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Feathered framing
Feathered framing
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Challenge: Pick Two (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Mar 11, 2006
Aperture: F/14
ISO: 100
Shutter: 4.5 sec.
Galleries: Abstract, Studio
Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2006

The background used is my reflector on the floor, borrowed my girlfriend's high heels and her feather scarf. The tricky part was to form the frame with the feathers and getting rid of the shadows pre-processing. Shot the picture using tripod and firing the flash manually repeatedly around the subject until I got the desired lighting.

Processing was minimal. I adjusted the levels on the RAW file then converted to jpg, rotated, burned a couple of dead pixels and dodged a few shadows, adjusted the levels, curves, resized and saved.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 110
Avg (all users): 6.6447
Avg (commenters): 7.5333
Avg (participants): 6.2969
Avg (non-participants): 6.7805
Views since voting: 2323
Views during voting: 506
Votes: 228
Comments: 23
Favorites: 1 (view)


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AuthorThread
03/24/2006 02:48:48 AM
::: Critique Club :::

Hi, my name is Kari and from the critique club.

First Impression - the most important one:
What a frame!

Composition:

This is nice .. centred as it needs to be ... but the impression of a love heart adds to the composition.

Subject:
meets the challenge - in face you nailed it.

Technical (Colour and light):
Great ... I like the relfections of light on the shoes as well ..

To grow its vote?:
I find it hard on a top five to think how to improve ... take note of the other commemntors though :)

Summary:
Gorgeous ... really good solid shot.

If you've got any questions about this critique, please feel free to contact me via the PM system.

Cheers

Kari
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03/21/2006 09:14:37 PM
A composition with class! Congratulations on your top 5 finish.
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03/20/2006 05:38:06 PM
this reminds me of a woman
hmm love the pic though, now you got fourth, way to go!
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03/20/2006 05:21:12 PM
Congrats on the 5th. Creative layout.
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03/20/2006 02:51:16 AM
Congratulations on the top 5 finish...well done
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03/19/2006 05:58:23 PM
Good idea and well captured. Til hamingju með 5. sætið.
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03/19/2006 04:38:50 PM
Til hamingju með top 5.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/18/2006 11:57:43 PM
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03/14/2006 10:12:40 PM
Very nice abstract!
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03/14/2006 05:33:35 AM
Creative and slightly abstract take on this challenge. The colors work well! Good job!
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03/13/2006 09:51:58 PM
Great shot. Very creative.
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03/13/2006 07:59:54 PM
This really makes you take a closer look.
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03/12/2006 11:13:10 PM
I like this one a lot, striking like.
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03/12/2006 01:28:58 PM
nice layout
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03/12/2006 12:33:57 PM
Very nice, well thought out and executed. Very few entries only feature the two items and nothing else. This is my pick for a ribbon.
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03/12/2006 10:55:06 AM
Creative, nice thinking! almost an abstract feel! nice
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03/12/2006 10:45:18 AM
This is lovely. Good idea. I think it has to much space given up to the feathers. On my monitor, they lack detail and by the title I suppose that is the desired effect but there's just to much lost space. I'm giving a higher score, but would like to mention a couple other things that could be improved. The creases in the camera left shoe might be cloned out and there is someting under the heel on camera right. If that is just a shadow, I'd clone it so it's uniform.
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03/12/2006 05:44:11 AM
feathers provide a good frame for this, but it could have been cropped a little
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03/12/2006 01:09:38 AM
great visually 8
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03/12/2006 12:38:59 AM
Artful symmetry. I wonder if it being off centered might've been a tad more interesting. Hmmmm - just thinking out loud.
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03/12/2006 12:35:54 AM
Now this is neat... love the symmetry.
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03/12/2006 12:30:57 AM
Wow! eye grabbing and intriguing.
Nicely done.
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03/12/2006 12:24:09 AM
Excellent..... Love it and also give it my "WOW" factor.....
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