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Japanese Silk Screen
Japanese Silk Screen

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Challenge: Parallel Lines (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A60
Location: New Jersey
Date: Mar 13, 2004
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2004

After taking about 150 shots of various different parallel structures, I decided to go with my absolute favourite, which ironically enough was among the first shots I took but had rejected early on for its lack of mass appeal. I wouldn't be surprised if it scores very low in this challenge, however, as it does rather stray from conventional photography. I took many pictures that might be more appealing to a general public but my heart was in this one... :)

The picture is actually of pine trees outside a screen window, changed to b&w and with the added soft yellow tint to give it the feel of a silk screen. What I liked about it is that the positive and negative traded on their own -- the light appears as solid background, the trees appear as wholes in the screen.

Place: 242 out of 325
Avg (all users): 4.6797
Avg (commenters): 6.6000
Avg (participants): 4.5205
Avg (non-participants): 4.8519
Views since voting: 787
Votes: 281
Comments: 7
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03/24/2004 01:41:23 AM
Didn't do well as expected...oh well thank you for the comments, I really appreciate the feedback :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/22/2004 04:04:26 PM
The screen is in good focus, and obviously you wanted the background to be out of focus, which it is, but my eyes keep trying to see what is there and it is intriguing.
03/20/2004 04:13:45 PM
great shot, plays tricks with your eyes. Great rigid parallel lines and the random disruptive pattern behind. This deserves to finish well.
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03/20/2004 03:33:32 PM
LIke this a lot, nice abstract.
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03/17/2004 05:02:51 PM
I like the texture this provides but need some kind of focal point or more of a composition. I also wonder if it would be better taken face on so that the lines remained vertical and horizontal throughout the frame. Nice light and shadow patterns though...
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03/17/2004 02:07:13 PM
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03/17/2004 12:53:05 AM
Lots of p/lines, but the composition doesn't really hold my interest.

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