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Secondary Stone
Secondary Stone

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Challenge: Secondary Colors (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: home
Date: May 13, 2003
Aperture: 27
ISO: 200
Shutter: 2
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 13, 2003


Place: 89 out of 225
Avg (all users): 5.2826
Avg (commenters): 5.8889
Avg (participants): 5.1111
Avg (non-participants): 5.5263
Views since voting: 995
Votes: 184
Comments: 10
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05/26/2003 02:48:56 AM
*Critique Club*
Nice colors! Definately fits the challenge, and I like this because it's naturally occuring.
The black background is great. Nothing distracting there. The angle and framing/cropping is good. I wonder if you could have had this at more of an angle, but probably not. Then you wouldn't be able to see down into the rock, where it's important. Just talking outloud here. lol
No freaky blue grass this time I see. *wink*
Seriously though, I think that the focus is a bit soft, but I'm also thinking that this could simply be because of the textures of the rock. The hardest thing for me to photograph is textures and they always come out looking soft no matter what I do. I'm not really sure how to fix it either. Maybe a side light would give it some depth on the top, create a bit of shadow, and increase the "height" of the inner texture? Then again, It might hinder the lighting that makes the inside so great. *again, just talking outloud*
I tried this with a tighter crop, and I think I like it that way. Up close and personal. Probably even be able to cut off most of the black background. Both ways look good. Maybe for the challenge though, a tighter crop would bring our eyes directly to the innermost part, where the 'important' colors are.
Love the lighting to bring out the orange. I think that's the best part in my opinion. You did a great job making that stand out.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/20/2003 11:54:23 PM
Nice image. The only detraction for me is the soft focus on the subject.
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05/19/2003 11:57:34 PM
WOW very nice..would love to own that geode...I am a rock nut...9
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05/17/2003 12:52:17 PM
Nice macro, although a little too soft round the edges. If your camera would let you, a narrower aperture would have been nice. I like the lighting from 'inside' the stone.
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05/15/2003 10:45:15 PM
Well composed. Soft focus is just right. The glow in the orange is a good center point.
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05/15/2003 09:50:44 PM
neat subject, cool colors and lighting. focus seems soft and cropping could be less tight.
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05/15/2003 10:09:39 AM
good job what is that
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05/14/2003 12:12:18 PM
This stone could be Icelandic, is it? Great colors, good job
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05/14/2003 12:11:11 PM
Good macro and colours.7
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05/14/2003 12:24:40 AM
I would rather crop off the black background, take a closer look into inner part
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