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Westonius Invertus
Westonius Invertus

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Challenge: Edward Weston (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: New Jersey
Date: Mar 26, 2011
Aperture: f/25
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/3s
Galleries: Black and White, Textures
Date Uploaded: Mar 26, 2011

artichoke half in natural diffuse light

a little looser crop than Weston

pp using Capture NX2

Place: 4 out of 147
Avg (all users): 6.4152
Avg (commenters): 7.6364
Avg (participants): 6.4242
Avg (non-participants): 6.4095
Views since voting: 2153
Views during voting: 332
Votes: 171
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/11/2011 01:50:34 PM
Hello and greetings from the Critique Club. You asked for an in-depth critique of your image, and here it is:

Seriously - 4th place - how can I possibly give you any constructive criticism? The clarity and the BW tones of this image are outstanding. You said yourself that the crop is a little different than Weston, however, I feel it works for your subject really well. The hairs near the artichoke heart are a bit blown, but clearly, that affected nothing. I think it actually adds visual interest by creating contrast to the darker bottom part of the image.

I'm groping. It's a great photo. Congrats on a wonderful placement.


04/09/2011 12:54:02 PM
Most excellent - delighted to be sharing the page with you. I'm laughing because our images are such polar opposites: yours is so delicate and bird-like, mine is a bit of a large hippo...
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04/09/2011 12:27:56 PM
Congrats on the new HM!! Very nice! -- I'm so glad that the rightful winners are in their places! Well done!
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04/06/2011 09:14:19 AM
We both did the artichokes, and I knew immediately when I saw yours that it was the better one. Congratulations on the top 10!
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04/06/2011 12:24:32 AM
So glad this finished on the front page.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/05/2011 11:01:42 PM
amazing detail but, most of all the light is perfect which allows the b/w to shine. Very much on topic, IMO. 8
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04/05/2011 02:47:20 PM
Nice, but I would have preferred a deeper crop as there's a lot of black space. Also, because it's an advanced editing challenge you could have
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04/05/2011 02:13:42 PM
Very cool artichoke. Amazing detail and exposure. (Better than Weston's stuff.)
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04/04/2011 09:23:52 PM
lovely details and textures throughout - one of the better in the challenge
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04/03/2011 11:29:56 AM
Wonderful detail in this artichoke! Think a more contrasty image (deeper blacks) would've made this POP!!
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04/02/2011 03:48:41 AM
Very unique!
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03/31/2011 09:54:06 AM
Yes. I love the contrast, lighting, perspective, and framing. I just think you show too much of the subject making it too easy to identify right away. The dark area towards the bottom of the subject provides a secondary and contrasting focal point that makes it feel like too much is going on, especially for a Weston.
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03/30/2011 10:23:40 PM
Excellent recreation. Inverting it makes it your own. Love the light and the fabulous detail. Hope you ate it afterward :-) (not voting)
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03/30/2011 06:26:11 PM
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03/30/2011 12:59:43 PM
Beautiful shot!
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03/30/2011 12:09:10 PM
Awesome photograph!
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03/30/2011 12:44:20 AM
nicely lite, bravo
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