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Just  a stove
Just a stove

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Threes (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: apartment
Date: May 28, 2004
Aperture: 2.4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2004


Place: 204 out of 205
Avg (all users): 3.8842
Avg (commenters): 4.3333
Avg (participants): 3.8347
Avg (non-participants): 3.9710
Views since voting: 661
Votes: 190
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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06/12/2004 04:53:58 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

The message
The title says it all. It is certainly possible to make interesting photos from mundane objects, and there are many ways to add meaning to a picture. But this photo doesn't say anything to me; it is just a stove.

Creative choices
Lighting is a very important factor in photography, and the lighting here is unflattering. The knobs (which are the center of focus here) are lit only indirectly, except for some glare on the top. The narrow DOF does add some interest here, although as other have pointed out, weakens its connection to the challenge.

Technical aspects
Focus and sharpness are great. Exposure is fine too; shadow detail is lost, but I attribute that to lighting. So I don't see any technical problems with this photo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/03/2004 01:12:39 PM
OK- there are three knobs, but I'm betting you not in contention for a ribbon. The main issue is that it IS just a stove- not much interest for the voters. The diagonal composition is nice, but the third knob is out of focus (so the viewer's attention is on two things, not three), and the light is too harsh, so you're losing detail in both the shadows and highlights.
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06/03/2004 10:59:16 AM
Just not a real interesting shot. Especially with two knobs in focus and one out of the DOF.
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06/03/2004 03:43:35 AM
Some people might be unimpressed, but I like it.
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05/31/2004 04:08:57 PM
interesting colour palette, makes me think of an independent movie.. random, i know ;)
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05/31/2004 03:16:25 PM
I see the three knobs but don't think this hold much interest for the general viewer. I'm not sure what it is your showing us....with this shot.
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05/31/2004 01:13:28 PM
It does have three knobs.Focus needs to be sharper on the last one.
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