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Challenge: Pencil (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-2100UZ
Location: My home, San Jose, CA
Date: Aug 18, 2002
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Aug 18, 2002


Place: 58 out of 185
Avg (all users): 5.7235
Avg (commenters): 6.6875
Avg (participants): 5.6522
Avg (non-participants): 5.8016
Views since voting: 710
Votes: 264
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/24/2002 03:36:00 PM
Too funny! Either this is a "do-it-yourself" pencil building kit, the world's most difficult puzzle challenge, or you have a terrible pencil chewing habit! Crisp, sharp image, good composition.
08/23/2002 07:09:00 AM
I love the diagonal with the paper/ desk delineated by the spiral binding. And of course I like the pencil and shavings. I find there's a little too much shadow around the lower left hand side and the pencil tip is too close to edge of frame at the bottom right corner. Would like the diagonal of the white paper to go right into corner at top left, and have more space at bottom right.
Very nice shot and idea.
7, Kavey
08/22/2002 07:55:00 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background5,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing5,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?10,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 4,
Total Averaged Rating6. Autool
08/22/2002 10:20:00 AM
Great concept!
08/21/2002 10:51:00 AM
hehe Definately original. I like your execution of this. How it is on the notebook, at a good angle and the lighting all make it a very nice photo. The color of the desk and the color of the pencil are similar, which brings the entire photo together nicely. Great job and good luck in the challenge.
08/20/2002 11:18:00 PM
What others tried to do with remnants you succeeded and blew away the competition.
08/20/2002 05:46:00 AM
Great idea. The wood grain backround adds alot too. :)
08/20/2002 12:07:00 AM
Great composition and clarity. I suppose the title explains why the pencil is covered by all those shavings but I don't find it resulting in a pleasing effect. Seems contrived and it takes away from the overall visual impact of the image. 6 Journey
08/19/2002 07:11:00 PM
Great idea! The photo takes my personal design mantra of "form follows function" and turns it on its' head.
08/19/2002 04:35:00 PM
great photo. This had some really creative thought go into making this photo
08/19/2002 04:05:00 PM
Great concept. Could have used some better lighting and composition though.
08/19/2002 03:40:00 PM
Very creative idea, good thinking. I'm not crazy for the lighting. Score 7 ~Kee
08/19/2002 01:38:00 PM
Interesting picture. Very well done. Focus and lighting are good. Subject is appropriate. 8
08/19/2002 12:19:00 PM
Nice spin on the topic. The background could be more interesting though.
08/19/2002 10:49:00 AM
nice composition and idea. don't like the image quality so much, it looks like you used a flash wich made everything a bit plain...
08/19/2002 01:37:00 AM
Interesting conception.With a different background I would have scored this higher. The wood grain reminds me of school though....=7syamjonimi

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