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Challenge: Circle III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Pentax K110D
Location: Arlington, WA
Date: Aug 1, 2009
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/350
Galleries: Sports
Date Uploaded: Aug 4, 2009

Didn't do much here. I was watching a softball game and taking random artistic shots between innings. I didn't even know the "circle" challenge was open. Crop, brightness/contrast, and that's it.

Place: 128 out of 152
Avg (all users): 4.5313
Avg (commenters): 5.3333
Avg (participants): 4.5263
Avg (non-participants): 4.5333
Views since voting: 498
Views during voting: 263
Votes: 192
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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08/22/2009 06:18:36 PM
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Critique Club Critique

First Impressions
I can make out a few circles, but they are not the main shape that comes to mind when I view this image.

Photograph Information, Technicals & Composition Review
In the context of the Challenge, trying to place the 'circled items' further into frame, perhaps along a 'third', would have helped give them more impact. I can't help but wonder about standing further over that bucket o' balls and getting an interesting circle full of different colored balls, but that is another image.

Oh - just read your Photographer's Comments and see you didn't shoot this image for this Challenge. It does usually help, especially with a Challenge theme such as this, where the subject matter is 'more important' than the photographic technique.

Comments, Score & Placement Review
128/149 is low down the pack, but I guess that is because most voters didn't see 'circle' when they viewed this image. Your score of 4.53 also reflects that.

You received quite a lot of comments and all are quite helpful, but none really give explanations of why you were scoring low overall, however your average of 5.33 from your commenters is quite good and shows some of them liked the image, regardless of the Challenge theme.

For this Challenge, there are a few circles happening in this image but none of them strong enough to make it a contender for a high place in this Challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/11/2009 11:02:00 AM
Nice lighting, but subject is a bit boring, comp is ok. 5
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/11/2009 05:54:20 AM
Interesting effect with two lots of wire netting
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/10/2009 12:38:56 AM
Lots of distracting dead space...I would've cropped out at least the upper left-hand corner, that would've helped get rid of the bulls-eye crop too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/08/2009 11:31:21 AM
I like the shadow plan and your lighting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/08/2009 06:18:06 AM
nice composition. I like the overall feel.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/07/2009 04:26:38 PM
although this is a good shot...I think I might have knocked over the bucket...but then that is why "you" took the picture...
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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