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Floppy Abstract
Floppy Abstract

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Challenge: Macro (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: Kelowna, BC
Date: Nov 6, 2002
Date Uploaded: Nov 7, 2002


Place: 25 out of 301
Avg (all users): 6.4412
Avg (commenters): 7.9412
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Avg (non-participants): 6.6078
Views since voting: 1138
Votes: 272
Comments: 20
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11/25/2002 11:31:00 AM
FIRST IMPRESSION: Cool, I like the play on the shapes and colors.

COMPOSITION: I'm sure there are alot of angles and crops that could be done with this subject. The one you chose is fairly good, as it balances the shot very nicely. There is close to an equilibrium between the red and the grey. The angles work nicely contrasting the circular element of the shot.

Only problem I have is with the rectangular hole within the circle. It is at a very odd angle and seems to be totally out of place. I'm not sure you would be able to fix this, other than a different crop.

TECHNICAL: There seem to be parts of the disk that are out of focus - top left corner, rim of middle circle - which may have resulted from a low aperture setting (missing in your details). Increasing DOF might solve this.

The lighting is OK, although it's not uniform throughout the photo. This causes the grey to be darker in certain areas, lighter in others. I think if the disk was lit straight on it would have worked better because it is such a 'flat' subject. You also have the left edge of that center circle over exposed - as well as the righ/bottom corner of the center 'square' - diffusing the light could have helped fixing this.

ARTISTIC: I think your choice of subject was very good. I have always liked the contrast effects of black and red (personal taste) and the linear design of a floppy with it's single circular element make it an interesting object to play with creativily.

OVERALL: Pretty good attempt at a very interesting subject. Nice enough crop and comp. Lighting needs work.

EXTRA: For these critiques to work a bit better (especially when it comes to technical aspects) it helps to know your camera settings, which are missing for this photo. If you need help finding the settings, send me a note and I will try to help you out. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/17/2002 11:08:00 PM
not bad at all. little grainy, but i don't think that hurts it any. 9.
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11/17/2002 06:55:00 PM
It's a nice abstract, the colours fit well, but I don't like the grain. Not that I dislike grain always, but in this case I think it doesn't look good. -stephan
11/16/2002 05:15:00 PM
Simple image, but a great abstract. I can see this one looking great hanging in a gallery!
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11/14/2002 07:20:00 AM
nicely composed, should have saved it for this week
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11/13/2002 11:36:00 PM
Nice nice. Great colour.
11/13/2002 08:31:00 PM
Good shot, you probably should have saved it for the Technology challenge!! Color and compositon are excellent. DPz
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11/13/2002 06:22:00 PM
Simple, but impressive! I like such shots a lot. Good luck, nds...
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11/13/2002 05:37:00 AM
LOVE IT!!!!! great shapes, and composition!
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11/12/2002 07:35:00 PM
Very nice. Love the mix of curves and the lines. Nice and sharp too. I I like it. 9 jacko
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11/11/2002 09:13:00 PM
Wow! love it. Design/ abstract/ colours. Excellent
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11/11/2002 07:29:00 PM
Great use of macro.
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11/11/2002 05:10:00 PM
Nice placement, I like the colors.
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11/11/2002 04:22:00 PM
great shot of simple subject
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11/11/2002 02:59:00 PM
good shot. dull subject 7
11/11/2002 02:39:00 PM
I like the contrasts presented in this picture, both the red vs. black, and the straight vs. curved. Nice work. karmat
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11/11/2002 09:56:00 AM
Great color and focus. I like the idea also. Good shot - Inspzil
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11/11/2002 08:08:00 AM
Very nice. The thumbnail doesn't do it justice. Great colors and texture. I like the angle you have used to make it abstract instead of just another floppy! I am sure you will do well.
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11/11/2002 01:27:00 AM
i love the angle and colors... good job
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11/11/2002 01:08:00 AM
Nice work. Simple object but the shapes and colors as you've captured them make it a neat shot. 8 wingy
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