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Challenge: Free Study II (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: my kitchen counter in celebration, FL
Date: Dec 7, 2002
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Dec 7, 2002

macro shot of some marbles

Statistics
Place: 40 out of 67
Avg (all users): 5.7528
Avg (commenters): 6.2222
Avg (participants): 5.7213
Avg (non-participants): 5.8214
Views since voting: 3723
Votes: 89
Comments: 22
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12/20/2002 07:18:34 PM
Critique Club Comment

Composition : Great use of a repeating pattern breaking ranks, with the rightmost marble elevated a smidgen above the others. I have to admit that I am also distracted by the fibers on the marbles surface.

Exposure/Lighting : Largely wonderful. There seems to have been a strong light shinning from the upper left that distracted a little bit, but not overly much.

Focus : Excellent. I think you made very effective use of DoF and you had a nice sharp focus where it belonged :)

Opinion : I liked this image quite a bit. Simple ideas are often the best ideas. But I do think you may have wanted to buff them up a bit with a lint free cloth :)
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12/15/2002 09:39:36 AM
You may know better than I but the light seems a littleunderstated. The lint is distracting too.
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12/14/2002 08:40:55 AM
This is a nice crop for this photo. Good colors, too. A nit-picky comment: for macros, I am distracted by any little piece of dirt or dust. My eye traveled to the dust on the top of the marbles. Not a big deal by any means, but you may want to consider it. Otherwise, good job.
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12/13/2002 11:07:13 AM
I love this shot.... very soothing. :)
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12/13/2002 10:51:26 AM
Nice composition here. The lighting seems a bit off to me - too much on the left side and not quite enough on the right. Nice details, Nice colors. = 6
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12/12/2002 11:24:26 PM
Gorgeous! I love the composition here, just ordered enough to work but just loose enough not to look too staged and static. The interplay of light and colour is beautiful. The DOF gives it some nice depth, and I especially like that there are little flecks of dust... perfection makes me feel uneasy. I'm giving it 10!
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12/12/2002 08:39:23 PM
Nice use of both light and color!
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12/12/2002 01:14:42 PM
Composition is OK. The lighting is a bit harsh. The dust on the marbles is distracting. Your macro is nice and the sharpening and colors are true. I just would like to see a little more interesting of a composition.
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12/11/2002 11:30:51 PM
Nice shot. Very colorful. So can a picture be too well focused? The little hairs on the marbles prove to be distracting in the light. The last marble on the right might be better left out as well. DPz
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12/11/2002 08:54:24 PM
Please try and get these marbles to Mousie asap. He is suffering from catastropic marble shortage.
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12/11/2002 10:28:48 AM
Good choice of subject matter in this shot, but I feel that it has let down in several areas - the lighting is very bright and has blown out some of the highlights, the main surface and background are a bit distracting, and the marble with some interesting surface texture (the cracked-looking one in the middle) could have made a good central focal point, if placed closer to the front of the shot.
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12/11/2002 10:24:23 AM
I like the composition and focus on this picture. Reminds me of my childhood. I don't quite like the dark area on the background and the hot spot on one of the marbles, as I feel distract a little. Good luck!
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12/11/2002 09:35:26 AM
This is a great composition and the colors are dynamic! Good Luck!!
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12/11/2002 08:29:20 AM
This photo could be improved with clean surfaces; dust and dirt in macro shots, to me, is very distracting.
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12/10/2002 02:04:11 PM
Great composition, the background is a bit distracting though. Very well seen, good job.
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12/10/2002 01:56:05 PM
great shot and detail. Interesting idea, It has a couple bright spots. 6
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12/09/2002 09:47:19 PM
The dust on the marbles takes away from the picture a bit. Aside from that it's a great macro shot. I like the lighting overall not bad.
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12/09/2002 08:56:23 PM
i like the idea and nice color. the lighting could be more even so that the marble on the right fits in better.
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12/09/2002 05:52:44 PM
Pretty shot, nice light, great colors, focus. Like it.
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12/09/2002 01:35:45 AM
I really like marble shots, but your background is a little distracting to me. Also, I can see dust and small fibers on the marbles. The colors and swirls are wonderful, though, and your method of lighting them works very well.
Smelllyfish1002
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12/09/2002 01:05:49 AM
Nice macro
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12/09/2002 12:21:32 AM
Very interesting subject. the colors are very nice, as are the patterns. The angle and framing/cropping you have chosen is good as well. I really like the tiny photo. isn't it nice to not have the size limitation? The little sun star under the marble to the bottom right is nice. focus is good as well. nice shot. good luck in the challenge.
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