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Slinky Red Symmetry
Slinky Red Symmetry

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Challenge: Symmetry II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
Location: TX
Date: May 1, 2007
Aperture: 10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Abstract, Textures
Date Uploaded: May 1, 2007

levels, curves, contrast, cropped, resized saved for web

Taken outside, late afternoon. Forgot to change the WB on the camera from Shade to Auto or Daylight - DOH!

Wahooo - PB for me! :) (5/8/07)

You have no idea how hard it was to keep that slinky from moving on the red plastic when the breeze blew, lol. This was the best allignment nature would allow me :P

Place: 36 out of 249
Avg (all users): 6.3902
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 5.9841
Avg (non-participants): 6.6436
Views since voting: 1510
Views during voting: 236
Votes: 164
Comments: 15
Favorites: 3 (view)

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07/27/2009 06:53:53 PM
This works great, the only thing bad point i can see is the shadow is slightly off center.
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03/12/2008 05:41:23 PM
Not 100% symmetrical but very cool shot. Simplicity is beautiful sometimes.
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06/24/2007 12:51:48 PM
Woo Hoo! That's my shipmate! :)
I was one of your 19 eights (8's) (alignment & crop a wee off for me otherwise a 10)
You rock, Lady! Way to go on the PB
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06/15/2007 10:39:07 PM
Wow - very interesting symmetry, and bold colors... Nice!
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06/08/2007 12:50:17 AM
Neat graphic look. The red looks like Jello. Where's my spoon?
Well done, and a great concept too.
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05/18/2007 11:58:49 PM
I love the effects of the element of design with this one.
I also love the contrast of color as well.....
A really great image here.....
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05/13/2007 09:42:36 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

My first reaction to this image was, "Cool! A Slinky!" ('cause I like Slinkys!)

My second reaction was, "Cool! It's bergiekat's image!" ('cause I like Kat!)

What a fun study in light and shadow! I like the way the shadow becomes the main subject by filling the upper third of the image. The symmetry in the image works in more than one direction--across the middle of the Slinky both horizontally and vertically, and again the Slinky and its shadow. The composition describes the 3-D nature of the subject so well.

I also like how well the individual coils of the slinky are defined by light...nothing blown out, everything in focus. The only thing that bothers me a little is the clipping of the ends of the Slinky...I'd like to see the theme of circles and curves completed at the edges of the frame.

Overall it's a playful image that fits the challenge well and was well received by the voters. Not much to quibble with here!

Keep playing!
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05/09/2007 03:31:12 PM
way to go Kat! It is a thrill to be right next to you on the results page! And I loved this shot during the challenge! Great! and CONGRATS on the new PB!
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05/09/2007 10:30:52 AM
Kat!! WOW! This is freaking AWESOME! Congratulations on having such a cool photo in first place on your profile page!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2007 09:36:19 AM
looks like allien's eyes... greatly done... congrats..
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05/04/2007 05:50:36 PM
Good idea. Veru nice
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05/04/2007 02:00:39 AM
Very cool idea! Next time, align everything perfectly (especially the slinky on the line and the light source perpendicular to the line) and you'll get a 10 from me :P now it's an 8
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05/03/2007 11:41:31 PM
great job- nice shot
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05/03/2007 08:52:46 PM
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05/02/2007 12:10:53 AM
creative abstract using simple props
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