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Techo


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Challenge: Symmetry II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: A dark room @ 10pm
Date: Apr 30, 2007
Aperture: F8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2007

Quick write up... I know this image isn't 100% symmetrical as one of my outtakes which is closer(which I will try to post) but the contrast is what won here. Tried hard to get the paper sections the same on both sides but my patience ran out. I always got the first side pleated nicely but the 2nd got me :) Should've panned/rotated the cam a bit to the right here. One diffused light from the top. This image barely needed any levels adjustment out of cam, shot in camera b/w jpg. So I'm pretty happy with that. The folds do remind me of wings and the pen, the body. "Give me wings so I can fly" was the first title to come to mind but it's pretty cheesy ;)

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Thanks for leaving your comments, votes and faves, everyone :)

Can't usually predict what kind of reactions people get from viewing my photos. Glad you like this one.
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(09/15/07)
Better late than never ;)
The outtake I got to editing just a few days ago.
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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 249
Avg (all users): 7.2130
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 7.0000
Avg (non-participants): 7.3600
Views since voting: 9564
Views during voting: 327
Votes: 169
Comments: 49
Favorites: 26 (view)


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03/29/2010 08:18:38 PM
That's a beauty!
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06/14/2007 11:31:09 AM
Very original perception and great DOF indeed ^.^
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05/13/2007 04:15:19 PM
Enchanting and top notch perception/execution. Congratulations on RED.
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05/13/2007 03:00:41 PM
Greetings from the critique club. I'm really not sure what to say about this image. I mean the voters liked it and commented on it, not sure what else a member of the CC can offer to help you. The only thing that I do notice is that its not really symmetrical as the lower left side is larger then the right side, I think thats a result not being straight on with pen. Otherwise its been well recieved by the voters and I like the post processing.

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05/12/2007 05:56:20 PM
Great entry for this challenge! Congratulations on the Ribbon and a very well executed shot!!
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05/12/2007 07:36:11 AM
I keep coming back to this wonderful abstract! Congrats on your very well deserved ribbon
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05/11/2007 08:19:35 PM
You are getting sleepy, veeeeery sleeeeeepyyyyyyyy, you will now teach the concept photography claaaaaaaassss. snap!
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05/10/2007 06:16:22 PM
I could stare at this one for hours. Lovely!
Pure, simple, abstract view of everyday objects! Perfecto!
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05/10/2007 04:16:18 PM
I love shots like this. simple and classy but impactful. congrats!
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05/10/2007 04:07:58 PM
Congrats! you have a way with pen and paper.
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05/10/2007 12:01:43 PM
I can't even believe how amazing and perfectly executed this photo is! I'm so glad it won the recognition of a ribbon. Congratulatios on perfection.
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05/10/2007 08:49:17 AM
Very nice...congratulations on winning the red ribbon!
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05/09/2007 10:07:31 PM
Congrats ... Way cool!!!
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05/09/2007 12:42:14 PM
very nice!
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05/09/2007 11:29:42 AM
very neat, congrats!!!!!
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05/09/2007 10:56:32 AM
So simple and so well done...great B&W
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05/09/2007 08:32:01 AM
Congrats on your Red. Simple clean shot.
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05/09/2007 08:27:19 AM
Well done.
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05/09/2007 03:46:57 AM
Really nice shot! DOF and contrast just perfect!
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05/09/2007 01:13:26 AM
Congrats!!! Fantastic shot!

Jack
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05/09/2007 01:08:54 AM
very different :) congrats!
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05/09/2007 01:04:13 AM
Very cool.....congrats on the ribbon!
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05/09/2007 12:48:55 AM
One of my three 10s in this challenge - I felt you really nailed it with this one (but glad you didn't get the blue ;¬P); I would love to be able to take something this good.
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05/09/2007 12:40:33 AM
Beautiful and so creative. Huge congrats on the Red, Techo.
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05/09/2007 12:05:16 AM
Nice! Congrats Techo!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/08/2007 10:49:01 PM
this is amazing, VERY nice job. 8
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05/08/2007 05:37:35 PM
very cool! like the DOF- 8
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05/08/2007 02:47:15 PM
Very nice crisp detail and excellent b&w conversion. Good use of DOF as well. Nicely done!
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05/08/2007 01:09:47 PM
This is pretty perfect.
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05/07/2007 11:05:49 PM
very creative...technically well done
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05/07/2007 09:31:33 AM
I'm shocked... beautiful...
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05/07/2007 03:29:02 AM
Nice idea, great shot. Excellent use of DOF.
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05/06/2007 08:39:17 PM
nice point of focus. the black and white is perfect.
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05/06/2007 12:51:08 PM
Techo? IreneM?
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05/06/2007 12:36:50 PM
perfect symmetry!
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05/06/2007 10:13:18 AM
Good idead. I like the b/w
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05/06/2007 08:54:36 AM
Perfect IMO. You get a 10 from me.
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05/05/2007 05:15:02 AM
I love this picture My favorite in the challenge, so far
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05/04/2007 06:11:52 PM
Extremely nice ! Grreat use of shallw DOF - 9
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05/04/2007 01:37:31 AM
Great use of the DOF, great contrast!
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05/03/2007 11:32:27 PM
wow- amazing shot- outstanding----
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05/03/2007 08:58:14 PM
Great!
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05/03/2007 09:34:23 AM
I love how some people can make simple items so interesting and wonderful to look at. This photo has a nice balance to it and is fun to look at. The DOF was the right choice here as is the color (B/W) tones. Nicely done! Bump to 10!
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05/03/2007 06:36:16 AM
8
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05/02/2007 09:16:11 PM
This looks so cool, I actually attempted to count your pages to find something wrong. Nice job!
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05/02/2007 03:24:17 PM
nice picture, although not entirely symmetric. pages on the left seem to reach lower than the ones on the right.
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05/02/2007 01:30:54 PM
Superbly composed - I really do like this very much.
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05/02/2007 12:23:00 PM
exellent work! - good luck!
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05/02/2007 06:39:33 AM
Wonderful. Well conceived and executed. Clear focus, wonderfully shot and processed. I love the shallow DoF, used here to very good effect. Nothing bad to say here.
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