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Battery in Perspective
Battery in Perspective

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Challenge: AA Battery (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-W50
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Date: Dec 24, 2006
Aperture: f 2.8
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/200 second
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Dec 26, 2006

Total newb here! I'm a little concerned because my file size is so small, but the only thing I adjusted is the pixel length on the size.

Using GIMP instead of the more tradition Photoshop, I only used the 'despeckle' filter, but it didn't do much.

Place: 124 out of 142
Avg (all users): 4.6022
Avg (commenters): 4.6667
Avg (participants): 4.2453
Avg (non-participants): 4.6898
Views since voting: 836
Views during voting: 378
Votes: 269
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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01/04/2007 09:29:51 PM
hmm, I'm not familiar with the program you're using, but it looks like you figured out the sizing thing.

as for the photo, I think it would have faired better if you had put the focus on the front side end of the closest battery instead of the left-side one. DPC likes a really sharp focus point, maybe try a sharpening tool.

another suggestion I might have for you would be to use a colored piece of paper as a background to give this shot more interest.

I really like the shallow depth of field and the composition that you used; this was a hard challenge to do for your first time

As a general piece of advice for a newbie, DPC seems to like very colorful, very sharp images...

Anyhow, a 4.6 is not a bad score for your first shot, this is a really tough crowd and if you take everything here with a grain of salt, you'll be a pro in no time!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/02/2007 03:02:47 PM
Nice composition, but I think the colors could have been adjusted and the focus could have been more effectively placed. What are you emphasizing? The side of the battery or its contacts?
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01/02/2007 08:46:05 AM
Great stock
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12/28/2006 11:15:16 PM
Poor DOP.
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12/28/2006 03:09:27 PM
I like the perspective here. I do wish that the leading edge of the closest battery was in focus. The reflections are making the batteries seem more OOF than they really are. Good luck in the challenge.
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12/28/2006 03:24:34 AM
I find the overall shot too soft. The positive pole out of focus is quite unpleasant, IMO.
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12/27/2006 05:26:49 PM
Quite blurry, DOF is a bit low.
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12/27/2006 02:46:48 AM
Nice dof but the picture is not strong enough to hold my attention.
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