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10/11/2006 11:45:03 AM · #1
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This image went nearly the entire time and almost finished with no comments. It's my entry to high contrast.

I'm just curious, who noticed the spider in the flower? And if you had, would you have voted it higher? Or lower?

I feel like those who voted on it missed it completely. Though I base that on the lack of comments more than anything. So let me know what you think. :-)
10/11/2006 11:47:58 AM · #2
I saw it, scored you a 6.

I think you may have lost some votes on the cnatrast issue. While there is contrast betweent he subject and the background, the contrast doesn't really make or break the photo. JMHO

10/11/2006 11:49:30 AM · #3
*nods* Understandable. I'm just curious what people thought as they voted. :-)
10/11/2006 12:18:51 PM · #4
I saw the spider and I rated 4...

To me the picture isn't a very HC picture. It takes more than a black background to be HC.
10/11/2006 01:05:54 PM · #5
I saw the spider. The image itself is OK. Technicals are all right, but not exceptional. Its strength is lighting and tonality. The spider is its most important element of viewer interest.

The only notable technical flaw is haloing around the spider's legs. Unfortunately since that element attracts the most attention that flaw becomes more apparent.

Several factors hurt this image in scoring. One, it is not really high contrast so DNMC votes probably brought down the score. Two, perspective is mundane. A different angle or crop would work better. Three, the rose itself is not well formed and therefore uninteresting to viewers.

Because it is not easily dominant in the frame the spider does not add a lot of wow factor. Insects generally are supporting elements in images like yours and cannot carry the whole composition.

There really isn't a lot "bad" about your image, but there is not a lot to attract the viewer either. The overall quality of DPC submissions is generally good. It is easy for more "normal" images to get lost in the wow factor of the others.
10/11/2006 01:35:08 PM · #6
Yes I saw the spider. I didn't think it was a high contrast photo though.
10/11/2006 05:47:44 PM · #7
I seen the spider and thought it was a great shot. I too do not feel it was a HC shot.
10/11/2006 05:59:34 PM · #8
Did anyone see the spider in my flower?

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10/11/2006 06:08:50 PM · #9
Thank you for all the feedback. This is all very helpful and I appreciate you all taking time to leave your thoughts. :-D
10/11/2006 06:24:56 PM · #10
Originally posted by TonyT:

Did anyone see the spider in my flower?

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Oh, there it is! Maybe next time you should use a more obvious title. ;-)

I saw the other spider as well, mostly due to the title. I think it was the lack of obvious contrastiness that caused the score. Happy shooting!
10/11/2006 07:37:21 PM · #11
Originally posted by TonyT:

Did anyone see the spider in my flower?

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I did though spiders spook me so I tend to see them all the time. This little spider I remember think wow he has character!!lol way cool.
10/14/2006 11:42:00 AM · #12
I did not see the spider, but I did not think the wilted flower was appealing nor was the photo high contrast. I am new to DCP and digital photo, so I tend not to make too many comments.
10/14/2006 11:59:55 AM · #13
Perhaps if you had rotated 180 degrees, the spider would have been more recognizable.
--jrjr
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