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Challenge: Backlighting II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Taiwan touliou
Date: Jan 9, 2006
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.8 s
Galleries: Macro, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2006


Place: 164 out of 324
Avg (all users): 5.1615
Avg (commenters): 5.8000
Avg (participants): 5.0619
Avg (non-participants): 5.2247
Views since voting: 778
Views during voting: 410
Votes: 291
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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01/24/2006 03:33:58 PM
**** Greeting from the Critique Club ****

- Relevant to the Challenge? Yes

- Good or Bad? How can it be fixed? I like the off-centered composition, but I feel the angled horizon has a negative impact on the image.
- Good use of Depth of Field? Yes The out-of-focus lighting in the background is very nice although the Bokeh of it is distracting due to the nature of your aperture blades. It would be les distracting if the lights were more circular. I'm not sure if this could be fixed with using a wider aperature or if you'd need to use a different lens.
- Good focus? The focus is a bit soft on the ball, but it's not bad.

- Good use of light? Yes, but a very little soft lighting for the top of the globe work work wonders.
- Good use of shadows? Yes. I love the foreground shadow and reflection on the table.

Aesthetics/Artistic Appeal:
- Colors and Contrast Nice colors, but add a little saturation to it.
- What is my reaction or feelings? Almost abstract, which I like. I don't think voters on DPC agree with me on that opinion.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/16/2006 05:16:50 AM
there is a great sense of movement in this shot thatks to the angle.. The only feedback I could offer is that I would try to capture that movement and give it room to move in the frame by giving more room in the TOP/LEFT or LEFT hand side of this frame, possibly in a slightly looser crop..

Well done!
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01/12/2006 05:38:25 PM
Nice composition and background lights. More brightness/illumination of the ball would help.
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01/12/2006 03:24:37 AM
awesome shot, kinda small though. still awesome.
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01/11/2006 02:09:51 PM
a little bit small and maybe is the background a bit distracting
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01/11/2006 12:16:41 PM
I think this image could have benefited from the ball being a bit lighter.
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01/11/2006 01:35:49 AM
i like the backlight
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