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Wash Day
Wash Day

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Challenge: Point of View (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-S85
Location: Pa
Date: Jan 13, 2004
Galleries: Still Life, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 13, 2004

Washing Machines @ the local laundromat.
The only thing done was resizing and added border.

Place: 109 out of 286
Avg (all users): 5.4286
Avg (commenters): 6.1538
Avg (participants): 5.3818
Avg (non-participants): 5.4667
Views since voting: 930
Votes: 245
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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01/23/2004 06:37:24 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Initial thoughts/My opinion
Like this image very much because it's clear structured. Less background might have been better.

I like the shinny and clean washing machines and their nice alignment. Combined with the lines of the ceiling it results in a good leading line effect. The back wall is disturbing a bit though: the leading lines lead the viewers eyes to the soap automate and he/she starts to read the text and things about what it is. However, because it's of no special importance, it should have been cropped away to make the image clearer. Same applies to the trashcan.
But all this is not a too big issue.
As suggested by others, a tighter angle along the machines might have been also interesting to improve the Point-of-View feeling. However, at a shallower angle the back wall would get more into the focus and using a shallower DOF to blur it would not work well IMO.
So I think you did regarding composition the best that is possible.
I like the clean light too.

Camera work -technically
Looks well done: exposure and focus (especially DOF) are well set.

Digital Processing - Technical
A bit more sharpening could have been applied and a tighter crop at the right and maybe also bottom and top. The border is not very special but it also does not disturb me.

Fits the challenge
To me it does so, however the POV is not too special and the Wow-factor is missing somehow. But this is my very personal view on the challenge topic.

Good luck for your upcoming submissions
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/20/2004 09:16:23 AM
A shot from inside the washing machine, looking out would have been a better 'point of view'
01/16/2004 10:25:01 PM
like the B&W nice DOF
01/16/2004 02:47:15 PM
The idea is great. Tones are good too. However I think a more effective shot would be more washing machines and less background.
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01/16/2004 06:44:52 AM
your framing of this accentuates the lense distortion....nice pic: tones, focus...A closer angle and not in the the frame but the machines and windows might have made a better abstract.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/14/2004 04:24:04 PM
I like this.
01/14/2004 03:11:51 PM
b&w adds to the statement (background sign would be better out of focus) overall well done
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/14/2004 12:12:55 PM
I like this photo a lot. I think it needs a tad more contrast in the post-processing tho, to make it really pop. 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/14/2004 11:45:50 AM
Good DOF. I never would have thought to use B&W for this, but it works well. Bright picture brings cleanliness to mind as well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/14/2004 11:27:05 AM
I might have blurred the background, but neat view of the washing machines.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/14/2004 10:56:39 AM
sharp and good tonal balance (but whats the point?)
01/14/2004 09:00:50 AM
Good composition, and nice angle. The image reminds me of a scene from Pecker. Good luck!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/14/2004 07:08:52 AM
Good use of perspective.
Works well in B/W
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01/14/2004 01:20:28 AM
01/14/2004 12:47:21 AM
great photo!

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