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Rough & Ready
Rough & Ready
boomer


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Challenge: Textures II (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A70
Location: Flower garden outside my apartment building
Date: Feb 15, 2004
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: auto
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Feb 15, 2004

There is a retaining / decorative wall surrounding some of the landscaping where I live, constructed of 12x12 square timbers of varous lengths. This image is looking down at the top surface at a slight angle of one of the timbers. Taken with a tripod, set on macro, and zoomed. The picture was not cropped -- just slight adjustment on levels and framed. My first ever entry!

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Place: 39 out of 406
Avg (all users): 6.0288
Avg (commenters): 7.1739
Avg (participants): 5.8830
Avg (non-participants): 6.2617
Views since voting: 1336
Votes: 278
Comments: 26
Favorites: 2 (view)


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04/20/2004 05:12:23 PM
Beautiful image, with some wonderful texture and form too. Only downside is the soft focus and the harsh lighting - I think with some warm golden afternoon light this could be lifted from good to great.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/24/2004 11:03:31 PM
Great shot, nice compositon and interesting shadows that increase the sense of texture.
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02/24/2004 10:23:24 PM
I think this is a good balanced composition. The shadows definitely add some interest, though it is almost too "straight" on for me. Maybe a slightly lower perspective would bring out some more of the details.
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02/24/2004 08:07:40 AM
very good

Harm
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02/23/2004 10:48:08 PM
I ike the symettry (or however you spell that) and the texture
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02/23/2004 06:50:15 PM
meets the challenge equisitely
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02/23/2004 10:32:32 AM
Needs a leaf or snail etc to give some depth and added interest. Good hard textures still ;)
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02/21/2004 11:35:59 PM
Best tree ring shot, good job!
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02/21/2004 07:01:12 AM
I love the lighting and the off-centered view of this. Great show of texture.
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02/21/2004 06:16:35 AM
I like this photo a lot.. but I think the title could be better
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02/20/2004 11:19:22 PM
Nicely photographed and meets the Challenge. The offset center of interest is good. The monochromatic take works, but to add interest you might consider introducing a different shape into the composition. Love the detail you captured.
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02/20/2004 04:59:52 AM
The best composed of the concentric rings shots that I've seen so far. Good sense of texture, especially where the light becomes more shallow toward the right of frame - I think to really communicate the feel of the wood you could have used a shallower angle of light throughout the image, perhaps, as right on the edge of frame you've really caught it, just a bit too far out of frame to really focus the attention there. Good toning and detail.
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02/20/2004 02:36:13 AM
The circular composition of the tree trunk makes your eyes follow the rings toward the center of the subject. The cropping you chose makes this shot very interesting. Lighting really makes this shot pop especially with the great shadows that fall on the rings themselves. "10"
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02/19/2004 09:50:51 PM
Very interesting texture, and nice that you didn't just center it in the frame. Good job! 8
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02/19/2004 01:55:16 PM
9 I like this one great find and capture.
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02/19/2004 12:07:49 PM
The texture is here. The subject and composition don't hold my interest.
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02/19/2004 11:28:37 AM
Several similar images in this challenge. Texture is very clear, composition also appealing.
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02/19/2004 10:44:02 AM
Nice texture but the composition escapes me
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02/19/2004 10:07:24 AM
Great idea but the picture really doesn't move or grab me. 5
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02/19/2004 03:53:43 AM
it does make you want to reach out and touch
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02/19/2004 01:05:47 AM
Great textures. I like how the lighting/shadows increase the effect of the textures. Focus and clarity are really good, and I like where you have placed this within the frame. The dark space in the upper right is a slight distraction because it is way darker than the rest of the shot, it draws attention to itself. otherwise really nice. ~Heather~
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02/18/2004 09:45:10 PM
Very nice shot! Good luck.
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02/18/2004 03:00:44 PM
I would feel it more if the contrast were not so pronounced - some additional lighting or a higher angle of lighting would do this. Still, it's a well observed portrait.
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02/18/2004 12:26:13 PM
Good subject and excellent composition
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02/18/2004 01:47:50 AM
great light - 10
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02/18/2004 01:33:37 AM
Very fitting of this challenge.
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