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Challenge: Painting with Light (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Sony DSC-S75
Location: at home
Date: Jan 24, 2004
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: iso-100
Shutter: 8 sec
Galleries: Studio, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2004

nothing much to this one, just a crisp focus on the front fender and every thing else a bit fuzzy. the only thing i did to the photo was enhance 1%.

Place: 92 out of 120
Avg (all users): 4.7705
Avg (commenters): 4.3333
Avg (participants): 4.5195
Avg (non-participants): 4.9528
Views since voting: 1135
Votes: 183
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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02/20/2004 08:13:02 PM
I really like this photo. Very crisp with nice lighting. I would prefer to see the whole truck in focus, but this works. I wish I could do as well with my night shots.
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02/07/2004 12:04:10 AM
Greetings from the critique club :)

Hi dtouch1...

I think you did a good job with the painting with light here... For me, the shallow depth of field doesn't really work well in this photo. I don't see any particular need for it and it doesn't really isolate any specific point of interest in the image. The balance could also be a bit better with a little light on the left side of the truck so it doesn't seem void in that area....

John Setzler
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/26/2004 11:42:01 PM
Interesting shot but could do with more depth of field. So much of it is in focus I think it would be worth getting the rest.
I have copied this note onto a few others.
My only concern is, as you may have guessed from the amount of discussion on the forum re "painting with light" is whether it is painting with light.
Having been lucky enough to judge what is now a few hundred competitions in the last 30 years I feel I should say the first thing that happens is that they are sorted and any that do not immediatly seem to fit the category are dumped (hard but a fact). This is why so many competitions also run an "open category". Your picture, as good as it is, would, I feel have been rejected at this stage. "Painting with Light" has a fairly tight definition in photography but still allows a lot of lattitude for creativity.
I suspect that your scores may not reflect what the picture is worth which is a great shame. I believe if I was judging in another category I would have gone for a 7.
I do hope you understand my reasons for marking it down
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01/26/2004 09:30:54 PM
Nice clarity here, I like how the front fades to black.
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01/26/2004 01:55:26 PM
Very nice, compliments to you.
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01/26/2004 12:15:11 AM
Where's the non-stationary light source??

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