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Rough 'ol Ride
Rough 'ol Ride

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Challenge: Wheels (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5400
Location: Canberra Bike Museum
Date: Apr 6, 2004
Aperture: F6.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.00 sec
Galleries: Vintage
Date Uploaded: Apr 5, 2004

This is the front wheel of an old German World War I push bike, used by the army. Interesting spring shock absorbers on the wheel itself.

No editing, apart from contrast/brightness, slight colour tint and small amount of cropping.

The only thing I wasn't happy with in the photo is the background has too much focus, and the shadows on the background. I couldn't do much about the shadows, but in hindsight I should've increased the aperture setting to de-focus the background.

Place: 53 out of 283
Avg (all users): 5.7561
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
Avg (participants): 5.6496
Avg (non-participants): 5.8527
Views since voting: 730
Votes: 246
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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04/14/2004 06:15:33 AM
give up shooting? never! :-)

you must've misread what I was saying, I was just trying to encourage someone else who was thinking of giving it up.

but thanks for the nice comments!
04/14/2004 05:44:08 AM
Hey, I've herad on forums you plan to give up shooting.... I rated your "wheel" a 9, so some of us are very near to your "taste", but others look more to the "impact"... I don't really like the 3 winners, the didn't get more than 6 from me, but all people, with different way of looking at photos vote, and "artistic" is not the most rated aspect most of the cases.

Go on shooting!

(my profile have no photo, my first try is in this "strenght" challenge... come to my profile next week to know witch one was mine ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2004 10:32:55 PM
great shot -
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04/13/2004 08:50:33 PM
Very weird!! Looks like something davinci was cookin' up.
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04/13/2004 08:37:01 PM
This is soo close to great (from very good) -- the missing factor is DOF - the linen backdrop is too crisp and becomes an element in the shot. That makes a competition for my attention from the wheel (an interesting one!). The very front edge of the wheel (by the nut and white paint) is just oof (unfortuneattely right by the white paint that draws extra attention to it) I offer these comments, of course, IMHO.
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04/13/2004 03:09:44 PM
This has given my an idea... thanks!
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04/12/2004 04:18:32 PM
nice textures and theme
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04/12/2004 11:21:28 AM
Excellent choice of tone & composition. The burlap background would be a distraction in any other image, but in this cse, it adds so much to the depth.
Well done!
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04/11/2004 01:37:58 AM
Less harsh shadows.
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04/10/2004 08:39:28 AM
ouch! thank god for pneumatics.nice shot
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04/09/2004 08:31:52 PM
Very nice composition. I like the fabric background and the textures in the wheel itself. The colors are just slightly sepia on my monitor, which gives the pictures a wonderful tone, while allowing the interesting shapes and textures take center stage. I don't think I've ever seen a wheel like this with springs attached. Wonderful picture. I hope you do well in the challenge.
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04/09/2004 10:15:55 AM
Is that part of what I think it is?
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04/07/2004 09:15:15 PM
i like this shot... it does not really have a story of its own... it does not have an extraordinary composition... but it's a nice shot as a whole...
good job...
i like that it's not a colour shot and... i like the light in it
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04/07/2004 12:10:17 PM
low on air, low on springs. nice background choice
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