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3rd Place(o)(o)

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Challenge: Alone In A Crowd (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon MF Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D PC
Location: Basement
Date: Nov 24, 2007
Aperture: f/18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1sec
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 24, 2007

mmmm pencils
finding it difficult in coming up with a P.C. title ..
thankyou all ..
288 +1 pencils (1/2 off screen .. they came pre-sharpened .. golf pencils & one loaned from my daughter ..)
BTW: this is where a tilt/shift lens shines - being able to focus across the plain ..

..title .. i was thinking of binoculars.... nothing else ..
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Place: 3 out of 93
Avg (all users): 6.9286
Avg (commenters): 7.4483
Avg (participants): 6.7857
Avg (non-participants): 6.9524
Views since voting: 9376
Views during voting: 554
Votes: 294
Comments: 39
Favorites: 7 (view)

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12/08/2007 05:55:58 PM
Excellent shot, congrats on your ribbon!
12/07/2007 05:12:08 AM
hey, great photo, cool idea! like it! congrats on your ribbon!
12/05/2007 05:28:20 PM
Congratulations on a well deserved yellow ribbon.
12/05/2007 03:05:21 PM
Terrific shot, lovely texture. I'm glad they are not "perfect pencils".
12/05/2007 10:42:56 AM
Love this photo, while I am not a picture taker, I am a huge fan of this site and love to look and try to guess a winner. I have been right most of the time....yours was the one I chose from this group and put as my background on my desktop at work.

Great job! Congrats! I think what I like (from a non-photo person view) is the grain of the pencils along with the symetry of all the black lead just makes the white jump out that much more. I wish you more ribbons in your future. Good luck.
12/05/2007 06:28:52 AM
Congrats on another Yellow dude, great idea and a good score to boot, well done.
12/05/2007 05:25:37 AM
Unusual and intersting image. Great work. Congrats on your ribbon, Ralph.
12/05/2007 12:28:00 AM
I don't get the title, but so what? Great photo. Congrats on winning a ribbon.
12/05/2007 12:14:08 AM
Congrats on your ribbon! I really liked this idea.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/04/2007 11:16:50 PM
Very nice shot. It looks like pencils, but the "wood" looks so coarse, more like a sheaf of grain. Good placement of the white tip in the thirds.
12/04/2007 07:12:02 PM
very graphic, I like all the repeating patterns to get lost in
12/04/2007 06:10:02 PM
Cool shot! Nicely done!
12/04/2007 03:51:17 PM
I love itt.
12/04/2007 02:15:00 PM
fantastic idea!
12/04/2007 11:59:36 AM
appropriate dof
12/04/2007 11:55:57 AM
Great shot - nice and simple but conveys the theme well.

Nice lighting and DoF.
12/03/2007 03:41:34 PM
Well done. Fine contrast, sharp throughout
12/03/2007 08:07:35 AM

Message edited by author 2007-12-05 06:49:10.
12/02/2007 10:07:00 PM
Very sharp (no pun) and great dof. This is really mesmerizing forrest of pencils. It looks like there's a pencil missing in the first row, 3rd spot in. Perhaps it was just sharpened too short :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/02/2007 11:41:34 AM
cool shot...not sure i get the title though! doesn't (o)(o) mean "boobs"? lol
12/01/2007 10:27:22 PM
I love it!
11/30/2007 11:06:33 PM
well executed shot,
11/30/2007 08:57:19 PM
great idea, fantastic texture 9
11/30/2007 01:04:08 PM
very nice abstract. i like it. 8
11/30/2007 04:59:03 AM
Reminds me of elementary school testing days. I like this one
11/29/2007 08:33:00 PM
I don't get the title, but it's a terrific entry! 7
11/29/2007 05:29:03 PM
like the simpless of this approach. good use of square crop and contrasting colors. 8
11/29/2007 09:49:20 AM
Brilliant, simple, really effective idea!
11/29/2007 09:02:46 AM
By far the best of the pencil/crayon/marker shots. Feels incredibly crowded by the similarities of all those brown pencils, every last one of them in focus, and then the white one just jumps right out as being different. Perfectly illustrates the challenge concept, IMO.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/29/2007 07:50:18 AM
Good design, color and shot
11/29/2007 04:50:33 AM
Very neat textures! Nice idea for the challenge, too.
11/28/2007 11:22:27 PM
Wow, you sharpened all these, then actually dulled the ends a bit, that is dedication! The white one stands out nicely. 7
11/28/2007 05:46:12 PM
Cool. A lot of setup
11/28/2007 04:38:10 PM
great detail and execution 8
11/28/2007 01:36:40 PM
11/28/2007 01:05:59 PM
this is very neat! great job!
11/28/2007 12:21:30 PM
Very nice pattern, texture, lighting, and focus.
11/28/2007 11:04:46 AM
I like the detail you can see in the pencils. Good focus.
11/28/2007 07:16:30 AM
Nice composition! The white does sand out from the black. I like the pattern too.

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