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Branch ... By Definition
Branch ... By Definition
rwouthuis


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Challenge: Branch (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: My Basement
Date: Sep 6, 2005
Aperture: f/32
ISO: 100
Shutter: 6 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 6, 2005

No real explanation needed here. The Oxford dictionary definition of the word "Branch".

Processing in Photoshop CS...
- Processed the RAW image into Photoshop
- Cropped just a little off the left and top
- Create a Curves Adjustment Level
- Flattened
- Just a touch of USM

Statistics
Place: 48 out of 432
Avg (all users): 5.9079
Avg (commenters): 7.5789
Avg (participants): 5.8688
Avg (non-participants): 5.9514
Views since voting: 795
Views during voting: 491
Votes: 304
Comments: 45
Favorites: 2 (view)


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09/20/2005 11:58:50 PM
*Critique Club*

I think what I really like about this photo is that our eyes are drawn straight to the words, even though they are not in the center of the photo. The glasses draw our eyes right to where they need to be. Excellent placement of the subject. The glasses only being part way in the photo also works for me beacuse if the other lens had been in the photo, then we'd be looking through that one and not the one we need to be looking through. if that makes any sense.
Focus is excellent throughout the photo. I see a couple comments suggesting that the non branch part of the book be out of focus, but I don't think that's needed with the way you set up the image.
Lighting is good. I like the shadows from the glasses. Nothing distracting there.
~Heather~

Message edited by author 2005-09-22 02:53:30.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2005 11:37:30 PM
I like this shot, but would have prefered a shallower DoF more I think if it were possible....it's kind of a long entry so maybe that wouldn't work anyhow. I really like how you framed it with the glasses though.
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09/13/2005 11:03:45 PM
Can't get any better than this. I love closeups.
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09/13/2005 10:14:42 PM
Interesting concept, but I think it's more graphic than photographic--I could be wrong on this. It would be difficult to comment to photo quality.
09/13/2005 08:10:11 PM
VERY CREATIVE...love how it is so clear and the lens of the glass doesnt blur it. was there even a lens within the frame?
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09/13/2005 12:49:48 PM
haha clever i like that you used the glases to show that you wanted us to look there
good job
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09/13/2005 12:40:16 PM
I'm picking this one as the best
09/13/2005 12:32:20 AM
Classy, smart.. and unique aspect.
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09/12/2005 08:41:20 PM
Very clever idea. I like it, it's interesing, creative, and original. The focus and lighting is very good too. Great job. :D
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09/12/2005 01:11:19 PM
Great shot, I like this.
09/11/2005 04:25:29 PM
Good - I would have liked it better if you could have gotten different lenses so that the rest of the page was out of focus somewhat.
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09/11/2005 08:42:21 AM
It's strange that the glasses are not magnifying the text; I would have expected that, but maybe they're just weak reading glasses. This is a unique take on the challenge, so a kudo for that.
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09/10/2005 11:28:24 PM
moving! best one yet
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09/10/2005 12:46:23 PM
This picture makes me happy on many levels. Good work. PS What year dictionary did you use?
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09/10/2005 01:13:17 AM
Great idea.
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09/09/2005 10:28:45 PM
The photo skills here are masterful. The idea..... Nice and crisp with a cool DOF.
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09/09/2005 02:32:06 PM
one of a kind...awesome!
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09/09/2005 10:27:48 AM
ok...high marks for creativity and stating the obvious. nice and clear
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09/08/2005 11:26:04 PM
Clev-ahh
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09/08/2005 08:42:45 PM
I like this alot! Creative, yet un-complicated! Well done photo effectively drawing the viewer to the definitioin of"branch". Nice rich color tones filling the frame.

I think this is a winner!
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09/08/2005 06:22:31 PM
very creative- best one yet!
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09/08/2005 04:54:38 PM
Very neat take on the challenge! Finally something that's not brown and growing out of the ground!!!
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09/08/2005 12:28:47 PM
cool idea
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09/08/2005 08:33:56 AM
i knew someone was bound to do this :) good shot
09/08/2005 05:52:28 AM
Awesome, very clever ... even in focus :) - 8
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09/08/2005 12:16:17 AM
Good use of a classic shot. It might have been even better if the text not seen through the eye glass were thrown out of focus.
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09/08/2005 12:08:09 AM
A different take on the challenge. I like how the paper is so brown-yellowy-parchment-like. Shadows are nice too.
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09/07/2005 11:09:39 PM
creative
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09/07/2005 11:08:22 PM
nice
09/07/2005 10:41:10 PM
An A+ for creativity.
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09/07/2005 10:40:37 PM
Cleverly done and execute. A nice...timeless quality about it. 8
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09/07/2005 09:20:21 PM
I thought paper was white?
09/07/2005 08:10:00 PM
I really like this photo because it's unique and I like how you used the dictionary. It makes an interesting background and how in the lens there is the definition right there.
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09/07/2005 04:46:53 PM
I like shots like this.. and you have done it well, and with your own spin on it. :)
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09/07/2005 03:56:14 PM
Unique take on challenge. Focus, DOF, POV, crop/composition all good. Tones okay, maybe a little flat. 7
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09/07/2005 02:36:42 PM
what a brilliant idea, I love it
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09/07/2005 11:16:16 AM
like it, good thought process, nice pic too
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09/07/2005 10:50:14 AM
refreshing interpretation of the challenge... I like the coloration and composition as well
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09/07/2005 09:57:38 AM
This isn't the first time I've seen a dictionary with the definition of a challenge used, but I like the angle and the glasses for magnification. At least it isn't a stinking limb with some leaves. THANK YOU 8
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09/07/2005 08:48:41 AM
Good One!
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09/07/2005 06:50:36 AM
A little cliched ... but that is how we learn. Well executed though.
09/07/2005 06:44:42 AM
Could have maybe experimented with magnifying glasses between the camera lens and glasses to leave the definition of branch as slightly sharper than the rest. Then again it may overdo what has been achieved with the framing already.

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09/07/2005 04:15:51 AM
cool idea, cool pic
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09/07/2005 01:33:10 AM
this is by far the most original.even though it's a simple photograph it's just so original.u get a 9
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09/07/2005 01:17:15 AM
Very unique, crisp and lovely. Good overall everything!
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