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Challenge: Shapes II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 35mm f/3.5 Macro ED Zuiko Digital
Location: Bathroom
Date: Dec 29, 2005
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 25
Galleries: Digital Art, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Dec 29, 2005

Bosch +4 Platinum spark plug Fired off a propane grill lighter, sitting on a CD. Under black light and a quick flash of LED light to show the spark plug. BTW this is straight outta the Camera.

Place: 59 out of 366
Avg (all users): 5.8873
Avg (commenters): 8.2857
Avg (participants): 5.7591
Avg (non-participants): 6.0068
Views since voting: 1795
Views during voting: 368
Votes: 284
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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01/13/2006 11:23:50 AM
Ha, who's looking for help at a 5.88? This is a good shot quinn. I didn't manage to vote on it in the challenge, but I like it. The purples and blues are soothing although I wonder if the purple on the right is just a bit too saturated. Nice reflection and nice composition. I may have cloned out the highlight at the very top as it competes with your spark for attention. Ditto with the blue spot on the right. Maybe just crop that out, if possible. The rest is excellent. I think i would have given this a 7. My 9-10 scores went to pictures with pure geometric shapes, which was what I, personally, was looking for (hence my entry). But this part is just perference and not critique.
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01/13/2006 01:31:03 AM
This is a great shot. There's not much to improve. The colors really work well, the composition is very well balanced, even with such a simple design (here the colors balance the placement of the spark plug.

I think what might have sparked ;) a better vote is a bigger spark. It's actually hard to positively recognize that it is a spark, clearly, here. It's easier once you realize it's a spark plug, but remember, voters are spending about 2 seconds on this before casting a score.

What I think is important is that you've captured it and managed very pleasing aesthetic qualities--it's definitely "gallery" art, not just an ordinary capture.
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01/12/2006 06:51:20 PM
First Impression - the most important one:
I rated your image an 8. It was fun and creative and I was very curious how you captured the spark.

Composition is intersting. Perhaps moving the spark-plug to the left a little and putting it into the top right third of the image would have made it a bit stronger.

While I found the subject fun and creative. I know what a spark-plug is and how fst they spark. Probably not a lot of voters got that.

Technical (Colour, focus, and light):
Colour is one of your strongest features of the image. Lighting is good, but I'm seeing it as slightly underexposed.

Focus is one of my problems with it. It is in sharp focus, but I'd like to see the DoF a little deeper and get some more of the sparkplug into focus.

To grow its vote?:
Do something boringly like everyone else? That is just my opinion. But, perhaps many didn't see this as fitting shape.

While I admired your photo and gave it an 8, I think getting closer to challenge 'expectations" is the only way to get the really high scores. You should be proud of this photo.
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01/11/2006 01:10:03 AM
Printed out full size this sucker rocks! Must have confused alot of people here, but hung in an autoshop, it makes it all make sense.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/09/2006 06:50:56 PM
Love the colours - Good Picture
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01/09/2006 11:55:38 AM
What it's that? I can see some electric effect. Nice
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01/08/2006 11:26:56 PM
That is just too cool....awesome shot.
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01/07/2006 05:14:10 AM
Good rich colored shaped image here.....
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01/06/2006 06:17:14 PM
Very cool,
Right up there with the best in this challenge.
Very successful in all aspects that I know how to judge.
Thanks for showing me what is possable - someday
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01/05/2006 09:41:46 PM
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01/05/2006 02:58:53 AM
Very pretty.
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01/04/2006 09:25:20 PM
WOW! I'm impressed! This is an excellant photo. (10)
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01/04/2006 05:03:21 AM
Beautiful colours.
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