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mocabela


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Challenge: Abstract (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G5
Location: On my bed... lol
Date: May 2, 2004
Aperture: F/2.2
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/30 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: May 2, 2004

This was definitely something different for me.. I've never tried taking a strictly abstract photo before so I really didn't have any idea what to do. Reading the description made me think of my bottle collection, and in particular this one pretty red one... which is seen in the photograph. The background is just coloured sticky notes arranged on an old mailer envelope, lol. The paper crinkles can be seen and the photo's not very interesting anyway, but I thought I'd enter it anyway just to prove I can in fact take colourful photos... if not very well. ;)

Editing: I cloned out some distracting reflections in the bottle and dodged/burned some of the more obvious paper rumples, which shouldn't violate the new rules... then I used NeatImage to clean it up, smooth out some reflections and the texture of the paper background a bit. The colours that I had available were a little bland, so I ued hue/saturation to change them.. just a bit of a slide for everything to the left, and I thought it was more interesting. Aside from that, cropping, and resizing, I think all I did was add the border.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 208
Avg (all users): 6.5294
Avg (commenters): 7.2941
Avg (participants): 6.3883
Avg (non-participants): 6.7463
Views since voting: 1958
Votes: 170
Comments: 21
Favorites: 2 (view)


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05/10/2004 08:28:54 AM
Sweet shot mocabela! Fits the challenge perfectly. Congrats on the placing!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/09/2004 11:57:32 PM
Good design and idea. I like this a lot, but for some reason, I am a bit distracted by the lack of squareness and alignment in the background tiles.
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05/09/2004 11:28:16 PM
lime green border? well anyway great shot-- 9
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05/09/2004 07:12:54 PM
I like the picture! I think you captured what abstract is about but I think the green border just takes away from this other wise perfect pic.
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05/09/2004 08:34:19 AM
LOSE THE FRAME....you have enough clash without it....WOW WHAT A BAD COLOR OF THE FRAME(and that don't necessarily mean just the green!)....everything else is GREAT!
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05/09/2004 06:01:40 AM
excellent 10
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05/07/2004 03:58:29 PM
I have given this a 9. This is the thing abstract should be, and i'm quite envious that you have a good eye for colour and shapes. The red is beautiful - so very bold. I only didn't give it full marks because i found the white border to the purple and yellow sheets of paper a bit distracting - it's not nearly as apparent on the left between the blue and the turquoise, though. Composition is great.
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05/07/2004 02:36:33 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background 7 (thinner border)
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing 8
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 9
How well does it meet the challenge: 8
Total Averaged Rating 8
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05/06/2004 01:18:19 PM
Wow, this wouldn't look out of place in a modern art gallery. (I honestly don't mean this as an insult, I mean you've captured the challenge 100%.) Excellent picture!
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05/05/2004 05:01:22 PM
the colors are great, but the green border does nothing for the shot - 8
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05/05/2004 01:29:41 AM
Don't really care for the lime green border. It takes the focus away from the photo. 6
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05/04/2004 07:53:53 PM
Very nice. The red contrasts well with the other colors.
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05/04/2004 02:10:42 PM
Love the colors. The curves and richness of the burgundy creates movement. Nicely done ~ great title!!
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05/03/2004 07:38:27 PM
the border is awful...
i cant get past it.
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05/03/2004 05:11:46 PM
top marks for this very lively and colorful entry. great job; i hope you do well.
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05/03/2004 04:55:23 PM
Hmm Nice, No Idea what it is. Finally a boarder that seems... in place. Great us of a Metallic red color next to hard almost "neon" colors.
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05/03/2004 02:52:09 PM
oh... is it a ten?
or a nine?
Wish i could give a nine and a half as it is only the frame that i don't like.
Oh, go on then, have a ten.
Well done.
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05/03/2004 02:05:26 PM
Nice colors.
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05/03/2004 09:43:26 AM
Interesting, but the border is a distraction.
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05/03/2004 12:27:50 AM
um, great colors! i really like it, especially how the lines aren't 'aligned'. can't wait to find out what it really is.
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05/03/2004 12:24:40 AM
Really love this one. The colors are vibrant and the lines/shapes are really making an impact.
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