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Coat Hooks
Coat Hooks

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Still Life (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 3800
Location: My Mud Room
Date: Nov 2, 2003
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/28 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 3, 2003

After many attemps to set up a classic studio still life photo without the use of a studio, I finally decided to go with this shot. As a tripod and a flash were not acceptable for this shot (angle was wrong for the tripod and the flash made weird shadows) getting this shot into focus with my 3800 was a real challenge. I'm very glad I decided to try this one as it taught me a great deal about my camera and how to manipulate its strengths and weaknesses. It was a real learning experience.

Place: 256 out of 326
Avg (all users): 4.3022
Avg (commenters): 5.1667
Avg (participants): 4.1811
Avg (non-participants): 4.4592
Views since voting: 631
Votes: 225
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2003 07:52:26 PM
Well seen - also got the 3's rule , 4 hooks would have looked just odd. Only lacks a little in the sharpnees department 7
11/11/2003 12:51:49 PM
For whatever reason this is cool -- I think it is the slant. After all , where would we be without coat hooks?
11/11/2003 10:42:31 AM
There is one thing that you should change about this, and it's glaring. Get that regularly stained wood panel on the right side out. Get it out! Zoom in, work more closely with your subject. Don't be afraid to NOT show the whole scene; it illustrates that you are unafraid as a photographer and willing to take risks in the pursuit of a perfectly crafted composition. You need to exploit the texture, the feeling of the wood grasping these hooks.
11/08/2003 02:01:28 PM
Great subject and choice of B/W for this shot. I don't like the angle that you chose though.
11/06/2003 03:27:51 PM
Simple, effective and good use of b&w. 6
11/06/2003 09:55:50 AM
not sure about the angle. Something could have been improved in this photo to make it a little more eye-catching - like lighting or composition.
11/05/2003 01:45:58 PM
A unique idea and you get a point for that. But the shot itself is wanting, the angle, the color, the lack of light or contrast and the panel in the back is very distracting. A 3
11/05/2003 11:47:02 AM
The angles throws for a loop and keeps me from enjoying this simple image and I find that it's made worse by the heavy double border.

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