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Challenge: Tacks! (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 28-105mm f/2.8-4.0 Aspherical for Canon
Location: Ontario
Date: Apr 15, 2005
Aperture: f5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Abstract, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2005

The details:
1. Find the tacks
2. Find the orange
3. Tack the orange (had lots of help here)
4. Find the background

It was shot on a loading dock, in daylight, handheld.
Bumped saturation, contrast, cropped and sharpened.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 137
Avg (all users): 6.4338
Avg (commenters): 7.4583
Avg (participants): 6.1548
Avg (non-participants): 6.6074
Views since voting: 2720
Views during voting: 427
Votes: 219
Comments: 31
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/09/2006 06:08:56 PM
Just visiting your profile & saw this shot. Cool - I had a similar idea once. There is just something about doing strange things with fruit eh? :)
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04/26/2005 03:20:46 PM
great stuff
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04/24/2005 05:33:50 PM
Awsome photo! Nice contrast of the blue/orange. I think the texture in the background creates another element that gives this photo depth. Congrats on the top 10 placing!
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04/23/2005 01:11:11 PM
Congratulations on your 9th finish with this creative rendition.
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04/23/2005 12:41:55 AM
Wow. I can't believe all the negative comments about the background. Maybe I'm weird but I thought that made the image. Imagine it on plain white like so many other images here at DPC. You would have ended up last or close to it. Excellent job and excellent choices!
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04/23/2005 12:10:12 AM
Thanks for all the comments. Funny enough what I like best about this shot is the way the background gives an edge to the whole thing.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/22/2005 02:58:03 PM
Not sure about the background. I think it takes away from the cenral subject
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04/21/2005 10:38:21 PM
This really worked for me. I gave it a 10. I think it is the color and texture that I feel when I look at it. Nice Job!
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04/21/2005 03:07:31 AM
I absolutely love this .. only thing that annoy's me is the background .. would of got a hot from me with a solid background..7
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04/19/2005 03:06:20 AM
nice idea and very good image 8
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04/18/2005 10:42:18 PM
Now that had to take some time :) Nice job on the orange, the background I'm not too wild about, it takes away from the orange which looks really cool with all the tacks. Good choice of clear tacks too, by the way
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04/17/2005 09:02:24 PM
I thought this was very cool, and a unique idea ... but I didn't get the background ... it takes away from the main focus. My eyes keep straying to the background, thinking ... "What the heck is it?"
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04/17/2005 08:32:58 PM
i thought of a jellyfish when i first saw this, great photo
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04/17/2005 07:36:58 PM
Awesome photo!!!
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04/17/2005 03:08:21 PM
Love what you did with the orange, and like how you lit it. The background, with the little dark shapes, is a bit distracting, but overall, fun photol
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04/17/2005 07:54:52 AM
Superb shot, really interesting and obviously time consuming. Great use of colour.
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04/17/2005 04:24:30 AM
Good symmetry!!
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04/16/2005 05:35:43 PM
"Pinhead" Cool. Only problem I have is the background....what is it? First thing that comes to mind is dead bugs.
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04/16/2005 04:28:41 PM
really cool idea. the background is a bit too busy and distracting, but gives nice blue glow to the tacks. good luck /8
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04/16/2005 01:01:54 PM
Cool! I was going to do this! But I was using REAL tacks so the final result was not as good. ;) I like what you used for a background. Can't remember what its called but it provides great texture here. Competes a little with the tacks, but the color works beautifully with the orange. Centered composition - many would say its a no-no. Forget them - the real rule is that a composition needs to be balanced. You achieve that with your color choice. Also, people believe center compositions don't provide tension. Again, yours is in the color and texture choices you made. I like it. Its hard to make tacks interesting. 9 for your use of color and comp. Focus and DOF and POV great, BTW.
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04/16/2005 12:28:32 PM
This is pretty kewl. To me it reminds me xmas ornament. Good job I gave it a 7.
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04/16/2005 10:50:03 AM
great shot, one of my favourites
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04/16/2005 07:13:41 AM
You definitely spent some time setting this one up. Very interesting. I am not sure about the backround choice but none the less this is a very creative and well done execution of the challenge. Good job.
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04/16/2005 06:40:32 AM
Great choice of background!
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04/16/2005 04:32:38 AM
Great idea and good outcome
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04/16/2005 03:30:06 AM
Love the object, don't care for the background. Feelliek it could have been a little more luminous. Nonetheless, a strong entry and a strong score from me.
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04/16/2005 02:47:35 AM
Great color and neat idea.
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04/16/2005 02:11:30 AM
hate the background, looks like roaches, sorry
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04/16/2005 01:49:01 AM
delightfully weird, crippled in terms of interest by placing the orange in the center of the image. (6)
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04/16/2005 01:29:37 AM
What is that in the background? The color combination is good, but the black blobs are distracting.
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04/16/2005 01:14:27 AM
cool!!! looks like one of those fake fruits with little clear beads everywhere.. nice :)
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