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So near, yet still so far: The screw that can't be reached. (#!@&*$!!)
So near, yet still so far: The screw that can't be reached. (#!@&*$!!)

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Distance (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2007
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Location: Irving, Texas
Date: Oct 19, 2007
Aperture: F 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1 second
Galleries: Macro, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Oct 21, 2007

A frustration known by anyone who works with any type of machinery.

Place: 151 out of 156
Avg (all users): 4.6073
Avg (commenters): 4.5714
Avg (participants): 4.6170
Avg (non-participants): 4.6042
Views since voting: 775
Views during voting: 297
Votes: 191
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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10/31/2007 04:21:34 PM
I gave it 7. I read it exactly like you intended. The blur is a bit distracting, but I saw the point in it. I like B&W and the crop itself. I like the roughness of the picture. I don't think picture has to be razor sharp to be good. To me it is a good picture which conveys the challenge theme in a clever and unusual way.

But, what do I know...
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10/31/2007 12:19:21 AM
Almost made the brown ribbon with this one. The score was not unexpected. I had an idea, but was not able to get it across visually.

The graininess was intentionally induced. An artistic effort that was probably not obvious enough, so just looked flawed. The blur of the screwdriver was not intentional at the time of the shot, but I felt it looked like someone struggling to reach the screw.

Here's the (resized) out of the camera shot. If anyone can suggest how to make it better, I am interested in the feedback:

Message edited by author 2007-10-31 00:21:58.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/30/2007 09:08:38 PM
Would have been better if not so blurry
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10/26/2007 09:01:56 PM
Yep, don't you hate that!? It's up there with the bolt that can only be turned an 1/8th of a turn at a time!!
I like the blur on the screw driver that suggests he's trying to get there, but not quite! : )
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10/25/2007 01:51:47 AM
umm. no focus, no sharpness, lot of grain, that's about the image quality. The picture itself also does not seem any interesting
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/24/2007 05:02:46 PM
Its a great idea!! Love the B&W processing.. But imo without the title this image doesn't show me much! Still a nice shot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/24/2007 02:16:04 PM
it's hard to see what's going on in this picture.
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10/24/2007 01:08:10 PM
This shot has a lot of digital noise, and it isn't very sharp.
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10/24/2007 05:53:51 AM
Nice concept. Nice "old style" noisy b/w shot. Overall, not extraordinary but very good shot.
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