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Challenge: Technology (Classic Editing)
Collection: DPC Entries
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date: Nov 17, 2002
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Black and White, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Nov 17, 2002

Pretty self explanatory.

Place: 6 out of 179
Avg (all users): 6.5331
Avg (commenters): 8.5938
Avg (participants): 6.5354
Avg (non-participants): 6.5313
Views since voting: 4726
Votes: 287
Comments: 42
Favorites: 19 (view)

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07/31/2003 03:31:39 PM
very cool shot!
12/01/2002 06:36:00 AM
This did deserve a ribbon for sure.
11/25/2002 07:58:00 PM
awesome photo ... i didnt get to vote this week - but this woulda been one of my favs! :) - you are right - gotta love the 7i!!!
11/25/2002 12:51:00 AM
OK, I feel comfortable enough to be able to say this: I REALLY WANTED A RIBBON *weep!* But I'm absolutely not complaining...my highest score and finish ever!! Thank you all SO MUCH for all of the great comments. They were really a pleasure to read. I really fuzzed and contrasted the picture quite a bit on purpose -- I know it hurt me, but I know it made for a much better photograph. You can see the original and some outtakes at //www.relliott.net/dp_technology.asp --- All in all, a great week. I have to give all kinds of props to my big toe which, with the help of my remote, took this picture. ;) Now to go dig up my old smurf toys for this week's challenge. Thanks again!! Rob
11/25/2002 12:43:00 AM
great photo... exelent composition... 10 10 10...
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/24/2002 06:54:00 PM
This photo is great! The lighting is awesome and the photo clearly conveys a message. -stephan
11/24/2002 06:15:00 PM
My only 10 this week and my only photo I commented on. Truly one of the best photos I have seen on this site and I have been here 7 months and voted on nearly 5 thousand photos. Congratulations. 10...hokie
11/24/2002 06:04:00 PM
this would be a great anti-apple ad.. hee cool idea and i like the b&w - good job
11/24/2002 05:19:00 PM
I like this very much because it has a strong initial impact. At first, as it was loading I felt disgust, because I am disgusted when people (even animals for that matter) are bound. Slavery, ughhhhhhhh! As it continued to load and I saw the whole picture I smiled. How clever! A siimple composition with a powerful statement. Excellent!
Technically: I like the lighting, especially the way it hits, and highlights the knuckles, accenting the clenched fist. Removing most of the color was a good choice too. Makes it more...um....stark!
A stark reality. A concept well thought out and executed. Great job! 10 Grayce aka Gracious
11/24/2002 03:02:00 PM
Great tonal values, amazing creativy, techninally flawless......TEN-zadore
11/23/2002 09:29:00 PM
cool image.. a bit blurry, but cool.
11/22/2002 04:57:00 PM
Quite possibly the best shot ever taken well done. 10 from the slimharpo machine.
11/22/2002 03:49:00 PM
Kinda goes with the ball and chain on my legs! Excellent monotone, good grain1
11/21/2002 07:47:00 PM
Nice shot. Love the B&W tones. Jacko. 8
11/21/2002 11:28:00 AM
This is a very creative and artistic shot! Even the grain adds to it! Lighting and contrast seems a bit harsh on the knuckles, but overall a 10 for the idea and effect! Natasha
11/21/2002 05:27:00 AM
There haven't been to many pictures this week with this kind of deep underlying theme. In fact, I can't think of any. With the soft focus, in B&W, it has a pretty deep message about our dependence on computers. Great shot - Inspzil
11/20/2002 10:00:00 PM
Nice shot. Very dramatic. Any man who is married and has a computer can understand this shot.
11/20/2002 08:08:00 PM
I know what you mean! Your photo has a lot of impact and truth. The hands look as though they are struggling to get free from that darn mouse. Excellent in my book.
11/20/2002 06:22:00 AM
This is such a creative idea! Cool shot 10- Kaz
11/20/2002 02:17:00 AM
digital slave.... as i can attest to this myself... very nicely done. 10 paganini
11/19/2002 08:03:00 PM
Oh boy. Lets hope this won't start a Mac vs PC flame. Good shot. -8-
11/19/2002 05:56:00 PM
Finally a nice picture.Thank god it isn't another motherboard part! Excellent work. Very deep.
11/19/2002 04:22:00 PM
Outstanding idea!! Love the way you composed this. It is lacking a bit in sharpness. Your lights may be a bit too hot as well. Nice job on the idea!
11/19/2002 01:10:00 PM
What a great statement, excellent composition, and beautiful execution.
11/19/2002 10:52:00 AM
although the quality of the image could've been better. the idea is great and the monochromatic tones are right on. and besides, you used a mac! ; )

top 3 this week.
11/19/2002 01:00:00 AM
Incredible Symbolism... and I love the shadows and texture of this photo.
11/18/2002 08:43:00 PM
11/18/2002 07:57:00 PM
Great truth, great shot great tone. Would love to have had it cropped a little lower. I like the light in the upper corner but would like it just a LITTLE darker. Still a good solid 7. PTL. I'll have to come back to this one later. Came back after finishing and compared to them all you definitely deserve 2 more points from a 7 to a 9
11/18/2002 07:24:00 PM
A superb image. Wonderful concept. Good choices for light and tone. One of my fav fotos of this challenge. Congratulations on such great work...Bullwinkle
11/18/2002 07:21:00 PM
This is a very moving, telling photo. It just screams. VERY good work. Job well done. Justine. Love this shot.
11/18/2002 07:18:00 PM
This is a powerful image. Seems a little soft on the focus side, but I like the strong b&w colors. Nice message. Good luck in the challenge. This one is in the top 3.
11/18/2002 06:36:00 PM
better focus would really make this nice
11/18/2002 03:26:00 PM
Great message and perfect b/w shot too! Maybe a little bit out of focus? No, if I think a little longer the blur is suitable for your shot... Perfect 10 to me - nds
11/18/2002 03:01:00 PM
Great photo and concept. My first reaction was to say that it needed to e more in focus, but the idea works well with the slight fuzzy appearance, very cool! -7-CreativeDotCom
11/18/2002 02:53:00 PM
Creative, I like it. Nice composition, it might be a bit dim, but it doesn't detract that much. 8 kathleenm
11/18/2002 11:14:00 AM
Bondage strikes again...ooo..with a twist of apple..nice touch! I may have preferred a more evenly lit backdrop. Nice compostion. 7 Lisa
11/18/2002 11:13:00 AM
Wonderful photo! In my opinion, this is a winner! Great composition, great subject!
11/18/2002 10:51:00 AM
Wow, great idea! Perfect composition. A little "hard" in the contrast for my taste. The white parts become a little outburned, perhaps that is what you want to achieve. Just a matter of taste. But still one of the best this week. Good luck! /carsten
11/18/2002 07:51:00 AM
Very good idea! The only thing I can suggest is to have the mouse hang up higher to be able to cut out some of the excess arm there because your lighting gets a little uneven up at the top left corner
11/18/2002 07:02:00 AM
Strong image. I thought it was slightly too bright at the top, left.
11/18/2002 01:14:00 AM
Oh my god!!! Love it, love it, love it! I have not gotten a chance to vote on 20% yet, but I already know this gets a 10. Congrats for an awesome capture of what technology does to most of us every day... shedonist 10
11/18/2002 12:59:00 AM
Technically correct , exposure, focus, saturation , contrast. 6
Good composition. 7
Tells a story or creates a mood
Impact to the viewer
Relevance to the Challenge 7
Overall 7

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