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Newton Azur
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Copyright: MarieJose Hains (Marie-Jose) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 2 N: 232] (1662)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2005-11-26
Categories: Artwork
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro 1
Exposure: f/8, 1/6 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros, Century Club (more than 100 points) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-02 19:14
Viewed: 4163
Favorites: 8 [view]
Points: 104
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I shot this picture as I liked the blue theme and shapes of these objects. These objects defy gravity simply to permit me to have a diagonal to pass both corners. Let me know what you think.

UPDATE: The shot was taken as it is ...i.e. I held my camera diagonally. It was obtained by shooting light on a white background. The objects are at the edge of a table about 2 feet from the background. The table was a dark brown table with a glass on top of it to allow reflection.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To ben-u-ron: Tks!Marie-Jose 1 02-20 20:20
To tropicalrips: Thank KohMarie-Jose 1 01-21 09:34
To Xalkida: ThanksMarie-Jose 1 01-21 09:28
To Karitsiotis: TKsMarie-Jose 1 01-21 09:27
To Savignole: MerciMarie-Jose 1 01-15 15:07
To jafsc: Merci!Marie-Jose 1 01-07 06:47
To Beger: MerciMarie-Jose 1 01-07 06:44
To Sarah171: ThanksMarie-Jose 1 01-07 06:42
To ScottHale: ThanksMarie-Jose 1 01-02 09:37
To katya534: ThanksMarie-Jose 1 01-02 09:34
To msadventure: TksMarie-Jose 1 12-30 07:52
To annagrace: Thanks AlliMarie-Jose 1 12-27 20:25
To edie: Thanks EdieMarie-Jose 1 12-18 08:03
To pablominto: TKs PabloMarie-Jose 1 12-18 07:59
To falcon53: Thanks RobertMarie-Jose 1 12-18 06:46
To btokaz: thank youMarie-Jose 1 12-09 19:42
To paul_indigo: Thanks PaulMarie-Jose 1 12-09 19:36
To Werewolf: Merci AlainMarie-Jose 1 12-03 21:57
To wishnugaruda: Thank you SabineMarie-Jose 1 12-03 10:41
To Mitra: Thank you MitraMarie-Jose 1 12-03 10:41
To samr: Thank you SamMarie-Jose 1 12-03 10:39
To Soundsangels: Merci ClaudeMarie-Jose 1 12-03 10:39
To eliferen: Thank you ElifMarie-Jose 1 12-03 10:37
To cloverstar: Thank you DianaMarie-Jose 1 12-03 10:35
To lucbus: Merci LucMarie-Jose 1 12-02 21:52
To JeL_1200: Merci JeanMarie-Jose 1 12-02 21:51
To orbiter: thank you JohnMarie-Jose 1 12-02 21:28
To rui: Thank you RuiMarie-Jose 1 12-02 19:50
To kitflorendo: Thank you KitMarie-Jose 1 12-02 19:48
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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2005-12-02 19:17]
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Nice shot,MarieJose! Beautiful composition ! Well done! Michel

I think ....

that you got it dead right. My opinion is that you will score well with this one. Very well.
I will take it to my personal store, if that's OK with you.

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  • rui Gold Star Critiquer [C: 279 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-12-02 19:34]
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Hi Marie !
Excellent work !
Favorite !
All the best,

Very nice creative work MarieJose, Sharp detail with good colour and an angled impact. TFS


Bonjour MarieJosé, j'adore cette photo par ses couleurs et la diagonale qui crée un déséquilibre qui donne un dynamisme à l'image. Sujet simple mais traitement recherché. Bravo, je vais de ce pas explorer ton portfolio.


Composition tres forte avec une qualité d'image à rendre jaloux....

Hi MarieJose,
this is a wonderful creative idea.
I love the reflection and it's cool that you turned it to the left side.
Excellent work full of phantasie, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2005-12-03 5:16]
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Nice & cool shot.

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  • samr Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 506 W: 31 N: 401] (3329)
  • [2005-12-03 5:19]
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Artistic and very attractive design. Great lighting, POV and sharpness. Very nicely done.

Hi Marie Jose.. I like your composition a lot. Using it diagonal is so impressive idea. The table is colored glass or transparent? Maybe you can brighten the wall (background at glass). But this way already looks good with grey tones.. Perfect work!!!:)

Salut Marie Josée,
Une autre excellente composition abstraite, La photo est d'une netteté exemplaire et les couleurs superbes. j'aime bien qu'elle soit en angle, l'effet est trè intéressant. Très bien réussi/

I like the diagonal composition. Perhaps a little bit more breathing space would be good at the top and bottom. Only a suggestion. The reflection from the glass and candle are good. Is that a glass surface the items are on? Very nice work. Well done.

Excellent idea to present a diagonal plan! I like the way the reflection change the view! lampion have now the shape of a yoyo with fire through his aye... Just miss the cord on it!
J'aime beaucoup aussi la composition de verre dans d'excellent tons! Bravo!

Nice shot Marie. Well composed, good effect...

This is lovely.Good exposure and minimal colour enhances the overall impact.

Great composition of two blue items with grey tones. Just perfect. I like it.

Best regards,


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  • edie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 659 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-12-16 4:32]
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Very elegant picture with perfect coupled blue and gray tone,so pleasant compo,congrats.
Sorry I'm out of points but I'll be back soon

The plain background and table-top surface draws the observer's eye straight to the main subject (and its reflection). Nicely composed.

Hello MarieJose...
An excellent capture, an extremely well composed and performed photograph! Very good colours and details... Quite amazing indeed!
Pablo -

Belle maîtrise des reflets et de la lumière.
Peut-être juste une critique: j'aurais évité de superposé les deux objets. Personnellement, ça apporte une certaine confusion. Mais je me trompe peut-être complètement !
Bravo en tout cas

There is a certain modern realism in terms of design. I like the sharpness and the smooth reflecting surfaces

Hi Marie !
Excellent work ! Very nice creative work MarieJose, Sharp detail with good colour and an angled.
Happy New Year!!

Great job on the tilt, it adds a lot of interest to the scene. Thanks for sharing!



The diagonal framing works well here. I see it as a very original, creative elegant shot.
The reflection is nice and the blue sets this picture off. Great shapes also. Very nice work.

Great detail in the reflection. I would try to clean up a bit the lower triangle to make the color a bit smoother, but, other than that, it is a very original and well executed shot.


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  • jafsc Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 47 N: 88] (4688)
  • [2006-01-04 20:29]
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WOW! Mais c'est magnifique Marie José! hmmmm pauvre de nous quand tu arriveras à faire ta devise:"Ma devise: "Un jour je serai photographe à temps plein!""
Quel beau travail de grafisme, minimaliste, d'équilibre anti-'G', Favorite sans aucun doute:)

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2006-01-05 20:23]
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Cette photo est géniale! Bravo pour l'idée et la technique sous-jacente. Annie

Marie-Jose I must have missed this one of yours. It's so crisp and clear. There is something special to the human eye with diagonal lines. I'm not sure what it is.


wonderful light! So sharp, very nice composition, deserve more than 2 points!!

Hi Marie Jose,

Fantastic photo and idea! It's amazing what we can do with so simple things, don't you agree?

Congratulations on your great work! :)



Très, très jolie composition : j'aime beaucoup son graphisme et sa sobriété, ses couleurs froides aussi. La diagonale et le jeu des reflets fonctionnent parfaitement.
Bravo, c'est super esthétique !

PS : il y a quand même un petit truc qui me chiffonne. Dans l'angle inférieur droit, il me semble qu'il y a des tâches d'un gris plus foncé... Pas bien grave, il suffit d'un coup de tampon pour les faire disparaitre ;o)

This is fantastic
What a good compostion in field and colour
The points show that I am not the only one
Real good

A really wonderful photo..Theme made by using imagination and by playing with the shapes and colour of the objects..I love it..Bravo..

Hi MarieJose

Indeed a lovely shot, very sophisticated! I like the perfect reflections and the tilted framing! Sharp colors and very fine lighting. Excellent work.

beautiful composition Marie :)
the reflection is very cool
i like the tilt that halfs the frame, very creative

  • jude Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 51 W: 1 N: 10] (447)
  • [2006-01-23 17:47]

Vous avez une certaine vision, une certaine pureté dans la maniere de capturer la lumliere, le monde, Bravo !

Hi Marie-Jose, what a great photo! Superb! I love it, I will try to do one like this, but unfortunately I don't have a glass top.

I love your glass on glass compo. So professionnal! And the flame is perfect. And the blue tone is a great choice.

I bought the scented candles that come with a glass vase like this one. Also, John Tulip invited all of us to do a composition with glass and liquid. So I will do my try at it.

Take care. Yan :)

Marie, a fantastic idea, you got the diagonal and reflections just right. Cheers G


Simple and nice...beautiful idea with the diagonal shot. The burning certainly add the value into this photo. It's so graphical can used it for calender. Beautiful reflections too.


Excellent composition, sharpness and details. Experiment was really succesfull, congratulations and TFS!

Impresive and perfect, excellent! the diagonal frame wonderful, and the sharp super!, congratulations, you have a galley fully of wonderfully shot!

This is one of the greatests fotos I've seen!
Really, this is awesome, perfect, great...I don't know...favorites!

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 793 W: 255 N: 452] (1583)
  • [2006-03-02 21:59]

Linda composição, muito bom dégradé!!!
Excelente foto! Parabéns.

Beautiful composition, very good shaded off!!!
Excellent picture! Congratulations.

I put in the theme!

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  • Stuart (0)
  • [2006-04-14 12:06]

Nice work. Especially I find the composition pleasing and the reflection adds a nice touch. Also, it's refreshing this shot was composed with the camera, i.e. not subject to post-production manipulation.


Fantastic !! excellent work...artistic.

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  • lion Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 549 W: 64 N: 24] (5600)
  • [2006-04-23 8:25]

Good composition and gradient.
Blue color is perfect on ashen.

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  • MikiM Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 36 W: 5 N: 19] (278)
  • [2006-07-17 3:39]

Bonjour Marie-Jose,
This is one of the most elegant photograph in its category I've ever seen. The nice greys with the beatiful blues excellent combination. The thin blue frame has a special feeling.
As I see more - I find that how well composed picture you have. The fine diagonal line and narrow but perfect crop on the top and the bottom - conscious perfection in all details ...


i like it very much, the tilt the composition the lighting the reflection, it absolutely well compose.


Hello Jose Marie
What a fantastic diagonal here. Stunning / super
pp! You are good! TFS and TC

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  • arti Gold Star Critiquer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 1] (3688)
  • [2006-12-04 20:54]

J'aime beaucoup l'audace dans la composition de cette photo. L'harmonie des gris et des bleus est magnifique. La réflexion est superbe.
Mes félicitations!

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  • riems Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 93 W: 22 N: 51] (1795)
  • [2006-12-08 22:08]

Just excellent still life shot, Marie-Jose! Nothing more to say about it.

Oh que Jolie !
Really, a well done composition. And the frame is ok.

this cool, i like this comp, better than straight, much more interesting i think, neat reflection, good work, thanks scott

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