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Life Saver
Life Saver
Annida


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Challenge: Off-Centered Subject (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-4000Z
Location: pool outside our flat
Date: Jun 9, 2003
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80Sec
Galleries: Abstract, Water
Date Uploaded: Jun 10, 2003

Threw the life saver in the pool and took pictures. not much more than that. I bet most people will hate it. hehe

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Place: 65 out of 138
Avg (all users): 5.8480
Avg (commenters): 6.6364
Avg (participants): 5.7416
Avg (non-participants): 6.1111
Views since voting: 1162
Votes: 125
Comments: 17
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06/24/2003 01:37:19 AM
Originally posted by ChrisW123:

Annida,

The halo is the line around the subject, that kind of seperates it from the background... You can see it as a light color next to the blue parts of the life-preserver, and a darker color near the light colors (of the preserver). Your pic may have been "challenged" because of this (because it could be sign that the subject was cut and pasted onto a background), but can also be due to a lot of other things, like over-use of Unsharp Mask in particular, etc.

I really like the simplicity of the shot. I noticed the "halo" myself, but figured it was due to something other then cheating.


I think I'm going crazy, cause I just can't see the halo. I"m going all googly eyed staring at this picture! lol
06/24/2003 01:05:56 AM
Annida,

The halo is the line around the subject, that kind of seperates it from the background... You can see it as a light color next to the blue parts of the life-preserver, and a darker color near the light colors (of the preserver). Your pic may have been "challenged" because of this (because it could be sign that the subject was cut and pasted onto a background), but can also be due to a lot of other things, like over-use of Unsharp Mask in particular, etc.

I really like the simplicity of the shot. I noticed the "halo" myself, but figured it was due to something other then cheating.
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06/23/2003 06:38:52 PM
Let me make things a bit clear :) For OneSweetSin and anybody else who was curious. This photo was taken at about 6 am in the pool outside my flat. It was placed in still water, and I took a few pictures. The "halo" effect is the water, I guess. YOu can see a line on the life saver which IS the water, if that's what you mean by halo... ?

Thanks for the comments everybody,
Annida
06/23/2003 06:19:42 PM
Critique Club

I really do like this image it is a very nice off centered entry. The blue and white contrast each other nicely.

The one thing that does hurt the overall look is the "halo" effect that you got, which appears to be mostly along the rope and only slightly on the ring itself, as I look at it I can't decide if that was from an unsharpening mask or if that was the motion of it being tossed.

Anyhow it really is a cool image and nice composition, definately fit the challenge.

Anna
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/21/2003 01:47:42 PM
nice shot...good job on the whites.
06/21/2003 09:08:22 AM
Tossed in the air - on the way to saving someone. Nice action - good use of off center. Wisht the light were more compelling. The image seems flat - A cloudy day? A deffinite direction to the light would help the viewers sense of up and down and the action of the life saver.
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06/21/2003 05:14:55 AM
This one had to be validated ???
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06/21/2003 01:59:59 AM
Fun colors, lines and shapes here. Good idea and well executed.
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06/20/2003 02:22:40 PM
wonderful shot, would have like to see it over water though 7
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06/19/2003 01:21:56 AM
Love the background texture and color... it fits perfectly with the color of the life presever. Really great shot. 9.
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06/18/2003 12:19:04 PM
great subtle variations in the blue and corner hook with the framing - 8
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06/18/2003 12:13:00 PM
I like this one very much. It's not just the object but the whole picture is "off-center"
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06/17/2003 04:13:36 PM
A simple, direct and effective image. You use off center to its advantage here, as the life preserver can "go" beyond the frame.
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06/17/2003 01:21:24 PM
I like the compositino and subject, the colors, especially the water, are a little too drab for my taste.
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06/16/2003 07:17:12 PM
This photo is interesting, but (whether deliberate or not), I find it difficult to get my bearings looking at it. The background is so plain, I can't tell if this was thrown in the air or is floating on water. I find that unsettling.
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06/16/2003 10:25:05 AM
I like it! One thing that immediately makes it interesting to me is that I can't tell whether this is sitting in the water, being thrown in the air, or is just sitting on a blue background. Neat, simple shot.
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06/16/2003 04:42:26 AM
im trying to figure out if this is in water, on the ground, or being tossed in the air. nice subtle shades of blue.
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