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Vanishing Strings
Vanishing Strings

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Challenge: Vanishing Point II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: Bedroom
Date: May 10, 2007
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30
Galleries: Abstract
Date Uploaded: May 10, 2007

Well, I really wanted to get back into DPC, so i thought I'd shoot for this challenge. Initially I was thinking of doing the long straight road style photo, but couldn't think of anywhere close where I wouldn't get runover :P ... So I've always wanted to do this shot, and I wanted to try out my new sigma 10-20, so this is what I came up with after a lot of experimentation.

Lighting was pretty dodgy, just flourescent bulb in my room. Biggest problem with this shot was DOF. I couldn't get enough of it :( ... So i shot at f/22, and hope for the best... Took a fair bit of sharpening to get it here... Also, i wanted it on a black background... but my black sheet wasn't big enough :( ...

- Raw conversion w/crop, rotate and WB fix
- Noise ninja
- clone out some dust bunnies
- heavy curves, and moved whitepoint too
- HSL for very minor sat pump
- smart sharpen
- resize 640
- smart sharpen
- sRGB convert
- dpc save for web

Place: 84 out of 195
Avg (all users): 5.6400
Avg (commenters): 5.3750
Avg (participants): 5.4286
Avg (non-participants): 5.7355
Views since voting: 752
Views during voting: 336
Votes: 225
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/26/2007 05:52:05 PM
Hello from the Critique club, my name is Jon Rowe, and i will be looking at your image this evening :)

Composition/Lighting : classic vanishing point shot, done well also. i think the reason for all the sub-6 votes is because of the top tight crop. if tilted back a little more, i feel it would have done better seeing the actual vanishing point. here the viewer is left wondering, which sometimes is a good thing but i think in this instance the vanishing point needs to be visible .

Challenge : this definitely meets the challenge, but as stated the end needs to be seen to finish the point of vanishing.

Conclusion : very nice score, good placement, and well shot. you should be proud of this. very nice job. keep up the great work

Keep on shootin!

Good luck on your future challenges:)
-Jon Rowe
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/22/2007 11:43:20 PM
More of the handle please... The crop is a bit too tight at the top.
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05/21/2007 03:14:46 PM
This is a well-balanced, documentary type image. What it's missing IMO is some drama. Some "Wow!". For this subject I think you could have done a little more with lighting, perhaps something soft to pick up the shimmer on the strings, darker around the outside of the composition. A single light source out of view towards the far neck end. ??? Just a thought. Good luck in the challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/20/2007 07:12:16 PM
Masons galore
05/20/2007 07:10:35 PM
Ncely executed
05/20/2007 12:08:10 AM
I love this concept. I wish you could have gone a little farther up the strings though. Great detail.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/19/2007 04:34:49 AM
slick but rigid. nice.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/18/2007 09:15:39 PM
Novel idea... I like it. Would benefit from being a bit sharper and perhaps cropping off the lower 1/4 of the image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/17/2007 11:05:40 AM
This is a classic image that has been done many times. You have done it very well. Great capture.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/16/2007 07:07:50 PM
Nice Photo. I'm not sure that it would help or hurt the photo, but for some reason I'm disappointed that I can't see the far end of the guitar.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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