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Be Strong
Be Strong
Konador


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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Motivational Poster (Advanced Editing I*)
Collection: Posters
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 28-105mm f/4-5.6 II USM
Location: Studio
Date: Dec 22, 2003
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Still Life, Action
Date Uploaded: Dec 22, 2003

Don't let others get you down.

100% Unedited (except resize, sharpen, border)

Canon 28-105mm Lens

This was the first submission to the challenge :)

My other idea was a photo of a vacuum cleaner, with the title "Just because you suck, it doesn't mean you're useless" but I thought that would make people feel bad, not motivate them :P

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 94
Avg (all users): 7.0643
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.8095
Avg (non-participants): 7.2130
Views since voting: 8331
Votes: 171
Comments: 32
Favorites: 13 (view)


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02/17/2007 02:13:57 PM
Seen this a lot of times actually, but never commented on it. This is a perfect concept and you executed it great. good to see there was digital quality a couple of years ago :P (j/k)
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03/04/2005 10:58:06 AM
Your recent forum posting of this photo let me know of this. Anyway, what a wonderful idea and recreation of that idea! Top class for this genre.
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01/19/2005 03:36:07 PM
my mom got me a poster of this and when I was mad at her and kinda rude I admit, she took it back and I haven't seen it since!

I blame her attitude that I got from her! I wish I didn't!
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01/21/2004 06:08:59 PM
someone might have said this (don't feel like reading other's comments..) but i think the text should have been centered. i like this, because it's not a sunset.
you're amazing, by the way.
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01/05/2004 01:50:37 AM
Hi Konador,
The left lower quarter of the photo is quiet hot. It's not your exposure but your lighting. Possibly to strong, or you caught a reflection (bounce) off of the white in the seen. This caused you to lose detail on the edges of the domino's at the bottom. It also caused the same effect on the one domino right behind the last one standing. It looks like reflection (bounce) to me. Changing your angle to the light or using cheese cloth or something to defuse the light would have helped you out here both with the details & the hot spot there in the center. Two things I see that are of some distraction. The blue background momentarly grabs the eye pulling it away from the domino's. Lightening it up a bit may have helped here. The other distraction are the black lines on the edges of the standing domino's. They are just out of place with the rest of the photograph. I am assuming they are either a highlight or string to hold up the domino's in either case they detract from the photo. All in all this is a well thought out photo. The composition is very nice, the take on the domino's with your title works well here.

Frankie
Critique club
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01/05/2004 12:14:31 AM
Congratulations Very well done.
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01/05/2004 12:08:25 AM
This is just marvelous work, Ben!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/04/2004 02:13:04 PM
Excellent poster. Lovely play of depth of field and sharpness, nothing wrong with it, one of my favourites (10)
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01/04/2004 01:52:40 PM
Very nice, I like the idea, the setup and your final shot. With all the white I know the lighting can be tough. The question that comes to my mind is if that dominoe is standing strong, how did the ones behind it fall? Nice work.
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01/03/2004 04:05:05 AM
Creative
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01/02/2004 05:47:38 AM
Very good ... one of the best I have seen here in this challenge. -10
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01/01/2004 07:20:39 PM
Beautiful whites, excellent focus, wonderful composition... nice job on the text, too!
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01/01/2004 06:08:09 PM
Very cool poster - great concept.
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01/01/2004 05:38:30 PM
Great shot! The photo and caption fit each other beautifully, one of my favourites from the challenge. Good Luck.
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01/01/2004 02:55:51 PM
this has to be a winner 10/10 great dof, focus is great, and has the wow factor
good luck
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01/01/2004 12:19:21 PM
Very Nice
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12/30/2003 06:09:07 AM
nice idea - dominos usually used for falling down themes - so taking the standing up straight approach makes the point well. I like the way the dots are invisible everywhere else to add to the focus on the action pieces.
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12/29/2003 10:56:22 PM
wonderful photo. great compositions and technically sound. the border + text also looks very professional. the only thing i would change (which would possibly require just slightly different composition, as a result) is making the standing domino the last in line. it seems like 4 dominos have fallen on it.. it's miraculously standing strong.. yet all the rest have fallen over for no reason apparent to me. and, the dominos at the top of the photo are also still standing.. a composition with this one as the sole domino strong enough to hold its own would convey the message a little better for me. (it doesn't bother me as much as it may sound)
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12/29/2003 10:02:22 PM
I think this would have worked better with a black background border. More contrast between the border and the photo may have made the photo stand out better
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12/29/2003 02:27:01 PM
Great shot, but this is let down by your choice of font, which is a real shame as this is certainly one of the better entries.
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12/29/2003 02:11:37 PM
Nice image. Not too crazy about the font used for "BE STRONG" and "STRENGTH". I really like the way you superimposed the different kinds of text.
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12/29/2003 02:11:30 PM
Wonderful focus, light and presentation. Compliments only.
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12/29/2003 01:17:45 PM
The focus and lighting on this are great.
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12/29/2003 09:33:52 AM
What a wonderful postoer. The photo is great and the graphic design of the text is perfect. Good job. Jacko 10
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12/29/2003 08:58:30 AM
Great typography and photo!
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12/29/2003 08:50:31 AM
By far, my favorite of the bunch. Beautifully lit and wonderful message.
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12/29/2003 08:34:45 AM
great DOF , color scheme, font choice, and overall setup.
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12/29/2003 08:27:28 AM
Good message that is illustrated well by the photo. I think the word strength should not have run off the edge, but should have been contained within the margin.
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12/29/2003 08:13:48 AM
Great image. Especially the way you used the front and back of the stones to move the eye to the strong one. I also think the clarity and the composition is great and the match to the text. Perfect. 10
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12/29/2003 03:26:37 AM
Great concept, well designed. Like the ghosted word under the grey text. Image is dead on. Lovely DOF and composition in the photo. Simple and clean. Love it.
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12/29/2003 01:23:21 AM
Nice clear shot, great lighting. Fits the challenge well and the title is very appropriate to the image. Nice work.
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12/29/2003 12:38:10 AM
Just a little blown out in a couple of places on the dominoes.
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