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Challenge: A Single Line (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Nova Scotia
Date: Jun 22, 2008
Aperture: f13
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/13
Date Uploaded: Jun 22, 2008

yet another shot from a kiddie birthday party. pretty simple processing - quadtone, then colour efex vignette filter and graduated neutral density to darken the giant balls at the top. the tones in this make me happy...

Place: 46 out of 142
Avg (all users): 5.8931
Avg (commenters): 7.3750
Avg (participants): 5.8667
Avg (non-participants): 5.9091
Views since voting: 720
Views during voting: 298
Votes: 159
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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07/01/2008 05:13:07 PM
The tones are indeed quite wonderful here - love the unexpected pins (from an American's standpoint) and the multiple balls coming back along the return. Well seen, as always.
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07/01/2008 03:35:12 PM
by karmat

There are a lot of things right with this shot; things that i like. I like the symmetry of it, the motion implied by the balls in different positions and the coloring of it.

It feels a bit tight, left to right, as far as the crop goes, though. At least to me. If there were a way to make it just a shade wider without getting too many distracting elements, it might help.

I do think it meets the challenge, so you did well there. On the monitor I'm using right now, it feels a tad dark, but I don't remember it being like that when I looked at it initially, earlier, so it "might" be a bit dark, and it may not be. :)

Interesting shot.

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06/30/2008 10:14:44 AM
I gave this a 7, which is just my way of saying YES to a photo. After that, I didn't come back to it, I think because it seems so simplistic. But I couldn't deny how beautiful this is. Just a weird quirky beautiful shot, so much of it due to the post-processing. And of course the balls being lined up so perfectly.
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06/30/2008 09:54:11 AM
I like this. Formal, centered, perfectly aligned & fairly rigid circles & lines composition; Tone is good, but your neutral density edit (especially evident since you have mentioned it) at the top may have altered or rather dulled some aspect of an expected bowling alley commercial interior lighting experience, and may pull in a negative way from the interesting, central return lane/line with noisy, rumbling, rolling, black, blurry balls.
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06/30/2008 02:12:03 AM
this was an awesome entry! Christian's mighty force strikes again. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/29/2008 09:32:37 PM
Pure genious. 10
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06/24/2008 11:25:42 PM
Nice idea, good use of mono it really adds to the shot.
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06/24/2008 02:28:16 PM
Great idea! I really like the composition.
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06/23/2008 05:57:24 PM
Great idea.. nice shot
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06/23/2008 12:36:32 PM
Great idea!
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06/23/2008 11:48:07 AM
Very original.
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06/23/2008 03:43:02 AM
I think this is really cool. The line really adds to the composition. 10
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06/23/2008 12:10:04 AM
Nice creative take on this challenge
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