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Pop Art Slightly Burned
Pop Art Slightly Burned

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Challenge: Pop Culture (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8-4.0 Aspherical DG for Canon
Location: My bedroom
Date: Mar 24, 2007
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Studio, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Mar 24, 2007

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I was originally thinking about Pop Tarts :-) This is proof that you don't need a white background to have a white background. The background is actually a blue wall, but it got hit with enough light to peel the paint off.

Place: 60 out of 102
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07/02/2007 09:17:23 PM
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04/06/2007 11:38:14 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

Great idea. A very creative take on pop culture. But I don't really care for the execution. The composition doesn't seem balanced--it's a bit bottom-heavy. I do like the shape of the background (the negative space), but I think zooming out or moving back would have improved the composition.

The color is interesting. Burning out the blue wall to make it white is fine for the background, but the light it reflects gives a blue outline to the CD's and the lettering that I don't particularly like and a blueish cast to the toaster, which I do like. Except it doesn't really go with the brown spots. I like the texture of the dirty toaster, but not the color.

The other technical aspects (focus, exposure, etc.) are great. I especially like the glare around the metal edges, which nicely define the edges without being so bright to be distracting. And nice color on the CD's. (DVD's??)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/27/2007 02:10:33 PM
You'll probably get grief for not cleaning the toaster. :-) Love the duality of "burning toasters" along with the "Pop Culture" of, umm, borrowing music. Nicely done.
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03/26/2007 10:21:57 PM
Clever idea here.....
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03/26/2007 04:56:45 PM
creative idea
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03/26/2007 07:49:45 AM
I've had a burner like that...it worked just about as well! :}
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