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Challenge: Everyday Objects (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: my house - winchester
Date: Jul 27, 2004
Aperture: F2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30s
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 27, 2004

tipped out box of lego - took half an hour to find a complete man.
put him on white photo paper as a nice surface.
put camera on macro mode
took photo with +1 exposure compensation (hope you don't think its too washed out).

pretty much straight from the camera, just tweaked brightness/contrast and saturation in Photoshop and resized for submission.

Place: 270 out of 363
Avg (all users): 4.5345
Avg (commenters): 6.9231
Avg (participants): 4.5547
Avg (non-participants): 4.5145
Views since voting: 634
Views during voting: 359
Votes: 275
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/01/2006 03:24:23 PM
I can't believe this scored a 4.5 either... The trolls must have been out in force for that one! LOL This is a very strong photo IMHO. It's got great composition, controlled lighting, good focus & DOF, etc... I agree with glad2badad - Smile & keep having fun! 'Cuz you've got a great eye!
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10/26/2005 12:36:07 PM
Wow! I can't believe this only scored a 4.5! Of course I'm seeing it out of context as far as the challenge theme goes. I think it's just fine - would make a great stock photo, well, maybe not with trademark issues. :^( Anyway, for what it's worth, I like the DOF and the lighting treatment applied as is.

Smile and keep having fun! ;^)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/03/2004 07:03:00 PM
Very original.
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08/02/2004 05:43:43 PM
Shallow depth of field is useful in many shots, but I'm not sure I understand its use here. I got nailed for a similar thing a few challenges back - the more detailed areas (the "shirt") are out of focus, while there isn't a lot to see on the head. For this shot, I'd actually prefer the entire legoman in focus. Other than that, the exposure is nicely done. I'd also like to see the shadows on the bottom accentuated, given the overhead viewpoint - this might be done with some stronger back lighting.
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08/02/2004 02:25:00 PM
The DOF, focus, camera angle, and the tight crop really make this great. 8
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07/31/2004 01:17:09 PM
yes it is an everyday object, however i have never seen 'toys' doing
well in a challenge, dont know why. good luck
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07/31/2004 12:46:31 AM
Nice angle and color. More DOF is needed here.
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07/29/2004 08:27:52 PM
cool, it was the good time... mine lost there head of been used so much that the eyes is erased.... well done a8
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07/29/2004 02:10:36 PM
You probably have a bunch of other people saying this but...i really wish i could see the top of it's head. Little guy looks happy too :)
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07/29/2004 05:08:50 AM
good call on cropping across the head. i'd like to see a little more negative space around the feet and a little less color in the shadow.
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07/29/2004 01:36:59 AM
Very interesting. The DOF is actually very interesting to me; maybe it's a tad shallow, maybe it isn't. I haven't really decided yet.
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07/29/2004 12:56:49 AM
Wow! a legoman!!! I love your shot... simple, white background, well cropped! a10
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07/28/2004 11:16:31 PM
GREAT SHOT! You gotta love the legoman!
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07/28/2004 09:10:25 AM
interesting composition. would it have come out if you had toned the light down some?
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07/28/2004 02:50:18 AM
I love Legos! Me and my brother still dink around with legos. nice use of DOF, cool lighting, good composition. Wish there weren't nicks on the head. Not sure if people will think of this as an everyday object though.
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07/28/2004 12:37:34 AM
nice cautious use of the depht of field... maybe a little more light on the face...
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