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Square. Crop.
Melethia


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Challenge: Square Crop (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenges 2006
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Home
Date: Feb 28, 2006
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2006

It's hard to find square picture frames! The background is normal black velvet and patterned red velvet. Lighting was from two desk lamps - one stationary to the lower right, one held above and in front, to kill shadows a bit.

Did a bit of cloning/healing for dust on the black fabric; dodged one small section just a bit (still don't know how to work that tool); in exposure adjustment, -.015 offset, 1.06 gamma; +10 sat; USM 75%, rad=1.0, thresh=0. Resized, added border, saved.

Statistics
Place: 115 out of 369
Avg (all users): 5.7707
Avg (commenters): 7.1000
Avg (participants): 5.5581
Avg (non-participants): 6.1316
Views since voting: 691
Views during voting: 273
Votes: 205
Comments: 23
Favorites: 1 (view)


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02/19/2012 12:50:40 PM
This one the background is too dark and the wheat is too harsh. I like the idea but I would have done it with a solid black background and left out the cloth. Honestly I think it's the red fabric that got you on this one.

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03/14/2006 06:46:09 PM
This was sadly underrated, Deb. It's beautifully done, but it speaks to an aesthetic that is not currently "in fashion".
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03/13/2006 07:34:04 AM
Woo hooo! Great finish for this cool photo Deb!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/12/2006 10:13:35 PM
Well done. The visual pun adds a nice touch.
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03/10/2006 09:47:30 PM
I'm sorry but I don't get the set-up at all
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03/10/2006 02:19:39 PM
With black instead of red velvet, I think you would have pulled a much more striking distinction between crop and square, while maintaining the light you got from the velvet backing. Still and all, a great shot
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03/10/2006 06:03:07 AM
Good idea reminds me of a greetings card. I particularly like the colour combinations
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03/09/2006 03:53:32 PM
love the corn and red colour
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03/09/2006 05:59:58 AM
Ah, thinking outside and inside the frame, eh, Cindi?
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03/09/2006 12:58:25 AM
Great concept, would have worked a whole lot better if the frame had been square in the picture - this could have been achieved through a minor rotation right of around .1 ... sorry it was really buggiang me :)
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03/08/2006 01:23:15 PM
I think I would almost like this better without the red cloth in the background. It seems to make this feel a bit too unbalanced. DOF and tones are dead on. I also like the humor, put a smile on my face. Good job and good luck with the challenge.
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03/07/2006 09:18:54 PM
Nice interpretation of the challenge theme
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03/07/2006 08:50:24 PM
Vey interesting idea. I like your use of layers.
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03/07/2006 07:22:25 PM
Nice thought on this but I'm not sure I like the wine color background.
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03/07/2006 06:02:15 PM
Literally! Love the colors and textures.
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03/06/2006 10:54:46 PM
You know what? I'm giving you a 10, just because you're clever. And the picture's not bad either.
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03/06/2006 08:12:47 PM
Clever. Like it!
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03/06/2006 06:26:26 PM
very nice. good play on words.
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03/06/2006 05:04:25 PM
Yep, like the pun ;-)
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03/06/2006 04:22:44 PM
Vreative composition! I wish there was more contrast between the grain and the frame. They are very similar in color, and the grain sort of blends in. I love the laters here - the background, the fabric (very nice color and texture by the way)the frame, and the grain. Beautifully executed!
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03/06/2006 01:13:07 PM
truely in balance. Somthing I forgot.
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03/06/2006 07:45:53 AM
What an interesting frame and composition! I think this is very striking against that velvet black background. It just pops in a 3-dimensional way. Very well done!
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03/06/2006 01:26:32 AM
it's a lovely shot with great colours
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