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Heart Chains - There's always a hook...
Heart Chains - There's always a hook...
maxaz1


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Challenge: Chains (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Date: Apr 8, 2007
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 50
Shutter: .4
Galleries: Abstract, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Apr 8, 2007

Chains - big heavy chains on the brick patio behind my house. I found them kind of boring, so I decided to put them in the shape of a heart, and make an editorial comment. Shady, overcast day. Used a mini tripod and shot in macro, to capture the textures and colors of these heavy, rusty chains.
Rotated slightly to straighten image. cropped. adjusted brightness and contrast, and because I still found it all kind of dull, tried "negative". I liked the blue and white, glowing effect - almost other-worldly, and decided to go with it. I have a feeling it will not be well-received, but it is what it is. Just for fun- and because I'd rather have an entry than not.

Statistics
Place: 48 out of 171
Avg (all users): 5.7730
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 5.6962
Avg (non-participants): 5.8452
Views since voting: 1491
Views during voting: 292
Votes: 163
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0


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04/23/2007 10:25:06 AM
Maxine - I love this! Great title and really creative.
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04/20/2007 10:59:35 AM
Hello Max,
When I first looked at the image I didn't know what to think. In fact it took a few views. This alone is worth it's weight in gold the image held my attention for quite a while. The compostion is well done, the heart and then the hook on top. The color scheme (blue) works well here. The heart symbolizing the up side aspect, The color with hook symbolizing the down side. The only thing here that is a distraction is the brightness of the light. With that being said It works here again because of the heart, the light being the warmth of the heart. Well done max.
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04/17/2007 08:26:48 PM
It's a great photo and it says something
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04/16/2007 06:59:08 AM
well done. the negative works well here.
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04/16/2007 06:42:45 AM
I like the glow the inversion gave this.
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04/16/2007 12:56:18 AM
I love this!! How did you get this effect?? really nice image.
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04/16/2007 12:27:15 AM
Congrats on a good score with an unusually processed image!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/15/2007 10:56:30 PM
I love the concept and I love the processing! One of my favorites... I'm a sucker for hearts :-D
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04/15/2007 06:51:08 PM
Interesting concept of creative mind, I´m not sure though about the blue color. Heart and red would possibly fit better. 8.
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04/15/2007 05:51:46 PM
An eye catcher. - 8
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04/14/2007 08:32:31 PM
Is this infrared? Really cool!
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04/12/2007 08:37:58 PM
Great photo... Very cool idea! 10 for me!
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04/11/2007 02:06:47 PM
Interesting! It seems to me that very few photos work well as a negative. This is one of them. I like the way it makes the chain look as though it is lit from the inside. The blue tones are nice as well.
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04/10/2007 02:34:07 PM
Very nice idea, great execution and post processing
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04/10/2007 11:30:14 AM
I like this. Great idea.
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04/10/2007 10:39:09 AM
very strong shot, a good idea well captured and presented. 9
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04/10/2007 12:40:56 AM
Awesome..... and hopefully this should "ribbon" for you..... A "10" from me.
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04/09/2007 05:47:33 PM
Great concept but I'm not a big fan of the "invert" effect used. A red chain would have been great. I give you 7.
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04/09/2007 04:01:37 PM
The filter you used does this image no favours. 4
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04/09/2007 12:13:36 PM
I dont know how this is done but its great... congrats...
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04/09/2007 11:18:48 AM
I think this is a great concept, title & Photo. I like the processing also.
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