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Even Odds
Even Odds

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Challenge: Oxymoron (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital ED
Location: Entrance way of my house
Date: Oct 16, 2006
Aperture: f13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/16
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Oct 16, 2006

3 dominos, black paper, glass.
Used natural light coming in window
Arranged and shot
auto levels
noise reduction
smart sharpen
saved for web

Chose 3 dominos for odd, chose dominos because they are split evenly in half, two dominos have even/odd numbers, one dominos has odd numbers only. Displayed 3 (odd) dominos on glass, but with the glass it looks like 6 (even). So I combined it all together to come up with even odds oxymoron. Hope everyone else gets it.

Place: 19 out of 155
Avg (all users): 5.9965
Avg (commenters): 7.4167
Avg (participants): 5.5467
Avg (non-participants): 6.1579
Views since voting: 924
Views during voting: 405
Votes: 284
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/29/2006 09:20:28 PM
Attractive presentation. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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10/26/2006 07:38:32 PM
Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments and suggestions.
10/26/2006 04:36:51 PM
Very good shot. Congrats on your top 20 finish!
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10/25/2006 10:55:07 AM
Congrats on the top 20 and a new personal best! I voted this a 7. :) I thought it was a great oxymoron and a cool picture.

The reflection looks fine to me, but if you want to try a perfectly clean reflection in the future, try to get a mirror with the reflecting material on the front. I've heard they're more expensive, though.

I agree with the folks about the textured background, but it's a minor thing. I use different-colored posterboard. You can also just set it up in a dark room far from any walls.

I think you'll get a 6+ shot soon. :)
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10/25/2006 07:46:20 AM
Top Twenty!! Fantastic finish! Congratulations on a brilliant idea and a beautiful photo!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/24/2006 09:22:31 PM
Beautiful! Amazing Idea! LOVE IT! this should do very VERY well in the challenge!
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10/24/2006 03:40:23 PM
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10/22/2006 10:13:17 PM
Nice and bright. Less straight-on perspective and composition would be more interesting. Also the doubled-reflection from the mirror is annoying, consider using a polished black marble tile (available at Home Depot) for reflections at low angles.
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10/20/2006 10:11:05 PM
Nicely done. 9
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10/20/2006 02:00:59 PM
i dont like the reflexion here its disturbing.
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10/20/2006 11:28:37 AM
Meets Challenge - 2
Lighting/Processing - 2
Composition - 2
Overall Impression - 2
"WOW" factor - 1
Score: 9
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10/20/2006 10:58:54 AM
brilliant composition
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10/19/2006 10:23:46 AM
I like how the reflection makes the dots look to be bumps instead of indentations. Too bad about the distracting double-reflection from the glass/mirror. Some minor tweaks in levels or curves (even a contrast boost) would have blacked out the background (removing the texture). Good luck in the challenge.
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10/18/2006 10:57:46 PM
Very clever! Great composition, colors and clarity. Looks like a winner to me! :)
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10/18/2006 04:15:17 PM
Unique idea. I think a solid black background would have made everything pop a little more.
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10/18/2006 05:10:10 AM
wonderful image...excellent reflection...
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10/18/2006 12:40:23 AM
Ooo, clever idea. I love how you have to look at it a moment to comprehend it.
This is very artistic. I hope it does well.
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