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Challenge: Abstract (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Sony DSC-F828
Location: home
Date: Apr 30, 2004
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2004


Place: 96 out of 208
Avg (all users): 5.2515
Avg (commenters): 6.2857
Avg (participants): 5.0971
Avg (non-participants): 5.5000
Views since voting: 990
Votes: 167
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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05/12/2004 10:40:10 AM
Hello from the Critique Club.

I like this shot. You met the challenge perfectly. It has good composition, strong and subtle color, and interesting lines. The muted lighting really evens out the overall shading. My first impulse was to want brighter or more light, but I think that would defeat the nice low-contrast color variations and ruin the subtle shading.

Some suggestions:

I wish the focus was either sharper or more diffuse; I think that either would compliment the wavy low-contrast texture. I can't decide if the lone specular highlight near the middle adds or takes away from the picture; I'd probably either want to see additional highlights on some other edges, or not see any at all.

I am not familiar with the 828, but the shot seems a little noisy for 64 ISO even with a 1 sec exposure. I wonder if this is an extremely tight crop of a much larger image. If so, could it have been re-shot to get in tighter without such a severe crop?

Finally, I truly like the overall image, but the fuzzy border reduces its impact substantially for me. When the smooth and flowing lines and colors meet the harsh texture of the border, it feels like an abrupt transition that leaves me trying to figure out what the border means rather than simply enjoying the subject of the image.

Feel free to critique my critique,
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/09/2004 10:19:31 PM
Strong graphic image, intense colors, then that mickey mouse border weakens it. (It's probably cute for family pix, but it doesn't say ART to me. The image IS Art; the border is not. IMNHO)
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05/09/2004 08:24:45 PM
OK I like this a lot, the colors are great, the compostion very fine......What is up with the ragged edged frame? tsk.
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05/03/2004 05:15:10 PM
great form and color.
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05/03/2004 10:39:52 AM
I like these colors very much, pretty light but needs more focus.
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05/03/2004 09:59:21 AM
good idea i like the colors but you need more light
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05/03/2004 07:02:23 AM
Well done..nice colors...splendid design..
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05/03/2004 05:04:02 AM
I wish you hadn't said what it was. I wouldn't have been able to tell. Like the colors.
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