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Challenge: Old Ways (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Location: Home
Date: Jan 29, 2008
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.6
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 29, 2008

Not sure what the general take on this challenge will be, but here's my effort.

My thinking with this is that these days we rely on electronic communication so much that the "old way" of letter writing is a forgotten art.

Kinda wish I had a better pen for this, but last minute as ever. Not much pp, just tweak the levels a little, USM, border, save for web.

Hope someone else enjoys it :)

Edit: Top 20 finish, new personal top 5 image, and a boatload of great comments; that'll do for me :) Thanks guys!

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Votes: 244
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/05/2008 10:13:24 PM
This is something I was considering for the challenge - I even took my fountain pen out of the box in the closet, to discover I was out of ink. I like that the focus is softer toward the top. It's much better than the one I imagined taking myself :)
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02/05/2008 04:48:14 PM
like the lighting on this
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02/04/2008 11:43:33 PM
This is the first photo in this challenge that really grabbed my eye. Excellent....10
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02/04/2008 06:18:55 PM
NIce simple picture. It could have been cooler if you could have captured the pen while its writing.
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02/04/2008 03:44:03 PM
i really like the concept of the picture. nice job
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02/04/2008 07:36:20 AM
Just a touch of colour somewhere would add to this image I think. Even a reflection of a little colour in the pen nib.
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02/03/2008 11:19:37 AM
I like the camera angle and the fountain pen adds interest
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02/03/2008 09:24:58 AM
Nice thought, esp near the valentines day, heck i should write one too!! Would have loved to see that old ink bottle also in the picture, BB
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02/03/2008 07:44:32 AM
stunning shot - excellent execution. Good luck! (I'm giving it an "8", but I must say that it is distracting that there is no ink coming out of the pen where it is positioned).
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02/02/2008 10:04:53 AM
Simple, but very efficient :) ... I like it. 9
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02/02/2008 12:48:03 AM
Excellent contrast/tones - wonderful dof ... I really like this.
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02/01/2008 11:36:25 PM
This picture has a lot of contrast. The close up of the tip of the pen.
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02/01/2008 11:14:14 PM
Oh, I get it! It's kind of like an old fashioned form of text messaging! Way retro cool!

(Just kidding, I'm over 40)
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02/01/2008 06:40:34 PM
love the POV and the idea - in these days of computer and internet, this is a great way of picturing the old way.
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01/31/2008 04:46:10 PM
great idea.
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01/31/2008 01:46:25 PM
I love the close up. Black and white is beautiful and simple. Very nice!
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01/31/2008 09:29:12 AM
did you really use the pen? nice composition
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01/31/2008 06:54:19 AM
Great Idea and perfect execution, BW is great, focus great... what can I say? I love this simple and emotive image. 9
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01/30/2008 03:59:55 PM
what's writing?? :)
Great clarity and focus on this. Also the composition is good.
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01/30/2008 12:01:28 PM
Good hand writing and nice shot
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01/30/2008 11:22:10 AM
Lovely simple interpretation and nice execution. If I'm being nitpicky I'd suggest that the handwriting itself could be a bit more 'olde world' and perhaps elaborate to enhance the old ways feel a bit.
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01/30/2008 09:14:46 AM
lovely clean lines, good composition,
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01/30/2008 07:14:55 AM
simple yet effective image..
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01/30/2008 01:53:29 AM
Love the idea, love the shot! Call me a romantic.
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01/30/2008 01:08:15 AM
Great shot. The background Bokeh makes the shot! (8)
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