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Tavolina e Umberto Ekos
Tavolina e Umberto Ekos

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Challenge: Table Shot II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Pentax *ist DL2
Lens: Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Location: Jay's table
Date: Jan 26, 2007
Date Uploaded: Jan 29, 2007

The table of Umberto Eco. I guess...

Place: 56 out of 180
Avg (all users): 5.7523
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
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Views since voting: 1036
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Votes: 222
Comments: 16
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02/07/2007 06:52:00 AM
Thanks for having a look at this photo. One of Umberto Eco's book has a similar photo on the cover, but that's color. I decided for a different look, that's black and white and with books closer to the lens (filling the frame). The dark becoming light is supposed to show what Eco does: he shines the dark ages, doesn't he? I don't know whether the dark is so extreme; it's black, but not so much, and only for a small part of the photo.

Thanks to JPR for giving me something more than a ribbon!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/06/2007 11:02:54 PM
I'm not sure what the extreme darkness on the left is doing for you. a different lighting scheme might have worked better. 7
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02/06/2007 09:36:03 AM
Very nice composition, with a hint of the table at the bottom. Well done
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02/05/2007 04:42:58 AM
i love the detail and how you just overflowed the frame.
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02/04/2007 10:19:42 PM
I like the effect of this picture and the shades of grey
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02/04/2007 05:15:52 PM
I really like the shadow in this photo, and how the subject takes up all of the space.
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02/03/2007 10:02:42 AM
good stuff
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02/01/2007 07:06:55 PM
I love Umberto Eco. Nice idea. The shadow is a bit too deep on the left, but the rythm and filling the frame withe books was a nice idea.
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02/01/2007 03:03:57 PM
GOOD picture no table though.
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02/01/2007 11:38:29 AM
I think I would have preferred the lighting to be centered on the bindings. It makes me feel like these are very old books and since you chose to use the bindings as the center of attention, it would have worked better for me if that was where the dramatic lighting hit.Refreshing idea though for the challenge.Very creative and good use of thinking outside the box.
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01/31/2007 01:33:36 PM
Nice effect. Not so sure about the way the books fade to total blackness though, but I like this image.
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01/31/2007 11:57:58 AM
Subtle but good
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01/31/2007 08:52:44 AM
this is so full of lovely textures. . .i just wish the left side wasn't quite so much in shadow.
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01/31/2007 08:34:33 AM
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01/31/2007 07:06:28 AM
Umberto Eco!:) I like this. I also lie the "old" tone. I can smell that sweet old book aroma, like in a very old library.
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01/31/2007 03:56:05 AM
great detail, love that each book seems to have a different personality without having to even see the covers. 9
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