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Bullseye!
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Challenge: Games II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Olympus C-70 / C-7000 Zoom
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: Apr 27, 2008
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/2
Galleries: Abstract, Sports
Date Uploaded: Apr 27, 2008

I predict the comment "this would be more interesting with a dart" en masse. Well, I can't find the damn things. I was more interested in the geometry of the dartboard anyway. It was a last minute entry.

Convert from RAW with some EC and color balance adjustments. Then in PSP X2, crop, HSL (boosted saturation), brightness/contrast layer, merge, more color balance adjustments, USM, resize, JPG.



POST: Wow, 11th place. Wasn't expecting that. Personally this is an accomplishment for me as it's among my first experiments with indoor/studio lighting (notice that most of my entries are outdoor shots).

And, yes, it needs a dart -- message heard loud and clear! A dart in the bullseye would have really changed the dynamics of the composition, and I think I would have come up with something very different if I had used them (wherever they are). It might have done much better -- or much worse.

No good outtakes, but I liked the idea of shooting from below. Maybe next time! Thanks for the great comments and feedback.

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 123
Avg (all users): 6.4432
Avg (commenters): 6.9286
Avg (participants): 6.3273
Avg (non-participants): 6.4959
Views since voting: 1880
Views during voting: 297
Votes: 176
Comments: 20
Favorites: 2 (view)


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05/31/2008 02:53:15 AM
This is terrific. After looking through your pics. I;d like to make the comment that you have a unique eye when it comes to perspective in your images.
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05/11/2008 09:21:33 AM
Very nice shot, love the colors
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05/07/2008 08:52:32 PM
677021.jpgPostLuminous Award Nominee!
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05/05/2008 09:06:50 AM
Congrats on making top 20. Like this shot alot.
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05/05/2008 08:09:12 AM
Actually, just to be different, because I always am!, I actually think that I prefer it as is without the dart. The dart is always in the board for shots, I find this one refreshing. And you got a 10 from me.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/04/2008 11:39:48 PM
I like this idea. I feel like it's upside down though. Do you have an outtake where you shot it from the bottom up instead? I'd really like to see that compared to this one. Still giving it a 6 though
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05/04/2008 10:59:59 PM
Might have been more effective with the dart IN the bullseye. But clever angle.
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05/04/2008 09:44:15 AM
great angle!
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05/02/2008 08:50:42 AM
Very neat perspective.
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05/01/2008 10:58:09 PM
Great angle. It makes it stand out. Good texture and color too.
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04/29/2008 05:28:38 PM
Nice angle and great DOF. Just wondering if a dart in the bullseye would have finished of the shot/
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04/29/2008 04:49:54 PM
Sharp, good colour and well composed.

Well done!
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04/29/2008 04:15:55 PM
Great diagonals and shadows.
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04/29/2008 03:27:52 AM
it's a cliché anyway, but would have been much more interesting with at least one arrow in the board
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04/28/2008 07:01:29 PM
I love this one. Great colors and lines - well done!
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04/28/2008 06:43:39 PM
Nice perspective... the name would match better if a dart was in the bullseye. I like it though, the angle works for me.
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04/28/2008 02:29:49 AM
Should have had a dart in the bullseye... but AWSOME View!!
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04/28/2008 01:26:35 AM
Needs a dart. :/
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04/28/2008 12:52:51 AM
Excellent Depth of field.8
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04/28/2008 12:12:40 AM
I really like the DOF on this picture. Would have been great if you had a dark sticking out of the middle, IMO. 7
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