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Challenge: The Odd Couple (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: My basement
Date: Feb 26, 2006
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2
Galleries: Humorous, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Feb 26, 2006

Shot on a table top in my basement through an umbrella on a Sears worklight @ 1000 watts. Custom white balance, and exposure set by using a grey card.

In Photoshop CS2:

-crop
-resize
-on a new layer, masked off the typewriter, mouse and mousepad
-adjusted levels to turn the background whiter
-flattened
-healing brush to remove what remained of the back edge of the table
-dodge a few dark areas of the background
-USM

This is my first attempt at shooting with my umbrella and also my first attempt at more advanced editing. I hope I did well.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 105
Avg (all users): 6.6230
Avg (commenters): 7.6364
Avg (participants): 6.1967
Avg (non-participants): 6.7650
Views since voting: 2067
Views during voting: 397
Votes: 244
Comments: 32
Favorites: 7 (view)


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11/23/2009 01:13:03 PM
THis is a great shot
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02/03/2007 01:59:30 PM
Excellent idea and execution!!
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06/16/2006 05:08:41 AM
i completely agree with saloonstudios!
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05/03/2006 08:19:00 PM
Very funny and very well done!
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03/11/2006 04:27:27 AM
wow. completely caught me off guard, had i voted this would've been a 10 for sure.
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03/08/2006 03:06:21 PM
Greetings From the Critique Club!!!

Initial Imapact: WOW thats good!!

Meeting the Challenge: I didn't even have to look to see that this was clearly for the Odd couple challenge.

Focus: Dead on. It can't possibly get any better than this.

Color: I like the drab green But I feel that the mouse and pad Could use a bit of color to help it feel even more "modern". The tonal range and colors that are present are all perfect.

Composition: Oce again looks great.

Lighting. This is the only area I can spot any technical aspects that could be improved. I don't like the shado on the left of the typewritter. I think Using another light from the left to remove it would have moved this great shot up another knotch.

Overall: Not a real exciting subject. Or necessarily pretty. This will probably keep this image away from the ilusive ribbon, but I can easily see this as a stock image or a poster. This image make lack in aqppealing to the masses but it is technicaly a spectacular photo.

Keep up the great work!! I look forward to voting on more entries like this one.

Tristalisk
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03/07/2006 01:35:38 AM
I liked this a lot. Nice contrast in technology. I gave you an 8.
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03/06/2006 12:24:50 AM
Now, did I love this typewriter shot or what? Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/05/2006 11:19:53 PM
i really like the idea you have here...technically, removing the shadow to the left would have helped...
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03/05/2006 10:42:14 PM
Good imagination. Excellent!
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03/05/2006 08:53:46 PM
A lovely beauty captured with great zest! 7
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03/05/2006 06:22:19 PM
UNDO! UNDO! ;-) Very clever and well done.
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03/05/2006 03:36:13 PM
Good idea, I like the fact you got the focus sharp enough to read the text on the page. Attention to detail. Great lighting as well.
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03/04/2006 10:52:16 AM
Cute idea.. and definately odd. What could that mouse possibly be there for? The paper blends into the white background a bit too much, but it doesn't take away from the idea of the shot. Nicely done!
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03/04/2006 08:37:46 AM
My favourite for The Odd Couple challenge
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03/03/2006 06:19:12 AM
Very creative, sharp, nice shot.
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03/02/2006 11:08:43 AM
This is one of my two 10s.... I love the crisp focus and the simplicity. It was a creative idea done very well. Congrats.
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03/01/2006 11:51:19 PM
Very funny with good light values and sharpness
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03/01/2006 07:45:46 AM
well done, quirky idea...hope this does well for you
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02/28/2006 01:36:08 AM
Great interpretation of the challenge theme and a good shot, although would have benefited from losing the shadow I think. My top scoring image by far, anyhow.
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02/28/2006 12:18:15 AM
okay... this one made me laugh
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02/27/2006 11:40:08 PM
touche typing tool touche
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02/27/2006 09:22:15 PM
Great idea... I love it.
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02/27/2006 08:35:41 PM
Very clever !!
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02/27/2006 07:54:51 PM
Cute idea and creative, one of the best
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02/27/2006 07:49:19 PM
Excellent Concept!! 10
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02/27/2006 07:24:24 PM
original!
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02/27/2006 12:17:57 PM
Clever and fun. 6
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02/27/2006 11:20:58 AM
Brilliant idea! I'm not into the high key look, but that won't change my score. I'd prefer it with a very bright mousepad to liven up the very boring color scheme. 8
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02/27/2006 09:17:50 AM
this one made me smile.. great old typewriter... interesting spin on the challenge - good focus
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02/27/2006 09:10:09 AM
Clever.....
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02/27/2006 12:43:08 AM
this is such an interesting photo.
It is bordering on over exposure but you pulled it off very nicely. Good job
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