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Fighting for the top
Fighting for the top

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Challenge: Conflict (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Sony DSC-V1
Location: Under the stairs
Date: Feb 24, 2004
Aperture: f4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60s
Galleries: Abstract, Performance
Date Uploaded: Feb 24, 2004

Shot on a sheet of glass over a working lamp. The concept is simple. You put vegetable oil and water in the same glass. You do it in two different glasses. Put them on the sheet of glass with the lamp under pointing up with a white canvas behind. Did some post editing. 1. rotate 2. level 3. neatimage 4. resize. 5. sharpen 6. border.

Place: 90 out of 202
Avg (all users): 4.9891
Avg (commenters): 5.9286
Avg (participants): 4.5542
Avg (non-participants): 5.1762
Views since voting: 951
Votes: 276
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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03/08/2004 05:58:49 PM
Hi greetings from the CC. IMP this image does not display too much conflict, tho I am not such a topic stickler. I think one of the biggest challenges in photography is choosing a subject, I think it is important IMO that the topic has some universal appeal, and a topic like 'conflict' is emotional in nature, I think this shot is emotionally flat.
As far as strictly technical, the DOF is done well, I would like to see some more color in the shot to add some drama, perhaps with a darker bckgrnd and some softer lighting? Or food dye in the water?
Being a studio type shot I would of also given a little more room on the top and bottom so subjects not so close to edges.
Hope this was not too harsh a comment, and that it is food for thought, keep shooting!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/02/2004 12:14:58 PM
Very nice picture. When will water learn?
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03/01/2004 12:26:26 PM
No conflict here . . . oil beats water every time. Or are the two glasses racing? Kinda confusing. Good, sharp exposure, though.
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02/28/2004 12:06:17 PM
Interesting idea an nice shot.
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02/28/2004 09:42:42 AM
A really nice idea for this challenge. Original and well excuted. The only distracting thing about it is the various little specs on the glasses and table. I would have rated this higher if it had been cleaned up in post processing.
Score: 7 Nicely done! Good luck!
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02/27/2004 02:06:39 AM
Very clever
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02/26/2004 06:51:17 PM
So many scratchs and smudges in the glass. Glass pictures are complex due to this. Great use of the DOF.
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02/26/2004 02:34:37 AM
I seriously was gong to do something like this. Good stuff.
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02/25/2004 06:37:11 PM
I think this would have been better with only the front glass
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02/25/2004 04:14:06 PM
Good choice of background colour; brightness in lower right could be considered distracting.
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02/25/2004 04:02:46 PM
oil and water, good choice, though it would have been great if you could show one still and one swirling.
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02/25/2004 02:03:21 PM
nice pic, but (for me) does not fit the challenge well - it doesn't say 'conflict' without an explanation. Show the pic to strangers, and say nothing. Ask "What is the first thing that comes to mind?" or even 'What is the conflict in this image?' and let me know if anyone gets it.
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02/25/2004 01:41:59 PM
Nice perspective and detail in the shot.
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02/25/2004 11:30:11 AM
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02/25/2004 03:42:41 AM
nice concept...
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02/25/2004 12:57:03 AM
Nice idea.
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