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Challenge: Time (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000
Location: loft
Date: Mar 19, 2003
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 6.23
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Mar 19, 2003

Timed exposure ..no flash..small incandescent lamp..black felt and camera on floor..resized and unmask 100% macro setting.

Place: 92 out of 209
Avg (all users): 5.0780
Avg (commenters): 6.1111
Avg (participants): 5.0855
Avg (non-participants): 5.0682
Views since voting: 802
Votes: 205
Comments: 11
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04/06/2003 10:27:56 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club
By Inspzil

Composition - Great subject for this photo. I wish I had one of these I might have entered. The lighting is pretty good, but I don't like the reflections of the lights on the hourglass. I don't know if there is anything that could be done about that though. The only thing that might have worked is lighting it more from above but that would dramatically effect how the subject was lit. Good framing with this photo too. I like that this is simple and doesn't have anything else in the frame trying to give too much of a message instead of concentrating on this great subject.

Technical - Really its pretty well taken. I don't see any major flaws with it. Focus and DOF look good and its adequately lit and well framed. Not much to speak of in terms of processing either.

Overall - Nice subject and pretty well taken. Not bad picture, but nothing really dramatic or dynamic about it. I think if you could find a way to soften it up, it would be much better. Ever tried shooting it thru cheesecloth? or a thin scarf? That might help to soften it up a little. Something to try if you never have. Well hope this could be a little bit of help to you. Good luck in future challenges. - Inspzil
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/30/2003 11:02:44 PM
I love the lighting and the colors are appropriate to set off the brass and colored glass. Just a tad out of focus; perhaps a greater DOF would help. Great work here.
03/29/2003 11:13:54 PM
Very beautiful shot! Warm tones are very appealing.
03/27/2003 12:28:17 PM
I shall admit that studio setups often do not appeal to me as much as real-life photos. But when there is a studio setup, you get more critical about details and the reflections in the hourglass bother me, I must say. As soon as you see this photo you try to figure out the reflections and the beuty of the "big picture" is kind of lost. Do not take me too seriously though, I'm rating this at 7 ;)
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03/25/2003 02:41:15 PM
good print quality and nice idea
03/25/2003 01:28:34 PM
nice photo good idea.
03/24/2003 11:54:35 PM
Pretty good shot. I'd like to see the white sand whiter, but then it would have probably taken away from the nice golden color. It needs to be tilted right just a tiny bit.
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03/24/2003 09:37:24 PM
Despeckle? Great shot.
03/24/2003 08:52:49 PM
Interesting color. Image looks a pinch 'tilted' to me (just a tad). Maybe a bit of a 'fish-eye' effect going on. Interesting hour glass.
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03/24/2003 07:47:35 PM
I tried to do something very similiar and I see you had the same issue I did - a reflection of yourself in the subject....Nice try. Left side also seems to be cut off or blacked out - subject appears to be standing on one leg.
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03/24/2003 08:13:43 AM
Nicely shot!

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