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Unsharpened Pencils
Unsharpened Pencils

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Challenge: Everyday Objects (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Sony DSC-F828
Location: Long Island, NY
Date: Jul 22, 2004
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jul 22, 2004

Photo of Unsharpened Pencils in a Cup

Place: 41 out of 363
Avg (all users): 5.8828
Avg (commenters): 7.3571
Avg (participants): 5.9850
Avg (non-participants): 5.7857
Views since voting: 3069
Views during voting: 367
Votes: 273
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/09/2004 11:45:58 AM
Hi there from the Critique Club!

This photo has a lot going for it. Simplicity, great high key white background, and nice sharp focus on the subject. It is a good start. I find that the point of view, the centered subject, and the tight cropping combine to cause the subject to appear precarious and in danger of spilling off the edge of the frame. Since you clearly enjoyed the graphic quality of the unsharpened pencil tops, my suggestion is that bundling the pencils together into a tight circle, securing them with a rubber band, and shooting from directly overhead would create an interesting 'circles within a circle' pattern and eliminate the container which doesn't add much to the composition.
08/04/2004 08:10:57 PM

Message edited by author 2005-04-08 23:51:02.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/03/2004 10:21:56 AM
PIcute look flat good job though adjust so i can see the brightness of the pencil and the texture or curves on the top of the pencil
08/02/2004 12:53:50 AM
Hey, I have a similar pen cup on my desk at work! Great shot and love the pencils. Exposure is a little bright but might be due to the background messing with my eyes. 8
08/01/2004 03:24:36 PM
Simple and clean. Amazing shot, well done!
07/31/2004 04:33:30 PM
i loved this shot. 10
07/30/2004 07:21:33 PM
Great detail. Brillaint colour and nice angele. Well done.
07/30/2004 04:14:08 PM
Excellent choice of subject and composition. Meets the challenge very nicely and in a provocative, unusual take on an ordinary object.
07/30/2004 12:15:47 PM
Typical stock photo, well performed. Like the bright background but maybe you could have used some level tools to make it totaly white.
07/29/2004 08:30:21 AM
I esecially like that you didn't sharpen them. good focus on the blunt end, but could have used a bit more DOF for my taste.
07/28/2004 09:18:05 PM
nice image, even if the focus is a little soft. love the colors and lighting. would have liked a little more dof. good luck.
07/28/2004 08:07:16 PM
Good photo, I like it. I wonder if having one sharpened pencil would add something?
07/28/2004 05:19:12 PM
i really like the dof, color and subject. but i wonder if the centered, tight crop hurts the image. maybe portrait to see the whole container? still one of my favs for the challenge.
07/28/2004 12:49:03 PM
Top notch, great sharpness and DOF. So far this is my top pick.
07/28/2004 10:18:40 AM
Good focus, like it
07/28/2004 10:08:12 AM
07/28/2004 03:51:49 AM
07/28/2004 12:33:14 AM
BEAUTIFULLLLLLLL color, light focus... a10

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