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Court Shoes!
Court Shoes!

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Challenge: Shoes (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Home!
Date: Aug 25, 2005
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Black and White, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Aug 29, 2005


Place: 216 out of 465
Avg (all users): 4.9926
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 4.8647
Avg (non-participants): 5.1151
Views since voting: 525
Views during voting: 377
Votes: 272
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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09/12/2005 04:44:55 PM
Hello, and greetings from the Critique Club, I am your critiquer, Artyste.. prepare to be amazed! (or not).

Initial Thoughts

Nice lighting, cool shot, but a little small and crowded.

Composition / Content

Composition is nice, although a little more negative space in the image might have given it a less crowded feel. I like the choice of shoes, elegant in a way. The perspective also seemst to give the shot a bit of a tilt that I'm not entirely big on. Also there's just something about the loose lace that flows counter to the image.I think if it was coming back toward the heel it might give a better feel. I just don't, personally, like the way it disrupts the black toe line.


I'm not entirely sure if I like the crumpled jersey there, although it does anchor the shoes (without it the shot would be unbalanced), so it was a good choice to have in. I'm not sure about the lighter background in the one corner either.. but can't explain why it throws me like it does.

Camera Work / Technical

Great job of lighting and metering. Good exposure, no harsh or glaring hotspots or washouts. Hard to do with white objects and dark surroundings. Focus is also great, although I do agree that the DOF went too shallow too quickly.

Digital Processing

No information given, but I like the B&W conversion. It's pretty strong.

Fits the Challenge

Definitely does that, but still lacks a certain other quality. It's still a rather, mundane shot of shoes, as I see it. Well done, but just no real extra to it.

My Opinion of the Photo

As much as I like the shot itself, and you show some great technical know-how, I feel this just suffers from the "ho-hum" syndrome. To many voters this will just be "another pair of shoes". Experiment with angles and perspectives and creative set-ups in future challenges, and your technical efforts will begin to pay off. A good entry that probably should have scored higher than it did. Good luck in future challenges.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/06/2005 11:27:24 AM
Good lighting and depth of field . Shoe string is a bit too in front, but it's all good.
09/03/2005 10:02:30 PM
Great detail and great light, which make it work for me! Good luck ;-)
08/31/2005 08:40:22 PM
nice picture nice lighting
08/31/2005 11:03:37 AM
amazing one, i really like it, amazing lighting

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