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Bolt out of the Blue
Bolt out of the Blue

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Challenge: Literalisms (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Home
Date: Nov 16, 2003
Aperture: F/9.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2
Galleries: Abstract
Date Uploaded: Nov 16, 2003


Place: 26 out of 109
Avg (all users): 6.3237
Avg (commenters): 8.1111
Avg (participants): 5.9444
Avg (non-participants): 6.7313
Views since voting: 1242
Votes: 139
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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11/26/2003 06:02:47 PM
Hi from the CC - I think I may have an answer to Pat C's comment ...

Two things first: I wish people would write at least something of what they were trying to achieve when they ask for a critique. Sure, your photo should stand for itself etc. etc., but if that's completely the case why need a crit.?

Secondly ... this is exactly the kind of dpc stuff which drives me a bit potty these days - which is a way of warning you that I don't like it, and this that this might be a tough comment. Whatever.

Technically, you're obviously in complete control of this shot, so there's nthing to say here.

Artistically, emotionally, meaningfully etc. ... I just don't see anything to grab me. Sure there are some subtle elements: the blue light (daylight?) skimming the top of the thread is hugely effective at adding coldness to the steel. The shiny surface complements the shiny metal nicely. The poitioning within the frame applies all the accepted compositional standards without seeming forced. The exposure is spot-on. For the life of me I can't see why you'd want to photograph it.

Or why you'd want to go to such lengths (as you evidently have) in the process of photographing it. But hey, the same goes for a lot of the photographs on here. I scored you a 6 - technical merit marks, really. My annoyance at the stock-photo nature of dpc is tempered by my debt to it as a learning experience, you see, and I had to take some shots like this in my own process. I probably will again.

Good neat work though. Still lacked that edge of something that would make it a really interesting shot though.

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11/24/2003 12:26:41 AM
I sometimes wonder what the matter is with voters. Good job all the same.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/21/2003 09:01:30 AM
This is beautiful. So simple, it makes me want to cry.
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11/19/2003 10:38:09 PM
This shot just looks so pleasing. I love the shadow fading. very very nice. 9.95
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11/19/2003 06:42:54 PM
Beautiful shot, nice and simple. Sharp focus and good composition. My favorite from the challenge so far.
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11/19/2003 09:30:17 AM
I think this would fit the phrase better if the bolt was partially driven into the blue surface. It's a nice clean photo and I like the coloring and composition.
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11/18/2003 02:29:26 PM
wonderfully done. The reflection capture of the bolt is great, and I really like the vivid and bold color. Good job!
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11/17/2003 11:33:47 AM
Top three...really a good shot. Like it. Like it!! 9
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11/17/2003 10:39:40 AM
Nice composition, the reflection also adds the effect into the photo... well done
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11/17/2003 09:12:32 AM
clever! This is a great shot, reflection and focus is great.
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11/17/2003 07:18:19 AM
Looks like a Edelbrock Victor Jnr Intake Manifold Bolt to me. Torque it to 50 lb ft.. Very nice shot
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11/17/2003 04:08:59 AM
Just brilliant - good idea, great macro!
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