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Challenge: Square (Classic Editing)
Collection: Challenge Images
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: Dallas, Texas
Date: Jan 25, 2003
Aperture: F2.3
ISO: 120
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Architecture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 26, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 22 out of 179
Avg (all users): 6.0542
Avg (commenters): 7.0833
Avg (participants): 5.9649
Avg (non-participants): 6.1685
Views since voting: 1116
Votes: 203
Comments: 25
Favorites: 2 (view)


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02/04/2003 02:25:55 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club :)

I really like this shot. I'm lucky this week because I have selected several good black and white images from the CC list... I like black and whites for several reasons. The absence of color forces the viewer to notice things that color usually hides. In this case, the wood grain becomes the subject of this photo. The wood grain contrast along with the symmetry in this shot make a really strong image.

To me, this image is not a 'door'. It's a collection of textures and contrasts...

Great shot!

Keep up the good work :)

John Setzler
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/02/2003 11:20:59 PM
two rectangles can make a square! I like the b/w choice on this.
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02/02/2003 09:15:04 PM
whoah, you go to the same church as another dpchallenger.
02/02/2003 02:38:28 PM
didnt we see this already in another square photo?
02/02/2003 12:13:16 AM
Great shot. you really captured the greatness of these doors.
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02/01/2003 05:34:44 AM
Composition: Maybe would have zoomed in on the square part more.
Technical: Nice focus, colour and contrast. Texture of the wood looks great.
Meets challenge: Yes
Overall impression: Really nice and hard to fault. 7
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01/31/2003 02:08:23 PM
I like the lines in this photo. They move your eye over the photo. The light and dark shades in the wood are nice.
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01/30/2003 04:39:59 PM
This is a superb photo of a beautiful door. The wood is beautiful. The grain and colors of the wood are out of this world. I do hope you show it to us in color. I would have prefered it in color, to bring out the wood grain more. Whoever designed this door knew his wood and woodworking. In color would have been 10, as is it is still an 8. It's still an awesome photo.
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01/29/2003 03:41:59 PM
Is it just me or do I keep seeing images similar images? I think I'm going crazy. I think you should have adjusted the levels to gove more contrast between the square that surrounds the locks and the diagonal pieces of wood.
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01/29/2003 04:13:46 AM
lovely detail. 9-martin.
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01/28/2003 10:10:42 PM
I really like this shot. Great eye to find this. Very original.

Thanks!
Bill Miller (wackybill)
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01/28/2003 12:19:44 PM
Neat shot, rich looking tones.
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01/28/2003 11:44:11 AM
Yes, this does work much better in B&W, the textures of the wood and that spectacular metal are enhanced a ton in this version. I am assuming you are a husband and wife team, you won hands down, IMO :). This was/is my only ten this week.
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01/28/2003 01:24:41 AM
Great photo I love it. It looks so similar to another photo in this competition and I had to look very closely to see that they are not the same doors! Anyway great symmetry. 9 from me.
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01/28/2003 12:56:48 AM
I like this B+W photo,very good focus,nice crop well done- 9
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01/27/2003 11:58:08 PM
I like the decision here for B&W. Wood can look great when it's all warm, but here the grain is really accentuated when the image was desaturated. I also like that you make the viewer work for the square. Nice work.
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01/27/2003 07:17:13 PM
Wow! Is this the same door I saw done in color? If so, you captured the grain much better this way. You've got a 10 from me! Cub
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01/27/2003 06:26:56 PM
Amazingly similar to another entry.
01/27/2003 12:23:20 PM
What a great picture!...However, you have to dig in to find where the square is. IMHO, the door handles are the subjects, not the square. Good work though 7.
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01/27/2003 12:11:15 PM
There's a almost identical picture of the same kind of door in the challenge! I like the rustic look of this one better. Nice!
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01/27/2003 09:44:51 AM
Really great detail and texture changes. Very good photo.
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01/27/2003 05:25:13 AM
The wood grain works well in black and white
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01/27/2003 03:18:20 AM
this is better than the other door that looks exactly the same but is in color. The black and white picks up the wood grain well and it is an interesting square. In my top 10
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01/27/2003 01:34:22 AM
i like the optical illusion that happens here...if you stare at the middle of the square, the doors appear to move. there is a color version of what appears to be the same door...i don't feel that same illusion...it's interesting to compare the two...i definitely like this one much better
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01/27/2003 12:29:05 AM
This is a nice photo !


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