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Take the Rough with the Smooth
Take the Rough with the Smooth

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Challenge: Texture (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-2100UZ
Location: South Africa
Date: Jul 18, 2002
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10
Date Uploaded: Jul 19, 2002

Two halves of a shell

Place: 177 out of 218
Avg (all users): 4.3985
Avg (commenters): 4.6364
Avg (participants): 4.3268
Avg (non-participants): 4.5000
Views since voting: 764
Votes: 261
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/26/2002 12:21:00 PM
Good depth, and the short DOF works well. 7 nards656
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07/25/2002 02:02:00 PM
Good composition, good example of texture, but the focus and apparent adjustments [or lack of], especially on the right side don't work well. In fact it's too distracting and makes me want to move on. A good photo will capture my interest and will have "sticking" or "gazing" power.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/24/2002 04:57:00 PM
This seems more of a study in "contrast" rather than "texture."
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/24/2002 02:50:00 PM
I like the contrasting textures, but the graininess really doesn't work for me -- it looks over pixelated on the right. karmat
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/24/2002 02:34:00 PM

Technical Aspects6
Meets Challenge7
Total Score7

For those that are just learning, like me.

Composition: Scoring in this area is based on basic composition of a picture and includes the rule of thirds, balance, cropping, and curved and diagonal lines. Subject matter that does not lend itself to the picture or otherwise unwanted is also considered here.

Originality: Scoring in this area is based on pictures or concepts that I have seen, as well as how much effort you have invested in the picture. Usually a little something that sets it aside from a snapshot. Does it make me want to come back for another look? You know things like that.

Technical Aspects: Focus, exposure, lighting, and other special effects (done by the camera), and post processing are all considered in this category.

Meets Challenge: This is based on my interpretation of if you, have/have not, met the challenge. This is fairly simple but quite important for this site.

There are many sites that can give you assistance in achieving better skills in photography, but I think the best way to learn is to take pictures and show them to other people. Believe me when it is a good one you will know it.

Good luck!

  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/24/2002 10:54:00 AM
is this a close-up of a seashell? i think it must be. i like the idea of the rough outside and the smooth inside all in one photo. it looks like you have way oversharpened or post-processed this (deliberately, i'm sure) to give it a more abstract feel. unfortunately, for me, that doesn't work, think i would've preferred just the sharpened image (difficult to say of course w/out seeing that). -- gr8photos (3)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/23/2002 01:53:00 PM
what is it?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/23/2002 03:37:00 AM
It's a little fuzzy on the left side, but I love how you used more than one texture. Did I mention how cool the silver part looks?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/22/2002 04:18:00 PM
is this a clam or oyster shell? interesting texture but the exposure isn't working for me... = 5 - jmsetzler
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/22/2002 01:29:00 PM
This picture seems noisy, as if it was shot with a high ISO, or enlarged too much. If it wasnt for that, this picture might be more visually interesting to me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/22/2002 05:19:00 AM
needs more focusing
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/22/2002 04:22:00 AM
a bit blurry, harsh contrasts, causes too much distraction
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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