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Challenge: Jewelry Advertisement (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: My basement
Date: Apr 24, 2005
Aperture: /11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/200 sec
Galleries: Portraiture, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Apr 24, 2005

It's been a while since I submitted to a challenge... I've been busy with "real life" stuff. But I really wanted to submit something for this challenge. Of course I waited to the last minute (I'm a huge procrastinator)... late Sunday night, after getting back from a family birthday party, I asked my wife to "model" for me. This shot was taken at 10:46pm and the final revision submitted at 11:57pm... 3 minutes to spare!

I had a feeling there would be a lot of close-up macro shots, something I had previously attempted (but did not succeed) with jewelry in the Basic Editing Advertisement Revisited challenge, so I wanted to try something different. This was inspired by a real ad that I remember seeing a while back (or at least this is what my brain remembers of it.) Of course the problem with this approach is the 640px maximum size: intricate details of the ad's focal point (i.e. the individual facets of the diamonds) are lost. Oh well. Submitting anyway...

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.8577
Avg (commenters): 7.9444
Avg (participants): 6.7100
Avg (non-participants): 6.9589
Views since voting: 3062
Views during voting: 456
Votes: 246
Comments: 60
Favorites: 2 (view)


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05/02/2005 02:52:29 PM
Hey Eddie: Outstanding use of techinque to bring forth this elegant lovely study. Great advertising because the image kept rising in my third eye. It is those images that one desires to show another person, like look, is this not grand?

Congratulations on your 7th finish.
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05/02/2005 12:16:35 AM
I missed this one when voting,--
Dial-Up!
Well done Eddy, this a great photo, with excellent light, I woulda gave it a 10
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/01/2005 08:00:56 PM
Very well done to leave the eyes with the jewelty. Bumping up.
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05/01/2005 05:47:55 PM
Looks like it came right out of a magazine! That's a good thing....
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05/01/2005 02:38:18 PM
Too busy...focus on one piece of jewelry.
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05/01/2005 11:25:46 AM
I'm torn here....At one point I like the way she's all dark, but at another I don't like it. I just can't make up my mind. However, I love the way it augments the brighter jewelry.
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04/30/2005 09:46:03 PM
Good job bringing out the jewelry, and the type works too -- though I usually make it a little bolder if it's reversed type for use in a print ad, as that can sometimes plug up on the press and become less-readable.
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04/30/2005 08:04:08 PM
Wow, very stunning tones on the women and all jewelry is perfectly in focus

good work !
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04/30/2005 06:28:34 AM
So far my only 10. VERY professional. The lighting is just superb ! Composition is perfect. GREAT photo. Good luck !
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04/30/2005 03:02:51 AM
Classic 9
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04/29/2005 11:33:39 PM
Awesome concept! Lighting is great, hue and sat is great ... I'm buying these! :)
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04/29/2005 11:33:38 PM
great color treatment - the jewelry really stands out. the typography is good too, though perhaps just a wee bit small, and I think the text in the upper right ("The fine art . . .") should have been vertically aligned with the script at the edge. (7)
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04/29/2005 07:58:57 PM
The Jewlery realy jumps out at you, excellent!
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04/29/2005 03:55:35 PM
Very professional - wonderful 9.
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04/29/2005 03:49:13 PM
The focus on the jewelry is very nice. I don't know that I care for the "tonality"? of the rest of the photo. The pinkish glow and cropping distracted me. My first thought on seeing this photo was "The model looks bald" It should have been "What great jewelry" I'm giving this a "6" The jewelry does stand out, has good lighting and focus.
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04/29/2005 01:52:41 PM
Very Professional Looking
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04/29/2005 10:25:36 AM
great job
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04/29/2005 09:09:18 AM
Very nice composition, though the rings might be better left out to showcase the lovely braclet, earring and necklace set.
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04/29/2005 06:56:59 AM
I like the softning of saturation on the woman. It really does bring out the color of the jewelery. Very niceley done. 10
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04/29/2005 01:00:43 AM
Very nice shot, I give it high marks. Personally I think with the excellent toning that you did to background/secondary subject here that the shot may have had even more impact with maybe just the ring or the ring and the necklace. Great shot, excellent post processing but for me just feels like too much bling bling to look at. Still one of my tops. Fonts are fine, still undecided about the vertical text.
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04/29/2005 12:26:42 AM
Nice focus on the jewelry, however, she doesn't look like she really wants to be there.
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04/29/2005 12:20:32 AM
Very good and very professional. Colours, angle, text, everything. Only thing I'd suggest is to make the woman and background a little darker so the jewelry sticks out more.
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04/28/2005 11:04:53 PM
Cool concept! I really like the shades of the skin vs the jewels. They seem to be missing some sharpness unfortunatly. Text is cool and looks good, not in the way too much. I seem to think you selected the jewels out of the pic for better editing... 6
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04/28/2005 06:46:31 PM
It may be this monitor cause I'm at work, but her skin tone looks really really odd. I'm sure you darkened her in post to bring out the jewelry and make it pop, but something more needs to be done with her skin and i can't put my finger on it. I love the picture as a whole. Nice model, idea, and composition. Right on with the fouc too. Nice work!

Happy shooting,

Chris A
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04/28/2005 03:27:07 PM
the jewelry really stands out....looks very proffesional. 10
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04/28/2005 01:00:13 PM
the models face could've maybe been cropped out and a bit less sharp, other than that really nice job
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04/28/2005 10:22:26 AM
Well done, like how the jewelry really pops off of the body. Good work at toning out the person and making her drop to the background. However the jewelry could use a big more pop and brightness.
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04/28/2005 10:02:12 AM
Nice job duplicating the feel of a Jewelry Advertisement. Good pop with the jewelry pieces...they stand out nicely. Nice use of lighting to get this effect. I'm thinking this will make top 10. Good luck.
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04/28/2005 09:01:03 AM
Very good use of post precessing to make the jewelry stand out of the model. Text is not too intrusive also, very good. My only quirk is personal, but your model seems to be in pain, likes she don't enjoy wearing the jewels (an impression not good in a jewel ad). A very gentle smile would have make this picture top rated. 6
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04/28/2005 08:12:14 AM
Could definitely see this in a magazine or jeweller`s window.
The lighting and colour tone is perfect for contrasting with the gold.
The very professional look this image has should guarantee a good placing....best of luck.
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04/27/2005 03:08:15 PM
Very good, the jewelry stands out beautifully. All that gold, she could at least smile :) 9
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04/27/2005 02:31:39 AM
This is great - it looks just like a magazine ad for jewelry! I really like how the gold and diamonds stand out.
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04/26/2005 09:12:25 PM
Brilliant. Perfect in every respect.
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04/26/2005 08:23:21 PM
One of the better photo's I have seen so far. I like how you brought out just the jewery. I like the expression on the model. I do not care for the font however to me that does not count.
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04/26/2005 06:19:50 PM
This is the type of layout I look for! Creative and refined. The pieces really stand out as does the font! I only would recommend a larger font Up top and that the photo be from a different angle to avoid the overlapping earring and necklace. The bottom text is what we refer to as "a call to action" and is not in many of the entries. Outstanding work.
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04/26/2005 05:12:43 PM
Did you scan this from a magazine? Great shot, good luck.
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04/26/2005 03:14:45 PM
admirable . 10
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04/26/2005 02:41:52 PM
You put alot of thought into this and it shows
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04/26/2005 12:27:05 PM
if the focal point (the ring) were just a little sharper...........7
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04/25/2005 11:18:06 PM
Very professional looking. What a great job you did with the brown tones on everything but the jewelry. the jewelry really stands out.
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04/25/2005 09:13:56 PM
I love everything but the frown on the lady's face.
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04/25/2005 08:46:25 PM
VERY nicely done!
Perhaps the best in this challenge and can't find a single thing to suggest here.
All the marks of a professional advertisement! (10)
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04/25/2005 06:57:09 PM
This is good; especially the way you highlighted the jewelry, yet the model still has a role in the composition; the tone is good: soft and romantic..
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04/25/2005 03:46:47 PM
Fantastic composition. I like the low-key subject. I think your approach here is top notch, but perhaps the jewelry could have been brightened up more to be more prominent. 7
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04/25/2005 12:49:40 PM
Wow ! Excellent ! I love it ..... I love the contast between the darkness of the model and the shine of the jewelry. Superb. I just think the jewelry is a bit too shiny though; it looks just a little bit oversharpened, but it's probably caused by resizing .... Good luck !
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04/25/2005 12:47:05 PM
Very clever presentation - will be interested to see how this was achieved. 9
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04/25/2005 12:14:45 PM
I think that may be too much jewelery
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04/25/2005 09:35:56 AM
Very much like what you would see in a magazine...appropriate text/font usage...very nicely done
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04/25/2005 08:36:29 AM
complete package! like your positioning of the text and the font you used , interesting lighting that draws attention to the jewelry, one of my ribbon picks this challenge BOL
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04/25/2005 08:23:22 AM
shadow on right side of photo looks a bit unnatural...model looks as if she is a bit angry...other than that a great photo...good luck
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04/25/2005 07:32:48 AM
jewellery really stands out.
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04/25/2005 07:10:10 AM
Okay - text here makes this look like a good advertising image. Image is very high class. Great lighting and use of dodge/burn type effect to focus on jewellery (spelled wrongly ;) ).
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04/25/2005 03:08:48 AM
I, personally have found that most pics in this challenge that have used models have been lacking...IMHO...this however, is NOT!!! This is gorgeous...the jewelry stands out and is the center of attention....a real eye catcher!!!! 10
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04/25/2005 02:11:24 AM
Can imagine this shot being used in an advert. I love the subtle colours on the model......makes the gems really stand out.
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04/25/2005 01:49:27 AM
nix the nail polish but overall impressive..gl...9
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04/25/2005 01:34:29 AM
wow! very professional nicely done and a top pick from me
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04/25/2005 01:27:13 AM
Great idea & execution, The jewelry doesn't seem clear or bright enough, although I'm sure the limited number of pixels is in effect here.
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04/25/2005 01:04:44 AM
You should've quit with the text at the top. The bottom text is overkill and detracts from the image. Otherwise an excellent job. Great way to make the jewelry stand out.
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04/25/2005 12:12:14 AM
Amazing lighting, compostion,focus..!! WOW I see this a perfect! Wonderful to view. Love this and hope you do well. 10+
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04/25/2005 12:09:39 AM
Well thought out layout and put together very well. Great lighting, like very much the accent on the jewelry. Very fine composition as well.
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