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Sundae's On The Phone (to Monday) - Apple records.
Sundae's On The Phone (to Monday) - Apple records.

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Beatles Song/Lyrics (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Lake Balboa, CA USA 91406
Date: May 28, 2006
Aperture: F/6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500s
Galleries: Humorous, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2006

Bibble Pro (curves/contrast/highlight recovery/sharpen)
PS CS2 (clone out a few little black spots on the apple/bt lens/sharpen/resize)

Very bright day in my backyard. Umbrella to shade and reflector to bounce back a highlight.

Place: 194 out of 273
Avg (all users): 5.0659
Avg (commenters): 5.2000
Avg (participants): 4.7938
Avg (non-participants): 5.2298
Views since voting: 829
Views during voting: 378
Votes: 258
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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06/09/2006 07:48:21 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club! :)

This is certainly a creative take on the challenge description...the lighting is interesting and pleasing (especially on the grass). However I do think it probably suffered some DNMC votes because of the change from "Sunday" to "Sundae." The literal-minded voters typically expect purity over puns.

The image itself, challenge aside, suffers from a couple of technical issues. First, the DOF you have chosen to use really hurts the image quality...making it appear "accidentally" out of focus instead of an on-purpose DOF choice, because the phone is definitely a part of the subject (it's in the title) and yet is not sharp. Another technicality is that your composition seems very crowded. There is little room around the edges for the image to "breathe" and the corners of the phone being cut off like they are just make it feel cramped. The eyes wander through the image but never really settle on a singular focal point, as the white circle on the phone competes for attention from the cherry on top. The eyes are naturally going to be drawn to the brightest part of an image first, so in this one, that circle is it. Unfortunately, that's part of the out-of-focus area, which makes it less visually pleasing to most voters.

Keep clicking...if you have any questions, please let me know! :)

Take care,
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 07:15:44 PM
I guess I don't get it... Call me thick if ya want! The DOF is way to shallow for what I think you are attempting to say here.
06/06/2006 05:30:36 PM
Creative :)
06/06/2006 04:30:50 PM
very unique
06/06/2006 05:31:36 AM
06/05/2006 05:01:13 AM
Good creative idea - I wish the focus was a tad sharper though.
06/01/2006 08:28:58 AM
Wierd, so many little things. Monday on the phone
06/01/2006 12:33:29 AM
cute idea.
05/31/2006 05:20:46 PM
05/31/2006 06:17:58 AM
Sorry, not a lyric. Should be: 'Sundays on the phone to Monday'
05/31/2006 12:41:36 AM
Great representation of the line from the song!
My preference would be for a greater DOF.
Extra point just for that model of phone and the "Monday" on the faceplate!
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