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Procrastination: Photography is more fun than taxes.
Procrastination: Photography is more fun than taxes.

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Challenge: Tacks! II (Advanced Editing VII)
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: My desk at work
Date: Apr 15, 2009
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2009

Doing a challenge entry is more fun than doing taxes, but I really need to get to it now.

Dumped these push pins out on top of a dayglo pink post-it note on my desk, and adjusted the lamp for some side light. The pink didn't thrill me, but when I did a sepia overlay layer, I liked what the sepia on it's own looked like. It made the metallic pins and the patterns stand out.

Pre-challenge notes:
No real idea, but I will hazard a low to mid 5.

Post challenge notes:
I am amazed that this did as well as it did. This was a fast, careless effort and it brought in a far better score than many of my entries that have way more creativity and effort in them. 21.gif Teafran was 100% accurate in his assessment of my entry. Popular appeal is an odd thing and I clearly do not have it figured out.

Place: 53 out of 101
Avg (all users): 5.4222
Avg (commenters): 5.2857
Avg (participants): 5.1042
Avg (non-participants): 5.5977
Views since voting: 668
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 135
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/21/2009 07:40:13 AM
Title is definitely true.
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04/17/2009 06:31:19 PM
Good lighting. I didn't like the arrangement here as I like simple composition, but that's my personal taste.
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04/17/2009 05:17:28 PM
Nice tacks and a nice shot, I like the colour of the background
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04/17/2009 08:00:56 AM
And pins are more fun than tacks? Not that I care, at all, but I'm just sayin'...
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04/16/2009 10:29:31 PM
Interesting effect and pleasing to see a different type of tack. Well composed.
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04/16/2009 08:31:55 PM
A technical success, it's less than successful in an artistic sense. The lighting isn't over done creating blooms. The subject is less than interesting. Perhaps a different background with a slightly different angle would have helped. A little more thought and better framing would have brought the rating higher.
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04/16/2009 05:38:31 PM
composition seems random? I like the pins
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04/16/2009 11:33:36 AM
Amen! Couldn't agree more with your title.
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