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Challenge: A Single Line (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: My home
Date: Jun 22, 2008
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Music
Date Uploaded: Jun 22, 2008

Very simple shot of the binding on my guitar. Used my inspirations for my photo of an item side challenge, but really wished I could have used either of two other shots I had in there instead.

Photoshop was: convert from raw (reduced yellow saturation, increased blacks), cloned out couple finish spots and the strap peg, curves, curves again with a mask on the binding to make sure it was all white (part of it was still yellowish), selective color to touch up the red, usm, rotate, crop, save for web.

Place: 41 out of 142
Avg (all users): 5.9750
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.0645
Avg (non-participants): 5.9184
Views since voting: 836
Views during voting: 292
Votes: 160
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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07/04/2008 10:16:44 AM
Critique Club Review:

Color Saturation and Hue: Very nicely done. Colors are obviously manipulated, but fit well in this image.

Brightness and contrast: Also very nicely done. The absolute black for congtrast works quite well. Highlighted areas carry detail very well.

Focus and depth of field. Focus is very sharp, which is needed in this image. Depth of field: N/A Surface is two dimensional.

As pointed out below, there is some sort of artifact along the right edge of the frame a bit above the centerline. However, I wouln't think it sufficient to seriously damage the vote on this image.

I like the color, love the featurless black. I would have probably given this image an 8. (I didn't vote.) I'm not sure what it is about this image that didn't get you higher. The purists, would have seen one line. So that wasn't it. It's almost as if the picture doesn't look quite finished. If the red area were smaller, that wouldn't have helped, and I'm not sure more red would have done it either. I've looked at different angles, the red starting in a corner, and nothing makes a huge difference. So there was no obvious "mistake". At this point I think maybe a light, modern, non-competing border (whatever that might be) would finish the image and set it off.

Nicely done...

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/27/2008 11:56:17 PM
Wonderful graphic simplicity and excellent single white line. I predict this will do well. One of the best of this challenge.
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06/24/2008 11:52:16 PM
Clean, sharp; nice abstract shapes and colors.
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06/24/2008 12:34:23 AM
Really unique take on the challenge. I love the line and the abstract style of the shot. (Guitar body?)
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06/23/2008 03:07:24 PM
Great idea.. very well done
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06/23/2008 01:00:48 PM
vivid use of line and color, great job
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06/23/2008 01:25:38 AM
This works very well for the challenge, and overall I like the image...but you've got something on the right edge. It almost looks like a little white triangle. Not terribly significant, but something to fix--7
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