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Rock & Rope Hall of Fame
Rock & Rope Hall of Fame

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rope (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Date: Aug 17, 2006
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Cityscape, DPChallenge GTGs
Date Uploaded: Aug 17, 2006

This is my first submission and I hope to get a lot of critiques. This is the 53rd image I've taken with my new camera so I'm very much a newb, but wanted to participate so here goes.

I took my camera along today for my daily lunch walk and snapped this picture of some rope used to tie off boats at dock. In the background is the Rock Hall of Fame and the Cleveland skyline.

In Photoshop I cropped the image and used auto-levels, auto-color, sharpen, and color balance.

Place: 75 out of 203
Avg (all users): 5.4897
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.2078
Avg (non-participants): 5.6205
Views since voting: 742
Views during voting: 325
Votes: 243
Comments: 6
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09/04/2006 02:11:22 PM
Critique Club Review:

You did a very good job of lighting the rope. Great contrast,depth of field, and detail. You can almost feel every fibre. You did use depth of field to isolate the rope. However, the background is still busy and distracting. The spires of the high rise buildings, are almost like arrows pointing your eyes to the top of the page. I really like the rope in the picture, the more I look at it, the more it almost seems 3-D, nearly jumping off the page. It's the background that did you in. It needs to compliment the rope, not compete.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2006 12:01:01 PM
I think this was a challenging challenge, lol. This is a great shot.
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08/24/2006 06:44:24 PM
Background draws my eye.
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08/23/2006 08:26:31 PM
Sharp and interesting texture
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08/23/2006 02:20:56 PM
Very nice shot. I like the DOF and the location in the frame. Good job.
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08/23/2006 07:38:52 AM
it's a daring attempt. Can't put my finger to it but the rope seemed a little disturbing. a 5 for me
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