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Challenge: The 80s (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: St. Catharines Ontario canada
Date: Feb 15, 2006
Aperture: F 9.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: .5 sec
Galleries: Vintage, Macro
Date Uploaded: Feb 15, 2006

Heart Album Cover

Place: 94 out of 101
Avg (all users): 4.5620
Avg (commenters): 4.8000
Avg (participants): 4.1034
Avg (non-participants): 4.7065
Views since voting: 682
Views during voting: 358
Votes: 242
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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03/02/2006 03:23:22 PM
Thanks for all the responses. I will take all the comments and build from them. Jae
03/02/2006 03:26:31 AM
* Greetings from the Critique Club *

First Impression:

It's a nice shot, but it lacks any real 'punch'. I feel that the shot has been cropped a little too close to have enough impact.


Seems ok, although it is quite hard to tell. There are no patches that look odd, so in that respect it is adequate.


Good creative use of DoF - although I would prefer to see the text more in focus. It seems to me that the focus is sitting right at the top of the 'H' and it is a little hard on the eyes.


Again, there is nothing here that jumps out as either good or bad. There seems to be a good balance on the whole, and it looks to be an accurate representation of the real object.


I notice there are some comments regarding the black corners, and suggestions they be cropped out. Looking at the photo, I'm not sure that's possible, but I would have preferred to see the writing a little higher in the photo. This could also have helped with your focus too.

Subject/Meeting the Challenge:

It feels 80's to me. I note there are also comments regarding the potential representation of artwork - I *think* you are in the clear with this due to the focus and composition, but it is a grey area, in my opinion.

Final thoughts: I would suggest, that when you ask to have an image commented on by the Critique Club, you include your camera settings and give us a little hint in the Photographers Comments column of what your thoughts/intentions were when you took the photo.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/24/2006 12:15:47 AM
Nice image, lighting looks okay and the focus seems to be good, but I can't tell where the photographer's creativity came in here. To me it looks like a picture of an album cover (which I could easily be wrong about but may be against the rules?) so in general its a nice image but I don't see much soul to it and it doesn't really draw me in. I gave a 4
02/22/2006 11:25:54 AM
heart rocks
02/21/2006 10:45:56 PM
The very first song I danced to with my now husband/then boyfriend 'Alone' by Heart. :-)
02/21/2006 09:16:49 AM
For me, this borders on the edge of the Literal Artwork rules... there's a bit of creativity with the dof, but it's mostly just a shot of an album cover. Perhaps adding the cassette/record that came with it in a creative arrangement?
02/21/2006 04:54:36 AM
Would have cropped the black areas at the corners out, ok pic though
02/20/2006 11:59:42 AM
This is just a close-up of someone else's art. You should have included some other objects and made it a still-life.
02/20/2006 11:01:35 AM
This is a great composition. The DOF is awsome.
02/20/2006 03:17:31 AM
The iamge loses impact through lack of size.
02/20/2006 01:52:26 AM
not sure this will qualify...sorry
02/20/2006 12:40:05 AM
Isn't taking a picture of a picture against challenge rules? I will still vote as if it isn't: dull color but a good use of DOF. - 4

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