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Challenge: Dairy (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Studio
Date: Aug 23, 2005
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Studio, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Aug 23, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 9 out of 284
Avg (all users): 6.4941
Avg (commenters): 7.8772
Avg (participants): 6.4342
Avg (non-participants): 6.5279
Views since voting: 2719
Views during voting: 670
Votes: 421
Comments: 71
Favorites: 8 (view)


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04/30/2006 09:44:01 PM
Purrfect subject for this challenge! ;^) The B/W is really cool with the cat. I think this could have done without a border...it's a little distracting and gets lost.
09/02/2005 09:17:00 AM
Really good ! And not only because I'm a cat lover ...
Have to add it to my favs right now !
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08/31/2005 07:18:48 AM
Twin,

Awesome composition.
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08/31/2005 06:57:30 AM
Congrats on the topo ten, I like it much more than a lot of the shots that placed higher. Wonderfully-composed B&W! Refreshing & creative!

Message edited by author 2005-08-31 06:57:50.
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08/31/2005 03:14:34 AM
Well done on your top 10 finish, but I personally think its worthy of a top 3 finish. This photo is IMO the most original and well executed of the challenge and deservers a much better placing. The only (slight) draw back is that the cat looks a little soft, but not enough to detract over all. Great effort 9/10

Message edited by author 2005-08-31 07:32:48.
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08/31/2005 02:49:19 AM
congrats on top 10. great image. i really liked your recent rain entry too. keep up the great work.
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08/31/2005 12:45:08 AM
Congrats. This was one of my few 9's. Good one, dude!!
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08/31/2005 12:30:38 AM
Hey Brando: This is one attractive entry and done with good style. You have my admiration. Congratulations on your top Ten finish.
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08/31/2005 12:29:31 AM
wow my 2nd top 10 placement.....i thank the cat.

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sorrry i just need an excuse to do that....

Message edited by author 2005-08-31 00:32:30.
08/31/2005 12:11:29 AM
great composition...

:)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/30/2005 11:14:02 PM
nice black and white...
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08/30/2005 11:03:35 PM
Very well presented with a very high visual appeal. Bumping up.
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08/30/2005 08:28:56 PM
Very clever use of the black and White;)
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08/30/2005 06:20:10 PM
I think this is so slick! You thought this out so well and were patient enough to pull it off. My preference would have been to crop off the black extended lines on the outer borders of the white rectangles. That would have been a perfect picture. As is, I gave you a 9, which places you in my top ten for the challenge.
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08/30/2005 05:02:23 PM
Great setup!
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08/30/2005 04:25:16 PM
A very clever composition and a brilliant title.
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08/30/2005 12:18:58 PM
Vote=10
Excellent setup and composition, great demonstration of the challenge topic.
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08/29/2005 04:30:13 AM
Very creative, I can see a great deal of thought and effort went into this one. Well composed, good use of light, hoping this entry does well for you.
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08/28/2005 08:09:52 PM
nice use of b/w contrast. the cat gets a bit lost in the image, but i guess thats a little tough to avoid. one of the better ones I've seen in this challenge.. 7
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08/28/2005 12:07:04 PM
Very cool effect! I really love this!
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08/27/2005 02:27:26 PM
the border could use some work its unbalanced
7
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08/27/2005 01:54:19 PM
great idea, lovely subject and I think this pic is brilliantly shot.
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08/27/2005 01:22:12 PM
excellent arrangement (8)
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08/27/2005 10:58:26 AM
This is one of my favorites in the challenge, but I really wish you hadn't added the border. It needlessly complicates an otherwise clean and powerful composition. 9
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08/26/2005 11:36:33 PM
Well thought out. Good for you. Seems alittle soft focused but still really neat picture.
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08/26/2005 11:34:33 PM
Nice use of black and white (not the photo itself but the use of the colors :D )
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08/26/2005 07:43:53 PM
Wow - another cat shot that I like (not normally a cat fan). This is very appealing. Nice job.
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08/26/2005 07:18:59 PM
Love the checkered black and white back ground, the black and bowl/saucer, and the of so adorable black and white cat. Very well thought out. Good Luck
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08/26/2005 03:55:30 PM
brilliant composition!
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08/26/2005 01:11:46 PM
I really like this picture, one of the best. The black/white symmetry isn't perfect, but you did the best you culd with the cat's pattern. The only thing I don't understand is the border on three of four sides. Did you miss one side? 10.
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08/26/2005 08:51:25 AM
Amazing composition!
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08/26/2005 12:22:18 AM
would be perfect if most of its body wasn't in the black square. nice shot though
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08/25/2005 11:04:38 PM
Normally I don't like it when things blend into the background, but for this picture it kind of works. There are other pictures of cats drinking milk, but this one's a little more original and eyecatching. Great job.
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08/25/2005 09:46:41 PM
I love it. Good thing you don't own an orange cat.
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08/25/2005 09:11:29 PM
The border hurts this and is actually a distraction. Especially being white on three side and blac on one, makes it look like a bad corp. Top right square needs to be the same shade of white as lower left.
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08/25/2005 07:21:36 PM
I like the black and white. Very pleasing composition. Just wish the focus was better.
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08/25/2005 06:15:54 PM
Nicely done. 8.
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08/25/2005 06:08:56 PM
Great use of B&W! I like the arrangement...wish it was in sharper focus
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08/25/2005 05:21:29 PM
I really admire your creativity and eye with this photo. The use of the B&W background is neat and very fitting with the B&W kitty etc. Just a couple of things that I think would improve this shot even better, IMO. 1 - I'd like to see the whites more white by getting rid of the slight yellow hue. 2 - The border. I don't really like the uneven lines. It is kind of distracting. score = 8
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08/25/2005 05:16:54 PM
8 - Like this, like the frame, like the colors, like the 'style'. For me, even though the first thing I see is not 'milk/etc', my eye gets drawn there fast enough. Criticism; maybe, (though likely impossible seeing as the left top black background is likely 'wall') would like to see how this would have looked with the cat 'symmetried' over the top left black 'corner' (ie; diagonal). Otherwise, somehow more definition on the 'lapping' of the milk, and also on the white whiskers that are against the black right foreground.
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08/25/2005 04:16:31 PM
That looks really good. The checkers in contrast with the cats natural markings, and the black and white bowl. I enjoy this.
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08/25/2005 01:46:12 PM
I like the idea and the background. The cat disappearing completely into the black is a little disconcerting, but I'd have to see it the other way to know if it was better. 8.
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08/25/2005 01:31:42 PM
What can I say?! Impeccably composed. Beautiful black and white. Wonderful!
On second thought, I might have moved the cat a bit up or down in the composition.
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08/25/2005 12:54:24 PM
by far, the best one in this contest. A nice and big 10. Congrats!
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08/25/2005 08:23:37 AM
great idea...wish the cat was a little sharper
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08/25/2005 01:15:35 AM
Cool! Excellent idea. I would have liked for the lighting to be more even-- the white is white enough at the bottom, but it gets gray at the top.
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08/24/2005 09:28:11 PM
I really like this one. Great work.
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08/24/2005 09:25:33 PM
Excellent setup and black on white shot. Kitty looks like (he or she) is certainly enjoying the milk. Very well done. One of my favorites in the challenge. 10
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08/24/2005 09:13:22 PM
Great play on the monochromatic scheme.
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08/24/2005 07:56:32 PM
Good use of black an white - I don't care as much for the black border around the white - it might have helped if you could have balance it to get better symmetry.
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08/24/2005 06:14:30 PM
I just like it. Artistically pleasing. Love the black and white, nice play on the black and white dairy cow.
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08/24/2005 05:50:57 PM
I can only imagine if it was a B&W shot. Great job
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08/24/2005 05:22:58 PM
I like this photo. The focus seems just slightly off.
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08/24/2005 04:22:06 PM
kitty was just perfect gfor this shot. I find the border confusing.
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08/24/2005 01:56:17 PM
very well thought out and composed! my first idea for this challenge was along these lines but my cat wasn't too cooperative so I went with plan B :)
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08/24/2005 01:52:37 PM
Very original... I like it. :-)
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08/24/2005 01:19:09 PM
Very crreative photo; except for the borders
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08/24/2005 12:58:05 PM
Cool quad sectors of black and white!! Must be the floooring. Good clear image. Nicely done.
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08/24/2005 11:56:24 AM
Love the black and white ....great shot!
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08/24/2005 11:04:14 AM
wow. u are the symmetry master.
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08/24/2005 11:02:44 AM
Interesting use of the black and white. But the poor little cat kind of gets lost in the black. I wanted to see more.
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08/24/2005 10:06:37 AM
I like the idea about the contrast - 7
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08/24/2005 08:55:50 AM
Very cool. I had a similiar idea in mind, but your cat is better suited...
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08/24/2005 07:24:26 AM
Some real work went into this B$W number ... great work
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08/24/2005 07:08:37 AM
Just beautiful
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08/24/2005 05:31:02 AM
very witty, and you can tell it took effort
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08/24/2005 05:29:24 AM
Great idea. It came off just a little bit tilted... also I would have cropped a bit more bottom, right and top to get rid of the black frame.
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08/24/2005 02:49:11 AM
well worth a 2nd look
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08/24/2005 12:39:49 AM
very nice shot.. the framing is a bit wierd... maybe a slightly closer crop would have worked better. but still very very good.
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08/24/2005 12:39:11 AM
what a fun idea! I only wish the cat had the white area to show more of the back
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08/24/2005 12:20:46 AM
sadly, the very first thing I noticed was that the quarters were crooked and uneven. However, I loooooove the idea, and it is still a very interesting photo.
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