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Challenge: Motivational Poster (Advanced Editing I*)
Camera: Olympus D-40Z
Location: NJ
Date: Dec 26, 2003
Aperture: f3.4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Dec 26, 2003

I adjusted the contrast, levels, cropped a little, and used the photoshop distort diffuse glow effect for the overall shot.

Statistics
Place: 71 out of 94
Avg (all users): 4.8023
Avg (commenters): 3.4615
Avg (participants): 4.3788
Avg (non-participants): 5.0541
Views since voting: 1017
Votes: 177
Comments: 14
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01/09/2004 12:19:32 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Initial thoughts/My opinion
Like the strong red colour and the way you cropped the image. Text would be great on the right side. The digital glow effect is too much.

Content/Composition
I do see the artistical concept of this submission, but somehow this concept does not get through to me very well. While a guitar and the title fit very well together and also fit to the challenge topic, I don't really get why the message gets better to the viewer when the guitar is glowing and is loosing due to that almost all details. For electric guitar this might have worked better, but for an acoustic everything looks too hot and "loud".
Beside of that I do like the composition and crop: it follows the roll of third and works mainly with shape and lines (very appropriate for a guitar).
Not adding the text into the image itself was however not a so good choice: text in a well chosen (probably red) colour with some shadow and maybe curved along the guitar would have increased the overall look considerably.

Camera work -technically
Can't tell much about it, seems to be well focused. Exposure seems fine too but because of the post processing hard to judge.

Digital Processing - Technical
See my comments made above.

Fits the challenge
Yes, it does.

Personal remark
I looked through your portfolio and other submissions and one thing is striking: you are extremely versatile and you are trying to work out new perspectives and techniques. This shows in many of your very good pictures: they are all very different and creative. Like this a lot.
And in this context this image gets a new perspective to me in the sense that you tried to see what's possible for you and the voters. I appreciate this very much.

Good luck for your further submissions
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/04/2004 02:58:45 PM
Nice shot. Where is the poster look? Are you not into the photo editing portion of it?
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01/04/2004 01:17:08 PM
A nice thought and a well composed photo. But the lighting creates an odd effect of broken-up strings and frets, and I'm also a bit thrown off by the rim lighting, which seems overdone.
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01/02/2004 11:22:07 AM
Nice composition; great color; nice use of edging to separate the instrument from the border.
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01/02/2004 05:26:58 AM
To much photoshop. I just don't like this at all. -2
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12/31/2003 10:43:38 PM
Nice image but I thought the words were supposed to be on the photo
I like it though
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12/29/2003 02:21:36 PM
How is this motivational?
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12/29/2003 01:08:17 PM
A nice photo, but I wish the strings were visible the whole way. Too bad you didn't get the words onto the photo, like a poster would have them.
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12/29/2003 10:24:01 AM
interesting photo, very artsy.
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12/29/2003 08:31:59 AM
The edited glow looks o.k. but has damaged part of the image. The right hand side of the top, the left part of the round area for example.
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12/29/2003 08:29:21 AM
nice colors. but the glow effect doesn't do much for me.
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12/29/2003 07:49:40 AM
This looks too photoshopped to me, sorry
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12/29/2003 06:14:43 AM
The manipulation here borders on too much. Especially the white glow around the quitar. It's almost too simple. You definitely need the text in this image.
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12/29/2003 02:43:47 AM
heavily edited...
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