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Challenge: What is this Pencil? (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: living room
Date: Oct 16, 2007
Aperture: f./6.3
ISO: ISO-200
Shutter: 1/6 sec.
Date Uploaded: Oct 16, 2007

yeah...smoking is bad for your health...need i say more...wish i could have done this better...i felt kinda rushed, and i had other ideas for the pencil that didn't work out...

Statistics
Place: 105 out of 112
Avg (all users): 4.4536
Avg (commenters): 3.3750
Avg (participants): 4.0000
Avg (non-participants): 4.5962
Views since voting: 812
Views during voting: 416
Votes: 280
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0


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10/27/2007 11:14:02 AM
I know you can do better than this, because I've seen some of your other work. The whole image seems a bit gray. I think a levels adjustment might help. I like your message. It deserves a bit more effort.
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10/26/2007 11:32:17 PM
I like the idea, but yeah, the lighting and low contrast don't help it. You could use this as a processing exercise - see what you can do about the contrast and sharpness.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/23/2007 09:23:07 AM
I don't quite get this --- if you are going for a cigarette feel, I would have added some smoke coming out of the pencil. A bit more contrast would have helped too (the image is a bit flat)and would have made those darks stand out more.
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10/22/2007 08:54:40 AM
Lower ISO and better focus would improve the image
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10/20/2007 02:44:54 PM
I think more contrast is needed to create a more impacting picture..
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10/20/2007 03:49:09 AM
Probably safer with the graphite. Seems a tad unsharp IMO.
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10/19/2007 10:59:36 AM
your title might go better if you had a cig box in the shot as well. I am assuming that by "cancer stick" you are talking about cigarrettes, but the pencil does not really convey that.
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10/19/2007 09:19:31 AM
Nice idea. Everything falls in the midtones. Would like to see some true blacks and whites.
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10/18/2007 03:18:43 PM
Dull and boring. Is it on a tissue?
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10/18/2007 12:07:08 PM
I don't get the title? Hmmmmmmm Seems oof as well
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10/18/2007 10:22:40 AM
The title is the only thing that is gettng your message accross.
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10/18/2007 06:36:00 AM
I really dig the idea behind this, but the contrast is distractingly flat.
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10/18/2007 01:17:12 AM
I don't quite understand what's the idea behind the image
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10/17/2007 10:36:06 PM
I like your idea. The colors and gray areas seem a little flat to me. Perhaps if there was more contast or if the pencil was in an ash tray, I would have scored it higher.
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10/17/2007 02:08:28 PM
This image really lacks contrast. Making the whites brighter would have helped a lot.
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10/17/2007 09:53:49 AM
Underexposed. Needs more contrast...adjust levels.
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10/17/2007 09:15:00 AM
Unemotional
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10/17/2007 04:56:16 AM
The lighting is bad. And the whole shot is dull.
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