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Challenge: Before and After (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S30
Location: Toronto
Date: Feb 2, 2003
Aperture: f8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Emotive, Nature
Date Uploaded: Feb 2, 2003

Last minute entry...oh well :(

Place: 38 out of 64
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02/10/2003 04:05:00 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club :)

Hi Zadore...

This is an interesting concept of before and after... Just one note of interest on the composition... General rule of thumb says that photos read like a book... left to right and top to bottom. You may have considered mirroring this image horizontally to compose the new fresh rose on the left (before) and the old dead rose on the right (after) just for the simple sake of creating a fluid composition to match the challenge title.

The glass in the bottom of the frame isn't really contributing much to the image. I would have considered cropping that part out possibly or recomposing the shot to eliminate that. It's shadow on the backdrop is a little strange looking also.

I do like the choice of the dark backdrop. Moving it a little further into the background would have reduced the dominance of the lighting on it and possibly, with a shallow depth of field, created some nice light gradient on the background...

Keep up the good work :)

John Setzler
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/09/2003 09:01:06 PM
i like the grain
02/08/2003 09:12:52 AM
I love the grain and dramatic shadows. There's something really foreboding about this photo that makes me feel as though it's metaphorical. We're talking about universal fear of ageing and death here! Very creative.
02/05/2003 04:27:54 PM
The reason I like this shot so much is the graininess. I like the background color agains the red rose and the dead flower. Makes them really stand out. I also like the framing. Good luck.
02/04/2003 07:08:32 PM
Meets the challenge but is a little dark on my monitor....could just be mine.
02/03/2003 05:57:11 AM
I don't know if its just the background but this photo looks oddly grainy, like its been oversharpened. Concept is pretty good. - Inspzil
02/03/2003 01:21:40 AM
very pretty!

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