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Dakota Plain Layzees
Dakota Plain Layzees
TonyUK


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Challenge: DPL Album Cover (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Studio, My House
Date: May 9, 2007
Aperture: 5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/5
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: May 10, 2007

Introducing, the world famous, Dakota Plain Layzees...!

This is my first ever competition shot and was more of an experiment than anything else. My theme here was to portray a 'serious' band who want the music to speak louder than the hype (cos thats cheaper :), hence the small 'no frills' name and the large (and hopefully quality) guitar shot.

I experimented with the depth of field and got the result above. editing was done in Adobe elements.

Not sure what elese to say...! Hope ya like it. :)

rgs

Tony


Statistics
Place: 21 out of 153
Avg (all users): 6.4279
Avg (commenters): 7.3158
Avg (participants): 6.0130
Avg (non-participants): 6.6594
Views since voting: 1347
Views during voting: 422
Votes: 215
Comments: 25
Favorites: 1 (view)


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03/11/2010 05:23:59 PM
Don't know how the hell I missed this shot after all these years..wonderful Tony ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/20/2007 09:34:39 PM
This is my favorite band. These guys are geniuses. Instead of worrying about what instrumentation and arrangement goes for what song, they just grab whatever is lying near them at the time. In "Tennessee Lawnporn" Mitch is playing a cheesegrater. Somehow, they always made it work. Someone did start the recorder, didn't they? Okay, then, we'll just call it a rehearsal.

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05/20/2007 11:47:36 AM
nice.....9
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05/20/2007 02:40:39 AM
Great pic! Only thing that might have made the shot better for me would have been a bit of shadow. DOF is awesome.
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05/20/2007 01:12:35 AM
Funky name and GREAT image! Sounds like a funky blues/jazz band, I see a smoky room, funky beats, and lots of girls dancing :-)
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05/18/2007 10:14:30 AM
The only non-square composition to get a high vote from me. Shoulda' been square, but I love the photo. Good choice of font, too.
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05/18/2007 04:38:04 AM
Excellent picture - simple yet very striking!!

PS: Particularly like the format. I like the view you've taken that by making it just slightly larger than the standard album cover it will really stand out of the buyers collection :)

Seriously though - brilliant work!!
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05/17/2007 10:49:42 PM
Great perspective shot, and like the understated font. Another one that could pass for "real".
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05/17/2007 05:38:31 PM
Nice photo - love the unusual viewpoint, the shallow DOF and the way it's floating within the frame.
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05/17/2007 03:54:59 PM
Very nice photo!
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05/16/2007 07:33:37 PM
Nice photo. Neat album cover.
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05/16/2007 02:46:53 PM
Wow! Great perspective! just right on the DOP too! I like how the text is big enough to be noticed, but not over-powering the photo! Great job!
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05/16/2007 10:58:55 AM
Great shot, name and cover idea.
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05/16/2007 03:43:52 AM
Very album coverish! Like the simple text.
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05/15/2007 10:51:01 PM
awsome image.
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05/15/2007 06:04:47 PM
great job, i like it...don't understand the title, but who cares. great job! 8!
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05/15/2007 03:18:11 AM
very good shot, excellent typography. Unfortunately not a square format as should be.
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05/14/2007 11:16:21 PM
Great shot and dof. I think ti would looks amazing as a square crop if you cut off the empty space on the edges.
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05/14/2007 10:22:31 PM
Very nice DOF and lighting. The test is a little too close the one of the strings. Otherwise, I like the use of space here - just the right amount used by the guitar.
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05/14/2007 06:32:11 PM
I love it, but a square crop would have help a lot.
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05/14/2007 06:22:17 PM
Why didn't you make this square? The DOF is excellent, as is the clarity. But an album is square!
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05/14/2007 06:06:43 PM
Would have worked a little more on the contrast here
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05/14/2007 03:50:42 AM
I do that all the time :) Quite like the shot.
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05/14/2007 12:40:43 AM
I really like the photograph. Great use of depth of field.
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05/14/2007 12:22:58 AM
would have been great as a square crop, but I love this and think it should do well, so all the best 9
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