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Challenge: Pencil (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony Mavica FD-91
Location: West Valley City, Utah
Date: Aug 18, 2002
Aperture: NA
Shutter: NA
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Aug 18, 2002

Saw the name on these pencils and knew I had to shoot them. Looking forward to some other interesting "Pure" pencil shoots.

Adjusted this, that, and the other. Since nobody ever reads this info anyway, why bother filling it in...

Place: 65 out of 185
Avg (all users): 5.6667
Avg (commenters): 6.9091
Avg (participants): 5.6667
Avg (non-participants): 5.6667
Views since voting: 1240
Votes: 261
Comments: 23
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/25/2002 05:05:00 PM
That must have been a really hard shot to get Pat... nice job
7 Ronin
08/25/2002 10:13:00 AM
I like the 3D layout of the pencils, wonder how you did it. I Think thought that the idea could have been used better. The backgrould is not very nice to my taste and after viewing the picture several time I miss colors or 'tone' of colors .... looking at it again the background bothers me a lot. 5
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08/25/2002 01:17:00 AM
This is effective. The use of the neutral colors is nice. The perspective is interesting.
08/23/2002 06:38:00 AM
I like the shot, but I think I, (personal opinion only), would have preferred to see a highly contrasting background. I would like to see the pencils just "jump" off the photo at me. On the other hand, perhaps this sort of monochromatic look is just what you where after, and if so, then the blonde/black works well together. lhall
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/23/2002 02:09:00 AM
very cool, i really like the angles and controlled randomness to it
08/22/2002 02:13:00 PM
Love it!
08/21/2002 11:02:00 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background5,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing7,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?10,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 3,
Total Averaged Rating6. Autool
08/21/2002 06:19:00 PM
I thought I had figured out how you did this, but no, I can't, so how did you do this? The only photographic issue I have is that the background is a bit too close in color value to the pencil bodies. Otherwise, this is a nice, interesting shot.
7 Swash
08/21/2002 03:21:00 PM
I think besides the coloring (which is interesting), I really like that I can't tell which way is up in this picture. It is almost disconcerting. I like it. karmat
08/21/2002 03:10:00 PM
very cool. love the pencils and the arrangement of the pencils. not crazy about the background, but that is just me. 7
08/21/2002 02:55:00 PM
Is this and UP shot or a DOWN shot, I really can't tell.....I also tried to get some floating pencils this week but gave up after 6 hours or so. Well done except for the out of focus background in the lower right corner and the flash on a few of the pencils....Just a personal opinion....not a criticism. This is very eye appealing...=7 syamjonimi ;'-D
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/20/2002 05:31:00 PM
I thought of this type of thing. I think your execution is better than my idea :) Well done.
08/20/2002 10:43:00 AM
Nice idea, too limited a colour palette for my own taste.
08/19/2002 06:51:00 PM
hard to tell if these are falling or being tossed up or what. I'd have preferred that the wall have been in more constant focus the whole way through.
08/19/2002 06:28:00 PM
Are you throwing these up towards the ceiling? Looks like a really neat effect. 8.
08/19/2002 06:13:00 PM
I waana know how you did this shot when all is said and done...amazing!
08/19/2002 04:34:00 PM
The color, or lack of color kind of bothered me at first. However, I think that with the title (and brand of pencil) it is kind of cool. Pureness is usually reflected by white. Although this isn't white, it's close, so it does have impact. I am curious as to why the background is clear at the top and out of focus at the bottom. Not that it matters much, just curious. makes it look like it was taken at a strange angle. I also can't wait to find out how these shots were done. Great shot and good luck in the challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/19/2002 12:25:00 PM
Is this stop motion or did you suspend these somehow? If this is stop motion a more interesting background may have been more interesting. I like how all the pencils intersect another, no loners.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/19/2002 10:57:00 AM
I too thought about the ceiling stickers...but yours is better!
08/19/2002 10:45:00 AM
good idea and implementation...i really wish the pencils had more color to give this some punch. Lisa
08/19/2002 10:26:00 AM
EXCELLENT! I'm assuming that these pencils are falling. Nice work. I think the focus is right on, as well as the lighting - the over all tone of the photo blends well together. Nice work. 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/19/2002 09:59:00 AM
I can't decide it that's a cieling or a floor. Nice stop motion catch. Clarity and focus. Unfortuately the texture in the cieling takes away a bit. (a bit). I can see you were looking for a blank background. Good job in general.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/19/2002 01:20:00 AM
how did you get them to stick to the ceiling???

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