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Dark & Light
Dark & Light

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Challenge: D&L (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: West bedroom
Date: Aug 28, 2005
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500s
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2005

Last-minute photograph of an hourglass backlit by natural light coming through the venetian blinds. I'll probably get a few comments about the non-level black/white stripe in the background, but the light outside has changed so much that re-shooting this isn't viable. I have mixed feelings about the crop. I think that this may look better if I'd have centered the hourglass in the frame, but then the uneven illumination in the background looked close enough to symmetrical that the negative slope looked bad; I think that the wider crop looks more balanced.

Goals: I'd like this image to score in the 6.5 range, but I'm not sure how well abstracts are received at DPC.

Processing: levels, desaturate, crop, USM, resize

Place: 84 out of 200
Avg (all users): 5.6850
Avg (commenters): 6.9231
Avg (participants): 5.5854
Avg (non-participants): 5.7786
Views since voting: 897
Views during voting: 418
Votes: 254
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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09/10/2005 10:00:29 PM
I find your crop interesting on this shot. Nice pattern produced by the light in the glass.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2005 11:52:59 PM
This is very artistic although I suspect it won't go down too well with this audience. I love the play of light but am a tad distracted by the sloping white background
09/04/2005 07:22:33 PM
A compelling capture of all that can rwist in glass. 8
09/02/2005 09:42:01 PM
Assuming this is an hourglass, it has to be the most interesting crop of one I have ever seen. Nice reflections & distortions in it. 6
09/02/2005 05:24:50 PM
fabulous reflections in the glass. the background doesn't seem very related, or maybe i'm missing something. i love the crop.
08/31/2005 07:28:33 PM
the abstract always gets punished. and there are too many distracting elements here to work, so I can't help you out.
08/31/2005 05:21:30 PM
Love this, B&W is great, the Out of focus background is bang on and the framing is perfect. I'd love to be able to take classy simple images like this. My only 10 so far
08/31/2005 01:31:59 PM
Nice high contrast shot
08/30/2005 10:55:28 PM
would like to have seen it cropped more.. whats the need for the space on the right.. just me though -- I still give it a 9
08/30/2005 09:15:27 PM
the picture seems to be slanted and while it's interesting with the shape in there I don't think it's the best representation of dark and light...there seems to be a lot of gray area.
08/30/2005 09:07:52 PM
very interesting..background is somewhat disturbing...vase is fabulous 8
08/29/2005 07:07:29 PM
Cool light effect
08/29/2005 06:04:21 PM
One of my favorite Dark & Light ones. Though I'm sick of reading the words "Dark & Light"
08/29/2005 01:09:25 AM
This is beautiful! Love the composition. The background looks a bit grainy though - and for this type of shot, I would think that everything would be smooth & silky & crisp. Still - a very minor complaint. :-) 8
08/29/2005 12:35:08 AM
beautiful 8

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