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Challenge: Romance (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro
Location: Home
Date: Jan 31, 2006
Aperture: 2.64
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/4000
Galleries: Studio, Wedding
Date Uploaded: Jan 31, 2006

The height of romance -- my fiancé's hand with the symbol of our romance.

Taken on a back ground of white paper atop my coffee table in natural sun light.

Edits: Levels, sharpen, crop.

Place: 20 out of 131
Avg (all users): 6.0522
Avg (commenters): 7.5556
Avg (participants): 5.4328
Avg (non-participants): 6.1919
Views since voting: 1485
Views during voting: 497
Votes: 364
Comments: 18
Favorites: 3 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2006 09:29:23 PM
I really like the sharpness of the ring and the area around it. What I don't like is the transition the hand has with the background. The out of focus part doesn't bother me but the difference of color does. As such the diagonal line it creates takes too much of the focus away from the ring. Maybe if the background was black the transition would look better and being black it might also enhance the elegant nature of this photo and make the hands pop out in general being that it's the lighter color.
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02/07/2006 07:54:35 PM
I like the blank background, it emphasises the focus on the ring, and points out that, at that moment, nothing really matters apart from what the ring symbolises, which is of course invisible ...in that respect I think you've taken a photo of romance itself rather well.
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02/07/2006 03:55:15 PM
Nice, the clarity on the ring is perfect. Not sure why you composed it the way you did with a lot of white nothing in the photo.
02/07/2006 12:47:10 PM
Nice focus on the ring but the large white space draws your eye
towards the center.
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02/06/2006 09:46:20 PM
Beautiful lighting.
02/05/2006 06:34:13 PM
Since she's already wearing the ring I think that a caption such as "She Said Yes" or "I Do" would have been more appropriate. This is a nice, stock-like image; it looks almost like a jewelry advertisement.
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02/05/2006 11:25:38 AM
To me, this speaks more of love than it does to romance, but it's a very well executed shot.
02/05/2006 02:45:40 AM
Great shot, I liked the negative space and shallow DOF- it's a 10
02/03/2006 11:15:56 AM
02/02/2006 10:09:28 PM
love this shot, the space just gives it that feeling that a question really is being asked.
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02/02/2006 08:30:46 PM
love it. Focus is on the main subject where it belongs.
02/02/2006 02:39:38 PM
I sincerely love the composition in this. The negative space really adds to the overall picture! well done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2006 05:51:37 AM
great dof and lovely lighting
02/01/2006 09:09:14 PM
I like all the empty space - it is the visual equivalent of a question - the fingers line up nicely on a diagonal that emphasizes the ring and leads the eyeeither to it or away from it perhaps depending on the answer to the question. I am not sure what the brown object the hand is resting on is - it distracts my eye and does not add to the picture. Nice use of shallow DOF and nice focus. Wish the shadow falling on the finger below the ring might have been reduced by another light or a bounce.
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02/01/2006 08:46:06 PM
really great concept, voting.
02/01/2006 04:43:45 AM
Great idea. Like the use of negative space too. There is a bit of a hot spot on the diamond, but overall a very nice shot.
02/01/2006 03:14:27 AM
Perfectly in theme. The single ring, with no sign of wedding band or tan line perfectly captures the engagement. Great OOF and composition. 9 from me.
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02/01/2006 01:24:32 AM
Excellent use of DoF and negative space. 9
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