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Conspicuous by its absence
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Challenge: Missing Link (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro for Pentax
Location: Longueuil, Quebec
Date: Jul 15, 2007
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/45
Galleries: Macro, Textures
Date Uploaded: Jul 15, 2007

A simple effect with two 6" length of industrial chain

Saturation +27
Contrast +27

Place: 44 out of 119
Avg (all users): 5.5923
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.2553
Avg (non-participants): 5.7831
Views since voting: 772
Views during voting: 193
Votes: 130
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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07/27/2007 11:35:35 AM
***From the Critique Club***

First Impression - the most important one:
Simple, Subtle, great. I like it.
Great idea, it's not a piece that I would hang on my wall... but it fits the challenge great. I did notice, that one link is turned going the other way, maybe that is to try and show all the chains are connected, but that pulls my attention away from the missing link. I think if you left them all going one way, we would have made the connection that they are all connected and it would have made the missing link a stronger pull of our attention.
Clever idea, but the one problem I have in this picture is that it is missing something that really draws my eyes to it. I love the title, it is very fitting, and I guess as you put it the absence of the link, draws my attention. I guess what I'm trying to say is personally, the grey chains, although brilliantly subtle, don't have enough draw to make me really say "WOW".
Technical (Colour, focus, and light):
I love the colour, and the lighting, they are perfect for this picture. The chains also have great texture
It is very apparent that you have an artistic eye, and that you can see like a photographer should. I really like the artistic side of this image; I think it’s creative and almost abstract.
To grow its vote?:
The only way I can think of to grow this pictures vote is, well first turn the sideways link to go the same direction as all the rest. Then try and add something to the image to draw our eyes a little more, to make the missing link stand out a little bit more. I'm not sure how you would go about doing that, but it’s a suggestion.
I like it. it could be made stronger, but I think you have a great eye.

Great job on one of your best finishes! P.S. I really like your picture “sharing your precious with me!?!”

Happy shooting, CBoydrun.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/22/2007 11:35:21 AM
Cool. I like this, the colours are great, focus too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/21/2007 02:10:04 PM
Good capture of a difficult subject. I like how you have very little in blown out reflections.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/20/2007 04:39:18 PM
Too redundant.
07/17/2007 04:39:46 PM
Good title-7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/16/2007 09:35:20 AM
So many chain links in this challenge that it really takes something special to make an image stand out

This is one of a few in the competition that really do

Lovely colours, dof and textured feel
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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