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Challenge: Still Life II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Kodak Z740
Location: Basement studio
Date: May 16, 2006
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/4s
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: May 15, 2006

setup in a small homemade light tent, 2 refector lamps dissfused thru white muslin

adjusted levels, bumped up sat, resized and usm


Statistics
Place: 43 out of 338
Avg (all users): 5.8884
Avg (commenters): 6.5455
Avg (participants): 5.5056
Avg (non-participants): 6.1407
Views since voting: 1029
Views during voting: 314
Votes: 224
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0


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05/28/2006 10:44:03 PM
*Critique Club*

I simply LOVE the comments you got on this shot.
Nice job on the lighting with this one. -- the reflection on the glass is a bit distracting.

Too bad your back drop is wrinkly. -- great background

needs better lighting -- you really did do a great job using the lighting

So, what have we learned? Not a darned thing. lol Beauty is subjective, and that is screamed in the comments you received. I'll throw in my subjective advice too.

My very first impression of the photo was that the background had creases, and I wished that I could see the label a bit better.
The focus on the photo is very nice, but off just enough to make the small lettering look a little fuzzy and hard to get much detail out of. Even if I couldn't read it, I would like to see it crisp.
Now, lets talk about the background for a sec. I personally like the color. the darkness is good and goes well with the ground cloth and helps show the color of the subjects well in my opinion. The creases bug me to death. There is a crease horizontally through the photo and also one coming straight out the top of the bottle. Very distracting. I do not so much mind the wrinkles, I think actually, I would prefer a wrinkled/textured background to a solid dark one, so that doesn't bug me, but the creases are too much.
I like the set up. One thing that the commenters who mentioned it all agree on is that they wish the rose were real. To me, it's not a huge deal, but fake flowers remind me of funerals, real flowers remind me of love/romance/elegance. This, would in the end, be more effective with a real flower, but probably only matters to people who sit here analyzing these things.
Overall, great shot for the challenge, nicely set up, but needs a cleaner background. (but not too clean)
~Heather~
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/23/2006 10:22:25 AM
While I think the background material is too dark for the subject, you really did do a great job using the lighting and reflections to create separation between the two.
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05/21/2006 11:44:07 PM
great deep colour and great background...well done...one of the better ones in this...only wish the rose was real
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05/19/2006 06:27:59 PM
needs better lighting
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05/19/2006 01:00:34 AM
I'm 322 pictures into voting on this challenge, and get rewarded with this beautiful photo. Wonderful.
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05/18/2006 03:57:14 PM
A real rose would have been a nice touch. I think the plastic distracts. Otherwise, nice textures.
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05/18/2006 08:55:57 AM
This meets the challenge its inanimate and arranged. Needs to straighten up and fly right. Stylistically consistent. 6
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05/18/2006 12:23:12 AM
I can taste it now!
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05/18/2006 12:01:35 AM
What a WONDERFUL Old World feeling!!! PERFECT
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05/17/2006 11:34:03 PM
I like the composition and colors. the reflection on the glass is a bit distracting.
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05/17/2006 09:37:29 PM
Too bad your back drop is wrinkly.
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05/17/2006 02:13:19 PM
Nice job on the lighting with this one. I know how hard it is to get lighting to look right when it's reflected off bottles and glasses like that. You pulled it off very nicely.
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05/17/2006 01:16:00 AM
Now this is again what I call a "still life"..... I like this set up as it is simple, yet stylish.....
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