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Three Pair
Three Pair
bobdaveant


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Challenge: Image Grain (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: My Kitchen
Date: Oct 17, 2005
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Oct 17, 2005

Shooting Date/Time 10/17/2005 11:22:58 PM
Shooting Mode Program AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/13
Av( Aperture Value ) 3.5
Metering Mode Center-Weighted Average Metering
Exposure Compensation -2/3
ISO Speed 200
Lens 18.0 - 55.0 mm
Focal Length 22.0 mm
Image Quality Fine
Flash Off
White Balance Mode Tungsten
AF Mode One-Shot AF
Parameters Settings
Contrast Mid. Low
Sharpness Mid. High
Color saturation Standard

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 274
Avg (all users): 6.4021
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0172
Avg (non-participants): 6.9744
Views since voting: 1397
Views during voting: 343
Votes: 194
Comments: 36
Favorites: 9 (view)


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11/03/2005 09:02:34 AM
This is a very nice shot. The added grain is a plus to the natural grain already present, or at least a grainy "feel". The front pear has a grainy pebble to it, and the cloth/napkin used in the basket has nice texture to it as well. It all comes together nicely with the lighting adding the final forte!

Smile and keep having fun! ;^)
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11/03/2005 12:41:44 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

I loved this shot when I was voting in the challenge and I love it still. The colors, the grit, it all works so well together. I normally do not like grainy shots but this one really appealed to me because you darkened it in a manner that really made it work.

The composition is wonderful the colors, again, wonderful, the shadows on the left are a bit distracting but not so much that it really hurts the overall picture.

There is really nothing here for me to critique! A beautiful shot! It would make a great print!

Deannda
Good Luck in future challenges
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11/02/2005 09:29:15 AM
Congratulations, this is an outstanding picture.
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10/31/2005 10:36:20 PM
I love this!! Congrats!
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10/31/2005 10:30:03 PM
Graphic Funk said it all - this is superbly chosen and executed. I'd have this HUGE on a canvas in my house - no doubt about it.
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10/31/2005 08:40:50 PM
This is an *AWESOME* photograph! I LOVE the colors! I LOVE the comp! I LOVE the lighting! F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C job!!!
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10/31/2005 04:42:55 AM
I had this one pegged as a "hopeful"; I think it deserves a ribbon, if only because it steers a different course than most of the entries and does it extremely well. In my personal aesthetic, this image is a deep, moody winner.
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10/31/2005 12:42:24 AM
I expected this to do better as well. such great light, colors, and most of all textures further enhanced by the grain.
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10/31/2005 12:23:15 AM
Bob: this is one hell of an image and one I expected in the top 5. Congratulations on your 11th placing.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/30/2005 10:46:22 PM
Done with meticulous good taste in selection of subject matter, placement and coloration.
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10/30/2005 10:44:17 PM
Nice colours. Good composition. I still rated this fairly high despite the fact that I don't feel the low level grain that was added helped out the end feeling of this shot.
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10/30/2005 09:53:30 PM
Beautiful, nice work
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10/30/2005 08:47:11 PM
great tones in this shot -- well done!
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10/30/2005 07:52:58 AM
one of my favorites this challenge -- the colors jump off the screen
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10/29/2005 07:53:31 PM
Excellent lighting and composition with beautiful color combinations. If this was mine i would be very proud but I would have also got a bit more adventures in this challenge and used more noise. Still a beautiful creation 9 (bumping)
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10/29/2005 07:05:19 PM
Looks like a painting. Great job and one of the best in the comp.
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10/29/2005 11:46:41 AM
Very nice still life photo. The slight grain works great.
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10/28/2005 12:01:45 PM
Beautiful light and color!
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10/28/2005 10:43:12 AM
stunning color, texture, and light - love the stems alligned, and the one pear being so different in shape - classic composition makes this feel like a painting in a museum. The fact that I love this so much may have cursed you to not receive the blue ribbon you deserve - 10
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10/27/2005 09:59:13 PM
Nice still life. I liked the green background used. Really brings out the pears. Selective sharpening on the shadows may have given the image a better grain.
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10/27/2005 03:06:22 PM
Fine still art!
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10/26/2005 10:58:20 PM
Nice lighting
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10/26/2005 10:52:00 PM
Absolutely extraordinary image with outstanding lighting and deep rich colors. Very nicely done.
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10/25/2005 11:38:24 PM
The overall effect is nice, although the grain does not ad as much as the rest of the process that gave this picture its earthy tonality. The only change I would make is t ensure that the grain was the same colour as its surrounding environment. That is the problem of digital grain that is not present in film grain.
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10/25/2005 07:44:29 PM
BEAUTIFUL still life!! Wow, really great subject choice and excellent choice in colors for the whole shot. The lighting on the pears looks tremendous, and I like how you've complemented the golden tones with red and green. Very well done! Great shot!
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10/25/2005 06:53:34 PM
You could have went with more grain on this and made me happy. Love the colors and lighting.
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10/25/2005 01:03:29 AM
Awesome still life - I love the soft, warm, glowing light, but I don't see how the photo benefits from a noisy background. If the background were left alone and more noise was added to the pears, I think I would like it a bit more (assuming the noise was added in post-processing). Nice use of complimentary red and green. Good shot overall. Good luck.
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10/24/2005 09:57:54 PM
It seems that the "noise" is a natural texture of the pear. I was looking for something more dramatic. However, to comment on the rest of the picture, the lighting is wonderful, the subjects are nice for a still life and the colors are subtle, yet contrasty enough for some oomph. I'm just not sure this is a good grain image. Even if you were to up the grain, would it be adding or detracting from the subject? I'm just not sure pears need grain.
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10/24/2005 09:52:23 PM
Beautiful colours and lighting.
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10/24/2005 02:22:53 PM
10
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10/24/2005 09:46:39 AM
Excellent color and tone...it reminds of of an old masters painting...very nice.
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10/24/2005 08:43:38 AM
Love the light , like an old master oil painitng and texture is beautiful
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10/24/2005 07:20:50 AM
its a little dark but i think it fits the photo well. like the choice of colors.
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10/24/2005 03:08:20 AM
lovely colors
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10/24/2005 01:38:05 AM
That is a nice shot, 9
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10/24/2005 01:25:10 AM
Oh my. This is beautiful. The golden pears and the red cloth - perfect compliments to one another. I'm not seeing much grain though - disappointing cause in another challenge, I'd give this a 9. Hmmmm - I'l review again tomorrow. Maybe it's the late hour. LOL
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