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Balancing Chi
Balancing Chi

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Challenge: Symmetry II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5- 5.6G ED DX
Location: My house Osaka, Japan
Date: May 1, 2007
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 5
Galleries: Travel, Textures
Date Uploaded: May 1, 2007

What the hell I'll give it a try.Hope this fits the challenge criteria.Not quite how I want it but hope you like it anyway.Wish I had more lenses!
Post Processing- Crop, Sharpen, Curves, Saturation slightly adjusted.

Place: 176 out of 249
Avg (all users): 5.1074
Avg (commenters): 5.3333
Avg (participants): 5.0172
Avg (non-participants): 5.1648
Views since voting: 659
Views during voting: 191
Votes: 149
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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05/09/2007 07:18:05 AM
Congrats on getting over 5! This is a nice image and meets the challenge well in my opinion. The fact that most English speaking members won't know the symbols means it didn't quite have the impact for some, but I see that one of your commenters did see it, which is very nice. (I always like it if just one person sees something in one of my pictures!) Your lens should suit most situations - keep playing with it. The lighting here is just a bit harsh in one spot - very hard to avoid with circular objects. What you might try is diffuse lighting - I shine a light on a white wall next to what I want to shoot, then use a longer exposure to accomodate the lower light on my subject, but it does spread the light a little more evenly that way. Keep at it - you're doing fine!
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05/09/2007 03:31:00 AM
Thanks for the comments during voting, sorry I couldn't respond earlier. I understand that the image isn't perfectly symmetrical but kinda liked the way the trigrams(red line characters) inverted the symmetry as in the yin yang symbol each one represents an aspect of. Not very clear though and there are several other things that I fully understand receiving a lower vote for.
Anyway I beat my average and am therefore pleased with the result,........ 5.1!!!!!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/03/2007 12:17:33 AM
Symmetry in that the balls are round and have read lettering, but with the letters being different; take away from the symmetry.
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05/02/2007 05:32:58 AM
wind, thunder, mountain: :thunder, mountain,joy
"if you know what makes a man smile then you'll know where to find him on the mountain"
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05/02/2007 12:28:36 AM
Getting better!
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