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Dark & Light
Dark & Light
ladpupmoe


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: D&L (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S7000
Location: Basement
Date: Aug 28, 2005
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/5
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 83 out of 200
Avg (all users): 5.6890
Avg (commenters): 6.7692
Avg (participants): 5.5081
Avg (non-participants): 5.8615
Views since voting: 827
Views during voting: 378
Votes: 254
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0


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09/11/2005 09:35:53 PM
* Greetings from the Critique Club *

First let me say that I remember this shot from the D&L Challenge and thought it was creative and good.

Composition:
Really nice use of the space. I like the diagonal corner-to-corner line you used - nice variation on the rule of thirds. I also appreciate the fact that not only are the light and dark areas contrasting, but the blue & yellow are as well.

Lighting:
Good, but perhaps a bit harsh. Some of the highlights, while aren't blown, are a bit bright. However, the contrasting light and dark areas compliment each other well.

Focus:
Good, but not quite tack sharp. The added texture of the underlying material is a nice touch though, and adds yet another layer of contrasting elements (smooth surface vs ribbed).

Overall:
A strong entry IMHO. I think the score probably suffered a bit because of the title - there were so many "Dark & Light" entries. I think that this particular image was underrated because of the varying levels of contrasts you presented.

I also looked through your Portfolio - you have some fantastic stuff! And 200+ challenges? Wow.

Just my 2 cents... Very nice work.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/03/2005 11:22:50 AM
you people amaze me this is a great image
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09/03/2005 09:05:57 AM
I definitely like this. The textures add a lot to this. It wasn't that impressive as a thumbnail. You have to open it to appreciate it.
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09/02/2005 07:02:33 PM
very creative... nice textures
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09/02/2005 12:47:47 PM
It is interesting. Not a fan of building-blocks. Good lighting, focus and color.
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09/01/2005 01:13:30 PM
good contrast and use of blocks makes this image fun and appealing.
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09/01/2005 12:01:32 PM
great idea, well shot and very apt.
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08/31/2005 09:14:34 AM
ha ha ha...cute one. I like the strong light and dark shadows. Clever.
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08/30/2005 08:43:25 AM
Clever use of light and dark. Interesting grooved base - is that plastic? I think this might have more pow if done in black and white although the high contrast of the blue and yellow is ok by me.
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08/29/2005 06:33:07 PM
PRO: The idea, great idea!
CON: The blownout white infront
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08/29/2005 05:52:13 PM
Great idea and a very good outcome. I esp like the contrast between light and shadow. Well done!
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08/29/2005 03:14:23 PM
Nice image. The selection of what the blocks are sitting on was a good one. Adds interest and is a strong directional. 7
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08/29/2005 02:58:14 PM
the lined ground in which the blocks are laid is a liability to the attempt.
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08/29/2005 11:58:32 AM
Of the "Dark(ness) and Light" titles so prevalent in this challenge; this is the best. Duplicity Leader
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08/29/2005 09:43:08 AM
Like the use of DPC with the blocks!
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