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Challenge: Bond, James Bond (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenge Submissions
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Seattle, Washington USA
Date: Dec 3, 2006
Aperture: F/5.3
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/45
Galleries: Digital Art, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Dec 3, 2006

Photographer’s Notes
• Inspired by the laser weapon in Diamonds Are Forever.
• Taken at the Seattle International Motorcycle Show. The front fork assembly or a custom chopper.

Post processing
• Correct Color (Curves)
• Sharpen (Unsharp Mask)
• Reduce Noise (Neat Image)
• Crop
• Clone Specks
• Resize Image (Bicubic sharper)
• Save for Web

Camera Data
• Nikon D200
• 2006/12/03 14:47:00.2
• JPEG (8-bit) Fine
• Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
• Color
• Lens: VR 24-120mm F/3.5-5.6 G
• Focal Length: 70mm
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Metering Mode: Spot
• 1/45 sec - F/5.3
• Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
• Sensitivity: ISO 1600
• Optimize Image: Vivid
• White Balance: Auto
• AF Mode: AF-S
• Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
• Color Mode: Mode III (Adobe RGB)
• Tone Comp.: Normal
• Hue Adjustment: 0°
• Saturation: Enhanced
• Sharpening: Medium high
• Image Comment:
• Long Exposure NR: Off
• High ISO NR: On (High)

Statistics
Place: 61 out of 96
Avg (all users): 5.2344
Avg (commenters): 5.8333
Avg (participants): 5.1538
Avg (non-participants): 5.2611
Views since voting: 802
Views during voting: 381
Votes: 209
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0


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AuthorThread
12/11/2006 07:09:18 AM
Hello from the Critique Club,

Photographically speaking, you did a very nice job capturing this image under what had to be tough lighting conditions. My only comment regarding the technical aspects of this image is the out of focus nut on the right side of the photo. I've never been a big fan of objects in the front plane of a photo being out of focus but that is a personal preference and I try not to lower a score for such things. Besides, at 1/45 sec, ISO 1600, and F5.3 (Hand held I assume), you did an amazing job with the limited depth of focus you had.

As for your score, I think the comments you received during the challenge sum it up pretty well. People had a small problem associating this image with the movie. I am really amazed that the score didn't suffer more from the DNMC crowd than it did. That probably was related to this being a member challenge and not an open challenge.

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

Tim
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/10/2006 12:33:15 PM
Nice lovely chrome and enamel paint, but what is it? It has me stumped, so I can't figure how it ties into the title.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/08/2006 02:49:38 PM
cool
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12/05/2006 03:14:05 PM
Love the picture. would be better if I could tell what it was :)
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12/05/2006 01:05:20 AM
Not sure what it is. Might have cloned out the reflections of people in the background. 6
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12/05/2006 12:01:48 AM
a bit hard to tell what this is
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12/04/2006 08:40:37 PM
I'm not really sure what I am looking at. Is it a motorcycle?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/04/2006 08:16:41 PM
Man, what the heck is it? Way cool whatever it is! :)
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