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Challenge: Tools of the Trade (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Hunter Valley
Date: Jul 25, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Black and White, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 25, 2005

for some reason i always lose quaility when i upload... must be something im doing wrong.....
desat
hue/sat
selctive colouring adjustment
levels
curves
usm
crop

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 342
Avg (all users): 6.4946
Avg (commenters): 8.0455
Avg (participants): 6.5122
Avg (non-participants): 6.4805
Views since voting: 1866
Views during voting: 387
Votes: 277
Comments: 35
Favorites: 3 (view)


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08/07/2005 12:30:24 AM
Hittin your stride? :-)....congrats..:-)
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08/04/2005 01:51:39 PM
I forgot this:
' . substr('//img.photobucket.com/albums/v655/rrclimber/smilies/bananaWrench.gif', strrpos('//img.photobucket.com/albums/v655/rrclimber/smilies/bananaWrench.gif', '/') + 1) . '

Happy Banana Wrench Award....
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08/04/2005 07:41:40 AM
This is cool Kelly! The only thing that perturbs me a little is the contrast between the front and back of the spanner!! But only a little!
Well done!
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08/03/2005 11:23:05 AM
Kelly, WAY TO GO!!!! What a great role your talent has you on!!!! Congratulations on 6th place!!! So soon after your ribbon! I loved this picture so much! Would have loved to see this one ribbon too!

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08/03/2005 07:36:00 AM
Well I think I recognise the arm, but not his tool, fortunately. Great job, K.
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08/03/2005 01:47:22 AM
Doesn't look like you've lost quality to me. Great image! Congrats on 6th place! Love the way the dirry arm/hand adds to this (and reminds me a bit of the coal shot from black)! That looks like one big wrench!
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08/03/2005 12:40:10 AM
Very nice image and a finish to match! Great job, Kel.
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08/03/2005 12:14:45 AM
Lose quality when you upload!!!!?????? You mean it was better than this???!!!I only wish I could take such low quality pics like this. LOL
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08/03/2005 12:09:21 AM
Uh huh... Newbie photographer huh? LOL
Congrats on your top 10 finish Kel!

<grins at last comment during the challenge> I only wish!

Message edited by author 2005-08-03 00:10:42.
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08/03/2005 12:08:29 AM
Hey kelly: you have outdone yourself here. This was one of my favorites for pay dirt. Congratulations on your top TEN finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/02/2005 11:47:10 PM
Very nice! Could this be the handiwork of BradP ?
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08/02/2005 11:25:13 PM
Great lighting and composition.
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08/02/2005 12:44:21 PM
thats a mighty big tool you have.
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08/01/2005 10:45:13 PM
An absorbing rugged look with all that grease and then the big wrench. Great impact with expressive lighting.
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08/01/2005 08:22:11 AM
this is very sexy!!! 10!!
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08/01/2005 01:37:18 AM
nice lighting
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07/31/2005 10:08:35 PM
Awesome, powerful image. The contrast between the grunge of the arm and the sheen of the wrench is quite interesting.
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07/31/2005 10:23:45 AM
Great b&w, very nice tones!
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07/30/2005 09:14:58 PM
Good use of theme. Needs sharper focus. Side lighting would help.
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07/30/2005 10:40:24 AM
amazing skin tone, i really like it, keep doing it
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07/28/2005 08:51:23 PM
Nice "gritty" feel. Great lighting.
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07/28/2005 08:09:45 PM
Wow I didn't like it at first, but really looking at it... it has one of those "anne oakley get your gun tough guy things" that honors the working man with worthiness and respect. I love this.
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07/28/2005 10:35:34 AM
If he's so dirty how does the tool stay so clean? ;)
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07/28/2005 10:34:13 AM
How did you do process this photo to get the one end of the wrench to stand out?
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07/28/2005 04:41:25 AM
I predict that this image will win this challenge. I give it 10. Very stylish picture. Well done.
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07/28/2005 01:38:44 AM
That's a huge spanner:)) I love this... a superb B&W 10
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07/27/2005 04:59:56 PM
I love the effect of the manly, dirty hand and mechanic's arm :) This is great. Good luck.
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07/27/2005 02:22:58 PM
real feeling of power in this shot,,, welldone
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07/27/2005 01:55:36 PM
A very strong image, focus wonderful 10
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07/27/2005 08:33:36 AM
My thats a big tool. Pretty sure this one will place high. Nice work.
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07/27/2005 07:57:25 AM
whoa! That's a BIG wrench!
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07/27/2005 07:21:18 AM
Now that is quite the wrench! :) Great shot, it has a truly gritty feel to it.
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07/27/2005 06:37:13 AM
Nice. I like the way the hand is there but is dark enough so that doesn't distract from the wrench too much. Good lighting.
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07/27/2005 04:43:54 AM
A very stubbing and a strong B/W image. There is a stark story about the interaction between mann and his tool
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07/27/2005 01:07:39 AM
Great shot. Reminds me of Herb Ritts' "Fred with Tires". Very nicely done. Bumping up. 10
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