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Challenge: Sound II (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF for Canon
Location: Table in my middle bedroom
Date: Jan 27, 2009
Aperture: F8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 3.2 Seconds
Galleries: Advertisement, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Jan 27, 2009

I like the overall shot I got here, though it was not my original idea. The LP is a copy of Hank Williams Sr's. Greatest Hits, and the original idea had been to contrast his LP and a modern day country artist/group on the MP3 player.

I had wanted to get something that enhanced the fine tracks on the LP, but the lighting didn't quite work. A little playing with levels turned the record album into an outlined silhouette, which I really liked.

There are a fair amount of technical flaws in this that I could have fixed had this been an advanced challenge. I may get some comments on the following:

-Dust specks on the record that I should have cleaned off before the shot. Could have been cloned out if this were advanced.

-Graininess in the background.

-Blur in the MP3 player's screen resulting from the long exposure. (I could have worked on my lighting some more)

Pre-challenge prediction:
I'm going to guess a low to mid 5 for this. I think I have a minor amount of wow factor, but too many flaws to hit a 6.

Post-challenge notes:
Mis judged this one, but the low 4 was what it deserved, I would have probably given it a 4 myself. A decent idea that I wasn't able to carry off this time.

Place: 127 out of 142
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Votes: 185
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2009 07:29:50 AM
nice shot
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01/28/2009 09:13:38 AM
Dixie Chicks!?!?!?! Just kidding! Nice composition & love how the colors pop. One little nit-pick though would be it would be nice if the words/screen was a little sharper.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/28/2009 01:50:05 AM
I agree with your assessment...the blurred display definitely detracts from the image, as does the overly bright ring thingy...the player itself is quite well-done though, sharp and clear.

It's ridiculously hard to photograph electronics; I photographed my cellphone once, and had to use the GIMP to put the screen in afterwards.

A couple other detractors are the funky pattern in the upper part of the picture and the constellation of dust/hot pixels in the left.

Had I been voting, this would probably been a 4 or a 5...
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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