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Challenge: Pencil (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: My Home
Date: Aug 17, 2002
Aperture: F4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Aug 17, 2002

No details.. what you see is what you get...

Place: 6 out of 185
Avg (all users): 6.8967
Avg (commenters): 8.1163
Avg (participants): 6.9051
Avg (non-participants): 6.8881
Views since voting: 2823
Votes: 271
Comments: 47
Favorites: 7 (view)

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08/26/2002 04:35:00 PM
Nice work John. It makes for a great visual pun! But I still wanna see it in black and white ' - )
08/26/2002 12:26:00 AM
Great job John....I really admire all of your work. :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/25/2002 08:18:00 PM
did not like this image at first, but pin sharpgood colour in pencils combined with overall b&w image great
08/25/2002 06:32:00 PM
perfect lighting and a sense of humor! even the blue appears to glow. nice work here. 10!
08/24/2002 11:43:00 PM
Great symmetry, though the light may be a little harsh.
08/24/2002 07:37:00 PM
Good to see another "thinker" in the bunch.
08/24/2002 04:42:00 PM
Clever, nice lighting and composition.
08/23/2002 11:06:00 PM
this is a great shot but it would have been better if the lighting on the right one matched the one on the left.
08/23/2002 05:13:00 PM
Great composition and lighting, I think it would look great in B&W too.
08/23/2002 06:45:00 AM
I love the sheen and texture of the, er what are the grippy things called, is it wrenches? The wonderful light on them against the black and the way the metal of the pencils ties in so well. Love the arrangement like upside down mirror images.
7, Kavey
08/22/2002 07:59:00 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background8,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing7,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?10,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 7,
Total Averaged Rating8. Autool
08/22/2002 03:58:00 PM
good clarity--good design--I like the symetry andrewm
08/22/2002 03:12:00 AM
hmmm....this looks like the work of setzler...could be the winner
08/21/2002 11:49:00 PM
A real neat idea and play on words. I really like this. Original idea.
08/21/2002 06:43:00 PM
Very nice photo. Clever idea, too. The light seems a little better from the bottom than from the top, but very impressive photography. It's so good, you got a bump from 8 to 9! Swash
08/21/2002 04:53:00 PM
love the precision...good work...
08/21/2002 02:25:00 PM
I like the composition of this, and the sharp colors. Great work! karmat
08/21/2002 01:37:00 PM
Nice photo. Great idea. I love the alignment where everything fits nicely. 8
08/21/2002 12:40:00 PM
I can see that this image took a lot of visualization. Very thought out. I like the composition very much - very creative idea. You must have a lot of patience - getting everything lined up just right (I had troubles with my pencils with one idea- glue was one prob and patience to keep turning them so they were just right!). Very symetric and great utilization of space. My one tiny pik is that the wrench on the right is slightly brighter than the other - but could be to bring attention to that one-the more i look - the pencils are also a little darker at the top as well as the wrench has a shadow that fades into the black - perhaps that is the intention - to make you THINK that is exact, but when in fact it is not. Either way - I love this - Great Work! 10
08/21/2002 12:09:00 PM
neat idea, great shot. i like the boldness and color, and wonder would this not have made a great black and white as well... ~mcmurma
Meets Challenge...7
08/21/2002 01:24:00 AM
Nice symmetrical & colorful layout. Good focus and lighting. Some creative thought went into the title.....I'm just not a fan of using the challenge name in the title of the photo, and this just doesn't have the WOW factor I need to score higher than a 6. sorry :'-( syamjonimi
08/20/2002 09:27:00 PM
Excellent! Very creative, great contrast, nice focus. Congratulations and good luck!
08/20/2002 02:03:00 PM
Coming back for comments. I like that A LOT, colors (not too many, 3) , textures, framing .... 9
08/20/2002 11:46:00 AM
I love photo's that get some sort of emotional reaction from me... and my favorite emotion is humour. Your's did the job there. How imaginative. And what a clear, well balanced picture. Not just another "Ho Hum, oh how pretty" Thanks for making me smile.
08/20/2002 10:04:00 AM
This is a great picture. I love the contrasting colours and textures in the shot and I can't fault it technically.
08/20/2002 07:33:00 AM
Very nicely arranged shot. And I love the blue writing on the pencils. Good lighting.
08/20/2002 02:28:00 AM
This is a beautiful image. Good composition; great clarity. Also like the originality and the subtle humor. Normally I'm not all that much of an admirer of total symmetry but it works well here. My only nitpick: seems a little soft at the top left edges (near the Forged area). 8 Journey
08/20/2002 02:15:00 AM
nice contrast
08/19/2002 10:44:00 PM
Sharp and clean with a nice use of symmetry. I like it!
08/19/2002 10:02:00 PM
Nice compostion, nice lighting, nice photo!
08/19/2002 09:47:00 PM
like this a lot. Very clean/ metallic shot. It just 'glows' to me. The neon blue is also very eye catching. I like the inverse symmetry. Could almost prefer it rotated slightly more so that the wrenches were on a slant / diagonal ? Good entry.
08/19/2002 07:29:00 PM
08/19/2002 06:40:00 PM
lol Creative work, nicely done. Score 7 ~Kee
08/19/2002 06:08:00 PM
I love a clever title! Great shot, very sharp and well composed. 9
08/19/2002 03:56:00 PM
Wow. 5 CM exactly from the tips of the wrench to the edge of the photo on both the top and bottom and 2 CM from each side at the farthest point on the sides!!! (going by the large photo on the comment screen) Very impressive. Very very impressive actually. Far too impressive to have been done by eye. You spent some serious time measuring this. I am wondering however, that if you spent such time on getting it that perfect, then why is the distance between the pencil and the wrench on the very bottom edge of the photo 6cm, and the distance between the pencil and the wrench on the top edge of the photo 7cm?? I am thinking there was some kind of angle discrepency with the wrenches themselves and nothing you could do about it. You will have to forgive me for actually physically measuring your photo, but I just HAD to know. It is so beautiful. The lighting is great, setup is well...PERFECT and there is high humor appeal. You spent some time with this. It wasn't just thrown together. I really really hope people see this!!! I want to see this in the top 3. Seriously. I'd give you 3 10's if I could. Good luck in the challenge. ~Hbunch7187~
08/19/2002 03:30:00 PM
Wonderful composition on this! The lighting is also terrific. I know that it ain't easy to avoid a reflection on a shiny metallic surface like that. Very original idea as well! Good job! -8 KrazyKat
08/19/2002 02:06:00 PM
really good.
08/19/2002 01:56:00 PM
loved the colors in the pic.. especially the writing on the pencils :)
08/19/2002 01:33:00 PM
Very Nice. Excellent focus. Excellent lighting. Very imaginative. 9
08/19/2002 12:48:00 PM
Nice comp, unique idea, great detail and lighting.. 7
08/19/2002 12:24:00 PM
Nice composition and lighting
08/19/2002 10:22:00 AM
Very nice shot; good composition and lighting, and love the title ! lhall
08/19/2002 08:11:00 AM
Nice symmetry and brightness.
08/19/2002 06:19:00 AM
technically excellent, meets challenge, different 9. sulamk
08/19/2002 05:44:00 AM
08/19/2002 01:25:00 AM
The lines in the photo are very nice.
08/19/2002 12:37:00 AM
very cool, love the composition and angles, i could keep looking at it all night.

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