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Old Teeth
Old Teeth

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Challenge: Abstract Macro II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital ED
Location: The Barber Shop
Date: Sep 24, 2006
Aperture: f11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Macro, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Sep 24, 2006

I changed my submission at the last minute and I hope it pays off. My previous was called "Claremont" if people are interested. Usually old cars will win the spotlight in my eyes. Thanks for voting!

Converted from RAW, adjusted curves, NoiseNinja, crop, punched up red and blue w/ sat levels, added subtle border, and saved down.

Place: 145 out of 285
Avg (all users): 5.4815
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.2637
Avg (non-participants): 5.7606
Views since voting: 894
Views during voting: 251
Votes: 162
Comments: 4
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/08/2006 07:18:47 PM
Critique Club Review:

Strictly speaking, this does not meet the definition of macro. Macro is usually understood as 1X to 10X life size. The point is made, because you probably lost points to purists.

This does come across as a nice abstract.

I think a little more depth of field and a tighter crop could have been helpful. As presented, I find the shadow and dark areas in the upper third of the picture a bit distracting. The "teeth" of this old beastie are the secret to this picture. Make the most of them.

I would also play with the saturation of the red. I don't know if it will help or hurt, I just see it as a possiblity.

I'd come back on a day with some sunshine and maybe just a few clouds. Polish the shiny areas of the grill, and capture some of that blue and clouds in the chrome. Then send it off to a car magazine and wait for the check. This photo has a lot of potential.
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10/02/2006 10:18:56 AM
Thanks againg for all the votes. Would love some more comments on how I could have made this better.

Also, it was an old Plymouth sedan. Here's a shot of the emblem:

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/29/2006 09:47:23 PM
love the reflection of the sky
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09/25/2006 05:40:24 AM
Um, Pontiac Bonneville? Maybe?
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