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matthew2000tx Mar 18, 2006 1:05 AM

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Well, I took this when I needed to do something a few months ago because I didn't have any thing to do and I just wanted to photograph something. I decorate my apartment with my latest photographs. I have wanted to photograph characteristics of my apartment and then make a gallery of my apartment in my apartment.

E.S. Crawford Mar 18, 2006 1:27 AM

hey matt.

haven't seen you round these parts for a while. good to have you back!

i like this one, but IMHO, i feel that the crop is a bit tight to the door bell.

i like tight dof shots, and would like to see a bit of the door itself fading away.

any chance that you have a few more of this one stashed away?


matthew2000tx Mar 18, 2006 1:33 AM

thanks it is nice to know that I was missed I have been busy with my college studies.

driliagor Mar 18, 2006 5:59 AM

I sincerely hope for you that you are more successful with your college studies than with photography...

julies517 Mar 18, 2006 8:36 AM

wow, that was a harsh and unnecessary comment! i kind of like the idea of photographing the things around your apartment and then hanging them as art in your apartment. it is clever and kramer making a coffee table book about coffee tables ;).

oBSidian Mar 18, 2006 8:56 AM

Hi Matt,

I think that the shot would work better if the bell was more on a third, and I agree with Scot's comment that the door fading away would add something. Like the idea, though.

(oh, and ignore driliagor's inane and utterly rude comment - that's not a critique that is an insult)



Aumma45 Mar 18, 2006 10:11 AM

Matte it is true we missed you. Welcome! You will notice soon that Mr. Dustin is also missing and a few others. :G Jaki.

matthew2000tx Mar 18, 2006 11:00 AM

driliagor wrote:

I sincerely hope for you that you are more successful with your college studies than with photography...
Dang.... What is wrong with you.

JimC Mar 18, 2006 11:19 AM

driliagor wrote:

I sincerely hope for you that you are more successful with your college studies than with photography...
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KENNETHD Mar 18, 2006 6:38 PM

The idea is appealing, but the doorbell lacks "something" and I can't quite put my finger on it. I don't know whether it's the position in the pic, (relative to the edges) or what. I do like the subject tho, and the idea behind it.


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