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Eight ball corner pocket..
Eight ball corner pocket..
justine


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Challenge: Games (Classic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Olympus E-20
Location: Pool table
Date: May 18, 2002
Aperture: 2.4
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Abstract, Action
Date Uploaded: May 18, 2002

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Statistics
Place: 45 out of 94
Avg (all users): 5.3738
Avg (commenters): 5.5600
Avg (participants): 5.1392
Avg (non-participants): 5.5197
Views since voting: 1373
Votes: 206
Comments: 27
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/26/2002 11:23:00 PM
Nice set up. The parts that are out of focus and the absence of numbers really forces the eye to the "8"
05/26/2002 04:14:00 PM
would be better if the balls r clean up a little, too much dirt on the white part of the ball.
05/26/2002 02:06:00 AM
Good idea to turn the other numbers away to keep the attention on the eight ball. Wish it weren't right in the center of the frame. Seems a bit underexposed, as well.
05/25/2002 09:49:00 PM
I think for a pool shot, this could be done better (see Langdon's winning entry for table shot). I'm not suggesting copying that style, but the off center framing and the focus of this shot aren't that appealing to me.
05/24/2002 11:49:00 AM
I love this picture.. The purple ball behind the eight ball bothers my eyes..
05/24/2002 09:34:00 AM
Composition looks a litlle tilted to the right. I like the DOF with the focus on the 8 ball. The overhead lights distract a little to me, but overall, a good effort.
05/24/2002 06:41:00 AM
nice close up
05/23/2002 12:11:00 PM
I like the composition, but I think I would've preferred a little more DOF in the foreground (or crop out the first row of balls). Alternatively, add them in the back so that there's less of just blank background.
05/22/2002 07:51:00 PM
That's going to be one tough shot!
05/22/2002 05:12:00 PM
Photo 7 Creativity 6 Games 5 total 6
05/22/2002 02:13:00 PM
Tight depth of field, good colors but a little dark. Interesting shot though.
05/22/2002 09:35:00 AM
Nice DOF, though I dislike the angle -- there's too much dead space at the top.
05/22/2002 07:33:00 AM
Your focus is right on target for this photo.
05/21/2002 07:49:00 PM
Nice angle shot
05/21/2002 05:02:00 PM
You have done an excellent job with depth of field in this photo... Perfect focus on the 8-ball... My eyes are drawn directly to the object of the photo.. nice work!
05/21/2002 03:58:00 PM
I am really trying to like photos with the foreground out of focus.....honest I am...........
05/21/2002 02:38:00 PM
I love the perfect DOF in this photo. This takes the somewhat clichè "bunch of eggs" shots and gives it a new twist. That dead space at the top of the image bothers me. I don't think you could have got the same DOF with a more directly overhead shot, but what if you created the illusion of a set of pool balls that had been racked when they were actually spread out over the table a little bit? This may not make sense. If you're curious about what I mean, email me when the voting is over.
05/21/2002 01:20:00 PM
Great use of depth of field to focus the eye on the key point. A bit dark at the back.
05/20/2002 08:06:00 PM
I'm sure i've heard that name before....... but 8/10 nonetheless!!!!
05/20/2002 02:38:00 PM
Subject stands out well. Good use of lowlight technique.
05/20/2002 02:03:00 PM
dirty balls
05/20/2002 01:32:00 PM
Might be more pleasing to the eyes if the 8 ball was clean. Another thought would be to not be so straight on to the balls and take the photo more at an angle.
05/20/2002 01:21:00 PM
very nice job getting the focus only on the eight ball.
05/20/2002 01:17:00 PM
The out of focus ball front and center is very distracting. Greater depth of field would help. If you're going for a narrow depth of field perspective, then maybe increase the camera angle slightly (or crop the photo) to minimize the foreground ugliness.
05/20/2002 12:05:00 PM
I can't say it!
05/20/2002 10:43:00 AM
Good focus job.
05/20/2002 03:16:00 AM
Is this macro? I think the photo would have more umph if they would have all been clear.


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