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You can't judge a book by its cover
You can't judge a book by its cover
alexgarcia


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Clichés and Sayings (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Alicante, Spain
Date: Apr 30, 2006
Aperture: 1,8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Humorous, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2006

It was very funny to prepare and shot this one. Hope works well, but I don't mind, I like it and think is funny.

PP: ACR, levels, USM

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 288
Avg (all users): 6.6602
Avg (commenters): 7.8800
Avg (participants): 6.2289
Avg (non-participants): 6.8636
Views since voting: 3285
Views during voting: 401
Votes: 259
Comments: 38
Favorites: 1 (view)


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05/14/2006 10:35:19 PM
From the CTP MkII

Okay, I'll be trying a different crit format for this particular entry. To keep it short and sweet.

What Works:
The lighting's great, the exposure's great, the subject's funny. This particular mix got it placed where it is right now.

What Needs Improvement:
The shallow DOF. And the page misalignment. But I guess you know of these by now. These prevented you from placing higher, IMO.

Summary:
Minus minor nitpicks, it IS a great entry for the challenge. Congrats on your current PB.
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05/14/2006 01:05:27 AM
Creative presentation. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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05/14/2006 12:46:25 AM
Greetings from your own critique club.

First Impression
Very Nice shot, with WOW factor.
Composition:
Very nice composition with tight corp.
Subject:
I really like the subject. Nice take on the challenge.
Technical (Colour and light):
The color and lighting is perfect.
Improvement:
Only one thing I don't like here - the blur effect is the front. It's definately very good DOF, but just wonderning how it would look with focus is front too.
Summary:
Very nice picture, creative, funny, perfect for the challenge.

Very nice image. Congrates on your 12th finish and Personal Best. Keep'em coming.
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05/12/2006 12:55:58 AM
Nice, clean shot. Fits the cliche perfectly. The Mickey Mouse is subtle, and funny. Well lit, and focused, except for the hands. I would have liked to seem them a little sharper.
Over all great shot!!
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05/11/2006 03:14:09 AM
Hi!

First off all congrats on the hight score:)

This was very clever!!!

The only thing I can thnk of to make the pic even better is the focus on the hand. Its a bit blurred.

Well done once again:)
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05/11/2006 02:46:36 AM
Great finish my friend. It took me a second to figure this out during the challenge. Quite humorous and now you have a PB to boot. Well except for the fact that it's 6.66 :P Great job!
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05/11/2006 12:15:08 AM
Hi Alex -

I actually love this concept for a cliche photo. Nice choice of subject matter both in the beautiful antique Poe and the Mickey Mouse inside.

Critically speaking, the hands are blown out and blurred. Overall, I would like to see a clear picture throughout in this case. The title doesn't need to be highlighted via DOF as it is now to get the point across. Even if the average viewer doesn't read the cover title, the book itself looks academic and musty enough to convey your idea.
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05/10/2006 07:12:53 PM
hiya, alex, from the ctp2

First Impression:
very strong, clear and striking. with a nice subtle touch.

Composition:
excellent. the central title on the book cover draws the eye quickly, then the right thumb brings you down to the comic book.

Subject:
surprising, funny, and subtle. very good indeed. a great illustration of an old saying.

Technical:
very good. depth of field very effective, colour good, lighting good,it's all good, really. maybe a tiny bit of dodging on the comic book. not a lot, just to bring the punchiness up a bit.

Summary:
a very good image. i gave it a 7 in voting, which is pretty high for me.

well done, and keep shooting!

cheers,

c.
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05/10/2006 07:09:10 PM
Comment from a member of your own commenting club :-)
Congratulations on this high scoring picture and top 20 finish.
First impression
1. Superb selection of a Cliché
2. Nice looking book
3. Good selection of a "inside" book.
What could be better
1. I would like to see more of the book in focus. Mainly the near things.
2. Try to use a bit more of the rules of thirds and leading lines. This could possibly be accomplished by rotating the book a bit counter clock wise.
3. The background colour is to white for my taste. Makes the book kind of in the air.
But again, congratulations on this fine picture.

Message edited by author 2006-05-10 20:28:44.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/09/2006 05:15:42 PM
A really nice shot I'd say :) ..and a good saying...
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05/09/2006 04:24:06 PM
I like this. Lovely idea and the focus is just right. Excellent
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05/09/2006 10:07:57 AM
Great job! I like the way this makes the viewer have to pay a little extra attention, how you expect to see bits of serious words but find only imagery that takes you immediately back to childhood.

Great job!!!!!!!!!!
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05/08/2006 02:34:13 AM
cute
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05/07/2006 10:23:29 PM
Cute!
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05/07/2006 03:08:37 PM
Comical! Well done!
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05/07/2006 03:05:53 AM
Good lighting...and DoF
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05/07/2006 01:23:17 AM
nice
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05/07/2006 12:47:44 AM
Nice subtely. I didn't catch it at first glance. I like the far edge of the book out of focus but would have preferred the close edge to be sharp. This is picky (and isn't influencing my score) but I think it would be better without the ring on the finger.
One of my favorites.
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05/06/2006 12:35:45 AM
very very nice.... good job in every aspect
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05/05/2006 06:59:31 PM
well done
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05/04/2006 11:16:10 PM
Very clever.
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05/04/2006 09:13:18 PM
how fun!
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05/04/2006 01:09:05 PM
I would choose Mr. Edgar 1000xTimes over Mikky, don't get me wrong, I love Mikky too! Nicely done but im not a fan of the blur on the botom of the book.. it's ok on the top but for me it shuld be clear at the botom..
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05/04/2006 11:44:44 AM
If the edges of the comic where aligned with the book pages tigher the illusion would be perfect.
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05/04/2006 10:16:35 AM
That's creative.
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05/04/2006 12:49:31 AM
Funny. How did you work that DOF?
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05/03/2006 10:10:51 PM
Excellent for the challenge.
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05/03/2006 08:48:00 PM
fun
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05/03/2006 07:39:51 PM
Great idea!
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05/03/2006 06:36:33 PM
Very cute idea and composition. Well done
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05/03/2006 06:07:57 PM
I really like this take - well done.
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05/03/2006 04:04:09 PM
i really like this, idea, shot, and colors, nice work (8)
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05/03/2006 01:41:15 PM
Very nicely done, not too obvious, so the viewer has to pay attention. Great DOF and colors.
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05/03/2006 11:53:02 AM
nice idea, need to see more of the Disney thing.
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05/03/2006 07:19:33 AM
Excellent - love it...
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05/03/2006 04:49:57 AM
Cute...reminds me of the what we used to do in school, many, many years ago! :)
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05/03/2006 12:36:32 AM
hee hee What would Walt say???
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05/03/2006 12:30:21 AM
excellent shot. good use of dof & subtly. 9
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