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Our nativity scene
Our nativity scene

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Classy Holiday Decorations (Advanced Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: our family room
Date: Dec 18, 2004
Aperture: 16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 10"
Galleries: Family, Traditional Art
Date Uploaded: Dec 18, 2004

We bought the nativity scene figurines, then built a table for it. We constructed the fireplace (it flickers quite convincingly) and the pots to go with it.

Place: 28 out of 137
Avg (all users): 5.6364
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 5.5373
Avg (non-participants): 5.7126
Views since voting: 1139
Views during voting: 251
Votes: 154
Comments: 6
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/31/2004 06:29:57 AM
Hello from the Critique Club

Looks like I got you again! Or you got me.. one or the other, anyways. Anyway, this is certainly a Classy Holiday Decoration - I like the angle you have chosen and it's certainly a great little set up (very impressive construction of the fireplace and pots!). I think that I agree somewhat with bear on the wings - that I wish they weren't cut off. It doesn't change too much, since the focus is obviously on baby Christ. I like your choice to include the whole scene rather than just the place of focus. It's possible that maybe some selective lighting on this area might have emphasized/dramatized the situation, but that's a matter of decision/taste that varies from person to person. You should be prooud of this, as is obvious by your placement and surrounding by other great pictures. Keep it up!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/24/2004 01:47:33 AM
Image tastefully sharpened and scene is very aesthetically pleasing. I suggest increasing the black point to black out the curtain in the backdrop. Otherwise, this is a very strong contender in this challenge.
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12/23/2004 10:23:46 PM
a little too literal in the rendition to convey any mood to me. I wish I could see all of the wings, also
12/20/2004 04:04:31 PM
This is an outstanding photograph that depicts the real meaning of Christmas and in my opinion technically flawless. I have looked at your photograph several times and still come to the same conclusion, Excellent 10!
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12/20/2004 01:30:06 PM
nice lighting
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12/20/2004 03:25:11 AM
the composition seems a little odd. It doesn't seem balanced to me because the focus is heavy on the right side. I like the scene though

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