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Enclosed Pi²
Enclosed Pi²
Robert-L


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Challenge: Pi II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Home
Date: Apr 25, 2007
Aperture: F/5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200 sec.
Galleries: Science and Technology, Textures
Date Uploaded: Apr 25, 2007

I've seen something like the with Pi written Pi at school and thought of that when I saw this challenge, "Pi 2". (Of course) there had to be a circle (as a circle is something infinite, like the number Pi) and I chose to add a pair of compasses just to make the picture (I hope) a little more interesting. When I shot the picture, I wanted the result to be wide-stretched and horizontal, so after taking it I cropped it a bit in Photoshop. I converted the picture to duotone, but when I wanted to upload it I remembered duotone is not allowed. After that I made it high-key by adjusting the levels. Here is the result.

Statistics
Place: 21 out of 92
Avg (all users): 5.9723
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 5.7273
Avg (non-participants): 6.0239
Views since voting: 698
Views during voting: 382
Votes: 253
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0


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05/13/2007 08:47:29 PM
CRITIQUE CLUB CRITIQUE
by karmat

Compositionally, this is a balanced photograph, I think. There is a good "interaction" between the numbers and the compass. I also think that the long, narrow crop works well as well.

I like the high key effect you have gotten here. It adds interest to the shot, and it is also appealing that the numbers are readable, even as they go "out of focus" in the difference.

You had a commendable score and placement, but I suspect some viewers were turned off by the high key effect -- it does look blown out, and some of the detail is gone in the compass.

Good work, and if I need to further clarify or explain myself, please let me know.
Karma
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2007 04:08:17 PM
Composition and DOF are great. Lighting is just right!
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05/04/2007 05:36:56 PM
appears blown out to me
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05/04/2007 10:26:28 AM
Interesting effect. I'm not sure if I like the high contrast, but it is effective.
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05/04/2007 07:25:10 AM
Clever, I wish I'd thought of that ;-)
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05/04/2007 01:27:06 AM
Clever multiple use of pi in the picture. B&W presentation matches B&W aspect of math. Excellent minimalist inclusion of only the essential images. 8
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05/02/2007 11:38:31 AM
Good angle and lighting.
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05/02/2007 10:07:06 AM
a little too bright - details around the compass point seem bleached out. Otherwise good
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