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Antique Calendar and Timepiece
Antique Calendar and Timepiece
jodiecoston


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Metal (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Location: Montana, USA
Date: Jun 16, 2005
Aperture: f3.1
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/1.6
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jun 16, 2005

Dramatic lighting on an antique timepiece. The Universal Ring Dial was widely used as a clock prior to the 17th century because pocket watches were expensive and unreliable. George Washington was one famous historic figure who carried one.

Tripod, natural windowlight, set on wooden cutting board for background. Used curves enhancement and fiddled with overall color balance to enhance the "gold" feel. I purposely overexposed at the spot the sun was hitting the metal, hoping to bring out the "metallic" feel - which will probably backfire on me... :)

Statistics
Place: 31 out of 508
Avg (all users): 6.0393
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 6.0182
Avg (non-participants): 6.0696
Views since voting: 1556
Views during voting: 362
Votes: 280
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/28/2005 02:29:06 PM
I really like this shot. I only wish the front part was in focus and the back blurred. Maybe a little more DOF as well.
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06/27/2005 11:33:17 PM
Interesting composition on this shot and excellent focus. Good luck in the challenge.
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06/27/2005 06:10:15 PM
Very pretty
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06/27/2005 12:28:38 PM
Nice composition, and you did a great job making this look brilliant and shiny without looking overexposed. I like this one a lot.
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06/27/2005 05:49:01 AM
nice crisp shot
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06/25/2005 05:19:44 PM
A very interesting subject! Love this golden metal! Very nice! :)
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06/24/2005 12:05:38 AM
Very nice image. I would like it more of the dial was in focus, but that is me and others would may like it out of focus. Again nice photo.
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06/22/2005 10:07:16 PM
It's sort of a busy shot, but the color, clarity and detail are beautiful. Second pass, bumping. 9
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06/22/2005 06:05:01 PM
my goal is to comment on every photo in this challenge..heres urs..good luck.. for me the overhead light seems too hot for shiney metal but this is an excellent photo 8
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06/22/2005 02:37:51 PM
Unique. Classy. Maybe just a tiny bit too close.
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06/22/2005 04:51:24 AM
IMHO you need the whole piece in sharp focus. Good Luck
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06/22/2005 01:40:23 AM
cropped too much! i wanna see the circular dials! or if u had intended to leave them out, then u should have cropped more instead of letting them hanging in midway. but i still like this shot a lot.
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06/22/2005 12:05:59 AM
very very nice 9
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