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Cosmic Bowling
Cosmic Bowling

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Challenge: Complementary Colors (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-S85
Location: Local BOwling Alley
Date: May 18, 2003
Aperture: F3.2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Still Life, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: May 18, 2003

spur of the moment idea while bowling :o)

Place: 21 out of 82
Avg (all users): 6.1504
Avg (commenters): 7.0556
Avg (participants): 6.1356
Avg (non-participants): 6.1667
Views since voting: 1572
Votes: 113
Comments: 23
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05/28/2003 04:34:46 PM
In line with the other comments, try cropping just below the logo on the ball-return -- I think it makes a much stronger image.
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05/28/2003 03:39:02 PM
Jeff, I gave this one an 8. Basically, I agree with Heather. The balls are great, but the background just kills it for me, too. How about a steeper angle down of just the balls and rack (maybe a bit of lane, but definately not that horrible neon end of lanes area). Strong color and focus (except for the leading balls).
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05/28/2003 01:00:22 AM
*Critique Club*
Hi again. I'm assuming you want honesty, so I'm gonna give you just that. Only cause I know ya though.
I like the shot. But I don't find it emensely thrilling. I think it's the background and the reflection of the background on the lanes that really kind of crushes it for me.
The focus and clarity of the balls is really good, but I do think I would prefer if the front most balls were in focus with the rest of the balls.
The angle and framing/cropping is really good. I love the angle expecially. Really draws you into the photo, but then it stops like a car hitting a brick wall. Draws us in, but for what? A cluttered, busy background.
The color of the balls is great. Definately Complimentary, definately strong. They stand out nicely even with the amount of color in the background. i think that the lighting on the balls is good as well, however I dont' like all the glare on the floor and lanes.
Like I said, I do like the shot, the balls are excellent. Just needs some different background in my opinion.
You can hate me now. :(
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/25/2003 01:30:12 PM
well done, i really like how so many colors are in this photo, and how its centered, plus the DOF is great. 8
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05/25/2003 12:53:25 PM
Nice idea and good dof and colour.7
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05/24/2003 11:16:03 PM
Fun idea. Well executed.
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05/23/2003 09:52:31 PM
Like this shot alot! Makes we want to go bowling again! Good job:)
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05/23/2003 09:14:11 PM
Great depth of field on this photo -- really emphasizes the linear perspective of the bowling alley.
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05/23/2003 01:31:03 PM
Nice set up with the alternating colored balls.
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05/23/2003 01:06:41 AM
Ha! Good, very good. Alternating the colours works well, it's an unexpected setting, and the surrounding scene and background support it without drawing the eye away from things.
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05/22/2003 05:07:14 PM
This would be a great bowling stock photo, or an add for Brunswick. I appreciate the fact that you too the time to line up the words. Your composition really draws the viewer into the picture. Could the focus have been a touch sharper on the ones in the front?
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05/21/2003 05:17:40 PM
Ha. Very clever. The colors in the background distract from the colors and shapes in the foreground. A slightly different angle may have helped that but it is still very interesting. -T
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05/21/2003 04:04:26 PM
Nice symmetry!
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05/20/2003 09:19:55 PM
Colorful and interesting. Nice symmetry.
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05/20/2003 06:55:06 PM
great composition
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05/20/2003 09:21:57 AM
great idea, nice symmetry, "shut the f*$k up donny, you're out of your element!" if you do'nt get the movie reference, my apologies
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05/20/2003 01:28:54 AM
This is such a cool shot! Really like the feeling of being among those bowling balls and at the same time i see the whole bowling alley. The shot is lively but not at all 'busy. Nice colors, nice warm tone over the image (wooden floor for example)10
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05/19/2003 07:07:17 PM
good shot - complimentary colours and well composed. Could see this in a bowling magazine.
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05/19/2003 03:51:20 PM
I personally really love this shot. I can't believe you found that many balls of the same color there! 10.
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05/19/2003 11:03:12 AM
kool shot, very nice idea.
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05/19/2003 07:54:54 AM
You must work at the bowling alley. Nice care taken to get your shot preped. The composition of the balls going straight down the middle isn't working for me in landscape mode. Did you try a portrait crop so as to minimize the surrounding lanes? Your focus and lighting seem good. 7 -danny
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05/19/2003 07:54:10 AM
good complementary color here... interesting composition as well... subjectively, it leaves me asking for more... = 5
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05/19/2003 02:03:08 AM
Nice perspective!
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