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Not that happy with this but thought I'd better get something uploaded for the "Critique Buddies June 2009 - 4" and look forward to critique.

Exposure 1 sec @ f36
ISO 200

Camera:Nikon Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:105 micro
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Needle & Thread
Username:Take-a-View Take-a-View
Uploaded:27 Jun 2009 - 10:35 AM
Tags:Black & white, Close-up / macro
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Votes:22
Group Event:Critique Buddies June 2009 - 4

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Simon_Palmer
27 Jun 2009 - 11:54 AM

Not happy? I don't know why not. The detail is there, and it's well lit.

The background needs tidying if I'm being critical, looks like cotton fluff all over, a very simple thing to do in software.

Gets my vote, cos it's more exciting than most of the THREADS on the forums here Wink Sorry I couldn't resist.

Simon

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HectorRivera
27 Jun 2009 - 3:36 PM

Nice shot, great contrast and detail

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Artois
Artois  8405 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2009 - 5:31 PM

I like the mono processing. An unusual subject matter! The composition works well. There is a loss of detail on the needle and thread toward the bottom of the image. I think the lighting has worked well leading the eye to the cotton reel. I do feel that the prescence of cotton fluff on the background lends itself to the subject matter. Overall I like this image for its simplicity.
Stella

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105972 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2009 - 5:50 PM

I would never have come up with this idea - its a good one, and the mono conversion works well. The end of the thread is nicely set up in that "s" shape curve there. The thread is not burnt out, you can see the textures. I have mixed thoughts about the fluff on the backdrop. One part of me says that when dressmaking there was always fluff about - well there was whenever I got the sewing machine out anyway! Smile. The other part of me says it would be nice to see a clean backdrop. I will have to sit on the fence on that.
Overall - I like it very much.

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Steve7962
Steve7962  6 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2009 - 6:52 PM

Great Image.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2009 - 4:09 AM

Unusual but a very good image........Sandy

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2009 - 9:01 AM

I was struck by how well focused and clear it all seemed. Read the comments and still of the same opinion!!

Ann

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camay
camay  7122 forum posts Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2009 - 10:35 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I think you have an excellent photo here. I think it's beautifully sharp, and I love the detail in different areas, the texture of the thread, of the reel and the way the light catches it.
I saw the fluff on the background but to be honest thought it was on my screen and ignored it.
What I find mildly disturbing is the totally mono - tone of the background, it means the reel and thread appear to be suspended rather than sitting on a surface, and that goes against my practical mind. I wonder if it would be better if you could see a range of tones in the background, or at least that the needle and reel are sitting on a solid surface.

Lynne

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v8dunc
v8dunc  7333 forum posts Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2009 - 5:03 PM

Nicely lit and well exposed,very simple image but still very interesting.Good sharp focus front to rear.Nice image

Duncan

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A Booth
A Booth e2 Member 12A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2009 - 11:45 AM

simple but effective presentation, excellet detail.

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phaz99
phaz99  626 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2009 - 2:23 PM

Crit Buddy:

I love the simplicity of this, it's a nice clean image which I think would look great as a blown up print/canvas on the wall.

Although the background 'fluff' isnt instantly noticable I think it would be better to clone it out to ensure a crisp black background, unlike lynne I like how it seems to be floating, I think it adds to the image's simplicity and sharpness.

A very successful image!

Eleanor

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2009 - 11:14 PM

i like the composition here and the decision to go mono was a good call.
the shape and needle work well and the plain black ground add to its strength.
nice shot, like it a lot,
regards,
Phil.

i filled up the group at the last minute.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2009 - 3:23 PM

Think this is a belter
I love the fact that it looks suspended
Great work
Barbs

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hasu
hasu  6 United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2011 - 3:36 PM

Very good capture! I would have clean the dust spots before uploading.

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