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Better Lucky Than Good
Better Lucky Than Good

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Challenge: Serendipity (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: lompoc ca hotel room
Date: Apr 18, 2004
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 60
Galleries: Sports, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Apr 18, 2004


Place: 119 out of 215
Avg (all users): 4.8352
Avg (commenters): 5.8889
Avg (participants): 4.5789
Avg (non-participants): 4.9719
Views since voting: 841
Votes: 273
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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05/03/2004 09:42:13 PM
Greetings from the CC, I think this shot did poorly, partly because was a 'set up' shot many did not feel met challenge. But aside from that, it is a very busy shot, hard to know what to focus on IMO. The DOF is quite good. I think another thing to consider is subject. I think asking yourself if subject will appeal to a large number of people or not, is a good idea (that is not to say if you should not shoot the 'less popular' just don't expect to do well on dpc : )). Generally tho I think this shot would be well, (sorry to say) boring for most folks unless a golfer, I think if you are going to use ordinary subjects you need to find a way via lighting or repition or composition to make it 'wow'. What I would like to see more of find interesting is the coin and money clip tho not sure how they fit into the theme of golf.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/26/2004 10:02:43 PM
Congrats on the hole in one, thats awesome. He appears to be a damn good golfer, I hope you got plenty of strokes. :)
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04/24/2004 04:24:17 AM
Excellent idea for this picture, with a nice hidden surprise. Great composition!
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04/24/2004 03:35:17 AM
A larger DOF would have helped this photo.
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04/23/2004 01:51:54 PM
ahh... to dark IMO. But I like the setup 8
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04/23/2004 09:40:37 AM
Like how you used the pencil tip to draw attention to the Hol-in-One.
04/23/2004 12:49:06 AM
not sure how this represents serendipity. nice shot tho
04/22/2004 06:40:03 PM
not enough lighting
04/21/2004 11:39:05 PM
It's a reasonably nice composition, but it's under exposed and flat. Also, it seems that your white balance could be adjusted (when shooting the original rather than in photoshop, which would cause the metallic highlights to blow out) so the white of the paper is fully white. I would share the opinion that having numerous items in the frame calls for a longer DOF. Good effort.
04/21/2004 06:05:55 PM
The lack of focus on the divot fixer detracts from the overall effect. In fact, I don't think the object needs to be there at all--it makes for a busy composition without seeming to add any important information. Generally an inventive idea for the challenge.
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04/21/2004 11:05:18 AM
Where's the serendipity aspect?
04/21/2004 09:41:42 AM
Good depth of field and nice composition. I really would of liked to have seen what this set up would look loke if you used a flash light or other source to paint it with light. It would have given every thing a nice soft glow. But any way, I still really like the image.
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