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Challenge: Jewelry Advertisement (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Kohler Wisconsin
Date: Apr 24, 2005
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Apr 24, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 22 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.3240
Avg (commenters): 7.6875
Avg (participants): 6.2308
Avg (non-participants): 6.3904
Views since voting: 1034
Views during voting: 397
Votes: 250
Comments: 37
Favorites: 2 (view)


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05/08/2005 12:42:30 PM
*Critique Club*

I'm going back and forth on weather or not I like the blueprints behind the watch. My first thought is that it draws attention away from the watch and makes the photo look a bit busy in the upper half.
My second thought is that it does make a nice creative meaningful background for the watch. I guess I'd have to see it without it to be able to make a final decision on that, but I think that you being the photographer probaby know which way it looked best.
Focus and clarity are really good. Nice detail in the watch and the DOF is really good on the blueprint.
The angle is really good, but wonder if the top should be cropped a bit higher to show the entire watch. The part of the watch band I CAN see is orange and if the watch band on this watch is all orange, I would not buy it. I'd want a watch that had an attractive band as well as face. So maybe seeing a little more of the watch band would be a good idea if you were trying to sell this watch.
Lighting is good. There are only a few reflections I can see. On the upper points on the watch face, there are 2 yellowish orange reflections. There is a dark reflection on the upper area of the watch face, and then the reflection from the blueprint on the left side of the face. Not sure how to avoid these, but they could have been lessened in post processing.
I like the text. It's to the point and grabs our attention to make us want to look at the pic more. I think it's a good choice and placement.
I also like the reflection of the watch in the surface it's sitting on. Not sure why, but I think it adds something to the bottom of the photo that would not be there if the reflection were not there. Just a little something that is not distracting, but enough to add interest.
Overall, a good shot, but might just need a bit of cleaning up and maybe a taller crop.
~Heather~
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/01/2005 05:32:21 PM
I like the positioning of the watch next to the architectural drawings..it enhances the name and gives it a certain authority and style...very effective ad.
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05/01/2005 12:14:44 PM
I really like this.
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05/01/2005 11:40:10 AM
Apparently they haven't met the architects I work with...

All in all, this is a nice shot that is controlled and with spot-on composition.
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04/30/2005 07:43:59 PM
I don't like the font/text in the image, but I'm not going to take off for it because the image itself is very very good.
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04/30/2005 03:35:43 AM
Eye Grabbing
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04/29/2005 10:44:27 PM
Great concept. Just a little harsh on the contrast. 7
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04/29/2005 07:57:11 PM
Very professional looking, great job!
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04/29/2005 07:40:40 PM
The 10 to 2 position would really have helped out here, alot of people say that watches are not jewellery but I disagree. Having a look through a few watch panflets would show you that the 10 to 2 breaks up the watch evenly and frames the brand name at the top as a somewhat focal point, the shot however is remarkable as there are no hotspots and the small amount of refelction in the white under the watch helps out too. good effor tan hope it does well none the less.
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04/29/2005 04:23:04 PM
fossil when accuracy matters. This photo - when getting a lot of 10's matter! I can't see this not placing in the top three. Good luck. This my favorite image in the challenge.
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04/29/2005 03:58:32 PM
Great text and tag line. Top 10 contender for a ribbon for me.
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04/29/2005 01:48:37 PM
Professional Looking
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04/29/2005 01:35:00 PM
Great layout. Good connections with client and concept.
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04/28/2005 09:25:31 PM
This would make me want to buy one.
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04/28/2005 08:47:54 PM
Nice composition and good choice of background; I think is help the fill the frame here. Time position could have been better; a ten to two time position would have clear the second dial. Good lighting and good control of reflections.
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04/28/2005 04:35:13 PM
nice. 8
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04/28/2005 10:00:21 AM
Nice color and detail. Interesting tie-in with the background. Good job.
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04/27/2005 10:01:21 PM
Here I was about to be critical of your spelling. Glad I bothered to read the the watch itself first. Very well lit. If you could somehow kill the reflection of the watch on the surface, so much the better! 8.
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04/27/2005 09:53:10 PM
Very nicely done!
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04/27/2005 08:51:26 PM
Interesting presentation. Nice lighting and great composition.
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04/27/2005 08:54:22 AM
professional looking ... well done
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04/26/2005 07:20:25 PM
well done, not sure about the crop
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04/26/2005 07:07:28 PM
Beautiful job selling your product. You've done everything right from composition, to lighting to focus. Excellent!
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04/26/2005 05:12:02 PM
Nice shot, Just the right DOF. Reflections handled nicely!
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04/26/2005 02:49:46 PM
Funny tag line. Needs capital letters.... Very ice composition. I like how you left room on the bottom for more or different text, This ad would be a good starting point and after some text (I.E. content and font) revisions, would work for me
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04/26/2005 02:47:41 AM
good closeup.
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04/26/2005 12:15:30 AM
Good job. It's all together.
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04/25/2005 10:32:42 PM
great photo, not sure it really needed the blueprint background. could have done great by itself. overall gj. didn't lower my vote because of the BG.
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04/25/2005 09:02:36 PM
LOL... I laughed at "when accuracy matters" when the company chose to misspell the name of the watch.. funny
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04/25/2005 08:42:28 PM
Well laid out and composed shot.
Background compliments the technical aspect, the text works for this shot and I like the lighting inside the band.
Well Done.
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04/25/2005 05:33:02 PM
Nice crisp shot, love the reflection. I could really see this in an ad. 8
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04/25/2005 01:43:35 PM
Nice advertisement! I like the focus, lighting, background, text. just about evertying, good job!
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04/25/2005 11:40:02 AM
Love the bluprints. definately a fossil type of ad. Nice detail in the watch. I gave it a 7.
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04/25/2005 11:08:19 AM
Very cool idea! I like the text and slogan as well! The watch is in superb focus sharpness. Lighting is very good as well. I like the background detail as well, giving more 'power' to the watch, following the 'Accuracy' theme! Very nice. One thing that bugs me is the Reflection. It drags away the image and breaks the 'accuracy'. 8
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04/25/2005 10:40:01 AM
Well done. I would have used PS to elimanate the reflection of the drawing on the edge of the watch and perhaps some of the shadows. But thats me. Still a very good shot.
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04/25/2005 04:16:44 AM
Seemed all a bit fuzzy, needs more depth of field to sharpen up the image. Excellent composition.
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04/25/2005 12:14:25 AM
very nice...8
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