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There's a chance that we may fall apart before too long
There's a chance that we may fall apart before too long

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Challenge: Beatles Song/Lyrics (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Home
Date: May 28, 2006
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1 sec
Galleries: Black and White, Studio
Date Uploaded: May 28, 2006

My first submission - be gentle with me! Taken at home against a black velvet backdrop with 3 100w lamps (1 behind camera and 2 to the side). Image cropped, sharpened, resized and contrast adjusted.

Place: 163 out of 273
Avg (all users): 5.2955
Avg (commenters): 5.3750
Avg (participants): 4.9255
Avg (non-participants): 5.5000
Views since voting: 916
Views during voting: 358
Votes: 264
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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06/07/2006 03:50:35 PM
::: Greetings from Critique Club :::

Hi, as requested, here is an indepth critique of your submission.

First Impression - the most important one:
Not bad, especially for your first entry. I really have to kind of dig to make a link between the photo, the title and the challenge.

ehh, more of a product shot type composition, nothing particularly bold about it. I think use of negative space would have helped you out a lot here. Hey, don't worry, I do these types of comps all the time, sometimes they wrok :-)

the subject is thre, clearly defined, no missing it.

Technical (Color, focus, and light):
Color: I like the grey-scale application you've used. Works well. I'd like to see this photo sepia-toned, just to see how that might affect it.
Focus is sharp: well done.
Lighting: I'm not sure you needed that center light. It is probably the light that is creating a few hot spots around the photo.

To grow its vote?:
Bolder composition would help. A stronger link to the challenge that doesn't lean on the title usually goes a long way.

Nice shot and score for your first entry here. Keep up the good work. Cheers.

Hope to see more from you soon,
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 07:24:12 PM
Hmmmm... I guess I'm thick, cause I don't see the connection. Then again, I'm not sure which song this came from!
06/06/2006 05:57:09 PM
a bit dull
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06/06/2006 11:03:41 AM
very good concept--nice to see a sense of humour and some creativity.
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06/05/2006 07:48:50 AM
blown highlights around the rim of the shoe
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06/05/2006 12:41:33 AM
unusual composition adds interest. nice DOF
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06/02/2006 02:52:00 PM
It's difficult to say that there's anything actually wrong with this per se - but it isn't an appealing image, nevertheless. The total isolation of tha black background is very well done, but it really exposes any composition to close scrutiny, and this doesn't work for me: the two diagonals suggested by the shoes conflict quite a bit - being neither symmetrical nor off-centred, but somewhere between; the light, for me, is too flat to really show details of the textures that would speak of batteredness - I think that's simply the use of too much fill light - rather than the usual problem of direct flash - so that the shadows are wiped out rather more than would really be effective.
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06/02/2006 08:51:50 AM
Old brown shoes could fit in well.
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05/31/2006 08:32:31 PM
funny pic with the title.
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05/31/2006 07:57:22 PM
very good.
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