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red, keys and blue
red, keys and blue

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Challenge: Freedom II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Sony DSC-V1
Location: under the stairs
Date: Jul 11, 2004
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250s
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 11, 2004


Place: 132 out of 140
Avg (all users): 4.1297
Avg (commenters): 3.6250
Avg (participants): 3.7632
Avg (non-participants): 4.3853
Views since voting: 840
Views during voting: 279
Votes: 185
Comments: 9
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07/24/2004 11:54:10 PM
from the critique club:
It is obvious you are an artist with a plan. Yes, the a key represents freedom. This is something mostly young married lovers experience when they get into the cars to escape the other or like the young ondividual that heads out to the coast on that freedom impulse to escape all the misery behind and even those that that escape if only for the adventure. So concept, although subtle is met.
Then you decided to dress up the idea with color shifts and an artsy title. I am not going to criticize either of these because that is your license and besides you could argue that you had a poster in mind.
Instead let me speak in general about color shifts and their good and detrimental effects. Color shifts can be obtained with unusual lights and gells or one can control hue-saturation controls. With the latter, there is a point where realism disappears to the point where certain shades no longer receive their natural light distribution because color overtakes and renders certain values non-existant. Thr same can happen with gells and unusual light sources. The channels become too contaminated.
Had you gone black and white and called it freedom into the night I believe this shot would have gone much further. Of course, this is a different idea or rather suggestion and a different picture.
The composition is nice and the black background is nice. This is something that you must think about. The concept was very keen....did you give enough time to the execution. Again, I look at it as a work of art, but art stands on its own. However, it is up to you to make it work. Your work is to ask yourself the cardinal question: "Is this the best I can do to bring forth my concept" If your answer is yes, then you need not think any further. If it is no, consider how you would remade this image. dan
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/18/2004 11:02:38 PM
I like the details in the metal - all those little scratches. The lighting is as interesting idea - the colors I mean. But it is a bit dark for my taste - the "blue" top of the key gets lost in the darkness.
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07/16/2004 10:20:03 PM
Very clever idea and title.
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07/16/2004 09:59:46 PM
The hyundai- symbol of low -priced kim-chee and vehicles for every ghetto coast to coast- I like the concept.
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07/16/2004 08:27:15 PM
A Hyundai Key! How do I know?
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07/14/2004 08:22:39 PM
This is a good idea but it's a bit grainy and the lighting's not the best. Good job though!
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07/13/2004 09:15:17 PM
Not sure where this meets the challenge...nice image though
07/13/2004 12:41:06 PM
The coloring looks totally unnatural and kind of disturbing.
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07/12/2004 01:26:01 PM
I don't understand the title because of the weird comma placement. I don't know if that is a typo or just a quirky choice of phrasing. I don't understand the context which makes it very hard for me to evaluate this in terms of the challenge.

Photographically, the blue portion is just to dark for me to make much of it. It blends almost seemlessly into the background on my Apple monitor.
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