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Chain Chain Chain

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Chains (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: Roundtop, TX
Date: Apr 6, 2007
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/3200
Galleries: Abstract, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Apr 8, 2007

Pile of chains at Magruder Farm Antiques Fair near Roundtop, Texas

Place: 129 out of 171
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Views since voting: 781
Views during voting: 233
Votes: 147
Comments: 3
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04/22/2007 09:24:10 PM
by karmat

You only received two comments during the challenge, but I believe they nailed the basic issues with your picture.

First, the focus is just a touch off. It almost looks like the original was focused but in resizing it went "off." If that is the situation, I have found that resizing by small increments and sharpening slightly afterwards helps this. It is "close" but that makes it even more noticeable, in some ways.

Secondly, you lack a definite composition. I actually like shots where the subject "fills the frame." What I think makes them effective, that this shot is lacking, is that it helps to be technically perfect. Also, the subject needs to completely fill the frame. In this shot, some of the grass underneath is showing. It may have actually been better to back up a bit and give the shot more of a context.

Overall, this shot doesn't give the viewer anything to have an emotional attachment to. When that is not present, the shot has to be technically almost perfect. I think this shot has a lot of potential.

If I need to further explain or clarify myself, please feel free to pm me.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/14/2007 08:31:50 PM
Cool subject, but needs a little more composition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/12/2007 04:52:10 AM
I think this would look a fair bit better if it were sharper.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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