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mobius strip - one continuous surface
mobius strip - one continuous surface
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shapes (Advanced Editing I*)
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: palo alto
Date: Dec 7, 2003
Aperture: f 32
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/5sec
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Dec 7, 2003

lost of cloning of dust spots

Statistics
Place: 59 out of 125
Avg (all users): 5.5764
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 5.5185
Avg (non-participants): 5.6508
Views since voting: 2323
Votes: 144
Comments: 7
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12/21/2003 02:54:18 PM
From the Critique Club

This is a great subject for a study in lighting and high key approach. I love your use of apparently a single light source! With the twisted but essentially flat surface of the subject you get a very wide gradiation of light. You also have shadows that are very gradiated. Awesome choice of for a study type of shot!

You do have some issues with the background that kind of detract away from the overall effect of the shot. The background though very bright is not truly uniform in it's brightness. I am going through my own issues with lighting and am not sure how to improve this. Also I normally am not a fan of grain in a shot, but this time it seems to work very well!

Unforunately in this environment (DPC) if you are submitting a set up or studio type shot like this, you need to be damn near perfect to achieve the best scores.

Nice work.
TC

PS: I believe that this would be an awesome study subject for any DPC'ers that are having issues with lighting!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/14/2003 09:38:05 PM
This is nice! I like the grain-- 8
12/13/2003 10:24:49 PM
The lighting and the shadows make this rather mundane subject into an interesting picture.
12/09/2003 12:20:40 AM
Great idea... nice clean shape with great constrast. I don't like the graininess of the shot however, might be better if it were a little "smoother" looking? There's a little "crinkle" in the background paper just above the black part, that you could have used the Clone tool to remove. Use the new editing options!! :)
12/08/2003 04:58:52 PM
Fit's the challenge though the image is rather grainy and dull and boring.
12/08/2003 03:07:40 PM
Lovely still life. I like the grainy feel that adds a bit of texture. Lovely tones. 8
12/08/2003 03:42:05 AM
I like the continuous flow and the lines the lead the eye to it almost infinitely. The shadow, the noise, and the absence of color all contributes to the personality of the entire photo. I would have given more space to the top and the the left for the rule of third, but hey, how many times to do we find ourselves breaking this rule. Beautiful shot. I like it. 7
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