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Line of wire
Line of wire

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Challenge: A Single Line (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Tokina AT-X 400 AF 400 SD F5.6
Location: bolsover, derbyshire, uk
Date: Jun 22, 2008
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Still Life, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 22, 2008

converted from raw using lightroom to convert to b&w

shadow highlights, crop, curves
created a duotone effect with colour balance
noise reduction using noiseware resize sharpen edges
save for web

Place: 57 out of 142
Avg (all users): 5.7469
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.7581
Avg (non-participants): 5.7400
Views since voting: 1208
Views during voting: 277
Votes: 162
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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07/04/2008 04:39:12 PM
Critique Club Review:

Color Saturation and Hue: N/A (image is B&W)

Brightness and contrast: Very well done! Dark areas are nice and inky. Highlights have kept their detail while being nice and bright.

Focus and depth of field: Focus is lazer sharp. One can almost feel the texture of the wire. Very nice... Depth of field is used to good effect to concentrate the eye on the intended subject. The busy background becomes a nice moody backdrop.

I like the lighting here. Nice and stark, which is what barbed wire is all about.

On the technical side the subject is centered top to bottom and side to side. The techie voters will have voted you down a bit for that.

Also the hairs on the barb on the left, even though softened, are identifiable and compete with the intended subject for attention. I find myself wondering what their story is. Had you selected that barb for the subject, the competion for attention would be gone, and the score might have increased. I think it might tell a little more of a story that way.

Overall an above average photo, and one I could see hanging on a wall or in a gallery.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/26/2008 08:09:12 AM
Great dof and I like the splash of interest in the background. Light seems a little harsh, but I do like the contrast it creates.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/23/2008 05:56:54 PM
nice shot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/23/2008 03:43:38 AM
nice depth of field and a good dark bg...7
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06/23/2008 02:43:01 AM
Nicely done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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