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Challenge: Oil (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Senses
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Tranquility, NJ
Date: Aug 2, 2009
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 15''
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Aug 2, 2009

Extreme closeup of my oil painting of a jazz trio. This is the top curve of the saxophone, probably upside-down. I used a tripod in dim indoor lighting. I used the timer to prevent camera shake from pressing the shutter button.

Curves to brighten and add contrast. Calculations to black and white, overlay of the green and blue channels.

Place: 105 out of 113
Avg (all users): 4.3730
Avg (commenters): 4.0000
Avg (participants): 4.2105
Avg (non-participants): 4.4432
Views since voting: 579
Views during voting: 248
Votes: 126
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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08/12/2009 08:27:39 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

I must admit that it is really hard for me to critique this photo as I really, really like it.

Larus's comment captures pretty well what did not work for majority of the voters -- it is a b&w abstract.

I love the sense of movement, the contrast and a superb b&w conversion. I like how the brushstrokes lead my eye through the photo, letting me appreciate the textures of the old oil painting along the way. This is phenomenally moody and poetic photo that unfortunately appealed to a very small number of voters.
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08/10/2009 04:19:27 PM
Originally posted by LalliSig:

to me it´s just a mess.

That is one of the properties of Oil. :)

Good shot. Got a 7 from me.
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08/10/2009 12:18:13 AM
Taking the less traveled route as usual. This was a nice change from having my eyeballs ripped out of their sockets by the rest of the challenge. Not surprised to find this is your entry. I gave it a 7.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/08/2009 07:37:05 PM
Not sure what it is supposed to be (oil painting, probably), but I like the b/w abstract approach.
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08/03/2009 06:09:05 PM
Might be my monitor, but I just don't get it...
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08/03/2009 07:43:26 AM
Sorry but I don´t really like this shot, I have never liked abstract shots where I am not sure what I am looking at and this definately is one, there is no one spot that draws my attention, my eye wanders all over the shot and to me it´s just a mess.
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