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Challenge: Pencil (Classic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: Apartment in Kent
Date: Aug 16, 2002
Aperture: F8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2.5
Date Uploaded: Aug 17, 2002


Place: 1 out of 185
Avg (all users): 7.6357
Avg (commenters): 8.6316
Avg (participants): 7.6403
Avg (non-participants): 7.6308
Views since voting: 8434
Votes: 269
Comments: 74
Favorites: 48 (view)

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07/20/2004 10:05:52 PM
This is one of those images that impressed me. It is a dandy of a composition and very well recorded. Great work and great port.
05/19/2004 12:29:28 PM
Awesome shot....very creative and original.
09/24/2003 04:51:08 PM
Beautifully done! I can't believe anyone actually gave it a 1 or 2...it's definitely a 10 in my books! Superb!
08/26/2002 04:25:00 PM
Tim, this is a great photo. Congratulations on a well deserved win. As long as you keep up the pace your setting, it's just gonna get tougher for the rest of us catch up. Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for future challenges.
08/26/2002 03:03:00 PM
Congratulations Tim
08/26/2002 11:30:00 AM
Congrats. True multi-media
08/26/2002 04:00:00 AM
Congratulations!, surprise result.
08/26/2002 03:08:00 AM
Congrats, I knew it was a winner. I can't believe you had any marks below a 6 on this. Very creative, still want to know who drew the hand.
08/26/2002 01:23:00 AM
Congratulations! This is a very creative shot for this difficult challenge!
I hope you will post in the forum the steps you took to shoot this.
Come on... Fess up....
08/26/2002 12:53:00 AM
Great photo. really creative.
08/26/2002 12:46:00 AM
Definitely a well-deserved win. So how'd you do it?
08/26/2002 12:13:00 AM
Congrats ! This is awesome all the way around.
08/26/2002 12:10:00 AM
Congrats on another blue Tim! This is a GREAT photo... :)
08/26/2002 12:09:00 AM
TIM!!! I should've known it was yours! ... but I was sure it would win! Many congrats!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/25/2002 08:29:00 PM
Fantastic shot! The perspective in this shot is superb, and the hand looks so life like.
08/25/2002 08:02:00 PM
this Ilke very much,great shot congrats
08/25/2002 05:00:00 PM
08/25/2002 02:02:00 PM
i have no areas of criticism to offer ... you made it into my top 5 this week w/out me even having to think about it. great shot. -- gr8photos (10)
08/24/2002 09:23:00 PM
08/24/2002 10:21:00 AM
No shadows, perfect composition, appealing, and imaginative. Need I say more? shortredneck 10
08/24/2002 07:52:00 AM
Photo works great visually!
08/24/2002 06:34:00 AM
08/23/2002 01:03:00 PM
nice photo and drawing
08/23/2002 06:51:00 AM
Love this idea and love the angle of the pencil. Would like more light on the pencil to show it's colour better.
7, Kavey
08/22/2002 04:36:00 PM
striking and original 7
08/22/2002 09:17:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background8,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing5,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?10,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 6,
Total Averaged Rating7. Autool
08/21/2002 06:28:00 PM
Now that's original!
08/21/2002 03:54:00 PM
needs more light on the pencil, but cool idea
08/21/2002 02:33:00 PM
very creative, great shot.
08/21/2002 01:18:00 PM
Incredibly original idea! One of my favorites this week. I like how you achieved a very sharp photo with good depth and color, but without any annoying glare or obvious shadow. I also think that it has perfect composition. (10)
08/21/2002 11:49:00 AM
Great concept. Lacking just a little light on the pencil.
08/21/2002 06:21:00 AM
The sketch itself is pretty incredible, the idea is excellent, and the execution is perfect. The is a 10 to me. Congrats on a great job. Kaz
08/21/2002 02:19:00 AM
Outstanding combination of mediums! image is very effective. My favorite of the challenge! 10 md
08/21/2002 01:15:00 AM
OK; This is my favorite so far. Very, VERY creative!
08/20/2002 09:56:00 PM
my god man...this is excellent...
08/20/2002 07:03:00 PM
Wow, very nice. Good crop, interest, lighting. O.K. you convinced me, my 2nd 10 for the week. Nice job! 10 Swash
08/20/2002 05:07:00 PM
Ow! That hurts!
In my opinion the pencil needs a little more light on the front side, still one of my top ten picks this week.
08/20/2002 04:46:00 PM
Composition - very good
Technical Aspects - very good
Meets Challenge - yes
Visual Impact / Originality – high/very good
Other comments – very well executed. Top 5

Jim msp
08/20/2002 03:01:00 PM
Great idea and well done. I would have liked a little more light on the pencil. I wish I had your drawing skills!
08/20/2002 01:59:00 PM
very creative :)
08/20/2002 01:54:00 PM
Great picture!
08/20/2002 10:24:00 AM
08/20/2002 09:21:00 AM
Wow, this is a picture that makes me want to come back and see it again, show it to others. If you drew this, I hope your not forsaking your god given talent, its really a great picture. I had to look twice to see it wasn't a real hand on the thumbnail, great job, great idea. For the first time, in a long time, I can give an entry a 10 without having to think about it.
08/20/2002 08:48:00 AM
great focus on your pencil. I envy whoever drew that hand.
08/20/2002 07:40:00 AM
very original
08/20/2002 02:17:00 AM
very creative
08/20/2002 12:24:00 AM
Awesome !!!! = 10 Shiiizzzam
08/19/2002 10:28:00 PM
love it!
08/19/2002 10:25:00 PM
I am very impressed with the hand drawing and creative use of pencil here.
The quality of the shot is less important then the complements for the shot.
I really like this! Your talent shows!!!
08/19/2002 10:23:00 PM
The drawing is incredible. But I think that perhaps this could have been rotated a bit, to draw more attention to the pencil, which is after all the subject of the challenge....
08/19/2002 09:53:00 PM
nice drawing, and creative composition and idea
08/19/2002 09:46:00 PM
This is definately one of my favorites. Very original! You took a pencil challenge and turned it into just a really cool picture. Also, great use of lighting. A shadow from the pencil would have really taken away from the shot. Good job a definate 10 from me!! -KrazyKat
08/19/2002 08:16:00 PM
A few others had very similar ideas. You stood out from those. Very nice.
08/19/2002 06:39:00 PM
very cool idea. love the prespective and the drawing...
08/19/2002 04:40:00 PM
awesome! definately a 10 for originality and execution. did you do the drawing, too? talented. wow! you'll be hard to beat in my book!
08/19/2002 03:51:00 PM
Great shot, I keep thinking that hand is going to move and make the pencil fall. You had my eyes fooled. (8)
08/19/2002 03:38:00 PM
Just wonderful, creative work. LOVE this. Score 8 ~Kee
08/19/2002 02:28:00 PM
Beautifully drawn and very nice sense of humor and context. Good composition. My mind and eyes are entertained. Thanks. Will revisit this later this week. 8 for now Journey
08/19/2002 02:02:00 PM
very intelligent use of shadow in this picture. fantastic drawing too.
08/19/2002 01:32:00 PM
thought this was a great idea well..!
08/19/2002 12:39:00 PM
Excellent work... very creative... I can't say any more... = 10 - jmsetzler
08/19/2002 12:27:00 PM
One of my favorites this week. Great light and creativity.
08/19/2002 11:48:00 AM
Superb idea, superb shot – it's wonderful… (10)
08/19/2002 10:30:00 AM
This is a beautiful photo. The idea is great. Lighting is perfect, the pencil doesn't even have a shadow. There are a few pencils standing by themselves in the challenge. I can't really figure out how it was done, but think it has something to do with taking a really quick photo before the pencil falls after letting go of it. Angle is great and placement is great. Congrats and good luck in the challenge.
08/19/2002 10:05:00 AM
08/19/2002 09:52:00 AM
Very creative, (and very nice artwork) ! Terrific composition and planning of the shot. I'm impressed! lhall-9
08/19/2002 07:14:00 AM
Still trying to figure out how you did it!
08/19/2002 05:45:00 AM
I like this one.
08/19/2002 01:31:00 AM
Impressive drawing!
08/19/2002 01:26:00 AM
Well balanced.
08/19/2002 01:20:00 AM
depth perception of good!
08/19/2002 01:12:00 AM
Awesome! One of my favorites for sure. Great illustration and very engaging photo. It reminds me of M.C.Escher.
08/19/2002 12:50:00 AM
that is awesome!! did u draw the hand?? how did u get the pencil to stand up?
08/19/2002 12:43:00 AM
I like how the drawing is in black and white and the pencil is in color.

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