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Puuurdy Pencils
Puuurdy Pencils

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Challenge: Pencil (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro 90 IS
Location: hall
Date: Aug 15, 2002
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: auto
Shutter: 1
Date Uploaded: Aug 15, 2002

Arrangement of pencils and erasers on carpet

Place: 157 out of 185
Avg (all users): 4.5882
Avg (commenters): 5.0667
Avg (participants): 4.6028
Avg (non-participants): 4.5725
Views since voting: 653
Votes: 272
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/14/2003 10:00:06 AM
Originally posted by Kavey:

What an excellent pencil collection. Interesting layout, but the pink carpet is definitely overshadowing the wonderful colours of the pencils (for me anyway). Nice even lighting across whole lot.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/25/2002 05:16:00 PM
That must be one BIG pencil in the middle.
08/23/2002 02:17:00 PM
I appreciate the time taken to make this design - but the picture ends up being very flat when taken from above the pencils. If you could have made the design so the pencils were standing up (or maybe if they were all leaning against the big pencil in the middle? - and then taken the picture at an even level with them I think it would be more appealing. The lighting is good and your focus is good too = 5
08/23/2002 02:12:00 PM
How about a sheet as a background? What if instead of the exacting symmetry of the layout, it was a bit more random...or lead my eye to the large pencil in a different arrangement? I like the variety of pencils and the color choices you made. It just lacks that POW! to make it an exceptional photo. This will be a good week to more closely examine the very graphic submissions. A lot of people tried similiar techniques, only a few very successfully. 5
08/22/2002 03:08:00 PM
Wow, what great colors! Looks like a lot of thought went into this layout
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2002 09:08:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background5,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing5,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?10,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 4,
Total Averaged Rating6. Autool
08/22/2002 02:45:00 AM
This definitely fits the challenge. The background color detracts from the brilliance on the pencils.
08/21/2002 06:21:00 PM
'very awesome colors!! nice job on this squirty
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/21/2002 10:50:00 AM
That's a BIG pencil! Nice idea and well executed. Needed perhaps some different lighting to give it a little more pazazz.
08/20/2002 09:05:00 AM
I don't think the challenge name should be used in the title.
08/20/2002 06:54:00 AM
What an excellent pencil collection. Interesting layout, but the pink carpet is definitely overshadowing the wonderful colours of the pencils (for me anyway). Nice even lighting across whole lot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/20/2002 12:00:00 AM
I fail to see what the elaborate line up of the pencils and chalk must convey but I just may not be familiar with it. The middle pencil must be huge if the other pencils are indeed norrmal size. Don't find the color of the background helpful; black would have been much better and stronger. 5 Journey
08/19/2002 07:42:00 PM
This is very pretty. I would love to see the patterns you went through to get this one. the lighting is great. no distracting shadows or bright spots. I think it would have a slight bit more artistic appeal if you had taken the time to space evenly and arrange colors. There are 2 yellow things down in the bottom left and no other yellow around the circle. In the triangles in the middle, there are 2 yellow erasers in the bottom triangle, and a yellow and a blue eraser in the top triangle. You did a great job of pattern though. Pencil, chalk, pencil, eraser. All the way around. I also like the color of the background. Makes the colors of the chalk, pencils and erasers stand out. Nice job and good luck in the challenge.
08/19/2002 10:32:00 AM
Nice, but just a bit too busy for me.
08/19/2002 10:09:00 AM
A different color as a background could really make these pencils stand out much more and be much more effective.
08/19/2002 06:50:00 AM
interesting arrangement :) - jmsetzler
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/19/2002 02:44:00 AM
Very interesting arrangement! This might have worked better on a plain white background, like posterboard, but still very nice. 6 -lennier

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