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Challenge: Pencil (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-2100UZ
Location: Ashburn
Date: Aug 16, 2002
Date Uploaded: Aug 18, 2002


Place: 38 out of 185
Avg (all users): 5.8989
Avg (commenters): 7.3500
Avg (participants): 6.0515
Avg (non-participants): 5.7405
Views since voting: 922
Votes: 267
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/25/2002 05:28:00 PM
Enclosed in a block of ice?
08/24/2002 02:16:00 AM
I enjoy the distortions on the pencil and the clarity and thoughtfulness of the whole shot--beautiful--andrewm
08/23/2002 10:21:00 PM
WOW - excellent photo and idea. at first I rated this a 9 now a 10 - took me a couple of looks to realize what this is. (Running out of steam for commenting - so being brief) Excellent overall execution. Not one thing I would change. Lots of time and effort as well as skill for this image - I love the color - great lighting - just really great work
08/23/2002 06:53:00 AM
Lovely lighting through the ice and good colour in the pencil. Not sure the lower foreground does anything for the photo.
7, Kavey
08/22/2002 08:20:00 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background6,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing6,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?10,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 4,
Total Averaged Rating7. Autool
08/22/2002 01:51:00 PM
Literally cool! The focus is very clean, but I wonder why you cropped out both tips of the pencil.
08/22/2002 08:18:00 AM
Beautifull (8)
08/22/2002 02:37:00 AM
This is an interesting image. I like the refraction on the pencil and the blurred part of the pencil beyond the ice. The effect of the water belowthe ice is lovely. The top shape parallel to the pencil attached to the ice is an interesting shape. I don't quite know what it is (probably more ice) but it's an interesting element (Besides, I don't have to know what's what all the time in order to appreciate it :) Good composition, good lighting, clean and strong image. 8 Journey
08/21/2002 02:30:00 PM
Good focus and capture of details. i only see one tiny glare, so you have done an excellent job there. karmat
08/21/2002 12:58:00 PM
A pencil cicle. I like how the ice makes the pencil look wavy. A nice touch adding the melted-ness. Gives it more volume rather than just a pencil in ice. It's a bit dark for my taste, but I think it was important to the overall photo to have a dark background. There is a tiny reflection in the middle of the photo, but you did a great job of keeping reflection and glare off the ice. Nice job and good luck with the challenge.
08/20/2002 04:45:00 PM
Wow! Cool pencil shot. One of my high picks this week.
08/20/2002 01:17:00 PM
What is that, Ice? The photo itself seems a little bland, but my eyes are drawn to that "ice" effect. What IS that? 6 -lennier
08/20/2002 06:31:00 AM
This is good work :) I really like the ice concept. The only possible improvement could suggest would be to have a little more light on the end of the pencil at the far left of the frame behind the ice... good work! - jmsetzler
08/19/2002 09:39:00 PM
I think that this is one of my favorites of this challenge. Very original idea and beautifully shot. The lighting is perfect and the detail surpurb. Great job and good luck!! -10 KrazyKat
08/19/2002 07:01:00 PM
You know I had this idea.....sure glad I didn't try it. You did this much better then mine would of been. Love the idea. Score 7 ~Kee
08/19/2002 06:18:00 PM
is it frozen in ice or something?
08/19/2002 05:42:00 PM
i have seen allot of Pencils is water, but this is the first one I have seen in Ice. good shot. (8)
08/19/2002 04:26:00 PM
I like this idea. Definately original. 8
08/19/2002 12:47:00 PM
I never would have thought to freeze my pencil! Good idea! You've got great detail, nice you can see the USA bonded there at the end.. cool idea! 6
08/19/2002 11:02:00 AM
Very creative and apparently a lot of work too! I like your use of light and focus here. Good job.
08/19/2002 09:34:00 AM
I can't even tell if the end of that is the eraser end or the sharpened end or even if it's the unsharpened stub! Great idea! Did you freeze that in some kind of bottle? The black in the background serves as a nice contrast with the ice and the pencil. Good choice!

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