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Christmas Stock
Christmas Stock

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Challenge: Secondary Colors (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Washago, ON
Date: May 13, 2003
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/7
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 13, 2003

Translucent Christmas gift bag, lit with natural light from behind, and a hand-held light in front to bring out the detail. Processing: rotation, color balance, saturation, contrast, and unsharp mask, and then added borders. No cropping.

Place: 119 out of 225
Avg (all users): 5.0562
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.0288
Avg (non-participants): 5.0946
Views since voting: 1112
Votes: 178
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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05/27/2003 06:22:29 PM
*Critique Club*
There sure is a lot of color in this shot. Too much color, I believe. There are Purple, Orange and Green. Which are the secondary colors. However, there is also White, Black, Red, Yellow and blue.
If you are taking a photo of a jar, if you want that jar to be the main object, you do not surround it by other jars which are just as pretty.
I think that is the mistake you made here. While your secondary colors are pretty, the surrounding colors make those specific colors less important.
Your focus and clarity are great. I also think that because of the pattern on the paper, and the effects which are printed ON the paper, that it makes it look like you were able to accomplish 'special effects' in this shot. When really it is the actual print, not what you have done.
For example, the tag looks like it has some really great lighting effects on it, but that is just printed ON the tag, and actually the lighting isn't that great. On the subject, it's Ok, but look inside the tag. In the middle of all these pretty colors, there is a horrible dark shadow that really does nothing for the shot.
The angle and framing/cropping are really good. I do like very much how the subject fills the entire frame, and how you have included the tag and rope in the photo as well.
The colors are really vivid and stand out wonderfully, however, not for the purpose of the challenge.
Still quite pretty, and I think I could see this on a card or party invite.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/20/2003 03:46:22 PM
Good colors, decent lighting, but the composition is incredibly muddled, and there's nowhere for the eye to alight and decide 'this is what the shot is about.'
05/19/2003 11:03:46 PM
nice idea i like all of the colors good work
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05/19/2003 03:15:52 PM
05/18/2003 12:19:15 PM
Very original. I like this picture because it has a surreal look. 9
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05/17/2003 05:25:07 PM
this is a ten!
05/16/2003 03:54:59 PM
Not sure how you done it but it`s a jolly cheerful shot. 10
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05/16/2003 02:35:29 PM
good job. nice pic.
05/16/2003 01:12:41 PM
nice idea, there seems to be a lot of movement in this image, which is kind of distracting; other than that good image
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05/15/2003 05:35:41 PM
Nice, clean, crisp photo. Well done I think!
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05/15/2003 10:35:21 AM
is this a photograph?
05/15/2003 07:57:09 AM
Incredibly vibrant and beautifully photographed. I'm not fully comfortable though about the use of existing artwork. I like the way you brought out the textures. Nice border. 8
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05/14/2003 02:21:30 PM
Nice image. I like the different patterns and variety of textures that they provide to the image. Good job.
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