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Little Guardian of Symmetry
Little Guardian of Symmetry

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Challenge: Symmetry II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm f/2.0D
Date: May 1, 2007
Aperture: 11
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/40
Date Uploaded: May 1, 2007

Pretty much a snapshot 2 hours before deadline.
Shot of a hosta.

Oh well, cheesy shot. Natural light. Straight overhead. Anyone notice the bug (little guardian). Noise added intentionally. 8x10 crop. Some LCH adjustments. Used camera B&W setting. Rotated image. All done in Nikon Capture NX.

I had a better idea in my mind, too busy to implement. Maybe I'll revisit it as a freestudy entry next month.

Post Challenge Comments:
Picture did better than expected. Really nothing more than a snapshot outside after the rain. Bug is the saving grace of the photo in my opinion. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' noraneko's' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/675/120/505776.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/675/120/505776.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' photo is just as convincing. Personally

Place: 11 out of 249
Avg (all users): 6.7095
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.5862
Avg (non-participants): 6.7889
Views since voting: 2019
Views during voting: 241
Votes: 148
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)

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01/08/2008 04:15:41 PM
Nice angle. Good work.
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05/27/2007 08:05:49 AM
This is just so perfect, and what a wonderful capture you have here.
I love it when we see water droplets on nature like this, as it really makes the images pop.....
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05/17/2007 04:35:44 PM
Congrats on your PB, that 2 in a row! Awesome B&W treatment. I need to work on that skill. I never seem to be able to achieve a good B&W digitally.
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05/14/2007 06:24:55 AM
This has "immediate impact" when the piture pops up, in addition to very pleasing balance and duality in the symmetry - patterns and light/dark kinda thing going on. Very crisp focus also adds to that immediate impact. I'd say all of the above contributed to the very nice score, but I've yet to figure out how voters work, so this is just my best guess.
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05/13/2007 04:25:15 PM
Lovely presentation. Congratulations on your 11th place finish.
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05/11/2007 09:03:41 PM
I gave this a 7 because I didn't understand why it was desaturated. The symmetry is very nice. Congratulations on a terrific score and a new PB!
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05/11/2007 02:11:05 PM
This is a great sly, subtle representation of symmetry - and you're right, the bug is what gives it that little extra something.
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05/10/2007 10:48:02 PM
way to go! this shot is much more interesting than the top 10, and it's tough to make an interesting shot with symmetry.

p.s. I didn't notice the bug!
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05/09/2007 10:18:48 AM
Jayson, WAY TO GO!!!! This is AWESOME!!! That black and white thing is certainly making you the master :)

I love the teeny tiny bug! Congratulations on such a great finish!

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05/09/2007 07:49:49 AM
Woo hoo Jayson! Great finish for a great photo. I actually didn't even see the insect, and still voted you an 8. I appreciate the kind comments you left in regard to my photo, but I think this one does show symmetry better - and deserved the higher score. Anyway, very well done!
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05/09/2007 07:48:00 AM
Very nice shot Jayson and great score. I would like to see this in color.
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05/09/2007 03:27:51 AM
Congrats, Jayson! That's a cool shot and a great new personal best!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/06/2007 10:16:39 AM
Nore contrast maybe? It's almost too grey. But I really like it despite that. Keep up the good work
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05/04/2007 01:43:50 PM
Very good use of the full grayscale range
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05/03/2007 11:34:17 PM
love it----
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05/03/2007 10:33:24 AM
I really like this...excellent symmetry. I think that the bug actually takes away from the image and is a bit distracting. 9
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05/02/2007 02:30:49 PM
Great texture, I would like to check out a color version. But the BW looks like a staircase, kinda fools the eye a bit. Nice job!
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