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... and the sharpener wins!!
... and the sharpener wins!!

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Before and After (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: Celebration, FL - my kitchen counter
Date: Feb 1, 2003
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: auto
Shutter: 1/45
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Feb 1, 2003

before and after .. macro of pencil sharpened

Place: 28 out of 64
Avg (all users): 5.7941
Avg (commenters): 5.8750
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Avg (non-participants): 6.0000
Views since voting: 1285
Votes: 102
Comments: 9
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02/16/2003 11:56:55 PM
5 mins before the deadline! Quick Critique is better than nothing!!
Your composition is great, with the sharpener in one corner and the pencil leading from another corner down to the bottom left. Perhaps I would prefer not to have all the little bits around the pencil, I think that the main sharpenings are good enough.
Your use of DOF is very creative here, excellent focus on the tip of the pencil, rendering the rest quite soft.
Lighting looks great, atiny highlight at the back but the shallow DOF helps to conceal it.
My Opinion
Great shot, OK doesn't really move me, but with this simple composition, you have done a great job!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/08/2003 10:26:41 AM
Effective DOF, bringing the focus right to the tip of the pencil. The composition is strong. I like the textures ofthe wood shavings, etc. Thematically, it's on theme, but it doesn't grab me.
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02/04/2003 11:54:40 AM
some parts oare out of focus
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02/03/2003 10:00:14 PM
Could use a broader focus to bring the shavings and all of the sharpener into the picture forground. Good colour and content.
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02/03/2003 04:04:59 PM
Very nice sharpness and detaill on the pencil. Could have maybe used just a bit smaller apperature but I really like this shot.

Bill Miller (wackybill)
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02/03/2003 12:58:35 PM
Just a nice shot. Good light, composition. Well done.
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02/03/2003 12:27:51 PM
I liked the idea, but I think it needs a deeper DOF. Good luck!
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02/03/2003 01:20:37 AM
I see the after, but no before???
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02/03/2003 01:07:53 AM
great shot! nice DOF
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