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Maths the mother of laws
Maths the mother of laws

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Challenge: Authority (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Olympus C-740UZ
Location: Technical University in Lodz : Poland
Date: Nov 23, 2004
Aperture: 1:3,5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Black and White, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Nov 23, 2004

My maths lesson at my technical university. This is a very clever and funny man. I love his jokes :) He allowed me to take some shots during the lecture. I wonder if anybody will be able to see the fact that if you stare at the figures and not on the background, you will have the impression that they float in the air.

it seems impossible to me that somebody would say "it's off topic", but we'll see :)

Afterall there are lots of regulations/laws in maths. Besides, this is a teacher and he can be seen as a authority to students.

Place: 14 out of 149
Avg (all users): 5.7581
Avg (commenters): 6.5714
Avg (participants): 5.6104
Avg (non-participants): 5.8150
Views since voting: 1194
Views during voting: 393
Votes: 277
Comments: 19
Favorites: 2 (view)

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12/01/2004 03:59:53 AM
Hello there :) I am glad you liked the picture and I am glad that those who didn't like it, said what's wrong about it.

Greslizzz this is exactly what I was going for. My teacher caught in the act of creating. His hand is dynamic in opposition to mathematics which is static and calm to me :) It took me 3/4 of the lecture to achieve this motion blur:) I had great fun watching your comments that went:

-I like the motion blur
-I don't like the motion blur
-I like the motion blur
-I don't like the motion blur

Some people commented that they see no rules here... so now my explenation :)

Mathematics are abundanat in rules, regulations, restrictions, statements and different laws. So I thought it was a primary expamle of rules. Afterall everybody obeys them - not even knowing about this! Hell, our world we know today requires maths.

Graphicfunk I am so flattered hearing such words :)
Even more flattered hearing such words from a man like you BIG THANKS.

Thank you all for voting. I received no ones ! :)
12/01/2004 12:34:21 AM
Hey jack: Congrats on your top 20 finish. Your talent is bubbling to the surface. You have a very good eye in seeking images with great interest.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/30/2004 05:32:38 PM
This looks a bit beyond basic. Good photo.
11/30/2004 12:41:59 PM
so who made math?
11/30/2004 09:15:02 AM
At least, math is a mother...
11/29/2004 01:19:39 PM
I like the motion of the hand... in oposition with the calm of the teacher....
11/26/2004 08:27:22 PM
Shame about the motion blur on the hand.
11/26/2004 05:59:20 PM
11/26/2004 01:03:44 PM
11/25/2004 06:46:18 PM
It's all Greek to me, but even I can see a good photograph when I see one. I like that you made it black and white, and I love that there's movement in his hand. Good job and good luck.
11/25/2004 04:39:33 PM
I don't know exactly what it is, but I really like this photo. Nice job. I think the b&w helps too.
11/25/2004 12:43:14 PM
I love this shot. The title needs puncuation or something but hat is minor.
11/24/2004 03:07:58 PM
Very nice, the B&W is perfect for this shot. And yes the natural law of mathamatics it the number one authority! Bumping to a 9.
11/24/2004 02:54:59 PM
the hand is a little blurry
11/24/2004 02:20:36 PM
This works well as a B&W photo--nice tones, and good composition. However, I really don't feel a connection to "Authority". I think I know where you are headed--that Math is the "root" of all the sciences, but it's a pretty big stretch for me. 5.
11/24/2004 08:34:50 AM
Great placement of the subject. 8
11/24/2004 08:22:08 AM
this would have been a strong entry in the bw challenge, not so sure about this one. yes, the rules of math are indisputable, but they are unknown by most and easily ignored. a major component of authority is the ability to command respect, and for the purposes of this challenge, you would need to address the ability to enforce the laws, and/or the consequences of not following (for example, a person stretched out on the ground with a large rock next to him: the enforcement of the law of gravity). all the same, i'll score this a 6 and wish you good luck!
11/24/2004 01:38:27 AM
Strong entry. I like the motion blur. Everything is in focus. Framed well.
11/24/2004 12:23:27 AM
Crisp, and good conversion to b/w. The crispness is spoiled just the tiniest, by the motionblur of the writing hand.

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