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Challenge: Bicycles (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Paris:Les Halles
Date: Apr 8, 2007
Aperture: F/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Interior, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 9, 2007

focal lenght 55 mm
auto levels

Place: 72 out of 174
Avg (all users): 5.5473
Avg (commenters): 7.2727
Avg (participants): 4.9808
Avg (non-participants): 5.7450
Views since voting: 693
Views during voting: 299
Votes: 201
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/04/2009 01:52:32 PM
I like this!
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04/24/2007 11:42:13 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

This is a wonderful minimalist photo. Most everything except the shape of the bicycle is stripped away, making the subject very clear. It's a very dramatic treatment, as was intended. The cobblestones make a great texture with the high contrast; a whole lot more interesting than a smooth road would be.

The composition is great. It's nicely balanced and really draws the viewer into the scene. The front hub is right on a rule-of-thirds intersection, and lots of lines point to it, making it the clear focal point. Cutting off the top of the rider intensifies the focus on the bicycle. Cutting off parts of the back wheel is unusual, and it works very well.

I am bothered by the "missing" spokes. It really isn't that distracting, and the subject is still clear. It just seems a bit strange to see some spokes but not all of them.

But overall a great photo. I've really enjoyed studying it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2007 07:56:52 PM
Very nice...
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04/17/2007 04:46:39 AM
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04/16/2007 09:23:07 PM
Very nice shot. The contrast is extraordinary.
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04/16/2007 11:34:06 AM
I love the old feel to this photograph. Beautiful lighting, and excellent execution.
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04/15/2007 08:27:59 PM
I love it. Very mysterious.
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04/14/2007 10:08:35 PM
great fields of darkness like giant smudges, yet the realism is absolute. 9
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04/14/2007 02:59:40 PM
I do indeed love the light on this.
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04/13/2007 03:51:17 PM
yes very dramatic, great cropping
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04/13/2007 11:06:53 AM
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04/11/2007 12:39:00 PM
I like the contrast
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04/11/2007 12:25:45 PM
Nice high-contrast editing.
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04/11/2007 07:52:49 AM
yeah, i like the framing, but maybe a little too effected. Tone it down a little, and this could be a great photo.
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