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Needle in a Haystack
Needle in a Haystack
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Challenge: Clichés and Sayings (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Stories
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron AF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 LD for Canon
Location: Tranquility, NJ USA
Date: May 2, 2006
Aperture: f4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500th sec
Galleries: Rural, Textures
Date Uploaded: May 2, 2006

crop / selective color / unsharp mask

Statistics
Place: 44 out of 288
Avg (all users): 6.2185
Avg (commenters): 6.7600
Avg (participants): 5.8242
Avg (non-participants): 6.4190
Views since voting: 2313
Views during voting: 380
Votes: 270
Comments: 33
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/15/2013 02:45:33 PM
Oh...I don't like this photo because you left me no choice! Now, I have to understand!
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01/01/2012 10:44:18 PM
What a nice coincidence! We both gave the needle the proper importance.
I have a deep attraction for tall grasses and haystacks and draw them quite often. In the ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/120000-124999/124815/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_989914.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/120000-124999/124815/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_989914.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' I used a copy of one of my drawings.
I love the color tonality of your image. It's after rain and the needle popped out like a bud.
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06/26/2008 07:11:13 AM
Excellent concept, and it works for me.....
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10/06/2006 04:56:40 PM
Originally posted by imagemakersphoto:

Took me a moment to see the needle.


Well! Isn't that the point? :) Nicely done!
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05/13/2006 11:07:35 PM
simple and effective..love the greens in the background...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/09/2006 06:03:20 PM
I like this one. The focus is just spot on. The blue sky works well. Good luck.
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05/09/2006 10:11:28 AM
Took me a moment to see the needle. But your focus led me to the place I should be looking and the I saw it. Very nicely done.
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05/08/2006 10:15:32 PM
Took a couple of moments to find the needle!
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05/08/2006 09:18:37 AM
Love the DOF but the composition, not so much. Feel like you could have made more of the straws leading me towards the needle. Nice shot still, gave it a 6.
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05/08/2006 03:06:56 AM
good match between photo and saying ... may have been better to have a little less background?
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05/07/2006 09:25:38 AM
I like the depth of field. You did a geat job on this! I also like the slightly off centered needle, one notices it more that way...
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05/07/2006 08:42:32 AM
Lucky you found it. Good luck. 8
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05/07/2006 03:05:15 AM
You shot this perfectly...well done
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05/07/2006 12:56:01 AM
Favorite!
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05/07/2006 12:08:29 AM
Nice image. I like the lighting, DOF, and changing colors. The only thing I don't care for is the bright sky in the background. Still a good shot.
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05/05/2006 01:12:34 PM
Good interpretation of this saying but ... it need a crop, either from the top or the bottom - top of hay is just too centered in the frame.
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05/05/2006 03:32:59 AM
great use of dof
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05/05/2006 12:15:59 AM
technically a good shot
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05/04/2006 02:44:58 PM
I like the DOF and think it adds a lot to focus the mind on the needle.
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05/04/2006 09:03:54 AM
It took a while, but I finally found it! (jk)
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05/04/2006 07:49:20 AM
Great clarity and beautiful depth of field.
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05/03/2006 10:29:30 PM
very well done
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05/03/2006 07:42:19 PM
Awesome idea.
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05/03/2006 06:38:08 PM
like it alot 8.
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05/03/2006 06:10:09 PM
not the most interesting
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05/03/2006 05:12:06 PM
Well thought out and nicely photographed.
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05/03/2006 04:40:39 PM
a great shot!
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05/03/2006 04:05:00 PM
nice idea and a good shot to go with it
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05/03/2006 03:51:13 PM
I bet this was a bit of a challenge to decide whether to shoot wide to loose the needle in the haystack and risk having it not be visible, or to shoot tight to keep the needle visible but loose the meaning of the cliche. I'd say you found the right middle ground and the use of shallow DOF really helps.
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05/03/2006 02:10:19 PM
Good use of DOF to lead the eye to the needle and then keep it from wandering off into the background.
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05/03/2006 12:28:28 PM
great colors. Nice DOF. I'm surprised at how well the needle shows up. 7 from me.
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05/03/2006 09:47:14 AM
it might be stronger if the top sky like area were cropped out. it is bright enough to ditract from the hay initially for me. way to meet the challenge.
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05/03/2006 07:17:34 AM
Great idea... Good picture.. :o)
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