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This old Dog is no longer Cutting Edge technology
This old Dog is no longer Cutting Edge technology

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Metal on Metal (Basic Editing)
Collection: Miscellaneous (or what was I thinking?)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Sydney, Australia
Date: Oct 5, 2010
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.8 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Textures
Date Uploaded: Oct 4, 2010

Clever, original, brilliant? I guess not but I kind of like it :-)

Discarded old garden shears that had found their way into my prop box. I was going to do a close-up of the geared mechanisms (refer to the challenge outtakes if I get the chance to post), but while studying it for the best angle I saw the face of a dog. I know this has nothing to do with the challenge so I didn't try and emphasise this with the shot and only hinted at it with the title.

I havenít got any external flashes, soft-boxes etc, yet, and the camera popup flash and I donít get along very well. So, this was shot using minimal natural light and a tungsten torch. I like the result, but then Iím easily impressed.

Prediction? 5.1xxx

Place: 23 out of 127
Avg (all users): 5.6667
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.6491
Avg (non-participants): 5.6754
Views since voting: 731
Views during voting: 290
Votes: 171
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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12/01/2010 10:22:29 AM
this could also go as a personification as well...keep it in mind
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10/13/2010 01:13:30 PM
I really liked your picture, It was one of my favorites for the podium. Love the lighting and texture
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/10/2010 06:58:27 AM
An amusing visual pun.
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10/09/2010 03:20:00 AM
nice capture. contrast is good. the use of a black background was effective in isolating the subject.
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10/08/2010 03:23:48 PM
Great title
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10/06/2010 03:20:14 PM
looks like some kind of weird fish head ;-) my first though upon seeing this image - I like this image though, you handled the lighting well I think and the solid black background highlights your subject
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