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Challenge: Negative Space (Classic Editing)
Camera: Kodak DC4800
Location: My Porch
Date: Sep 12, 2002
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 15, 2002

Dunno what to say other than I worked under Tungsten lighting, used a tripod and took several shots. I had a difficult time choosing from several that I like a lot.

Place: 22 out of 218
Avg (all users): 6.4373
Avg (commenters): 7.7000
Avg (participants): 6.4621
Avg (non-participants): 6.4176
Views since voting: 2135
Votes: 327
Comments: 30
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/21/2002 06:08:00 PM
I know you want the black ball shadows to go away... Great idea. Not quite compliant with the challenge, but I like it about an 8
09/21/2002 10:04:00 AM
Great idea - did you mean for the slight lack of overlap in the middle ? Seems slightly softly focused - I think I'd prefer it more crisp for such a graphic shot, maybe even with more extended contrast to make it more of a black and white than it is.
09/20/2002 01:23:00 PM
simply marbleous darling
09/20/2002 11:35:00 AM
Clean, sharp and reasonably striking. Nice composition, good that it's not exactly a mirror image within the frame. Not sure it's one I could spend hours looking at, but nice contrasts and highlights.
Is that your Go pieces? Or Othello?
6, Kavey
09/19/2002 06:25:00 PM
Great contrasts, nice lighting and good framing. My only nitpick is that the middle black button has separated from the black edge.
09/19/2002 12:48:00 PM
This is a very nice idea... I love contrasts, as well as black and white images. I'm exceptionally glad that you didn't terminate the diagonal in the upper left corner. I think that the off balance symmetry here creates a very nice image... The only item here that I don't care for is the direction of the light. I would rather see the shadows from the black beads cast into the black side of the image where they would be invisible.
Meets Challenge: 10
Technical Merit: 8
Artistic Merit: 10
Creative Merit: 9
WOW Factor:8

Score: 9 - JMSetzler
09/19/2002 09:11:00 AM
Hmm - I like this image a lot, but I'm not sure which 'space' is the negative and which is the positive - maybe that's the point!
09/19/2002 05:43:00 AM
Very creative. Nice job with the challenge.
09/18/2002 03:12:00 PM
This shot jumped out at me immediately with its simplicity. Part of me would like to see it going corner to corner, but the other part of me likes the assymetrical part. karmat
09/18/2002 07:33:00 AM
Super contrasts here & use of negative space. I really like it.
09/18/2002 03:10:00 AM
the white ball near the bottom is offsides, so the black balls get to move ten yards towards the goal. Great shot. You should have tried to run the line from corner to corner. 8
09/17/2002 08:25:00 PM
09/17/2002 01:59:00 PM
great neg space shot .. similar to one i almost sub'd. focus could be a hair sharper.. otherwise great. 7. mag99
09/17/2002 11:27:00 AM
I like the idea behind this photo. Might have looked better if the lighting was more directly over the black marbles. The shadows kind of take away from the affect. Focus looks good. Good usage of negative space. 7
09/17/2002 10:34:00 AM
all of the balls should have been lined up on the line or none of them should have. Something looks wrong with the dividing line in the lower right corner. A picture like this calls for perfection. great idea and use of negative space. 7
09/17/2002 08:38:00 AM
good one...
09/17/2002 07:46:00 AM
I like this picture alot, but I'm disurbed by the shadows. Even if the give the picture som life... I would like to have prefered less or non shadows at all in the picture.
09/16/2002 11:06:00 PM
great job.
09/16/2002 07:35:00 PM
creative. appealing. good abstract.
09/16/2002 07:25:00 PM
very creative and clean. i have one thing that detracts from the shot, and its the middle black ball not hugging the line tightly. and also why did you choose not to make the line diagonal from the top left corner to the bottom right? it would seem more balenced if the amount of black and white space were equal.
09/16/2002 03:30:00 PM
Nice abstract; kind of a "double negative space" thing. For me the photo is technically fine, has good lighting and great use of neg spc, but is missing that little "something" that would make me want to rate it higher. lhall-7
09/16/2002 02:12:00 PM
Chinese checker marbles on a diagonal line....... an elegant yin yang statement.
09/16/2002 02:05:00 PM
This is a great piece... light and dark... but the dark is winning... its taking more space than the light... putting it on top gives it an overpowering feeling... it feels cramped..pushing down...
09/16/2002 01:17:00 PM
Creative work. Nice. Good luck. Score 7 Justine
09/16/2002 12:43:00 PM
EXCELLENT - can I say WOW, Great lighting and composition. As I look at this, I think, does the neg space emphasize this....YES, it is what really makes this pic work. On one hand, I think that the marbles(?) should be more equal...but on the other hand they don't - the unevenness (if that's a word) brings a little more personality to the pic. Wonderful job!! 10
Ruthann One of my TOP TOP 10, would give this an 11 If I could
09/16/2002 12:38:00 PM
Great composition and execution of a good idea.
09/16/2002 11:00:00 AM
Excellent shot, the only thing I don't like is the shadows of the black balls, every thing else is spot on. 6-Martin
09/16/2002 06:47:00 AM
Composition: Verr good would have been even better if you had gone for grey rather than trying to make it white 7
Lighting: good 6,
Appeal: 7, Total Rating 8 Sulamk
09/16/2002 03:43:00 AM
Very creative and artisitic, I like this photo. Good stuff!
09/16/2002 01:27:00 AM
I only have trouble with the shadows coming from the black dots and that the middle black one isn't lined up. Otherwise, good contrast.

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