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A surrealistic tribute to Stan Laurel
A surrealistic tribute to Stan Laurel

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Progress (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Pozzuoli
Date: Jul 11, 2006
Aperture: F/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Performance, Action
Date Uploaded: Jul 11, 2006

natural light focal lenght 51 mm postwork curves, crop, framing.

Place: 112 out of 152
Avg (all users): 4.8533
Avg (commenters): 5.2500
Avg (participants): 4.7895
Avg (non-participants): 4.8713
Views since voting: 651
Views during voting: 359
Votes: 259
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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07/19/2006 01:49:55 PM
Hey what's everyone going on about the border.. I think it adds a lot to the pic.
And I'm surprised by the placing of this pic though I suppose people want a lot more obvious stuff for their palates.
Anyway still a very very cool pic..(yes that is the word that probably describes it best in my mind)

Message edited by author 2006-07-19 14:00:32.
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07/19/2006 01:59:01 AM
Hmmm, I gave this an 8. I guess I don't have the same taste as the voters in this challenge. The only thing that didn't appeal to me a lot was the border, but I don't usually mark down for borders. I'm surprised this scored where it did.
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07/19/2006 12:35:30 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Now that would be progess to a point, that is for sure, LOL! Great idea and not a bad overall execution of the idea. Some notes were already given in the comments, let me see what I can add here.

Okay, first, the border does work well with this shot, sometimes these borders can be tricky but for this one I like it, adds to the shot, doesn't take away.

Next, the flame, again, great timing but two little things bother me. First that the flame is out of focus when the thumb is sho clear and second the flame on the left side of the thumb, I would expect it to come more over the top and possibly to one side if the wind is blowing, but it's leaning to the right and still showing some on the left of the thumb. From this angle it seems off for some reason.

Another thing that stands out for me is the thumb itself. It is the main focus of your shot here and while not a bad looking thumb, a little bit of filing and a coat of polish, color or clear would really make this thumb much nicer to look at. It's all in the little details sometimes, irritating, yes, worth it, OH YES! :)

Other that those things, this is a very interesting shot and looking at your profile, you have some wonderful ideas, a great eye and lots of potential. I look forward to seeing more of your work!

Hope my comments help and Good Luck in Future Challenges!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/18/2006 05:41:39 PM
Great thumb. This is very nicely done.
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07/18/2006 10:53:02 AM
Very cool!
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07/17/2006 11:24:11 AM
I guess if the flame were in focus it would seem like it was coming from the finger. . .
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07/15/2006 07:29:22 PM
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07/15/2006 05:50:22 PM
I don't know...lighting a cigarette with your thumb is a thing of the past. I like the photo though...nice job.
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07/15/2006 10:14:43 AM
This is a very interesting picture and pretty well done (though I'm on the fence about the border). I do have to admit that I'm not sure of the challenge connection.
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07/14/2006 09:14:32 PM
that's pretty cool.
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07/13/2006 09:57:33 AM
Nice photo, clever execution - what's it have to do with progress?
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07/12/2006 09:38:46 PM
hate the border- really distracts. Don't really get the link... 6
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07/12/2006 05:46:26 AM
this needs an explanation
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07/12/2006 03:26:59 AM
ouch !!!!
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07/12/2006 02:01:29 AM
Nice idea but...the border doesnt add to the image and I'd have liked the end of the cigarette to be in focus
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