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Knuckle Sandwich
Knuckle Sandwich
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Challenge: Wacky Foods (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: my living room
Date: Sep 28, 2004
Aperture: F/22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Humorous, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2004

best I could do for this one......just couldn't get the lighting right...PLEASE comment if you have any advise..thx

Nikon D70
2004/09/28 22:08:49.9
RAW (12-bit) Lossless
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 50mm F/1.8 D
Focal Length: 50mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/60 sec - F/22
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Sharp
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Front Curtain
Auto Flash Mode: Built-in TTL
Auto Flash Comp: 0 EV
Color Mode: Mode Ia (sRGB)
Tone Comp: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: High
Image Comment:
Noise Reduction: OFF

Statistics
Place: 68 out of 154
Avg (all users): 5.1582
Avg (commenters): 5.7917
Avg (participants): 4.8765
Avg (non-participants): 5.2639
Views since voting: 10124
Views during voting: 432
Votes: 297
Comments: 26
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10/06/2004 01:59:10 PM
Critique Club Comment:

Hi there,

So, here I am again…

Just finished on your complexity entry, pushed the button and got this one to critique… Guess that doesn’t happen much.
I’ve read in your profile that you want to score 8+ photo’s at least 3 ribbons within 3 months and a 6+ overall score, so to achieve that I am not going to be nice, but realy point out why you didn’t win (in my opinion) instead of being nice and say that your photo is not so bad.
Your photo isn’t so bad, but it’s far from a ribbon, and if that’s what you want… well…. Hold on for the negative comments that follw :-)
I also commented on this one in the challenge.
OK, so now I am going to try to help you here to win the next challenge (not the free study, I’m going to win that)

Let’s take the Handburger (same idea) as a point of reference and see how you could improve…

As you have seen from the comments your photo is a bit blue-ish , there is a simple way to overcome this problem.
Here is a simple but effective tutorial how to do this in Photoshop.
//www.idigitalemotion.com/tutorials/guest/colorfix/colorfix.html
Your composition is also not really flattering, it’s funny but not really convincing. You filled the entire frame leaving you with an almost centered composition. Try to make use of the rule of thirds:
//www.aea1.k12.ia.us/lois/ruleofthirds.html
And as you can see people here at DPC really like negative space, so there’s nothing wrong with using that.

Furthermore the hand is a bit washed out and has some ugly highlights (from the flash?) the glass and the plate also have some nasty reflections.

Just go to buy some 1000watt work lights (2 of them or so) and experiment with lighting. The reflections on the glass and plate could been taken care of with a polarizer…..

Well that’s all I have to say for now, hope you are not to mad at me….

Keep up the good work.

If you have any questions, comments or other things about this critique, or are bored and want to spam someone just PM me.

Grrrtzzz
Peter/CC
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/05/2004 08:52:52 PM
returning for comments.
The kind of picture that can get you in trouble but the effect is nice. It is a shot that needs colot correction. You have my 6 for bravery.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2004 11:40:28 AM
Cute, looks like an ad. Good photography
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2004 12:11:23 AM
A good idea, but the execution could be better. The bluish cast is the biggest problem, and a simpler composition (maybe diagonal) would help.
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10/04/2004 02:27:49 PM
seen this once, and this one is hairy lol
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10/04/2004 02:02:08 PM
The scar on that finger makes it look like this sandwich has been served before :)

This is an idea that had to be done. The deep red foreground and the light blue background clash in my head, I would have preferred them to be the same (and using the darker color to hide the shadows somewhat).
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10/02/2004 04:18:16 PM
Could use darker background...it gives bread blue tint.
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10/02/2004 02:40:51 AM
Haha. I like this one.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/01/2004 05:19:29 PM
Clever! :D
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/30/2004 10:27:08 PM
Clever idea! Good focus and use of color.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/30/2004 01:59:14 PM
Did you see the Handburger? I think you can get it in the same restaurant.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/30/2004 12:33:38 PM
Great humor.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/30/2004 12:07:23 AM
Gag is overdone in my opinion. It's just not as creative as some of the other submissions.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2004 11:08:37 PM
I like the concept but too much background.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2004 10:49:29 PM
now that is creative
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2004 04:43:16 PM
I ll take an order of what he's having...lol....7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2004 11:01:53 AM
very cool idea...the lighting is a bit weak but sitll acceptable
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2004 08:56:46 AM
this is great "out of the box"-ing ring thinking!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2004 08:47:11 AM
incredible that you were the only one to get this (in retrospect) obvious idea.
Really should have tattooed hate (or love) on the knuckles
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2004 08:46:00 AM
Like the idea!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2004 08:18:16 AM
Would have been much better if the lighting wasn't so hot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2004 08:07:50 AM
LMAO! Way to think outside the box! rofl
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2004 03:53:26 AM
Nice.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2004 02:22:41 AM
umm...not really food, but interesting composition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2004 01:55:25 AM
Great idea... very funny and wonderful use of pun.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2004 01:02:18 AM
Not very tasteful - hope you gave back the poor man hand when you were done with it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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