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Challenge: Education (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Downstairs
Date: Mar 13, 2006
Aperture: F3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4
Date Uploaded: Mar 14, 2006

Just my old engineering textbooks, don't expect it to do too well, but I had no other ideas for the challenges this week.

- convert from raw in CS2
- crop
- curves
- hue/saturation
- channel mixer
- resized
- sfw

Place: 115 out of 145
Avg (all users): 4.6742
Avg (commenters): 5.4444
Avg (participants): 4.4219
Avg (non-participants): 4.7550
Views since voting: 598
Views during voting: 319
Votes: 264
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/20/2006 09:10:23 AM
I don't like it that the books are sitting on the bottom of the frame.
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03/19/2006 11:47:12 AM
Great shot. The lighting and the simplicity of the composition are great. These titles bring back a lot of memories -- my degree is in mechanical engineering.
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03/19/2006 08:55:53 AM
You may want to crop in more on your subject - fill your frame and try a different angle. Just books all in a line, with flash washing out some of the titles, doesn't do it. The idea is good, just the artwork is missing. Try different focal lengths and/or different angles and/or cropping.
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03/18/2006 01:33:44 PM
I can't understand the use of black and white here.
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03/17/2006 12:11:49 PM
I think I'd prefer to see less crop on the left or more on the right so that the books are either continual from side to side or have space on both sides - as is, seems a bit awkwardly uneven, like the B&W but it seems a bit flat, my preference would have been to tweak up the black a little - or add some contrast, it seems kind of drab. I do think "education" when I look at this - so it certainly meets the challenge - good job :)
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03/16/2006 06:00:08 PM
Looks like we share the same nightmare...
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03/16/2006 04:28:53 PM
Good technically, but it's a bit bland.
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03/16/2006 03:36:04 PM
I dig it!
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03/16/2006 11:20:50 AM
this challenge has many many book pictures. for one to get a high score they really need to be unique and very well taken. i think that this one doesnt fall into either catagory. it has serious potential but i think it comes up a little short. i think this would have stood out more if there was a more creative use of DOF and lighting. but by the looks of the books it seems that you might already have your hands full. i know mine are 5
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03/15/2006 10:28:00 AM
Exposure is good and composition draws my eye along. I might have cropped it a bit tighter at the top.
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