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Sad Clock
Sad Clock

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Personification III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: My home
Date: Dec 11, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Humorous, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Dec 11, 2008

This is the photo of the back of my alarm clock. I put a ring in front the picture to add some drama.

Place: 42 out of 75
Avg (all users): 5.2311
Avg (commenters): 6.3000
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Views since voting: 686
Views during voting: 383
Votes: 212
Comments: 13
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12/31/2008 02:29:49 AM
Dear kteach,
I thank you very much for your critique. I really need that since I am not experienced. You have given some great ideas for making good photo that will be useful for future challenge and my personal photo taking.
I appreciate you for your time to critique my photo. You are a great teacher.

Best regards,
Ferry G

Message edited by author 2010-01-27 03:09:02.
12/30/2008 04:03:47 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

First Impression: The face and feet on this one are very easy to spot though there are a few extra "parts" to the head. I do like though that the extras are a bit out of focus though (but there isn't a super sharp part of the shot that I can pick out). Oh, and his eyebrows look a little funny, and I can't tell if that bump should be a nose or a funny mustache! I kind of like the neon green since it adds a nice splash. I don't really get the ring in the front though. I wonder if "sad" is the right emotion for this little guy... confused or surprised at what's in his path perhaps?

After reading about the shot: Yes, I agree... this little guy needed some extra drama. I wonder if some creative lighting could have helped to make this more dramatic... a spotlight on the ring perhaps? Some interesting lighting on the face? Or perhaps giving this a different crop would have worked, allowing more space on the sides and top.

I hope this critique was helpful. If you have any questions about it, please feel free to PM me. I see from your profile that you have returned from a 2 year hiatus... so welcome back to DPC and good luck in your future challenges!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/23/2008 03:44:58 AM
is that a eye brow piercing on you young man?
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12/21/2008 04:01:40 PM
Oh so sad... :) A fitting image for the topic. 8
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12/20/2008 05:20:28 AM
looks more surprised than sad, well spotted though
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12/19/2008 09:04:00 PM
nice shot
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12/19/2008 10:50:54 AM
the offset eyes, the small face and turned down nose - it works well - but i am not sure about the crop choice - the sides seem cropped too tightly
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12/18/2008 08:15:17 PM
I didn't see the sad, I saw it ogling the ring that rules them all...
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12/18/2008 10:19:23 AM
Too cute. I like the shallow dof, too.
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12/17/2008 04:58:42 PM
8 simply for reading the rules and meeting the challenge
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12/17/2008 04:05:41 PM
The look on the little dudes face alone wins lotso points for you! Very cute.
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12/17/2008 11:07:26 AM
meets the challenge very well. good control of DOF
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12/17/2008 10:57:54 AM
Seems that this one is out of focus. I'm not seeing any sad face here either.
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