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Needle and Thread
Needle and Thread

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Challenge: Tools of the Trade II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A1000 IS
Date: Dec 1, 2009
Date Uploaded: Dec 1, 2009


Place: 78 out of 79
Avg (all users): 3.5728
Avg (commenters): 3.3000
Avg (participants): 3.1622
Avg (non-participants): 3.6591
Views since voting: 458
Views during voting: 305
Votes: 213
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/08/2009 11:39:07 PM
nice composition. i think the lighting could be better.
12/07/2009 01:27:12 PM
Kinda dim, grainy and the subject my eye is drawn to is very much out of focus. Not sure there is really much post processing that could help this shot. If you were to reshoot it, I would suggest having some of the items completely in the frame, try some different lighting and to watch the focus.
12/05/2009 11:57:08 AM
Poor lighting and focus. Nice concept, however.
12/04/2009 12:46:23 PM
for me this is a bit to dark and IMO your strongest point of focus should have been the eye of the needle and the thread (according to your title)...as your needle and thread are not in focus at all
12/04/2009 06:47:50 AM
A bit out of focus, and there's a strange thing going on near the thread.
12/04/2009 06:33:04 AM
Deadspace in the middle of the photo makes it unclear what I should be looking at.
Out of focus needle and thread is distracting.
Over saturation of reds is evident in the table making it blotchy.
Lighting looks like it's come from a the camera's flash. Try using a torch to get more interesting lighting on the subjects.

It does meet the challenge.
12/03/2009 01:12:50 AM
Hi. At least you thought about a subject that fits the challenge. However it falls short on lighting and focus. The tip of the needle, the thread and the thimble are all in a a parralel line and must be in focus and the items like the reading glasses and thread roll should be out of focus. Go manual next time and don't rely on the camera's autofocus. You can push colours and saturation a bit during editing for Basic Challenges, as well as contrast/tones. Hope this crit helps!
12/02/2009 11:09:05 PM
3 needle and thread are OOF and haloing causedby over processing. good setup but to many negatives
12/02/2009 01:15:56 PM
I like how my eyes are drawn in circles around the image, but the lack of focus in the foreground is a little jarring.
12/02/2009 04:16:34 AM
would have prefered the focus on the needle and the thimble not cut off

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