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Challenge: Jewelry Advertisement (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: garden
Date: Apr 23, 2005
Aperture: f/5,6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Apr 23, 2005

curves, dodge & burn, crop, duo tone.





Statistics
Place: 4 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.9506
Avg (commenters): 8.1935
Avg (participants): 6.7600
Avg (non-participants): 7.0675
Views since voting: 4457
Views during voting: 561
Votes: 263
Comments: 84
Favorites: 19 (view)


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05/14/2006 12:31:05 PM
Who gives below 5 to a Photograph like this,
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01/03/2006 11:55:54 PM
Now you know I love this. You and I are drawn to the same sort of portraiture aren't we? This is totally pro looking.
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05/05/2005 03:24:07 PM
totally should have won.
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05/05/2005 04:45:38 AM
I keep getting "WOW"-ed by your pp work. It is extraordinary!
The photo looks so glamorous, made of gold.
Funny, the ring itself is so contrasted, that it has wild hot-spots against too dark parts. Yet, it attracts the eye so beautifully, I would go look for this ring in the near store!
As an add - it works wonderfuly. As a photograph - it's even better!
As a photographer, you definately are in the right place :-)
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05/03/2005 04:24:53 PM
SO much better than the third place, I can't believe it.

Anyway, can't win em all! Great job les
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05/02/2005 07:15:32 PM
This is a stunning image. Lovely color and creativity is just awesome.
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05/02/2005 07:10:46 PM
I can't believe you didn't ribbon. So close...
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05/02/2005 02:45:54 PM
Congratulations on your 4th placement. This is by far the boldest and most creative effort in this challenge. It is an image that many shy from because of the many calls that have to be made to bring it to finish. And then, the presentation. Kudos.
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05/02/2005 11:55:22 AM
Another GREAT from you. Both this and the original you posted are superb. Your work just amazes me each and every time.
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05/02/2005 11:05:08 AM
wow i'm overwhelmed by the comments, never had so many.

the model is sarah, my daughter, her eyes are the same col
as the amber ring, thats where i got the idea. thanks sarah!

Message edited by author 2005-05-03 09:58:08.
05/02/2005 10:22:36 AM
well done, cuz, you and only you rock!!
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05/02/2005 09:24:16 AM
Oh, so close! I was really hoping this would ribbon. Amazing image, congrats on the green!
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05/02/2005 02:37:06 AM
Congrats on your top 5 finish Lesley.
This has everything going for it and frankly could see this in a magazine. Thanks for a new favorite!
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05/02/2005 02:25:20 AM
are you kidding me?? in answer...no...but you damn well should have!! perfect.
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05/02/2005 12:03:49 AM
Very artistic work, would look great in a magazine. Deserves a ribbon honestly!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/01/2005 07:44:39 PM
I like the graphical representaion though i believe a little more attention should gave been paid to the ring. Otherwise the image is attractive because it can stand on its own. Bumping up.
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05/01/2005 07:39:43 PM
I like the way the hand is shown with the face. Nice eye. I hate the ring, though. Sorry (lol) I'm fussy about my jewelry. It's a good ad, though.
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05/01/2005 07:25:42 PM
The light is a bit harsh on the hands and the top of the ring but still works well. This will probably get a ribbon. Good luck!
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05/01/2005 06:26:41 PM
bold, outside-the-box application of exposure coupled with very creative composition give this out-of-vogue magazine quality and style
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05/01/2005 03:31:29 PM
Nicely done! 8
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05/01/2005 02:51:03 PM
I like the image a lot, but for advertising a piece of jewelry, I'm not sure sepia is a good choice. A good shot like this will grab a consumers attention, but to get them interested in buying the piece, they're going to want to see what color it is.
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05/01/2005 12:21:22 PM
I liek the concept, but I'm drawn to the eye more than the ring. The funny thing is...I can see this being used in an advertisment too. 9
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05/01/2005 11:36:52 AM
Nice, contrasty, grainy feel to this shot. I like how the eye and the ring mimic each other, and I really don't see any room for improvement.
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05/01/2005 09:43:10 AM
The colour selection here complements the whole mood of the image.
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04/30/2005 05:35:02 PM
A really cool, simple, modern image. The text/font compliments the picture and doesn't overwhelm the entire image...I'm also drawn to the sepia, I think it keeps this from becoming too busy with color...it forces us to notice the wonderful textures going on in this inage, very nice.
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04/30/2005 04:40:45 PM
This is just awesome! Very much like an ad you would see in a fashion magazine.
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04/30/2005 01:52:57 PM
This is my favorite.
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04/30/2005 12:40:06 PM
Very nice work. I can see this in a magazine. I like the choce of font, and the warm feel.
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04/30/2005 06:42:57 AM
This is a winner... THE winner. Perfect ! 10 10 10 10 10 + !
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04/30/2005 03:55:47 AM
exeptional image 10
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04/29/2005 11:10:57 PM
I hope this does well. Some people may pick on the blown highlights and the extreme lightness of the hand but this, to me, looks like an ad from a very high end store. I hope others see the art in it. This like an example of knowing what the rules are and then breaking them on purpose to achieve the desired effect. 10 from me.
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04/29/2005 10:00:10 PM
Looks like a professional advertisement. 10
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04/29/2005 03:57:14 PM
A fantastic composition, love the two tone effect.
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04/29/2005 02:58:33 PM
Very professionally created. Nice clarity, easy to read and the simplicity of it is captivating. 9
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04/29/2005 02:47:11 PM
This is a very professional affair in terms of the composition, toning and text. This could so easily appear on the back of a magazine. Some may complain about the string lighting on the fingers but I think it really adds structure to the image. My only criticism is that, rightly or wrongly ,most jewellery ads tend to err on the side of 'glittery opulence' whereas the ring here is quite flat. High scorer nevertheless.
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04/29/2005 08:50:02 AM
Nice high tone shot. Interesting composition which definitely highlights the jewelry as an ad should. Great job.
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04/29/2005 05:17:10 AM
I really like the image but cannot decide if the blown out highlights are a benefit or not, maybe it would work better if there were no blow outs on the actual ring - there again I cannot imagine how this would look (or work).
Whatever, I like it - well done :)
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04/29/2005 01:54:45 AM
one of my two faves in this challenge. i like the colors and composition. i know that text serves the purpose of advertising, but i would love it without any. (10)
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04/29/2005 01:19:27 AM
I like the use of sepia toned in this one, great job
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04/29/2005 12:48:12 AM
Excellent advertising shot. The tones are wonderful . Well thought out. The whole presentation is very nice. The only thing that I would like to see different is a tad bit more detail on the ring. Possibly if the tones on the hand was closer to the tones of the face would be enough to bring out those edges of the ring that seem to disappear. Very Good shot. One of my top picks.
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04/28/2005 11:03:25 PM
Most creative one so far. Only minor problem is that the bottom of the first 'g' fades into the finger. Still a truly professional looking ad - 8
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04/28/2005 09:15:07 PM
Likes the muddy color. Good composition. Eye's color seems to match ring's color, well done. Highlight tooblown out on the hand however.
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04/28/2005 06:48:10 PM
Love it! This could be in a magazine for sure. Even though its overexposed (i know this is on purpose) and it looks very processed I've seen plenty of ads like this and it has an appel to it. Nice work! 10
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04/28/2005 04:27:02 PM
great job i feel like i opened up the new york times magazine section when i saw this.....well done from the representation of the product to the use of the model almost daring you to take whats hers....best of luck
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04/28/2005 03:21:52 PM
nice and original, 9
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04/28/2005 02:29:29 PM
Love the color treatment and the whole texture of the image. Nice font choice and a flawless layout. Only thing that bothers me a little is that the highlights on ring finger and the little finger appear blown out. still giving it an 8
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04/28/2005 02:26:06 PM
Great ad. the ring seems a bit blown, but everything else, particularly the eye, is very nice. 8
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04/28/2005 01:28:18 PM
It has some lighting flaws, but I love the composition setup, text positioning and toning. The eye and the ring are the most dominant element, I think that's good. It's just that I am not comofortable with the light on the hand and ring. 9
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04/28/2005 11:07:19 AM
I love this idea and the composition. I even love the tones and high contrasty nature. My eye is drawn to the eye rather than the jewelry, though. Had you tried something similar with the jewelry being quite clear? Bold idea! 8
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04/28/2005 10:01:01 AM
Very contemporary look. Nice job. Looks just like many ads one would find. I don't have anything to add. Good luck on the voting.
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04/27/2005 10:32:39 PM
I like the weird choice of lighting and tint you've used here. The font and layout is very effective. I like the sharp focus on her face and don't even mind the blown highlights on the hand and ring. 9
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04/27/2005 09:45:14 PM
Awesome! My fav this challenge, good luck! 10
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04/27/2005 09:44:12 PM
nice concept. Looks very realistic (add-like). Lighting is a bit overdone, especially on the hand.
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04/27/2005 01:52:09 PM
love the design, wish the hand and ring would have had the same tones and quality as the face i.e. less blown out and more toned.... i really really love the eye and the tones in the face.
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04/27/2005 11:25:36 AM
Great photo. I love the composition and lighting (something I am working on). I gave this photo a 10.
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04/27/2005 08:59:37 AM
i like this ... well done
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04/26/2005 05:28:54 PM
Great composition. The text/border really work. I'm not sure if I like to washed out hand.
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04/26/2005 01:54:57 PM
This has good balance. The eye and the ring both command the viewer's attention. You've also done a good job of placing the text to enhance the image. Well done.
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04/26/2005 12:57:12 PM
this is the first shot ive seen that could actually be an ad.
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04/26/2005 12:29:20 PM
nice composition, not the best quality. ring not sharp, hand over exposed intentionally?
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04/26/2005 12:06:30 PM
great, great comp. Great text placement and use of negative space. however the ring doesn't jump out at me and makes it difficult to know what its an ad for.
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04/26/2005 08:12:14 AM
To me the winning photo of this challenge. The only thing I would add is that you might have picked a more salable or interesting ring. But your print and photo etc...are execellent!
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04/26/2005 05:20:33 AM
love it-just like a real ad.
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04/26/2005 03:32:17 AM
good advertisment I like the presentaion 7
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04/25/2005 11:35:17 PM
Very nice, I could definately see this as an advertisement. Nicely done! 10
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04/25/2005 09:51:43 PM
Nice. Could be inserted in Vogue and nobody would know the difference.
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04/25/2005 06:48:06 PM
This could grace the pages of any top magazine..I love the soft monotone, and the cropping to reveal only one eye, the placement of the hand with ring catches your interest immediately because of the lighter tone and being central in image..9
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04/25/2005 06:32:08 PM
This image sticks out from the crowd. There's something about how you have captured the model that makes me want to see it again and again. Great job.
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04/25/2005 05:19:06 PM
One of the few shots that really does look like an ad -- excellent work!
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04/25/2005 03:54:38 PM
Excellent composition. You chose a high key exposure which gives this shot a lot of style. Lots of contrast on the ring, which I feel works as well as the softer lighting entries in this challenge. 9
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04/25/2005 01:56:19 PM
Very fashion ! I love it !
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04/25/2005 01:35:37 PM
Love it! the fingers may be a little over exposed but the image as a whole is stunning.
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04/25/2005 10:57:32 AM
Loved the photograph overall. Reminds me of a jewelry ad out of a magazine. Would have liked to see a little color on the ring. Still I gave it a 9.
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04/25/2005 10:31:13 AM
Are you sure this isn't in a catalog already??? :) 10
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04/25/2005 07:33:51 AM
full package! good placement of text, highlights the ring, interesting composition. Only suggestion: hand is a bit blown out and detracts a small bit from the rign. One of my favorites this challange
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04/25/2005 02:23:18 AM
Very realistic-appearing kind of shot.
From the thumbnail, I was about to comment on the size/text used, but after looking at this a bit longer, realize you studied real ad work (assumption anyway).

Message edited by author 2005-05-02 02:07:27.
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04/25/2005 02:18:36 AM
Dude, you'd sure get more points from me if it was not for that big distracting "charles griegg" that is totally screwing up your otherwize very original and well executed shot.
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04/25/2005 02:12:15 AM
Over done on the ring(to brilliant), but a great Idea for a photo.
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04/25/2005 02:11:16 AM
Great job. I'll buy 3 of them. :)
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04/25/2005 01:39:07 AM
very nice...9
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04/25/2005 01:23:22 AM
nice work
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04/25/2005 12:38:31 AM
This is outstanding..looks like an advertisement from a magazine. Wonderful lighting and dramatic effects. Well done!
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04/25/2005 12:30:47 AM
Very professional looking. VERY. wow. Love this style. 10
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04/25/2005 12:18:58 AM
VERY nice!! 10
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