DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Remember Those? (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-300 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 14-42mm f.3.5-5.6 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom
Location: Los Angeles, CA - My Apartment
Date: Mar 17, 2009
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Mar 17, 2009

I sure don't...

If this does well, I'll just be super angry that my best shots are all taken with an older, cheaper camera, and are of cameras or camera parts. Either way, enjoy.

Most PP involved a contrast curve of the lightness channel of Lab color, as well as sharpening. :shakes fist at basic editing:

Lit by manually tripping my SB-600, aimed at the D300, which set off a brolly'd SB-900, aimed at both cameras. Black paper backdrop.

Place: 39 out of 169
Avg (all users): 5.7613
Avg (commenters): 6.9167
Avg (participants): 5.6471
Avg (non-participants): 5.8117
Views since voting: 700
Views during voting: 365
Votes: 222
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

Please log in or register to add your comments!

03/30/2009 03:07:27 PM
Hello from the Critique Club-
First things first: Your entry meets the challenge quite well. One thing I definitely like about this photo is that it is more than it initially appears. At first glance, one simply sees the Minolta, but a closer inspection reveals the Nikon peering out of its depths. As others have said, I like this contrast between the new and old, especially considering your title, which brings the transition from film to digital into the spotlight. I think your lighting is pretty good too. Iím not too sure of how you portrayed the film, however. If this wasnít such a close crop, I would consider pulling the film out some and having it laid out. To me, the placement you went with sorta makes it fight with the camera as the focal point for the viewer. On the other hand, it does help the rest of your composition, and adds another element and depth (in more than one sense) to your photo, so I guess Iím on the fence about that.
Overall, I think you did a great job capturing this, and while multiple other users utilized the same subject matter, you did a good job separating yourself from the pack. One other minor comment: I would have cleaned the smudge on the Minolta letters, if at all possible (which might not be the case). If the body were more used and beaten up, I would leave it because it adds character, but since it is the only real blemish on the body, itís a bit distracting to me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/23/2009 11:23:08 PM
Great idea & shot! Sure brings back memories, my first 35mm camera was a Minolta, not this model, but one similar.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/23/2009 05:28:59 PM
The film can was a nice touch. Would have liked the reflection in the mirror to have shown your camera more clearly.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/23/2009 01:37:00 PM
My first SLR. What a great camera! Yeah, I remember SRT101. Wish I still had it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/23/2009 04:42:11 AM
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/22/2009 12:22:59 AM
I like the shot, especially the framing. Not sure how I feel about the reflection of the camera in the mirror however...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/20/2009 05:18:33 PM
I have one of these :-) I like the reflection of the new camera
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/20/2009 03:04:00 PM
Awesome reflection of the old looking at the new! Great job!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/19/2009 10:04:54 PM
old vintage... very nice
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/19/2009 09:36:46 AM
This could have been the best image of the bunch, unfortunately you missed a great opportunity to catch the reflection of the camera in the 35mm mirror. Another annoyance is the film canister which could be better.

Great concept - a little flawed in execution.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/19/2009 12:34:37 AM
IS that.....is that.....FILM?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/18/2009 01:00:38 PM
Good sharpness - I would have liked to see the whole camera in the shot though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/18/2009 01:47:16 AM
Nice reflection
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/18/2009 01:36:29 AM
I don't forget! I'm sure some of the young'ins voting here will though ;) well executed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2019 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 07/16/2019 11:04:48 PM EDT.