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Winter Sparkles
Winter Sparkles

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Challenge: Jewelry Advertisement II (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Date: Oct 30, 2014
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Oct 30, 2014

My favorite technique, focus stacking, is employed here to ensure I get detail through. Just three images needed, for such a flat object. But it really makes a difference. That way, I don't have to chose which gems are in focus, they all are.

After that, I took it into PIxelmator, where I added the reflection and text. Text was a big deal for me here, I wanted this to be as much like an ad as possible. I went with:

Top left text - Black, whit a very elegant looking font. Something that really says "collection"

Amethyst text - Amethyst color (at least somewhat) with a cursive font. Amethyst says classic style to me, and I wanted the font to match that

Lower right text - I didn't want this to be featured, but still available. So the font is a little less elegant, and the color is dark grey. Bolded.

I really like the way this turned out. So does my wife. Not just because it's one of her favorite pieces, but she commented on the fonts and reflections as being very classy and pretty.

Shooting for a top 10 here :)

Place: 10 out of 35
Avg (all users): 6.2212
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 5.9167
Avg (non-participants): 6.3125
Views since voting: 420
Views during voting: 242
Votes: 104
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/04/2014 09:31:27 PM
Very tastefully done - nice touchwith the purple lettering. Could even have left off the "Starting at" bit and had a cleaner ad.
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11/03/2014 09:48:29 AM
Nice - simple and clean, and good lettering.
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11/01/2014 09:54:42 PM
This is my favorite so far.

I love the "reflection"... not at all fond of the "shadow".

The colors are wonderful and I love the white background and the fonts you've chosen.

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10/31/2014 08:42:06 PM
I personally would like this better without the reflection. However, the simplicity and colors work well for an ad. 9
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10/31/2014 05:15:19 PM
Just in time for Christmas
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10/31/2014 08:13:54 AM
great effort. Like your choice of white background & the reflection. 7
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