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Challenge: Silence IV (Basic Editing I)
Collection: DPC Entries
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date: Feb 29, 2004
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Vintage, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 29, 2004

inspiration came while my own phone was ringing off the hook last night.

sometimes disconnecting is a good thing.

separated into channels. converted the blue channel to greyscale and added a slight bit of noise while playing with levels.

Place: 171 out of 312
Avg (all users): 4.8819
Avg (commenters): 5.5385
Avg (participants): 4.7600
Avg (non-participants): 5.0000
Views since voting: 886
Votes: 254
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/09/2004 02:46:45 PM
This shot speaks volumes. I think you wanted the grainy look. I like it.
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03/08/2004 01:01:30 PM
Bzzz, bzzz, bzzz... In my country, the phone makes a loud buzz when it is left off the hook - though in time it goes silent that is not what I first think about. I wish the depth of field were deeper here.
03/08/2004 10:29:24 AM
Wow, a dial telephone!
03/08/2004 09:31:15 AM
I like the lite grainy "texture" of this one since you are photograping an old thing. The DOF is also very nice
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/08/2004 06:30:59 AM
Good DOF usage, and great focus, but I used to have one of these phones, and off the hook, it is anything but quiet.....
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/06/2004 04:52:21 PM
Yeah yeah I'm a sucker for interesting use of low DOF. 8
03/06/2004 04:40:15 PM
great idea !!! original
03/06/2004 03:25:44 PM
Good concept. The graininess works very well here and the DOF and composition are good in this image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/05/2004 11:58:30 AM
grainy and noisy - both in the technical sense and in the sense that there is always a noise when phone is off the hook
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/04/2004 02:52:52 PM
hmmm.... what to say. it is too bad there is dust on the image.. or white flecks. interesting shot, it doensn't keep me though for some reason....
03/03/2004 08:58:23 PM
Good idea. A little harsh in lighting though.
03/03/2004 04:17:39 PM
this remeinds me of many a classic shot in the movies where the receiver has a voice coming outthat never stops. not silence to me. nice use of DOF though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/03/2004 02:31:53 PM
Makes me think of an old black and white movie. Love the depth.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/03/2004 11:19:46 AM
Nice B/W, I like the grainy and blurry background, gives the retro looking phone a real retro look. The crop might be better, the "thingy-you-speak-into-and-i-don't-know-whats-called" is croped of both left and a tiny bit on the lower side. Would like to see some of the shadows on either side.
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03/03/2004 02:04:40 AM
I've never heard of a phone off the hook being silent. At least not that close to one anyway.

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