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Challenge: Household Appliances (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Washington, DC
Date: Aug 14, 2009
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Aug 16, 2009

A shot of the underside of a vacuum taken in my house in Georgetown, Washington, DC. Shot through a orange high-contrast filter to get the colors to work the way they do. Image has been straightened in iPhoto.

Place: 38 out of 71
Avg (all users): 5.0602
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 4.9063
Avg (non-participants): 5.0870
Views since voting: 682
Views during voting: 389
Votes: 216
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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08/30/2009 11:38:16 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club...

This photo meets the challenge with no doubt, but unfortunately, it doesn't go much beyond that. In the greater scheme of things, meeting the challenge is only the primary stepping stone of a successful image in these competitions. There is simply nothing compelling about your subject choice or your perspective. This challenge required taking a look at subject choices that have interesting curves, shapes, and textures and then getting creative with a photo composition. Your vacuum cleaner has curves, shapes, and textures, but in my humble opinion, they just don't interest me from this perspective. I'm not sure what you could have done to make this into a more intriguing image.

I see that you are new to DPChallenge, so my current suggestion to you is to spend some time looking around the challenges. You will see a lot of great images :) You will also see what sorts of ideas and themes it takes to rise to the top of the pack :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/25/2009 09:29:49 PM
nice close up.......great color
08/24/2009 02:36:13 PM
Wish the detail was enhanced, interesting composition, however.
08/23/2009 12:20:32 AM
Interesting close-up, but just not much to hold my attention.
08/22/2009 05:11:40 PM
Nice macro of the bristles. Good use of DOF. Mine never look this clean. I think a crop that just had the green plastic as the frame boundaries would have been a stonger composition.
08/22/2009 10:50:01 AM
Interesting lines, good use of DOF.
08/22/2009 12:05:18 AM
I really like the idea, but it's quite there, imo. The swoop of brushes in the middle two squares is actually quite interesting. If you had moved the shot over a tad to the right and gotten the start of the next swoop, it might have been more interesting.

Also, usually the rollers are pretty black, did you try playing with the levels to get a little more contrast? 5
08/21/2009 06:03:32 PM
Almost looks like tongue and teeth. Neat.
08/21/2009 12:34:14 PM
Nice one, but seems a bit under exposed, 6.
08/21/2009 12:07:48 AM
this would have been really really really good if you would have had the vac turned on picking up something
08/20/2009 10:07:36 AM
special viewpoint
08/19/2009 08:22:33 PM
I like the perspective, very nice.
08/19/2009 03:15:58 AM
a great sujet, hope you can shoot it again with more sharpness and a little more contrast, it's just too pale now, 6

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