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Different as Black and White
Different as Black and White

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Challenge: Opposites (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Sharp VE-CG30U
Location: My bedroom
Date: May 10, 2004
Aperture: f/2.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Humorous, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 11, 2004

I shot this with a pillow case as a background with 3 different lights illuminating the subject and background.

I have some concern that people won't be able to see the details of the + head screw if they don't have their monitor bright enough to make out all of the shadow detail, but within the basic editing rules I can't brighten just that area...

Place: 36 out of 286
Avg (all users): 5.7176
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 5.5083
Avg (non-participants): 5.8564
Views since voting: 986
Votes: 301
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/18/2004 04:39:05 PM
GREAT statement! It actually takes a moment's thought, and I love that in an artistic rendering! While there does appear to be just a bit of noise, and possibly a little lens dust involved, it doesn't significantly detract from the shot. Also, I'm noticing a fair bit of moire in the background, but I'm willing to lay odds that's simply a matter of downsampling for submission -- it probably doesn't appear in the original. All in all, I'm very fond of this one!
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05/18/2004 01:42:05 PM
perhaps not opposite objects exactly but a well executed realization of the challenge. nicely done.
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05/17/2004 01:38:27 AM
interesting photo, but different isn't really opposite.
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05/14/2004 11:33:07 PM
Actually depending on the width, a regular screwdricer can be used on a phllips head. It is a well executed shot, but its not diametrically opposed, at least IMO - 6
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05/14/2004 07:48:25 PM
I see where you are going/where you are coming from with this one. It's a great picture; love the background, the composition, and the framing. I don't really consider a screwdriver and a screw as opposites, although the blade edge and the phillips screw head might be considered as such. Since I'm not sure, I won't figure that into my rating. It's a great shot anyway. :o)
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05/14/2004 06:57:30 PM
Excellnt diagonal composition. I like the lighting with one small caveat: there should be a bit more light on the screw's head. Over all it's one of the strongest entries. To me, the border is a bit heavy - but that's not a point off or anything.
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05/14/2004 05:00:47 PM
the background stands out too much from the subjects.
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05/13/2004 02:42:49 PM
I don't think they're opposites, I think they "go together". Nice photo though.
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05/13/2004 02:29:21 PM
This is a neat photo, I like it alot and hope it scores high. One of my favorites for the week.
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05/13/2004 01:29:55 AM
Great idea! Looks good all around. Normally I'm not a fan of borders, but i think it works here (+1). 7
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05/13/2004 12:59:12 AM
Great picture. Just can't see the head of the screw enough.
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05/13/2004 12:50:26 AM
black has nothing to do with white, thats why they're opposites... now a screwdriver screws screws, and its hard to have one without the other. they have complicity, not opposition.
nice shot anyways, good colours and sharpness.
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05/12/2004 04:21:49 PM
Nice composition, the border dominates a little too much and I think I could use a little more contrast or sharpness on the phillips head screw ... I like the variations in the background.
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05/12/2004 08:26:43 AM
very nice shot. great detail on the screwdriver. lovely background. great composition. good concept.
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05/12/2004 02:09:01 AM
NIce light
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