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By tjt4002    
Nothing is useless in the world. everything has got a beautiful side and its our duty to find it.

Tags: Beauty General Black and white Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro Scrap Flash and lighting



banehawi Plus
19 2.9k 4354 Canada
5 Nov 2014 5:52PM
Such nice patterns in pencil shavings. Very well done to see the opportunity here.

The shallow depth of field is an asset.

Its a b&w, but perhaps you have toned it?

I will upload a mod, less toned and see the difference.


5 Nov 2014 7:09PM
Sooty_1 12 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2014 7:26PM
Nicely constructed and shot. Simplicity is the key, and my only minor criticism is I think it needs to be brighter. Maybe a result of the tone, but I'd like to see a pure white background, easily adjusted in processing, but a little more exposure would have done the trick at the taking stage. The flash was probably fooled by the predominance of white in the picture.

It would also be better using a much lower ISO, which would entail a much longer shutter speed and probably the use of a tripod. Otherwise pretty good.

paulbroad 15 131 1294 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2014 7:39PM
Well composed but you should be at ISO 109 for set piece shots Luke this. Actripod and best possible quality is mandatory. Then you need to be at f11or smaller to get enough depth of field.

This is a technical excercise to me and that means a couple of issues.

dudler Plus
19 2.1k 2018 England
5 Nov 2014 7:56PM
I've done a mod - brighter, as everyone has said, and cropped a little at the top and on the left - it looks more balanced that way.

The high ISO and wide aperture haven't had much adverse effect on the shot - though I'd prefer to see a little more sharpness back to front, and if I was shooting this, I'd go for more light, or a tripod and a much longer exposure to allow (say) f/11 and ISO 200.
pablophotographer 11 2.2k 444
6 Nov 2014 3:25AM

I shall object the composition, the framing and the number of objects in the frame.

One object is offered for studying.
Two for contrast or contrast.
Three for repetition.
Repetition requires presenting a Pattern.
Here we don't have a strong pattern in regards to the placing of the objects in the frame.
If it is an attempt to look for a triangle... try again.

Where is the pencil? Bring it in. Display it as it comes sharper through the spiral wooden skin leaving ONE scrapping behind it.
Examine how the spiral scrappings hang from the pencil, put the pencil stand in the sharpener upside down, with its point looking upwards and it's bottom in a metal razor sharpener, in a pice of plasteline. Pile up the scrappings in a way the pencil and them look like a pine tree. (Attach them with a bit of selotape hiding behind the pencil). Shoot this vertically. Black and white is optional.

Try two scrappings on a diagonal positioning on a square frame, make them look like the number two does on a die.

Never stop imagining.
pablophotographer 11 2.2k 444
6 Nov 2014 3:27AM
it's late and I am making grammar mistakes, sorry Blush
6 Nov 2014 5:15AM
Thank you all. its a old photograph taken in 2011. I had no sense of photography at that time. I had no knowledge about ISO,Shutterspeed etc.. Smile
but I will remember your suggestion for future photographs

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