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Ocean's Mystery Bracelet
Ocean's Mystery Bracelet
Sonda


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Challenge: Jewelry Advertisement (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Macro
Location: Home
Date: Apr 24, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/15
Date Uploaded: Apr 24, 2005

Thank you everyone for all the comments!

4 things..

1. The "lower" arm is a mirror image, I had the arm resting on top of a mirror.

2. The text does not suffer from compression :p it is a font called GulimChe which is an uneven font.. And I guess some doesn't like it.. I just happen to love that font :)

3. Yes.. I used a black stocking.. my initial idea was to make the arm completely black like a silhuette, but I liked the texture so much so I decided to let it be seen :)

4. My screen might be messed up, but if I would have pushed the lights and colors on the bracelet it would have been oversaturated and blown out..

Statistics
Place: 27 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.2314
Avg (commenters): 6.9697
Avg (participants): 6.0100
Avg (non-participants): 6.3873
Views since voting: 1461
Views during voting: 407
Votes: 242
Comments: 43
Favorites: 3 (view)


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05/05/2005 01:20:26 AM
Wonderful image... Very creative... I't really has an ad feel to it... Very apelative.
Simple but effective... Great shot you got here... like all the photos on your portfolio... You are very creative keep it up... i am enjoying seeing your work.
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05/02/2005 08:30:21 PM
Hey Eva, I gave this an 8. It was definitely one of my favorites from the challenge. I like your treatment of the type, too, and good typography was rare in this challenge. (I like GulimChe as well--its unevenness is really appealing.) I actually don't see the texture of the stocking at all. I guess my monitor is darker than yours. But that does answer the question of how you got the great silhouette-like effect, which I thought was amazing. Very well done.
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05/02/2005 07:20:52 PM
This so reminds of the debeers comercials way back in the day. I like how it looks though. I wouldnt have thought a stocking. I was first thinking your used a light box on the bottom and shot it from the top giving a natural silouette. Well done nice shot.
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05/02/2005 06:19:59 PM
Thanks guys :)

I really appreciate it

lol @ Arnit.. Thank you so much :">
05/02/2005 04:24:42 PM
classy photo - well taken.
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05/02/2005 10:44:56 AM
Great job!
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05/02/2005 10:15:08 AM
You've been robbed big time! I would have placed you number one in this challenge.
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05/02/2005 04:16:11 AM
Ya did good. Love the effect.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/01/2005 09:51:20 PM
Perhaps one of the more unique shots in this challenge.
The high-contrast Black & White works well in an advertisement composition, though the lower bracelet is a bit lost. Effective text/font used. (6)
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05/01/2005 08:55:20 PM
Hard to see the jewelery on the bottom. Otherwise I like it.
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05/01/2005 07:53:16 PM
Great ad style. Bumping up.
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05/01/2005 02:47:31 PM
it's a little difficult to make out the detail in the jewelry (might need a bit more light and a tighter crop) but I like the silhouette concept.
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05/01/2005 11:40:58 AM
I like the idea, however the bracelet is a little too dark.
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05/01/2005 10:18:32 AM
Great idea. Top 3 without a doubt. The lighting is just perfect. Good luck.
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04/30/2005 11:48:53 PM
Cool idea. I like the way this is presented, unfortunatly, the bottom part is cut and is bugging me quite a bit. Also the text suffered from compression as its uneven. Nice little frame too. 7
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04/30/2005 05:12:48 PM
The strknessx of this image caught my attention soI think that you have achieved well as an advert 9
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04/30/2005 11:49:58 AM
excellent concept. this would work well for a jewelry line vs. an individual piece
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04/30/2005 12:13:17 AM
I really like what you have going on here. The only thing that bugs me is the bottom arm. Nice and clean shot. Good luck. 8
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04/29/2005 08:58:52 AM
I really like this composition and conept. Was there a way to brighten the bracelet any more within the rules?
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04/29/2005 07:55:17 AM
Very nice. Very nice indeed. Love the shadowy effect. the saturation on the stone is good too.. 10
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04/28/2005 04:14:15 PM
great idea, but i think the jewellery needs to pop a little more.
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04/28/2005 12:19:27 PM
Great concept. The words mean nothing to me, though, and the lower bracelet is too indistinct. 6
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04/27/2005 06:37:47 PM
Very nice. Eye catching.
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04/27/2005 01:07:32 PM
the white triangle in the lower right takes away from the image imo... Plus im not too sure what im looking at, i see the upper form as a arm but have no clue what the lower form is, especially with the triangle in the lower right. I think also rotating the image 90 clockwise would have been a better orientation.
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04/27/2005 12:45:20 PM
Super well done. Great effect.
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04/27/2005 11:45:05 AM
I like the way you've lit this. Very creative use of lighting. The text in the bottom left could be cleaner. Overall, nice job. Good luck.
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04/26/2005 10:17:30 PM
this is now my favourite one of the challenge.
i heart you.
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04/26/2005 01:58:27 PM
Interesting contrast between the black arms and the white background.
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04/26/2005 01:40:52 PM
I really like the high contrast BW, kind of like iPod ads
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04/26/2005 12:57:59 PM
this is well done
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04/26/2005 12:22:59 AM
Wonderful idea with a good technique. It looks so good I'm almost hesitant to mention there could have been a wee bit more light on the stone itself. Something about the composition doesn't attract me. I will look back after the challenge to see if the model is wearing dark hose. If so, it was a brilliant idea. I'm going to have to remember this.
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04/25/2005 11:31:05 PM
One of the best compositions in the contest, but the jewelery doesn't catch my eye quickly enough. Maybe more contrast or exposure?I'd recommend a Different font too. (Thicker.)
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04/25/2005 07:05:01 PM
I like this idea a lot..the top bracelet is lovely with the silhouette, but the bottom one just seems to disappear..is it a reflection? I'm not certain if it's the same or another bracelet on two hands...maybe i'm just confused tonight.
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04/25/2005 06:27:13 PM
Unique and very artistic shot. I like what you done here.
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04/25/2005 05:40:32 PM
Interesting idea. Nice use of silhouette and mirror effect. I find the composition to be a bit odd and the jewel uninspiring. Font is annoying to me, sorry. Good job overall. Good luck!
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04/25/2005 05:34:53 PM
love the "blacklight"
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04/25/2005 04:00:09 PM
quite nice == you pulled off this technique well. one of my ribbon picks == bol
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04/25/2005 03:11:07 PM
Is that a "wet suit"? Great one.
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04/25/2005 01:29:43 PM
i would have liked to see a little more color on the braclet to enhance it a bit, but overall a nice image.
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04/25/2005 11:16:45 AM
very nice concept. Love the silhouette. I gave it and 8.
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04/25/2005 09:50:26 AM
Nice photo, the bracelet could have been a little brighter
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04/25/2005 01:55:34 AM
crop is distracting and font seems choppy?
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04/25/2005 01:03:39 AM
would look great in a magazine.
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