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Challenge: Pencil (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7
Location: Sudbury, Ontario.
Date: Aug 17, 2002
Aperture: 1:9.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2000
Date Uploaded: Aug 17, 2002

pencil in an ashtray

Statistics
Place: 47 out of 185
Avg (all users): 5.8340
Avg (commenters): 7.1154
Avg (participants): 5.9118
Avg (non-participants): 5.7519
Views since voting: 883
Votes: 265
Comments: 27
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09/22/2002 02:17:00 AM
I love this! perhaps I relate to it entirely too well. great idea, very creative, and a lovely shot. I like the shadow of the glass, the light. very impressive.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/25/2002 10:33:00 PM
great lighting and idea!
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08/25/2002 10:06:00 PM
Ash tray seems a bit too dark on the inside, as does the side of the pencil.

Nice shadows through the ash tray, however.
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08/25/2002 05:14:00 PM
Good concept. Maybe have it smoking or something to intensify the picture.
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08/25/2002 02:20:00 PM
Very original. Love of the plays of lights and the shadows. 9 Journey
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08/23/2002 01:53:00 PM
This is a great photo! I love the highlights in the shadow, as well as in the glass itself, and the bold composition, and the white background. 10 from me - lisae
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08/23/2002 06:44:00 AM
I really like the shadow of light through the glass and the grubbiness of the inside of the ashtray. I also like the way all edges are contained within the frame, nothing falls out, as it were.
7, Kavey
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08/22/2002 08:18:00 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background8,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing8,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?10,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 5,
Total Averaged Rating8. Autool
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08/22/2002 01:00:00 PM
I don't know about pencil addiction. Personally this week I've had enough of pencils. LOL. Great photo though. original idea, and pretty creative. I like how the light shines through the ash tray and makes the glares. sometimes glares work, sometime they don't and you have pulled it off nicely here. I also like how the eraser is gone. Great job and good luck in the challenge.
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08/22/2002 11:46:00 AM
I like this....I love the reflection/shadow of the glass on the surface and the brightness of the photo.It fills the space well. I think this was a really clever idea and I would have never thought of it. Great Job 9 kdjohnson
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08/22/2002 12:05:00 AM
Good content and composition
08/21/2002 12:18:00 PM
very creative use of light for effect :) great shot... = 9 - jmsetzler
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08/21/2002 11:11:00 AM
Nice idea, I think it would have been better without the bright light source and subsequent shadow.
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08/20/2002 06:36:00 PM
Nice shadow.
08/20/2002 02:52:00 PM
Really Nice work - made me chuckle. Good use of lighting/exposure - good focus - the photo screams of addiction. On my screen, I see a little bit of grey near the pencil and the shadow-just noting-not judging. I like this very much 9
Ruthann
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08/20/2002 01:53:00 PM
Great photo... I like the way the light shines through the ashtray...
08/20/2002 07:23:00 AM
Great arrangement and I love the refractions in the shadow.
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08/20/2002 06:22:00 AM
Very origional idea.
08/20/2002 01:56:00 AM
Both the pencil and the pencil shadow seems like it was distorted when you resized. I actually like this and I can visualize it in poster size above the sofa-bed in a studio apartment. There is a litttle bit of gray to the right of the pencil's shadow and the to the right of the pencil and, some smudge or debris on the lower left side that bothers me. The glass and the glass ashtray's shadow are terrific. My first impression was "disgusting." The I took a closer look and found more merits than poor qualities. =7 syamjonimi ;-D
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08/19/2002 07:39:00 PM
I definitely like the idea, though I don't think the sun reflection really adds to the message of the photo. The picture seems like it should be darker, and maybe more secretive -- as most addictions are... as opposed to bright and sunny.
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08/19/2002 03:05:00 PM
you mean the chewing on pencils i like everything in the shot but the pencil and the name 9 for the image
08/19/2002 01:51:00 PM
Very good and very witty well photographed--great shot andrewm
08/19/2002 11:32:00 AM
Good use of light.
08/19/2002 10:25:00 AM
Hehehe...nice idea!
08/19/2002 08:19:00 AM
This is a great idea. I like the shadowing as well. However, woth the end and erasers broken, teeth mark on the pencil itself may have been interesting too. They also would have added texture.
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08/19/2002 01:32:00 AM
I like the reflection of the glass quite a bit. The pencil shavings create great texture and meat for the photo. I'm curious though: Why the cut off eraser? 8
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08/19/2002 12:39:00 AM
i would've tried to brighten out the shadow of the ass tray, but maybe u wanted it that way, its a little distracting.
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