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Challenge: Office Art (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: home
Date: Jun 7, 2003
Date Uploaded: Jun 7, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 86
Avg (all users): 7.0467
Avg (commenters): 8.2143
Avg (participants): 6.7018
Avg (non-participants): 7.4400
Views since voting: 3347
Votes: 107
Comments: 34
Favorites: 8 (view)


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06/18/2003 11:54:31 PM
You captured a great mood here, Indy! Congrats!
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06/17/2003 09:10:07 AM
*Critique Club*

Stunning image, a well deserved win. Your composition on this is outstanding. This definately meets the challenge. The seapia tones work well for this gives it that aged fill. Your lighting on this makes it interesting. Wonderful dof and the focus is perfect for the image.

Very little I would change the only thing I see that might improve slightly is the glare on the desk edge from the light, and even that really isn't all that much.

Very nicely done, congrats on the ribbon.

Anna
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06/16/2003 05:57:48 PM
Very well thought out and setup. Reminds me of something straight out of an old war movie or something. Well derserved win. :)

Owen
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06/16/2003 03:33:25 PM
Good job Indi! This reminded me of one of my grandfather's photos and it got a very good score from me. Thanks for bringing up that memory!

-Matt
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06/16/2003 02:37:08 PM
Great shot!! Very well done.
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06/16/2003 11:14:58 AM
This is such a beautiful arrangement, a very well deserved ribbon, congrats :)
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06/16/2003 09:57:59 AM
Congrats - wonder who the crazy 1 was. In better news, you weren't that 1 being a 9 away from catching Bob. :) Good job! (Adding to favorites)

Message edited by author 2003-06-16 10:08:27.
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06/16/2003 09:49:56 AM
yay Indi!!!! Congrats!!!
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06/16/2003 07:19:36 AM
Congratulations on this nice "time freeze", well lit and framed. At the "what does not fit" game, here is my contribution: my mother always told me never to cut paper with the hair scissors "...it will dull them".
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06/16/2003 05:58:28 AM
Congratulations on second place indi, well done.
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06/16/2003 02:49:17 AM
Excellent photo indi :) Congrats on 2nd
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06/16/2003 01:35:18 AM
Only saw the thumbs of this challenge and never voted. Very happy you got a ribbon; you deserved one! This is a beautiful picture with gorgeous lighting. It is also very original and well-conceived. Like the nostalgic feel of the toning. Great job and congrats!
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06/16/2003 12:10:33 AM
Oops. Didn't have time to put in any comments before the challenge so here they are:
I don't work at an office or even have a home office so this challenge wasn't an easy one. I happened to be cleaning the attic that week and started running into all these antique office tools which gave me the idea to put them all together.
The "desk" is the vanity from a bedroom suite purchased by my grandparents just before he went to the war. He served on a destroyer in the Pacific, and my grandmother saved the paper. The picture is of her brother who also served in WWII.
The tape dispenser came from my grandfather's desk and is very old although I'm not sure how old. Apparently transparent tape came into use in the 30s. The lamp and phone are two old garage sale finds that both work, and the fan is a reproduction of a 1940s fan.
It's kind of like a "where's waldo" picture I guess in that everyone wanted to find something that doesn't fit. I'm just glad to see people spent that much time looking at it!
06/16/2003 12:04:47 AM
great shot, indi! congratulations!!!
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06/16/2003 12:03:16 AM
Oh yeah...Very nice! Glad this one got a ribbon!
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06/16/2003 12:03:11 AM
way to go indi!
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06/16/2003 12:02:29 AM
Great shot Indi! Congrats on the ribbon!!!!!! w00t!
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06/16/2003 12:02:19 AM
WAY TO GO INDI!!!!

I thought this was an awesome shot!! very well set up and executed!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/15/2003 10:23:40 PM
Very nice vintage photograph! i love your lighting and stil life set up. Really great photography here! I'm not sure they'd be using hair cutting scissors, though....LOL. Although I'VE used them plenty often when another pair couldn't be found! Again, really nice sense of balance and focus. I know right where to look and there is plenty to keep my interest here. 10
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06/15/2003 12:04:25 AM
Nice take on the challenge. Creative and well-executed.
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06/13/2003 05:54:48 PM
You know, this is an amazing photo and the old-fashioned items are just keen, but I'm not entirely sure it would be my first choice for 'office'. I don't say it's OFF topic -- I was one of the people who noted a home office would count, and this sort of is -- but it's just not what I'd have thought of.

I mean, this is an amazing photo, I'm just wondering why you chose to do it for THIS challenge.

I love the lighting, the tone on it, it could come straight from a Film Noir pic even though it's got a more hopeful feel to it than that.

The only thing that looks even vaguely out of place is the fan -- was that style of fan really around in the 40s?
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06/13/2003 12:30:22 PM
I like this so much. Very emotive and sentimental. The lighting is excellent as is your attention to detail. Great job, I hope you do well!
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06/12/2003 03:40:01 PM
This belongs in a museum somewhere. Excellent lighting composition and tones. 9 -danny
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06/12/2003 01:20:42 PM
The fitted (?) and rounded desk topis not credible! ;-)

Wonderful time capsule you have created here. Technically, all seems appropiate to me, including the softer focus.
06/11/2003 05:46:56 PM
Nicely atmospheric.
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06/11/2003 01:40:49 AM
I suppose war is an art form. But
06/10/2003 10:58:10 PM
Nice nostalgic shot, looks vintage, good job!
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06/10/2003 12:27:34 PM
wow, very nice, perfect composition and lighting, wonderful work, 10
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06/10/2003 12:14:06 PM
I really like the mood you've conveyed in this image by using the lighting. Interesting take on the challenge. 8
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06/09/2003 08:59:28 PM
Very good picture. I'm not sure about the scotch tape and dispenser though.
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06/09/2003 06:57:18 PM
Lovely setup. Very retro. Superb. 10
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06/09/2003 01:06:45 PM
Very nice! I like the set-up here. The duotone is effective and looks vintage. I like the single light source from the lamp. Very much meets challenge and hope you get a good result. 10
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06/09/2003 12:19:22 PM
Nice picture, nice lighting,the sepia looks great!
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06/09/2003 04:06:50 AM
Great idea, sepia is just right, like it vry much.
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