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A Salt and Battery - Crime Never Pays
A Salt and Battery - Crime Never Pays
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: AA Battery (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Location: My stove
Date: Dec 26, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Dec 26, 2006

The battery is INTENTIONALLY out of focus. Be interesting to see if this makes sense or is too abstract.

I am expecting "oh, the battery is not the main subject in the picture" lol. But it IS! Just think about it for a bit.

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Statistics
Place: 65 out of 142
Avg (all users): 5.3493
Avg (commenters): 6.2609
Avg (participants): 4.7407
Avg (non-participants): 5.4874
Views since voting: 1125
Views during voting: 468
Votes: 292
Comments: 30
Favorites: 0


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05/10/2007 11:22:44 PM
Okay, it took me a few minutes but I get it, lol. Great idea but for a challenge I feel it requires too much thought and time from the viewer to place really well, just my thoughts...Incredibly creative idea!! Way to go!!
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01/05/2007 11:59:29 AM
i'd like to see this shot again, but with the bars in the middle of the frame and the salt and battery on either side, like a section cut. it would put us more in a "place" where these 2 elements are interacting. not sure how you'd pull it off, tho.
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01/04/2007 10:54:30 PM
I got the title. I also voted this very low.

Things that really held this back were the fact that the reflection of the salt is in sharp focus while the salt is not. Likewise the detail on the surface of the salt is only visible in the reflection. The composition is also a bit awkward. This would be an easy one to accomodate the rule of thirds with by placing the salt chunk on the lower left thirds intersection. I think that would have helped. Placing the battery on the right side of the scene would also help a lot by balancing the photo.

The concept was decent, it just couldn't overcome the technical issues in my mind. Look forward to seeing your skills meet your ideas because I think you will be submitting some great stuff when that happens.
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01/04/2007 10:46:30 AM
Originally posted by eyewave:

took me a long while to understand the title, lots of non-native english speakers might have voted you down


I was beginning to understand that during the challenge. Narrow point of view on my part. It was a learning experience. Thanks for commenting!
01/04/2007 10:14:49 AM
took me a long while to understand the title, lots of non-native english speakers might have voted you down
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/02/2007 11:58:31 PM
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01/02/2007 08:24:32 PM
nice job.
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01/02/2007 03:53:31 PM
OUCH!!!!!!!!! That is just horribl(y)...... funny
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01/02/2007 02:40:02 PM
AWESOME!!!!
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01/02/2007 07:16:47 AM
no i dont get the picture.
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01/02/2007 06:24:07 AM
Very nice
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01/01/2007 08:11:04 AM
Maybe even grime never pays! Fun theme!
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01/01/2007 06:21:34 AM
wha? where's "AA"?
.......oh! there he is.

ehehe..!
(^o^)v
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01/01/2007 12:36:56 AM
Hey! That was MY joke all the way back in Jr. High! Glad to meet someone else who finds these things funny. :)
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12/31/2006 08:09:31 PM
ROFL!!!! The humor of this photo is priceless....10
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12/31/2006 04:53:16 PM
I think this is brilliant. beautifully shot, beautifully simple. 10.
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12/30/2006 09:32:12 PM
LMAO
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12/29/2006 03:58:54 PM
Great image. Hope it does well.
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12/29/2006 02:10:52 PM
Since the subject if the challenge is AA batteries, I'd have preferred to have the focus on that.
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12/29/2006 11:18:06 AM
Now if you just had a tiny little key to put on that salt... :D This is well done and a neat idea. Best of luck to you in the challenge.
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12/29/2006 01:53:41 AM
made me laugh
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12/28/2006 11:11:31 PM
Where's the AA? Ahh, the one behind? So blur.
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12/28/2006 01:55:32 PM
Great interpretation of this theme. Love it.
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12/28/2006 12:03:51 PM
I think the battery should be in sharp focus if it is the subject of the challenge and the photo.
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12/28/2006 11:54:13 AM
WOW, now this is a very artsy shot and title! LOVE IT! The focus on the salt and the background blurred battery are actually quite symbolic! Battery fades in the memory, but assault does not. Nice composition and the reflection on the salt piece really drives home the symbolism of this shot. Assault is a reflection on the perpetrator and stays with them forever, but it also remains with the victim. NICE, nice piece! Nice commentary. Clever thinking and photography through and through! 10 in my books!!!
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12/28/2006 03:03:58 AM
I cannot really catch the meaning of this shot, sorry.
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12/27/2006 03:43:02 PM
Clever. It took me a while to see the battery though.
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12/27/2006 12:38:54 PM
Good idea, battery needs to be a bit more prominent
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12/27/2006 02:48:31 AM
the battery should be in focus since it's the challenge subject.. nice title..
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12/27/2006 12:51:00 AM
Hmm, this is kinda cool, but without the title id never think that that would be salt, Its a rock ive seen somewhere i forget the name. Also the subject should be the battery which is very oof and i cant tell what it is, sorry.
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