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Texas Hold'em
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Challenge: Serendipity (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: My Living Room
Date: Apr 20, 2004
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Snapshot, Performance
Date Uploaded: Apr 20, 2004

Got this idea very close to the deadline...we'll see what happens. The Full House beats 2 Pair...I've won a lot of money this way :) Minimal processing per rules, cropped, added border, bumped contrast slightly.

Used my Manfrotto tripod w/ Bogen head, Canon 10D w/ Canon 28-105 USM II lens.

Statistics
Place: 144 out of 215
Avg (all users): 4.6418
Avg (commenters): 4.9000
Avg (participants): 4.5000
Avg (non-participants): 4.7262
Views since voting: 854
Votes: 268
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/27/2004 03:34:22 PM
good DOF here
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04/27/2004 11:28:56 AM
great idea...
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04/26/2004 12:17:56 PM
I so want to adjust the levels of this photo!
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04/24/2004 01:56:32 AM
Technically a great job. Artistcally - it lacks impact for me.
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04/23/2004 11:27:06 PM
this is a nice photo, and i liked it, HOWEVER, i don't feel as if it really captures serendipity, since no one is "making happy and unexpected discoveries. " (Going to use a double negative here but try to make sense of it.) It's not not unexpected, like a game of chance like this would expect a person to at one point or another in the game to get a hand like this. Also, something that would be explained more would be nice. I had to get a friend who knows about texas hold'em to explain what was going on. Also, from a photography point of view, i would have liked more emphasize on the cards being turned over, and thus increasing the emphasize on the serendipity. A 6 in my book.
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04/22/2004 04:09:34 PM
good idea. colors look a little washed out, but otherwise very nice
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04/22/2004 02:59:08 PM
If that is you holding the King and the Ace, then excellent, but if you are the other person, it is the exact opposite of the theme. :o)
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04/21/2004 04:53:31 PM
flat lighting, low contrast.
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04/21/2004 04:23:45 PM
what's the haze about? smoke filled room? At any rate, good answer for the challenge
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04/21/2004 12:39:52 PM
Cute. A little flat lighting-wise.
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04/21/2004 07:35:30 AM
Wish the color was cleaner!
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