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(Golden) Wedding Anniversary
(Golden) Wedding Anniversary
davidus428


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Greeting Cards (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: Nikon MF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AIS
Location: Home, Quezon City, Phils.
Date: Sep 25, 2005
Aperture: f11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Sep 24, 2005

Manual lens and exposure. Used a SB80DX SPeedlight and reflector.
levels, bit of crop, USM.

This entry is dedicated to my wife on our 12th wedding anniversary next month. How we pray we can be sweeter as the years go by.

By the way, we call each other "Sweets." :)

Statistics
Place: 36 out of 211
Avg (all users): 6.0913
Avg (commenters): 7.0909
Avg (participants): 5.8812
Avg (non-participants): 6.2712
Views since voting: 16489
Views during voting: 352
Votes: 219
Comments: 15
Favorites: 2 (view)


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10/08/2005 12:49:54 AM
I am surprised you are not diabetic by now? LOL!
10/05/2005 06:37:22 PM
<< Critique Club >>

Initial Impression:
Very "realistic" card - looks like something you could buy!

Composition:
I like how you composed the shot. The sweep of the rose & the candy kisses cradles frame the rings & text nicely. I like how you have one of the kisses sideways - it gives a sense of spontaneity & enhances the romantic quality of the photo.

Color/Tone:
It's not bad, but I think I would prefer the background to be a true white. Perhaps you were going for a soft candlelight-type white balance, but I don't really get that feeling from it. Also, I don't care for the orange-ish color of the text - a deeper red to match the beautiful color of the rose would have been more pleasing, I think.

Focus/Exposure:
Very crisp focus! The highlights could be considered little too bright, but I think it works for the type of photo it is. Did you think of trying some gaussian blur to it?

Title:
Well, the challenge said to name it the type of card it is, and you did, so the title was very well done! I don't think the parenthesis around Golden are necessary, but oh well!

Meets the Challenge:
Yes - you've met the challenge extremely well.

Summary:
Very commercial looking - I can totally see this on a "real" card. You really have created a beautiful photo in honor of your wife - congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/02/2005 10:36:07 PM
Great set-up, I hope your efforts are rewarded.
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10/02/2005 08:04:10 PM
very nice picture and photo..I love it..!!!
10/01/2005 08:51:34 PM
this is really nice composition.
09/30/2005 06:46:09 PM
Really nice image...might have perferred the words to be more off center with the kisses more in the frame.
09/30/2005 11:43:38 AM
Great shot!
09/28/2005 10:49:25 PM
this is a really greetind card
09/27/2005 11:23:26 PM
Fit Challenge Criteria: 2/2
Contrast/Color: 2/2
CompositioN: 2/2
Photo Quality: 2/2
My Subjective Affinity: 1/2
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09/27/2005 05:17:53 PM
This has nice focus and clarity. I like the kisses, but I can't decide if the little paper almond flags add humor, or distract me.
09/27/2005 10:54:44 AM
Classic but always works I think. A nice set-up.
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09/27/2005 07:51:10 AM
Nicely executed, but a little 'sickly' for my taste.
Some of the flowers could do with a clean up
09/26/2005 05:20:12 PM
Nice composition.
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09/26/2005 09:24:50 AM
OOpppppssss a beautiful card but adding the writting may not have been the right thing to avoid a DQ, fingers crossed and hope it makes it.
09/26/2005 03:24:33 AM
Nicely done.
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