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Distant Planets in a Lava Lamp
Distant Planets in a Lava Lamp

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Light Source (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G1
Location: Cape Town , South Africa
Date: Oct 19, 2002
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50
Date Uploaded: Oct 20, 2002


Place: 150 out of 256
Avg (all users): 4.9098
Avg (commenters): 6.6250
Avg (participants): 4.8447
Avg (non-participants): 5.0095
Views since voting: 1785
Votes: 266
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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11/24/2002 11:34:00 PM
Anz, this critique is from the Critique Club.
11/24/2002 03:58:00 PM
First impression :
Nice colors, different from the other java lamp pictures (close up), well isolated with black background, Humour : 'distant planet', creativuty : medium, camera work: medium-good, composition:good

Second approach :
Compoistion : The center of the picture seems to me to be the distant planets. In that sense, they a a little 'lost' in the picture becasue of the reflexions on upper left and right corners (double reflection upper right corner ?). The yellow and pink colors are very nice but somehow, I think, conflict with the 'planets'

Technical : By (little) experience I now that java lamp pictures are not so easy .. it looks sharp from distance human eyes but blurry from the pictures. I think you did a good job with the 'dust' in the liquid. What is the double reflection in the upper left corner ?

Opinion : Interesting picture, a good 'close up' shot of the Java lamp. I like the evocation of distant planet and the ne you chaught are of good size for your topic. I think that the interest is too 'spread' between the 'distant planet concept', and a 'regular java lamp' shot. Suggestion (but that's just me) : maybe try cropping to get a 'pure' 'distant planet landscape'.

Overall 5.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/25/2002 12:01:00 PM
vote 7
10/24/2002 03:08:00 PM
There are some things I can just never get tired of, like lava lamps! I am obsessed with them, and have been ever since the 60's and I think this shot is superb! The colour and clarity are magnificient, and I wish you well since you're obviously very talented! Good Luck!
10/24/2002 09:46:00 AM
Very nice color on this one. It has a nice warm feeling about it. Good job - Inspzil
10/23/2002 10:38:00 PM
I think gettine rid of the outside of the lava lamp would have made this shot really beautiful!
10/23/2002 10:31:00 AM
Love the colors. Good work.
10/22/2002 04:57:00 PM
very cool
10/21/2002 09:52:00 PM
kind of grows on you!
10/21/2002 09:20:00 PM
Interesting shot. I like the round bubbles in the lamp. The colors are really nice, and The angle and framing/cropping are also nice. I like how the yellow kind of fades into the pink at the bottom. Something funky is happening on the right side near the top right corner, kind of like a double figure look, however, It is not present in the rest of the shot, so I am likely to think that it is something with a reflection in the lamp its self. Overall nice shot. Good luck in the challenge. ~Hbunch7187~
10/21/2002 08:56:00 AM
I was going to shoot a lava lamp.. not a bad attempt. 6

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