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Challenge: Where's Waldo? (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A40
Location: Welland, Ontario, Canada
Date: Feb 8, 2003
Aperture: f11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30s
Galleries: Portraiture, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Feb 8, 2003

Many thanks to my sweetheart for her patience.

Place: 15 out of 121
Avg (all users): 5.7450
Avg (commenters): 5.6250
Avg (participants): 5.6364
Avg (non-participants): 5.8130
Views since voting: 1280
Votes: 200
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/21/2003 04:17:24 PM
by karmat

Potentially, I think the composition of this shot is very strong, but there are a couple of minor things you could do to help it. One is to move the horizontal bookshelf down a bit. This would allow the vertical shape of the books to be a little more continuous, yet broken by horizontal lines. Also, I would place the "window" in the upper right or left hand corners. Ideally, I think the lower left or right would be more effective, but that may be a logistical nightmare depending on how tall your model is and how high the shelves were! By changing the location of the window, it may also force the viewer to look more for the "waldo."

The focus is awesome. The books are in focus, as is the model's eye. The colors of the books also make a nice picture, though I am wondering what it may have looked like in black and white!

You have met the challenge, though the "waldo" may be a bit obvious, but sometimes obvious is better to many of the voters at dpc. Nice work, and good luck in future challenges.
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02/14/2003 12:53:50 PM
Challenge met, even though it's not too hard to spot her behind the books. Engineering, huh? Your focus, and colors and technical aspects and all are fine for this shot. I know this is just a guidance and not a must, and sometimes meant to be broken, but personally I would prefer if the eye wan't place smackbang in the center of the photo. That way, that's really all you look at, if it was off-center, I think the viewer would "browse" the photo more, take in the different book titles, etc, more.
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02/14/2003 12:30:06 AM
If you'd made the eye look like it was on the spine of a book, your person would be "more" hidden. Nice abstract shot.
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02/13/2003 10:36:51 PM
This is a very clear sharp photo. Well done. Fantastic colors and focus. It's just a really nice photo.
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02/13/2003 08:31:15 PM
Very nice - I think I used a copy of that ethics book in college!
02/13/2003 06:47:00 PM
Great job on framing the subject. Very interesting (fun to look at the titles of the book). Good luck. Jacko. 8
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02/13/2003 03:59:23 PM
would have been funny if all the books were where's waldo ! nice idea
02/13/2003 03:41:58 PM
Too obvious. You shouldn't have centered on the eye.
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02/13/2003 01:46:06 PM
nice photo, good idea with the books!!
02/12/2003 05:08:30 PM
I see your waldo....Good photo. Strong focus, good colors. Very deep reading!!
8 Swash
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02/11/2003 12:52:06 PM
The challenge is met here for sure. Good photo, very focused. I would have used the rule of thirds and not had the eyes so centered. I like it.
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02/10/2003 10:35:45 PM
cute eyedea
02/10/2003 09:14:55 PM
My wife says her students claim there are no ethical issues in engineering. Nice shot. I'm not sure about the shelf, though.
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02/10/2003 05:28:20 PM
Eye like this one.
02/10/2003 03:51:56 PM
good job
02/10/2003 09:46:20 AM
Thats a good job i like this picture it looks very neat and it is very creative,
02/10/2003 02:33:22 AM
well executed good colour .....good luck
02/10/2003 01:20:44 AM
That's cool! I would like to see that in B/W. Just in my opinion.
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02/10/2003 12:48:25 AM
photography books would have been really good here... nice composition though
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