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Mother Nature's pencils
Mother Nature's pencils

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Challenge: Pencil (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-D30
Location: living room
Date: Aug 18, 2002
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Aug 18, 2002


Place: 21 out of 185
Avg (all users): 6.1231
Avg (commenters): 7.4286
Avg (participants): 5.9853
Avg (non-participants): 6.2652
Views since voting: 979
Votes: 268
Comments: 30
Favorites: 3 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/25/2002 11:29:00 PM
Great photo. Vibrant colors, and the texture on the bark is very interesting.
08/25/2002 09:55:00 PM
I liked this photo. It was in my top 20 for the week. I liked the way the focus softened on the edges. I liked the slight angle of the pencils and the texture in their points. The only thing that nagged at me was that the lines were not aligned to their respective leads. Nit picky I know, but it made a difference to me. Overall, 7.
08/25/2002 09:46:00 PM
Interesting idea, and nifty pencils. I would have given higher marks if the lines drawn actually met the leads that drew them. Green comes closest, then yellow ... but red's line is far from the lead -- and blue's is going to a different pencile altogether!
08/25/2002 06:39:00 PM
nice work. i like your DOF and minimal use of color. good job. 9
08/25/2002 06:15:00 PM
good work, interesting portrayal 8
08/24/2002 06:47:00 PM
Great leading lines. Perhaps a larger DOF could've been more effective?
08/24/2002 04:22:00 PM
Nice use of colors.
08/24/2002 07:35:00 AM
Neat looking pencils!
08/23/2002 10:14:00 PM
COOL This is great. (I'm running out of steam for commenting - so being brief) I like the composition and the entire idea; different; sot of a spotlight usage; texture of paper, detail - all great characteristics of this image. Great Work 9
08/23/2002 06:49:00 AM
I really like this and the DOF used. Only thing is that dark shadow at top left. I'd like to see the full width used by the pencils across the top. Would also like the lines of colour to come out at just the right place - like the green one. The blue one seems to come out from under the green pencil. Do love the colours and the textures on the pencil tips too.
7, Kavey
08/22/2002 05:07:00 PM
Great visual appeal, focus,exposure, and lighting are excellent. Very nice photo.
08/22/2002 10:34:00 AM
Although I've seen pencils like this before. I wonder if they are real pencils or made that way, as sticks sharpened and painted. Either way, very nice effect. Creative and original. The lighting is good and the focus is nicely on the tips. Only one thing particularily stands out to me in this photo. The red, green and yellow lines all lead right up to the matching pencil, but the blue line misses the pencil completely. Great idea and beautiful colors. Good luck in the challenge.
08/21/2002 10:33:00 PM
Composition - very good
Technical Aspects - very good
Meets Challenge - yes
Visual Impact / Originality – high
Other suggestions – alignment of lines with points would have been great ( but tough)

Jim msp
08/21/2002 10:33:00 AM
Nice use of Macro.
08/21/2002 09:06:00 AM
great idea.
08/20/2002 07:56:00 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background7,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing7,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it??,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 7,
Total Averaged Rating7. Autool
08/20/2002 03:54:00 PM
Great focus and framing. Nice lighting and use of color. How do you sharpen those?
08/20/2002 12:00:00 PM
This is kind of neat and I'm wondering how you did the "pencils" or if you found them in a shop somewhere. Obviously the blurring at top and bottom is intentional to bring the focal point into sharper view, but I'm not sure I like it... it makes my eyes go funny. Good picture though
08/20/2002 09:30:00 AM
I love this shot. The colour and lighting are spot on; it really makes the picture jump out and it holds the eye… Nice shot (10)
08/20/2002 06:36:00 AM
I really like this.
08/19/2002 09:54:00 PM
Nice composition, well done
08/19/2002 09:37:00 PM
What beautiful pencils. The little swirls from being sharpened are very captivating.
08/19/2002 06:26:00 PM
nice and creative
08/19/2002 06:23:00 PM
great texture. and the colors too. hehe.
08/19/2002 03:28:00 PM
Good perspective, color and dof...I really like this! Score 8 ~Kee
08/19/2002 02:05:00 PM
Very interesting....I would have completely overlooked the bark on the outside of the pencils without the title though. I really like the artistic touch and the center focus.
08/19/2002 10:47:00 AM
where did u find those awesome pencils? please post when voting is over.
08/19/2002 10:17:00 AM
I love the lighting on this picture!
08/19/2002 10:15:00 AM
Bit of a stretch, I think. Nice colors.
08/19/2002 09:47:00 AM
Very nice. I would have liked a little bit more light, but that is only a personal opinion. I like the composition and the "setup". lhall

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