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Ivy in Milk Can Planter
Ivy in Milk Can Planter
whagerbaumer


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rusted (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Back yard, my residence, Cupertino, CA
Date: May 4, 2004
Aperture: f4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: May 4, 2004

The charm of this planter is its rust, its handles, its neck, and its ageless shape.

Hand held photo near ground level. Learned since how to invert tripod to accomplish f32 photo but the wind has been howling ever since I learned. So this is it for this challenge.

Post Processing: One step picture correct in Adobe Photo Album, crop, and resize.

Statistics
Place: 343 out of 443
Avg (all users): 4.6350
Avg (commenters): 4.6500
Avg (participants): 4.3711
Avg (non-participants): 5.0385
Views since voting: 1972
Votes: 263
Comments: 22
Favorites: 0


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05/13/2004 09:00:27 PM
You could have cropped even tighter - I'd say right below the handle. The green leaves form an amazing frame. You can then have a choice of whether to focus on the can, or on the leaves, and nobody will complain. In this picture, everybody knew what your subject was (can) and commented on its focus. In a more tightly cropped pic, it wouldn't matter as much anymore, since it wouldn't be so big. Good job.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/11/2004 03:50:06 PM
It's a bit out of focus - it looks like the grass in front is the focal point
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05/11/2004 10:38:54 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background 5
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing 7
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 3
How well does it meet the challenge: 10
Total Averaged Rating 6.25 Dick
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05/10/2004 10:43:11 AM
Great composition and colors. Focus is not real interesting though.
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05/09/2004 05:44:37 PM
not good focus
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05/09/2004 02:29:28 PM
I really like your idea here and do enjoy this photo. MO is that it is just a bit soft. Perhaps focus is on the grass at the bottom in the foreground and not on the subject? Either way I still like this. Meets that challenge very well. Good luck with the challenge!!!
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05/09/2004 12:24:49 PM
in my opinion the title needs work. also the focus is off. maybe a sharpen effect would have helped.
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05/09/2004 10:12:02 AM
wants to be a little better focus on the main subject.
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05/08/2004 07:48:17 PM
IMO - it appears that the camera focused on the vine in front of the main subject.
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05/08/2004 05:40:09 AM
it´s a little out of focus, isn´t it?
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05/07/2004 08:54:35 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background 6
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing 2
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc. 6
How well does it meet the challenge: 8
Total Averaged Rating(Rounded) 6
I would have scored this higher if your focus had been on the vessel. As I see it, your focus is sharpest on the forground grass. A little shallower DOF with focus on the milk can would have been much better IMHO.
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05/06/2004 04:22:06 PM
out of focus
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05/06/2004 02:16:22 PM
I don't understand why you choose to have the grass in the foreground in focus but not the milkcan or the Ivy.
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05/06/2004 12:55:38 PM
focus not sharp onthe can or ivy...grass on bottom of pic is in focus though. unnerving to look at.
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05/06/2004 11:18:28 AM
the milk can is out of focus, looks like your autofocus focussed on the grass instead of the milk can. unless...that is what you were going for...
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05/05/2004 07:20:26 PM
a tad out of focus, and perhaps a bit over exposed in the leaves.
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05/05/2004 03:03:04 PM
a lot of potential in this one but focus just isn't there
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05/05/2004 09:21:17 AM
There is a soft quality in this shot which works very well.
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05/05/2004 09:10:10 AM
Nice idea but more DoF to bring the can into sharper focus might improve.
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05/05/2004 07:38:28 AM
Beautiful picture, wish it was a little sharper though
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05/05/2004 03:31:59 AM
would have liked to seen more of the can and less foilage. Bit out of focus also.
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05/05/2004 01:53:15 AM
focus not on the interesting thing...
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