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3 primary colors 2004
3 primary colors 2004

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Threes (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Olympus D-550Z
Location: taken in my bathroom
Date: May 25, 2004
Aperture: F4.4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/10 sec
Galleries: Family, Humorous
Date Uploaded: May 25, 2004

red green and blue crayola crayons.

taken in the dark, with a beam of light shining on them.

Place: 141 out of 205
Avg (all users): 5.0659
Avg (commenters): 4.8571
Avg (participants): 4.8273
Avg (non-participants): 5.4306
Views since voting: 994
Votes: 182
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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02/27/2011 05:38:37 PM
Not primary colors
06/12/2004 10:16:18 PM
Hi Michael and * Greetings from the Critique Club *

Your very first submission - congratulations!

3 primary colors 2004

Does it meet the challenge Yes, without a doubt.

Technical stuff Composition: It's a bit centered - may work a bit better if the camera was rotated so that the crayons were in a diagonal composition. That would also remove the complaint noted by your commenter that there wasn't much on the left and right edges.

Exposure: It's a great exposure for the lighting used, but the shadows block out the crayon tips as noted by several commenters. A secondary light source or reflector would help a lot.

Focus: Spot on given the lighting conditions.

Overall Impact It's a great idea executed well. It just didn't have the additional "wow" factor to make voters rate it higher. The flaws in the subject (lines on the crayons) and the title (green isn't primary) probably cost you points from a few who scored this.

Keep shooting and submitting.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/03/2004 05:27:40 PM
neat lighting!! i wonder what it is... clever idea, as well, although the line down the center of the green and red crayons is extremely distracting.. some noise and dust specs, but overall a cool pic
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/03/2004 02:07:50 PM
The three primary colors are red YELLOW and blue. LOL
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/03/2004 01:17:20 PM
Good idea, but the light is so harsh that you lose much of the color saturation that you're trying to emphasize. The fronts are in total shadow and the backs are blown out. A piece of white paper held in front to bounce light on the tips would have helped. The streaky light effect is a plus, but the dark marks on the crayons themselves are a minus.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/01/2004 11:54:45 AM
except yellow is primary - and green is secondary...

05/31/2004 11:25:55 AM
I like your lighting - it really moves your eye over the subject. Wish there had been a bounce at the bottom to reflect light back at the tips of the crayons so we could see them better. The crayons themselves are burnt out in spots, but the low light gives nice texture. Maybe crop the sides a bit?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/31/2004 08:50:38 AM
Good lighting. well taken. Missing something though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/31/2004 07:57:26 AM
Creative lighting. I'd like to be able to make out the pointy tips. Good use of negative space
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05/31/2004 01:19:42 AM
great composition. the light washes out the otherwise brilliant colors a little.
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