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Sticky lights and a boot
Sticky lights and a boot

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sticky (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM
Location: Reykjavík
Date: Dec 17, 2006
Aperture: F/14
ISO: 100
Shutter: 15 sec.
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Dec 17, 2006

Used Picasa for basic work. Adjusted levels and curves with Photoshop. Sharpened it and increased color and contrast a little.

Place: 96 out of 100
Avg (all users): 4.1050
Avg (commenters): 3.4444
Avg (participants): 3.8302
Avg (non-participants): 4.2188
Views since voting: 583
Views during voting: 264
Votes: 181
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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12/30/2006 10:02:39 PM
Hey there from the Critique Club

Camera Work/Technical: I like your choice of settings that yielded every element in crisp focus, as well as the tones and colors that you captured. I also like the long exposure that you used to make the Christmas lights flare into stars.

Lighting: Also very nice. Your use of the Christmas lights provides a very warm, inviting feel to the image.

Composition/Content: Also very strong, in my opinion. I really like how the window sill draws the eye into the image and the boots, Christmas lights and city lights hold it and keep it moving.

My Opinion: I think you really stretched this one to meet the challenge, as did most of the voters. When I'm going through voting, I rarely look at the image titles. Rather, I rely on the content of the frame to meet the challenge. I have been hammered on this at times myself, so I fully understand. I think that it is a strong image, but it just doesn't fit into the challenge.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/24/2006 12:52:01 PM
OK, sticky, lights, boot, sorry, I'm missing it ....
12/23/2006 04:35:03 PM
Not doing much for me as an image; lights don't have that much impact against what appears to be a lot of lights in the background.
12/18/2006 09:00:57 PM
Makes no sense to me. Too dark and the reflections detract from the photo.
12/18/2006 02:29:29 PM
I think the idea of the suction cups is cool. Unfortunately its hard to really get that from this picture (it took me a moment to realize how the lights were attached to the window). I am also not really sure what the boot has to do with the challenge.
12/18/2006 12:17:52 PM
Pointed. 6
12/18/2006 10:04:37 AM
Although there is something sticky in this image (the suction cups), I don't feel the image is 'about' sticky, and the boot just doesn't make sense visually in the picture.... sorry.
12/18/2006 10:02:32 AM
I don't get it ...
12/18/2006 07:46:53 AM
Sticky lights?????
12/18/2006 05:05:35 AM
A different look.
12/18/2006 02:02:23 AM
Eeh. 2

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