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the most difficult dilemma of the day
the most difficult dilemma of the day

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Challenge: Choices (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Amsterdam
Date: Jun 11, 2004
Aperture: 3.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/111
Galleries: Fashion, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 11, 2004

The title, off course, is meant ironically.

I was going through my closet not long ago and noticed how many pair off shoes I have, and how consistent my taste is, because a lot of pairs are almost identical. I checked some friends closets and cloncluded the same. And yes, choosing from 20 pair almost identical shoes is indeed very difficult.

You know what's the worst? I didn't throw ONE pair away after taking this picture, I put them all back, knowing I will probably never wear them. We are really nuts!

Place: 66 out of 227
Avg (all users): 5.3867
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 4.9894
Avg (non-participants): 5.6173
Views since voting: 761
Votes: 256
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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06/29/2004 12:33:26 PM
Hi from the Critique Club!

I like the tones in this shot, but I do wonder if color would have added more interest in this being a "choice."

The angle of this does add interest to the shot, and I think overall the exposure is pretty good - although I agree that the white shoes distract from the rest of the photo because of their brightness. So technically, aside from the white shoes, I like this shot well enough.

The subject choice itself does not really carry much interest for me. When I judge a photo's strength in meeting the challenge, I first look at the shot without a title and without knowing for sure which challenge it was in - and see if I can figure it out. I can figure it out with this one, so the connection to the challenge is there - I just don't personally find it an interesting way of conveying choice. I didn't vote on the choices challenge, but I would have given this one a 6.

Shoes might have made a more interesting subject with some color maybe -and a more unique composition? Maybe include some feet with a different shoe on each foot and a pile of shoes nearby? Just some thoughts.

I hope this is helpful!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/22/2004 08:18:01 PM
Composition is effective as is the sepia toning. Definitely a choice!
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06/22/2004 12:36:25 AM
well done
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06/21/2004 05:33:01 PM
Too cropped
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06/21/2004 06:37:52 AM
nice in sepia
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06/18/2004 11:51:53 AM
Congratulations for your life, not difficult problems :)
the white shoes distract a little but good election in taking the picture in B&W
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06/17/2004 10:53:36 PM
Us guys don't have that problem
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06/17/2004 08:50:38 PM
Definitely fits the challenge, I find the 'white' pair on the right of the shot very distracting and really too over pwering to the rest of the shot.
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06/17/2004 06:49:43 PM
... and some aid workers in Africa have to choose which kids live or die. Well I think the choices we make are quite easy really...

Shot is OK but lacks a wide tonal range (over and under exposed).
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06/17/2004 12:36:18 AM
Interesting composition. The shoes in the center right seem over exposed.
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06/16/2004 03:56:55 PM
I like it.
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06/16/2004 03:40:38 PM
rather unoriginal and the white sandals seem to be overexposed
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06/16/2004 11:02:26 AM
color might have brought home the difficulty in choice...
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