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Homage to Johan Vaaler
Homage to Johan Vaaler
EddyG


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Simplicity (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Location: My basement
Date: Dec 9, 2003
Aperture: 16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Dec 9, 2003

The paperclip is "standing" on some photo glossy paper, carefully positioned over a magnet to hold it upright.

(Johan Vaaler was a Norwegian and is credited with the invention of the paper clip in 1899.)

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 262
Avg (all users): 6.5900
Avg (commenters): 8.3684
Avg (participants): 6.5280
Avg (non-participants): 6.6579
Views since voting: 4067
Votes: 239
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/15/2003 09:35:53 PM
I really like the way you have done this shot, the shine on the object it great, and the shadow is great, I would not change it....10
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12/15/2003 02:44:51 PM
Cool shot!
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12/14/2003 06:47:31 AM
Wonderful concept and I like the compostion very much. I especially like the way the clip just stands there. Overall, I would have liked the image better had the lighting not been so harsh and maybe a less bright and slightly toned background.
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12/13/2003 05:34:14 PM
No chance you will get clipped on this image.

An excellent image - Composition, framing, lighting and technical quality all outstanding. This alone merits a high placing for this image.

Add the simplicity of the subject and of the image itself and this one should get a blue ribbon next to it.
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12/13/2003 10:58:22 AM
wonerful shot. Very good composition. 10
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12/12/2003 02:30:25 PM
Very nice!
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12/12/2003 08:31:37 AM
You are right it was Johan Waaler who invented the paper clip. And I was always told it was invented in New Zealand :( Anyway lovely pic, nice effect with the shadow (9)
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12/12/2003 08:11:20 AM
+Great composition. Very good focus. Simple yet impressive shot.
-Some of the highlights are a bit much, especially at the curves.
Score10
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12/12/2003 03:04:06 AM
Fantastic shot. Really, it meets the challenge. The composition is perfect. I love the use of the rule of thirds and the shadow is great, too. Furthermore, the focus is good. Yes, really a simple shot, but very beatiful picture. 9
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12/11/2003 04:42:40 PM
This is my fav paper clip shot of the lot. Love the brightness on the clip, glad you didnt add a border, love the shadow. Overall, nice sharp image, good 2/3 rules & composition. Just all around good stuff, man!
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12/11/2003 09:44:21 AM
absolutely wonderful! how did U do that????? magnet? glue?? but I thought was a magnificient piece of art. great work. 10.
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12/11/2003 03:41:17 AM
Very nicely done indeed, the shadow is excellent.
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12/10/2003 03:30:49 PM
Very interesting shot... magnet? Focus and DOF are excellent.

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12/10/2003 01:27:00 PM
Technical: Most all images submitted fit the challenge. This does well. Exposure composition focus lighting all good. Simplicity for sure.

Personal: I looked up Johan Vaaler to find out who he was, so the title certainly compelled me. Nice statement made here.

My vote: 7
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12/10/2003 10:48:29 AM
Overall interest : 1/3
Technical : 3/3 (I like the simple effective setup)
Challenge fit : 2/2
Wow factor :1/2 (Don't know exactly why? the shadow maybe?)
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12/10/2003 10:29:03 AM
Doesn't get much simpler than that! Nice shot.
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12/10/2003 06:23:43 AM
Nice shadow!
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12/10/2003 05:17:05 AM
good shadows !
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12/10/2003 01:53:20 AM
Very ceative, simple subject, but very well executed shot 8
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