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Paper Scissors Stone
Paper Scissors Stone

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Challenge: Conflict (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: London, UK
Date: Feb 21, 2004
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/20
Date Uploaded: Feb 20, 2004

The resolution to conflicts. This was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the challenge title so I went and photographed it in my small home studio.

Place: 17 out of 202
Avg (all users): 5.9135
Avg (commenters): 7.1304
Avg (participants): 5.7614
Avg (non-participants): 5.9801
Views since voting: 980
Votes: 289
Comments: 31
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/02/2004 10:58:59 PM
Great idea and nice shot. Great choice of color.
03/02/2004 06:49:39 PM
Nice lighting and composition, as well as tonal range. Clever shot, and one of the more pleasurable to look at in the challenge! 8
03/01/2004 11:54:33 PM
very good representation of the game. the light and the focus are really nice also. congratulations!
03/01/2004 12:32:17 PM
I like the composition and exposure here. But as you can see from the other rock-paper-scissors entries, a little too on-the-nose. (Too obvious, trite, common.)
02/29/2004 06:59:31 PM
very good idea, needs more DoF and maybe color
02/29/2004 12:24:15 PM
I love the way this was done. The blurred edges draw your eye right to the middle, the center of the conflict. The type of scissors are perfect...rather than plastic handles or strange colors, these lookold and make the photo feel timeless.
02/27/2004 08:10:55 PM
Great idea, tone, lighting and composition. 9

Keep it up...
02/27/2004 05:33:01 PM
We call it rocks paper scissors where I come from. :)
It will be interesting to see how this scores. It's a literalism of a game used to avoid conflict... I think it's a great photo and very creative. 9
02/27/2004 02:24:26 PM
This is a great photo, is this out-of-camera? [besides the tone] 6
02/27/2004 07:05:07 AM
Good lightning and tones.
02/26/2004 09:08:00 PM
Simple, sharp, sepia - I like
02/26/2004 08:35:59 PM
great idea on and old concept :) .. well done
02/26/2004 03:28:55 PM
Okay, guess I see the conflict here but don't really find this very interesting to view. Technically, not bad at all and I can't fault it.
02/26/2004 11:09:15 AM
What a clever idea - that little "conflict resolution game" is a clever way to represent the theme. Composition doesn't do anything for me - seems a bit haphazard - what shape are you looking to make with your choice of layout - the shapes of both the objects and the space around them isn't particularly dynamic to me. I also find lighting a little uneven and DOF too shallow - that the nearer extremes of the scissors are out of focus doesn't add to this for me.
02/26/2004 08:15:07 AM
The simple ones done well are always the best.
Good work
02/26/2004 08:04:24 AM
Good fit to theme. I dislike the near DOF effect on the botton. You can increase the DOF closing the aperture. Remeber the near DOF is always short than far.
02/26/2004 02:40:22 AM
You get my TOP vote. Hope you get a ribbion, I really have notthing to say but Good Job.
02/26/2004 01:30:41 AM
Nice setup.
02/26/2004 12:40:01 AM
Very nice composition and wonderful tones and lighting.
02/25/2004 09:50:26 PM
focus seems a bit soft
02/25/2004 06:23:31 PM
I wish the scissors were a bit more in focus I understand that may have been the desired effect but I still feel if it were a bot more in focus it would present the concept better...nice idea very creative...
02/25/2004 05:59:53 PM
simplicity is the best resource for a photo....wow!!!!!!
02/25/2004 04:43:19 PM
Good lighting and background; scissors appear to hover!
02/25/2004 02:53:45 PM
My favourite of the rock-paper-scissors photos. I like the focus on this - silky smooth to razor sharp - as well as the subtle tones. Very pleasing to the eye; nice job.
02/25/2004 02:17:10 PM
more DOF - the scissors should be in focus i think
02/25/2004 01:00:40 PM
This is my favorite of the rock, scissors paper theme. I'm rating it high because you took the time to a) compose it well b) use appropriate ligthing and c) apply an effetive tone. Good job!
02/25/2004 08:51:45 AM
Nice composition and lighting.
02/25/2004 07:53:02 AM
This is a great idea. I wish more of the scissors were in focus, but I do like the semi-shallow DOF and how the color/light fades up.
02/25/2004 06:57:59 AM
I like your composition.....very nice....
02/25/2004 05:24:39 AM
Not tipically a conflict, but a nice shot and excellent idea: it seems this game is well-known all over the world
02/25/2004 12:06:42 AM
nicely taken.

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