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Office D-tales
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Copyright: Marija Gencic (Maria74) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 90 N: 630] (6003)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-18
Categories: Experimental
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): btokaz favorites, evvka's favorite from TL#1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-20 8:47
Viewed: 2283
Points: 45
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I worked in my school last Saturday :(...while in the office during the break, noticed this yellow plastic glass (it's sugar inside, for coffe)...and I had a file of the same colour (left down corner). I simply liked the contrast of this yellow colour and the black background...it looks 'rigid' to me, as offices to me also remind me of something rigid and businesslike. The table is covered with glass and hence the reflections.
I couldn't think of a title...I am sure this one is not good, but couldn't think of anything better.
Please feel free to put your critiques...is this a bad shot; is the subject boring; does it lack a message etc.
Have a great start of the week everyone!
After posting: Oh, Bart reminded me...I forgot to neat-image it..serves me right.

drymd29, Talisman, nova, SylFondacci, cstathoulis, kitka has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Quark: Hi Hans!Maria74 1 06-23 15:57
To ciore: Dear ViktorijaMaria74 1 06-22 21:11
To gaylen54: Thank you GayleMaria74 1 06-21 05:34
To erdna: Hello AndreMaria74 1 06-21 05:19
To SylFondacci: Dear SylvieMaria74 1 06-21 05:18
To iso: Thanks dear Michel...Maria74 1 06-20 16:50
To ritual: Dear Guido,Maria74 1 06-20 16:24
To ronrag: Hi Ronnie!Maria74 1 06-20 16:23
To goc: Hi Goran!Maria74 2 06-20 16:17
To nova: Thanx Michel!Maria74 1 06-20 11:03
To drymd29: Hello Huub!Maria74 1 06-20 10:58
To bscheller: Hey Bart!Maria74 1 06-20 10:55
To cloverstar: Hi Diana!Maria74 1 06-20 10:53
To Talisman: Hi Tal!Maria74 1 06-20 10:50
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  • Great 
  • goc Gold Star Critiquer [C: 321 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-06-20 8:58]
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i like the shot really ! frame is cool, and i like the photos with small number of colors,
title is okay, it is definetly not a bad shot, subject is boring but you made it look pretty much alive rather then the table or background :-)
the message in this situation is not important, you just wanted to show something interesting ,and you succeeded

seeya, peace


PS: why Maria74 ? year of birth ? :-)

a little too noisy, but thats okay. i like it anywaym, the thought that was put into it, and the post processing work!

good job and good luck

Everything OK; combination of colours and shapes are very good.
Perhaps the chair could be missed.

It's a nice take Marija :)

It seems to be a bit oversharpen...or was it neat-image that did that?
The reflection is very nice indeed and the composition is well balanced.

Your note is interesting and I'm thinking almost the same as you on "couldn't think of a title"...I posted a photo with a funny note and I'll appreciate if you can read the note.

As for the story/caption to ur photo, I'm thinking along the line of "Taking a break...once in a while" ..Why? cos of the drink, reflection and the file in the reflection.

TFS :)

I don't find this boring at all, in fact I like the yellow cup and the matching coloured file. The refecltions are what add extra interest to the scene.

  • Great 
  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2005-06-20 10:13]
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Beautiful picture,Marija! Excellent composition! Nice colors contrast! very well done! Congrats! Michel

the yellow color here is a stand out and it blends well with the black background. definitely not a boring picture to look at but a little bit oversharpened. great composition, Maria!

  • Good 
  • ritual Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 77 W: 1 N: 25] (474)
  • [2005-06-20 12:55]
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I spent some minutes in trying to find something wrong in this picture. Sorry, I haven't been able.
So, I have to disagree with your pessimistical impressions.

It's a good shot!
It is true that I liked more some other shots of yours. But, you know, "the best" can be only one of you photos.

A hug


  • Great 
  • iso Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 981 W: 61 N: 169] (29336)
  • [2005-06-20 15:17]
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Like others a bit noisy but I want to tell you it's a good idea and well composed for me.

Great graphical shot !
I love the combination of yellow and black and the play with shapes and obviously the use of reflections.
The title is very well chosen.
Nice idea during your break ... :)

  • Great 
  • erdna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 574 W: 62 N: 749] (5437)
  • [2005-06-20 16:48]
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A nice properly balanced graphic composition. Limiting the color to one (yellow) gives it more punch.


  • Great 
  • ciore Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 3 N: 118] (2478)
  • [2005-06-20 18:53]
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nice composition, Maria!
well done, great contrast of colours

I like this very much, Marija! Nice contrast and I love these colors together. The reflections add interest. Good job!


Great photo & great composition.
well done

  • Great 
  • Quark Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1314 W: 11 N: 29] (66)
  • [2005-06-21 13:49]
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So abstract, so modern, so...... beautiful !

Very effective shot. Shows the feeling of distance that I used to get being in school. Nice contrasts between the two colours.

  • Great 
  • Yogi Gold Star Critiquer [C: 92 W: 7 N: 33] (237)
  • [2005-06-24 14:41]


Very good shot, I like the fact that only few colours are on shot, and yellow dominates.
Picture don't have sharpness as I see, and I like it too. :)

And yes...composition is perfect!

Pozdrav iz Hrvatske :))

Excellent composition Maria and very well thought out. The contrast between Black & Yellow is always a good math.

  • Great 
  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2005-06-26 16:08]

I like it too... its great colours, nice contrast, good composition... unique! :) well done, thanks for sharing. :)

Perfect for me...

  • Great 
  • salil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 573 W: 17 N: 295] (2116)
  • [2005-12-31 13:55]

I admire minimalism. This one is a fine example.

Hi Marija, I like the composition very much, using all the components to excellent effect. The contrast of the yellow against the grey / black background works nicely.

  • Great 
  • kitka Gold Star Critiquer [C: 172 W: 71 N: 184] (2196)
  • [2007-04-09 0:34]

Ir is unbelievable this is the reality. I hope they will be more peaple who will bring more colours to our lifes:-) Great idea, Marija and your note is refreshing.
Have a good Easter.

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