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Cutting Edge

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Challenge: Office Art (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Studio
Date: Jun 8, 2003
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/320s
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 8, 2003

I'll be very surprised if anybody doesn't recognise the pen holder : )

2 Halogen desklamps lighting a sheet of white card behind the scissors and a red 'fireglow' bulb providing highlights.

Minor cropping, slight levels adjustment, resize & USM.

Place: 8 out of 86
Avg (all users): 6.5841
Avg (commenters): 7.7143
Avg (participants): 6.2759
Avg (non-participants): 6.9091
Views since voting: 1183
Votes: 113
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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06/22/2003 01:01:38 PM
*Critique Club*
I should throw everyone for a loop and submit a photo of my very similar pencil holder.
This is another really great shot, and unfortunately I'm afraid I can't offer much in the way of improvement here. You do really wonderful work.
One minor observation that I have is that the bottom left corner seems maybe a slight bit too soft in focus to me.
Otherwise, I really like everything.
I like the red lighting on both the scissors and the pencil holder.
I like the angle very much, and how you have the crisp focus on the center of the scissors. This makes for a very visually appealing photo.
I could see this in an ad or something.
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06/16/2003 12:33:18 AM
Funny. I didn't comment because I though tons of people would point out the pen holder but I guess not. I recognized it immediately. Goob job as always bod!!!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/15/2003 10:19:36 PM
I love the interesting lines and patterns here. The depth of field works welll for me here, too. Very nice lighting and mood. 10
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06/15/2003 10:06:30 PM
Fantastic... the lighting and the detail is sensational. Right where the money is for your focal point and the highlights is what really makes this picture. 10 from me!
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06/15/2003 12:19:48 AM
Great photo overall. My favorite this challenge.
06/14/2003 11:40:46 PM
wow, this is really amazing, i dont know how you came upon an idea like this one, definetly among the winners, altough maybe if the scizzor wasnt moving it would look better but either way is fine, 10
06/13/2003 06:00:08 PM
Left corner blur distracting. Subject in spirit and letter of the topic, but it doesn't do much for me personally.
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06/13/2003 12:09:35 AM
nice detail...
06/12/2003 06:40:39 PM
Great contrast. Love that red/orange color. Good composition. The thing in the upper right corner. The black stuff kinda bothers me. One of the best in this challenge. Top 3 with out a doubt. Good job.
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06/12/2003 03:36:57 PM
The detail on the scissors is excellent. The orange light with white background is very effective. 10 -danny
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06/11/2003 05:31:17 PM
Neat. I'd like to have seen it sharp all the way through. The way you've done it does focus attention on the centre, though. Nice lighting with the red front light and the bright white backlight.
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06/11/2003 01:40:40 PM
"Vaguely" reminds me of my duotones pic. lol Nice lighting.
06/10/2003 09:03:51 PM
Did I miss the art part of this?
06/09/2003 11:13:20 PM
Ah, I like the simplicity of this one. The angles are nice and I like the effect of the holes in the pen cup. The red reflection in the subjects is nice as well. My eye gets pulled to the center of the picture where the two sides of the scissor meet. Very good placement and DOF. 9 Good luck in the challenge.
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06/09/2003 10:01:11 PM
too bad the cutting edge is blurry.
06/09/2003 10:09:13 AM
Nice and crisp focus on the top blade, the white background looks greatm and the orange light gives a nice rusty tone to the picture, great job.
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