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Art by Subtraction
Art by Subtraction

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Challenge: Shallow DOF (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Tonawanda, NY
Date: Feb 7, 2004
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Abstract, Persuasive
Date Uploaded: Feb 7, 2004

This is a page from the book "A New History of Photography" by Michel Frizot. Shot with my Sigma 105mm macro at F/2.8, focused on the title phrase.

PS7 post processing:

Cropped about 50%;
Auto levels;
Replaced a small graphic in the upper left with black color, thus "subtracting" extraneous detail;
Some spot cloning.

If you want to know more about 'Art by Subtraction', I encourage you to read Frizot's work. ;-)

Place: 22 out of 174
Avg (all users): 6.2065
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 5.9182
Avg (non-participants): 6.6351
Views since voting: 1196
Votes: 184
Comments: 14
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03/22/2004 04:25:48 PM
What a fantastic shot - well executed and composed. And the choice of text to use in the book (and as the title) is appealing too. I am frankly amazed this did not make top 10.
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02/16/2004 09:12:06 AM
This shot is brilliant! I really thought it would make it to the top 10. Congratulations.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/15/2004 02:36:30 PM
Really like this, good choice of subject, meets the challenge well. Only a few wee things, the whole area seen through the glass would have been nice if it was all clear and maybe moving the glasses to the right a little as it almost looks as if the word 'subtraction' is cut off. Well done!
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02/15/2004 12:05:28 PM
Very nice - I love the creative composition with the pages sort of creating a checkmark against the black background, juxtaposed with your use of shallow depth of field to bring out the main subject. 8
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02/14/2004 11:46:50 AM
Very nice!
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02/13/2004 02:23:26 PM
Simple and effective. Nicely done. 9 -danny
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02/12/2004 09:36:26 AM
Complicated compostion, but it works.
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02/11/2004 06:59:30 PM
I like the diagonal lines here, and the DOF makes that phrase stick out nicely. Clear and interesting image.
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02/10/2004 09:54:40 PM
Lovely composition... excellent theme as well :)
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02/10/2004 01:06:14 PM
This kind of shot is becoming a new cliche on dpc (glasses are the new cats, if you will... :-) ), but this is a good example and definitely meets the challenge. Whatever that plain white area is in the top right-hand corner (another sheet of paper?) is a bit distracting.
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02/10/2004 09:55:42 AM
sweet image, particularly from one who wears glasses and is an aging artist
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02/10/2004 03:21:03 AM
Very good composition, like the blak area except for the top right part but its not that destracting
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02/09/2004 02:45:35 PM
Great picture. A really cool idea that was well executed. 9
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02/09/2004 08:08:35 AM
what at coincidence, there is another glasses on a book shot in this challenge!

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