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Off-Centred Chair
Off-Centred Chair
DavidLevin


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Off-Centered Subject (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Location: School
Date: Jun 12, 2003
Galleries: Abstract, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Jun 13, 2003

I was in school and saw the light and i knew that i had to take advantage of the opportunity.

Statistics
Place: 136 out of 138
Avg (all users): 3.8080
Avg (commenters): 4.3000
Avg (participants): 3.7647
Avg (non-participants): 3.9000
Views since voting: 989
Votes: 125
Comments: 12
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06/25/2003 06:17:22 PM
(Critique Club)

Hey there!

Made me think:
This image has some strong connotations. The light shining through the top window has a sincere feel to it - almost spiritual. At the same time, it enlightens something; The fact that something is missing; Shouldn't htere be someone in that chair? It makes you think that perhaps the person who was in the chair has passed away, and gone to heaven (hence the light), or something similar. A great photograph in that respect.

Title:
A bit boring, to be fair.. If you had called the image "where did She Go" or something that made people think about the image, you might have found that more people were willing to forgive the technical mistakes in this image

Composition:
The books in the background are less than optimal, and I realise the challenge is a bit restricting in itself, so I guess the composition is all right.

Technique:
Focus problems and possibly motion blur. There really isn't any excuse for this, and this is what has cost you a massive amount of points. Sorry to say, but yes. Try to get more used to your camera by taking more pictures with it.

What could be done to rank higher:
Technique. That's all. Had the image been sharp, it would have been 5+, I reckon.

Cheers,

Haje Jan Kamps
www.photocritic.org
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/22/2003 01:23:49 PM
This image meets the challenge as the chair is off center. I do find what I consider to be flaws with this image thoough. There appears to be a large amount of lens flare around the door handles. Use of a lens hood may have negated that effect. If the chair is meant to be the subject of the composition it needs to be brought into better focus. The reflection from the front leg of the chair is also distracting. I believe better control of your lighting would have helped this photograph. The elements you have attempted to combine as a composition and the choice of lighting situations make creating a photograph with impact difficult to accomplish to say the least. I must give you a 4 for thi challenge. RLS
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06/21/2003 11:16:28 PM
I'm sorry I just don't get this photo, other than the chair being of center, what's the point of the image? Just to soft, and the light in the upper right distracting-5
06/21/2003 08:37:27 AM
loooks very out of focus
06/20/2003 03:19:22 PM
yes off center but not in focus 4
06/19/2003 11:10:41 PM
This photo stood out to me. It shows an ordinary chair, moved into a way that shows to artistic outlooks. Good Job
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06/19/2003 01:04:40 PM
I think this shot is too blurry and the background is too cluttered.
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06/19/2003 01:16:22 AM
Hmm, I was about to flame this shot, but I kind of like it the more I look at it! :) The sun flare, doors, bookshelf, etc., are really kind of interesting if you give it a chance.
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06/18/2003 03:14:27 PM
Nice 'film-noir' effect.
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06/18/2003 09:50:59 AM
That beam of light works well for me, as does the lighting in general. I wish the chair, at least, were in focus.
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06/16/2003 12:44:29 PM
It's quite a neat idea, but I'm afraid the execution falls a bit short here. The image as a whole is blurred, and the bookshelves make it a bit busy.
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06/16/2003 01:26:49 AM
Interrogation feel to this, which is interesting. To really capture that, a wider angle might've been more effective.
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