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Challenge: New Year's Resolution III (Advanced Editing III)
Camera: Olympus C-740UZ
Location: My house
Date: Dec 31, 2004
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2004

My New Year's Resolution is to do more home improvements. Unfortunately that is going to include painting. I don't care to paint.

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01/15/2005 10:17:15 AM
Technically, a nice photograph. Good DoF and exposure.

The composition, for me, has one major problem, The eye is automatically drawn to the pont of highest contrast; in this image, the specular lights against the dark handle at the top of the image. Attention is then drawn to the paint smudges on the handle and then out of then out of the image.

There's an opportunity to place interesting highlights in the metal part of the brush, and make it the attention grabber in the image. A second flash focussed on the metal with a stop more light, or white reflectors placed to add more light to the metal.

Eliminate any specular lights near the edges of the image. They draw attention away from the image.

Just my opinions.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/08/2005 06:52:46 AM
Nice color contrast and good focus. All around good photograph 6
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01/05/2005 10:13:16 PM
A little over sharpened on the bristles, gives it a fake look. And the blown out lighting masks what might be a visually interesting juncture of the bristles with the paint.
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01/02/2005 11:49:55 AM
I like the compositon and the colours very much. It looks a tad bit oversharpened to me. Otherwise, a nice image.
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01/02/2005 07:38:45 AM
And after you finish at your house, you can come to mine!! The lighting is a little harsh, otherwise a very good picture.
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