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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Calendar (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G5
Location: Indiana, USA
Date: Nov 7, 2004
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Nov 7, 2004

A snowman (snowcube?) ornament my grandmother purchased at Bronner's Christmas Village in Frankenmuth, Michigan.

Photograph was taken on my front porch as the sun was just above the tree line. White foamboard used for surface and background.

I adjusted the color cast based on a yellowish spot in his hat, cloned out some dust, used despeckle, adjusted brightness by -15 and contrast by +15. This left the blue in the lighter parts of the background a little too blue, so I used color cast again based on the upper right area of the background. Resized and sharpened, then added a border.

Statistics
Place: 88 out of 190
Avg (all users): 5.4718
Avg (commenters): 5.8000
Avg (participants): 5.5047
Avg (non-participants): 5.4318
Views since voting: 786
Views during voting: 266
Votes: 195
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/14/2004 03:20:54 PM
I like the white on white compostion of this shot but perhaps you could have blurred the back ground to give it a warmer feeling.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/12/2004 08:23:57 PM
Cute prop and you got the lighting very well. I think that your score will suffer from it being a shot of a decoration and the background seams being readily apparent. I think if you used a colorful background a lot of this might be overcome.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/12/2004 07:58:10 AM
The object says December and sharpness is good. I find the background with the line running thru the object and creating a weird distortion and the harsh shadows to be severe distractions from the image. 5
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/11/2004 06:47:09 PM
Nice composition, an ok photo, but not very interesting, well it could maybe be in a calendar, but I would pick some other photo to convey the Christmas month. Technically the photo is well done.
11/11/2004 10:24:34 AM
is it the shadow...? something is distracting me. other than that, great work.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/09/2004 12:39:20 PM
Fantastic idea, well executed. 9


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