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The Pen is Mightier than the Blade
The Pen is Mightier than the Blade
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Challenge: Strength (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Sony DSC-P51
Location: My Room
Date: Apr 13, 2004
Aperture: F3.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Macro, Political
Date Uploaded: Apr 13, 2004

A sword that I bought from a local shop, a copy of the Declaration of Independance I got in Philadelphia, a pen from my grandfather's set.

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 282
Avg (all users): 6.2657
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 6.0526
Avg (non-participants): 6.4204
Views since voting: 1256
Votes: 271
Comments: 30
Favorites: 1 (view)


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07/19/2004 11:47:29 AM
Love this shot...... Very nice job.
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07/19/2004 11:45:46 AM
Need help with my DSC-P51 Cam. Because I'm new at Photograhpy, and this camera, I'm a little confused about how to set the F settings, Shutter speed etc..... The Manual that came with this camera is very unclear, or should I say, it really doesn't go into any real details. Can anyone help this newbie? I'd really appreciate any help......

Thanks,
Skip
email : skip@nyc.rr.com

Message edited by author 2004-07-19 11:46:48.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/20/2004 11:35:29 PM
Seems a little over-saturated and just a hint too dark. Nice idea.
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04/20/2004 09:45:09 PM
Well done
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04/20/2004 02:21:41 PM
Beautiful lightning, Good composition :)
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04/20/2004 01:20:02 PM
I like the shadowing on this, as it conveys a mood; however, it may have been overdone. There is little contrast between the pen and the blade, a little less shadow and a soft fill light to bring out that contrast could help.
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04/19/2004 08:29:52 PM
Interesting idea but the shadows are distracting.
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04/19/2004 05:51:29 PM
Very nice. Love the lighting.
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04/19/2004 11:53:24 AM
Great shot, and good idea, although I thought the saying was "The pen is mightier than the sword"
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04/18/2004 01:19:47 PM
Very good composition and lighting. Good luck. -8
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04/16/2004 11:41:36 PM
yep , bombs,blades, blood ... to make it so...
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04/15/2004 09:17:15 PM
Lovely and moody rendition of the challenge. Hope you do well with it.
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04/15/2004 09:05:45 PM
very good picture
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04/15/2004 06:56:22 PM
amazing photo. but what is the blade? scissors? the pen i like, but the other object is distracting.
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04/15/2004 05:25:41 PM
One of the best and original representations of strength and power. I really love the composition, angle/perspective and light pattern. There are some blown-out spots though. 9

Good luck...
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04/15/2004 01:45:26 PM
I love the lighting on this. I think the DOF is very good as well.
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04/15/2004 01:16:44 PM
Very nicely lit, if a little cliche' -6
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04/15/2004 09:05:01 AM
One of my faves for this challenge. Great composition, excellent lighting, and the tones of the paper create a lovely victorian feel.
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04/15/2004 08:16:31 AM
I was working on this idea and didn't ahve a blade, nor as good a background, nicely done. The lighting on the declaration is perfect, the pen could have taken just a little more, but I hope you do very well.
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04/14/2004 07:16:33 PM
I had a similar idea and decided not to pursue it because I didn't think I could do it justice. You've done a nice job. I think the harshly-striped lighting detracts, forcing the shadows almost to black. A softer lighting arrangement would make a more pleasing image. Plus, a bounce card or fill flash would address the lack of details in the shadows. Well done.
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04/14/2004 06:04:39 PM
There are several submissions along these same lines but this is the best of the bunch. I like the feel of the shot, the colors, the high contrast. DOF is a little odd, but in this case it works well. Nicely done. 8
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04/14/2004 04:38:31 PM
nice photo. I like the light patterns and the shallow depth of field
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04/14/2004 04:16:07 PM
Great concept to this category.
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04/14/2004 03:56:08 PM
Very Nice!
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04/14/2004 02:15:53 PM
love the light source.
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04/14/2004 01:53:36 PM
I like the shadows & light that you have in this photo. But the pen could have more detail in it. overall i like it.
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04/14/2004 01:25:53 PM
Lovely light really enhances this shot nicely. I think a little more light would of been good too to show more of the nib on the pen or the edge of the blade. Good entry, hope you do well. 7 from me.
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04/14/2004 08:24:19 AM
All the shadow stripes across the page are quite distracting from the point you are portraying
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04/14/2004 07:18:26 AM
So is this paper, scissors, rocks? jajaja I love your cocept, but as an international site, I'll be watching to see how this flies. Not enough of the text is visible for an outsider to understand what this text is. The void in the upper right is distracting. Nice shot! 7
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04/14/2004 05:26:39 AM
Althought not american, I like this representation of might and freedom.
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