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Pitcher and Mug
Pitcher and Mug

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Challenge: Still Life II (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Millersville, PA
Date: May 16, 2006
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: May 16, 2006

I wanted to play with a monochrome theme and I thought these worked well together. We'll see what the voters think. This is an average shot and I predict a 5.0.

Place: 96 out of 338
Avg (all users): 5.5619
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.1778
Avg (non-participants): 5.8162
Views since voting: 696
Views during voting: 282
Votes: 226
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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05/27/2006 10:59:01 PM
::: Critique Club :::

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

First Impression - the most important one:
Not bad .. interesting product ... but a few distractions.

I would almost call it contrvied ... I know still lifes are a set up thing .. but often in paintings they are set up for use ... here the handles at the same angle and not really looking like you can just pick them up and use them ...

Monocromatic you wanted and that is what you got ... meets the challenge and scored way higher than you predicted too.

Technical (Colour and light):
There is a line where you background and table meet ..this is a clear distracition for me ... using a backboard with a slight bend eliminates this sudden change in direction from being obvious. The lighting is fine .. seeing it in the just is not that great, the reflections are really distracting ... I have no idea how to deal with this ... but I am sure we will all be faced with it and have to find out.

To grow its vote?:
I think this shot did great for the shot it is ...

Good work ... I hope you learned what you were after.

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


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/23/2006 05:52:00 PM
I like what you have here, just some minor things catch my eye taking away from the photo.

1.) Reflection in the pitcher takes away my attention.
2.) The difference in white between the surface in the background. Just enough to catch my eye.
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05/20/2006 05:06:56 PM
I think I recognize this set-- Terry is that you?
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05/18/2006 08:18:25 PM
Crystal clear reflection - so good I can see the camera and umbrella! Well done photo - great color.
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05/18/2006 03:38:27 PM
Very simple. Nicely done.
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05/18/2006 01:26:03 PM
This meets the challenge - inanimate and arranged.
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05/18/2006 09:00:53 AM
Good photo. The only problem i see is that all your lighting equipment is visible in the reflection off the pitcher.
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05/18/2006 02:40:11 AM
nice lighting and color
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05/18/2006 12:10:41 AM
Very nice but moving them close would have been stronger---and.....a different background
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05/17/2006 07:35:29 PM
Nice. I like the clarity and the green color of the pitcher but I think it would have been better without the mug.
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05/17/2006 09:42:57 AM
Fits perfectly to challenge.
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