to do for the pencil challenge!!! hahaha.
08/13/2002 10:20:00 PM
I like the fact that you have the unsharpened pencils in the background. I also like that the sharpened pencil and the pencil shavings are clear and the unsharpened ones are just hanging out in the background. How many red pencils did you go through before you got this one so perfect? Nice job and good luck with the challenge.
08/13/2002 07:35:00 PM
What a great idea! I love this shot.. good job! 10
08/13/2002 05:32:00 PM
Something new.
Composition - very good. Shavings set this apart
Technical Aspects - very good
Meets Challenge - yes
Top 5
Visual Impact / Originality –
Jim msp
08/13/2002 01:23:00 PM
NICE composition!
08/13/2002 09:20:00 AM
I think you submitted this one a week early ;) !! Good composition
08/13/2002 08:16:00 AM
Very fun... I like this one!
08/13/2002 12:50:00 AM
Good composition, I liked the sharpness :)
08/13/2002 12:48:00 AM
Nicely done. Great idea, the pencil shaving in the sharpener was a nice touch.
08/12/2002 11:26:00 PM
Technical Aspects7
08/12/2002 07:37:00 PM
very sharp see next challenge
08/12/2002 07:36:00 PM
This would have been great for this week's challenge.
08/12/2002 05:33:00 PM
I sooooo want to move the red pencil to be perpendicular to the other ones... Nice shot.
7, Kavey
08/12/2002 04:19:00 PM
I am beginning to think I need to take a class in composition and display. You and a number of the contestants blow me away with your presentation.
08/12/2002 03:11:00 PM
Great colors, composition, and focus! karmat
08/12/2002 02:31:00 PM
Great composition and very well executed. Well done!
08/12/2002 02:30:00 PM
Take this shot again, and you can resubmit it. Like it a lot. I like the way you focused on the sharpener, and not on the tip of the pencil.
08/12/2002 01:21:00 PM
Excellent composition.
08/12/2002 11:39:00 AM
Great colors and clarity. Depth of field is wonderful as well.
08/12/2002 10:41:00 AM
This is very nice, and appears to have been well thought out. It's not quite as 'cliche' as the other entries. The colors are fabulous, the perspective and lighting are perfect. Nice job.
08/12/2002 08:54:00 AM
good choice for the challenge. I really like the composition of this photo.
08/12/2002 05:52:00 AM
you can use this ide again next week cool.
08/12/2002 05:36:00 AM
should of entered the picture this week
08/12/2002 03:46:00 AM
I bet you wished you saved this photo till this weeks challenge :) Its good for this one aswell tho, so I will give it a 7.
08/12/2002 03:35:00 AM
This would have been perfect for the new challenge!!! Are you going to take the picture over again?
08/12/2002 03:12:00 AM
Oh, boy, did you blow is on the challenge! I mean the Pencil Challenge is this week but you probably got some ideas while shooting this one. Really nice idea, and a nice image. Nice details, too. I would have liked to see the complete eraser because everything else is already going out of the picture.
08/12/2002 02:32:00 AM
You're a week ahead of your time....=8 syamjonimi
08/12/2002 02:15:00 AM
Nice composition and colors. 7.
08/12/2002 01:28:00 AM
This is really cool .... I love the sharp color and the bits around and in the sharpener:)
08/12/2002 12:49:00 AM
Very cool shot - love the color, composition, and idea. Very creative, and an obviously well planned shot. lhall

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