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Challenge: Smoke (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: Bathroom studio, Hermitage, TN
Date: Sep 10, 2004
Aperture: 1/2.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Sep 10, 2004

I used electrical tape to stick the incense burner to a loose shelf, then twist-tied the incense to the holder. Then I flipped the whole thing over and suspended it in front of a black velvet background. Then I held my breath and took a couple hundred photos. I was shut into the bathroom so that the incense would be blown by drafts as little as possible, so I smell very strongly of incense now!

Paint Shop Pro work: De-noised, levels adjusted, spot repairs, and unsharp mask.

Place: 21 out of 99
Avg (all users): 6.0201
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.9048
Avg (non-participants): 6.0735
Views since voting: 955
Views during voting: 349
Votes: 199
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/16/2004 08:08:41 PM
The gravity effect works well and the smoke is fine though I feel the box could be sharper.
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09/16/2004 02:07:21 PM
hehe, sneaky!
good shot
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09/15/2004 07:16:19 PM
I can allmost smell it. I like the composition and lighting.
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09/15/2004 06:55:26 AM
Wonderful sharp photo, I also love the colours. :-) I think though, the browns on the bottom are too much, I would crop about 28-30% of the photo, and keep 1/2 - 1 cm of the smoke-stick holder. (8)
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09/14/2004 09:42:00 PM
You know, this image worked on me in strange ways. I voted lots of images down because of little emphasis on smoke (more fire than smoke, etc.). But, this image is in an overall sense very well balanced, both in composition and in colors and contrasts. It's a really well put together image. And then ... you start looking at the smoke ... and it IS doing really strange and wonderful things, isn't it? And it's all in focus (the smoke is). So, I bumped it way up in my ratings. Good luck with the challenge.
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09/13/2004 08:55:22 PM
very nice and crisp image. I like the smoke trail and the angle of the incense stick.
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