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Challenge: Transportation (Classic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7
Location: Trevose, PA
Date: Apr 29, 2003
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 3 sec
Galleries: Sports, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 29, 2003

Low key because it brings out the form of the body.

Place: 56 out of 246
Avg (all users): 5.6937
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.5135
Avg (non-participants): 5.8739
Views since voting: 1117
Votes: 222
Comments: 11
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09/23/2004 10:59:54 PM
Very nice competition, and I love how dark this is... I wonder if this would be like the push processing that jmsetzler was talking about today... it looks kind of underexposed, but that could just be my amateur eye looking at it. this is cool!! :)
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05/09/2003 06:29:43 PM
Critique Club Comments by Grayce
The low key process works very well with this subject. This meets the challenge nicely, and is artsy to boot!!! I like that. Keeping this as a black and white picture was a good choice. It makes the eye study the form as there are no distractions.
The flare draws attention, perhaps more than it deserves, but it does convey the glaring quality of the metal.
I love that you used a black bg for this. It really helps the subject pop.
OVer all I like this. Good job!

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05/07/2003 03:43:03 PM
Kavey Critique

Initial thoughts
Nice subtle image great study of an interesting bit of equipment.

Composition/ Content
I really like that the wheel is cropped it makes it more abstract than a picture of a whole unicycle might be.
I also like the angle of the sticky-uppy rod, though I think a slightly greater angle, putting the seat further into a corner, would be better still.
My only criticism of the contents lies in the way the seat fades into the background. I think Id like a little more lighting on it to bring it out more.
I like the flare from the light but not necessarily its position in the frame Id be interested to see other shots that have that flare in slightly different positions.

Rich black is good, though I am not sure that I like the way that some of the tyre and the seat fade into it. Without seeing the same shot on a different background, I have to admit that I am not sure!

Fits The Challenge
Yes, and is a little unusual too.

My Opinion On The Photo
I like the low key choice and the abstract nature but the composition doesnt quite click for me.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/04/2003 10:25:27 PM
Good lighting - brings out the highlights.
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05/03/2003 07:01:50 AM
nice subject. Woul like to see better lighting ... possibly from the top also. The flare on the fork is a bit distractin gtoo. Good choice of the black background. Jacko
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05/03/2003 01:24:05 AM
composition doesn't work for me..
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05/02/2003 10:04:58 AM
Looks a little odd with half the wheel missing and someone`s nicked your handlebars ;-)
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05/02/2003 02:02:21 AM
I'm trying to figure out how to ride one of these! This shot really goes far in celebrating the unicycle.
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04/30/2003 02:34:16 PM
One of the quirkier forms of transportation this week...!

This shot has been set up well but it's a pity you caught the glare of the flash/lighting on the frame of the unicycle. One of the more interesting opfferings this week.
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04/30/2003 08:42:25 AM
LOVE the moody lighting on the chrome, and that gleam below the logo. the black bg is very well done. the shot is a hair soft, not sure where you locked focus. might want to have bright lights on to focus (then switch off AF) and then turn off for shooting. could use a little more light on the seat perhaps, but that's a nitpick. A very unique and pleasing interpretation.
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04/30/2003 08:27:33 AM
I think this is a very good composition. At first glance some may think that the reflection off the main shaft is an error, but I feel that it adds to the shot by showing us that this ain't no poor mans uni, it's a high end well cared for piece.

I like the seat moving off to the right, and the black background helps focus the attention to the uni. You have a smaller space on the left of the wheel as opposed to the right side, not enough to make my scoring different, but som LMV's may nit over it.

Overall, a very pleasing shot and well done! 8 -danny
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