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Photo Information
Copyright: Pamela DG (fotofreak) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 80 W: 145 N: 421] (1763)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005
Categories: Artwork, Decisive Moment, Experimental, Macro
Camera: Nikon f80, Nikon 28-70/f3.5-4.5, @ ISO 200
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-06 20:37
Viewed: 3371
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Once in a while, I take my camera to work.

I look all around, instead of doing my work, looking for odd and interesting things to photograph.

And there it was. Right next to me all along.

The single, lonely, red pushpin.

**Post Pro**
- cropped both photos
- lightened and increased contrast
- cloned a few spots
- added more yellow
- USM, and neatimage.

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Well spotted! You've done a nice job with this one - although I see it more as a confrontation, more "War of the pushpins" perhaps? Not sure if I really have anything much to critique here, the shallow DOF works well in both shots, and the colours/sharpness/focus are all good too. The red pin looks a bit bright to me, but then it's plastic and it's bright red, so it probably should look fairly vivid. Very nicely observed :-D

A great capture Pamela. I see it as an army of soldiers with the major in front of his troops singing out the orders (maybe thats just me though :)

I love your shot here, the colours are great as is the sharp focus and PP. TFS


Hi Pamela,
I haven't seen you in a while. I've been waiting to see what you have in store for us :)
This is great. Simple and so nicely put together. Great photo and excellent pp.

Great sharpness on the thumbtack's. The DOF really accentuates the white tacks. Great job..

Nice!! I love the simplicity. The colours look great and I like the POV & DOF. What a great way to waste time at work!!

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  • eev Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 110 W: 53 N: 45] (1291)
  • [2005-07-06 22:38]

Great idea.. and I must admit I have done that too.. This shot is great fun and the way you composed it does make it so eye catching.

It could be a good symbolic. You don't speak so much about the other transparents?

Lonely face to the world?
Feel judged by the society cause he is different?

The idea is clever...
There is always a lot of different things around. You show it well...

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  • M4tej Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 212 W: 28 N: 82] (781)
  • [2005-07-07 6:16]
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Hi Pamela!
They look like army to me. :D
I like idea. I think that idea is most inportant in photo.
Take care.
I waith for your next post. I think it will be great just like many of your photos.


Hi Pamela. Nice job. I like it, really. Very symbolic with such common things. The Pushpins are really crispy. Colours are well saturated and the framing is excellent. Conrats.

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  • amm Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 219 W: 30 N: 85] (634)
  • [2005-07-08 14:03]

Très original et très joli! Bravo!

I agree with the others, this seems like an "us against the world" picture(s). Well done and well presented.

well seen!I think we all once felt like the lonely red pushpin :) excelent composition, both picture and good colours.well done!

Well spotted and well presented - there are so many themes this picture could be used to cover. Colours are striking and attention grabbing, and whilst I don't normally like to see titles on pictures I think it works here, especially with the framing you've used.
Thanks for sharing

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