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Morning Treat
Morning Treat

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Challenge: Light On White II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D
Location: Home
Date: Oct 19, 2005
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Oct 19, 2005


Place: 70 out of 277
Avg (all users): 5.4681
Avg (commenters): 6.7143
Avg (participants): 5.2778
Avg (non-participants): 5.5862
Views since voting: 682
Views during voting: 352
Votes: 282
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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11/06/2005 11:24:34 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club:

Morning Treat was your entry for the 'Light On White II' challenge and it fits quite well into the given brief.

Your focus is spot on, as is the DOF which just starts to blur out when it gets to the plate. Lighting is superb, the shadows by the egg and also the plate are wonderful. Had the lighting been any harsher, it would have killed the image. It is a shame you haven't included any of the processing steps used as these really help other photogs reproduce similar effects. And they help when doing a critique as we can follow your steps.

This is the only down side of your image, to me and it is only my opinion, the corn does nothing for the image. It makes the image cluttered. I like the positioning of the egg and plate. Many would have been tempted to not include the plate and then crop tightly, your idea works better.

Taking the image as a whole, I think it scored about right due to the inclusion of the corn. The corn introduces yellow into the picture and seems to dominate what is a super soft image (not focus). The plate and flower in the top right corner is pure genius and would have a much greater impact if it weren't for the corn. I know I gone on about the corn, but it jars, it dominates and spoils a wonderful image. Try reshooting it, reproducing the original steps, but leave out the corn. I think you will agree then that without the corn you would have had a high scoring image that matched your other high scorers. I would like to see the reshoot:) I hope this is helpful and constructive.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/01/2005 08:48:37 PM
very nice..great job..!
11/01/2005 02:56:48 PM
Why the flower on the dish?
10/30/2005 01:04:47 AM
very nice pic. composition could be better i'll bet.
10/28/2005 05:21:55 PM
10/28/2005 12:20:32 PM
I'm not sure about corn on the cob in the morning, and it is almost too much color, but I really like the composition. 6 right now and maybe a bump later. Bumped to 7
10/27/2005 10:59:57 AM
yellow a tad too bright for a true "light" color, imo, but nicely done otherwise
10/26/2005 12:55:43 AM
mmm that makes me hungry.good photo.maybe the corn is not light enough but i still like it.
10/26/2005 12:28:24 AM
The picture would be so much better if the corn and plate weren't on it. They do two things: distract me from what you want me to see (the egg), and muddle up the title. The morning treat is (I assume) the egg - not the egg, corn, and flowers.

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