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ain't the brightest crayon in the box
ain't the brightest crayon in the box

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Challenge: Literalisms (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S400
Location: Home
Date: Nov 13, 2003
Aperture: F/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 13, 2003


Place: 24 out of 109
Avg (all users): 6.3869
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
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Avg (non-participants): 6.8308
Views since voting: 2515
Votes: 137
Comments: 7
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11/28/2003 09:58:17 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Nice Job. I suggest moving the subject further from the middle of the photo, and possibly using it to cover up the white blob in the background (slightly to the right in the top center) because it is kind of distracting. Also try to fill the frame or use a darker background to eliminate the white in the upper left corner.

Nice job with this...all of the crayons in sight ar very bright colors which helps bring your point across.

The contrast here would have been wonderful if the tip of the black crayon was not in the midst of the shadows. Again try using the tip to cover up the white blob in the background.

Well done.

depth of field
This is my favorite aspect of the shot.

Try lighting this from a lower angle and see what happens, although I do like the reflection of the lighting on the crayons.

any other element of the photo that stands out or is lacking in some way
Overall I think that this was one of the best shots in the challenge. Please take these comments into consideration, re-shoot this idea, and let us see the results. ~Rob
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/23/2003 08:23:56 PM
Not sure I ever heard that one (to my face at least), but it's a pretty good and literal interpretation. I would have lgked to see the black crayon somehow more contrasted against the background. The dark shadows in the box obscure part of the tip outline.
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11/21/2003 06:26:22 PM
Very well done...nice concept. Really don't like the border...but that's personal taste.
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11/18/2003 02:24:29 PM
terrific photo! I like how the black crayon stands out so much clearer and sharper than the rest, the DOF is great!
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11/18/2003 10:18:10 AM
Great photo. I might have tried a looser crop, but I'm not sure how that would have looked. Good literalism.
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11/17/2003 09:34:19 PM
A little pulled out by the slightly broken box... but still a very good one
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11/17/2003 02:00:55 AM
Exceptional shot, and meets the challenge perfectly. Great lighting, nice and sharp where it needs to be. In the running for a ribbon I am sure.
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