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Challenge: Silhouettes III (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Shoulda been better
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: my living room, Lakewood OHIO
Date: Aug 29, 2006
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 1/320
Shutter: 250
Galleries: Emotive, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Aug 27, 2006

I finally tried this trick that I've seen other people do here at dpc. I only had a few minutes before work. Instead of using my infamous sun-room sliding glass door, I went for the computer monitor ... I had taken the background photo previously and thought it would be a great background -- especially since the topic was sillouhette since all I would need is backlight. I didn't want to use wine so i used a combo of cold coffee, water and a little grenadine for color. I used f1.8 because I was getting a bunch of moire (that's the printing term not sure if it applies here but it was a banding/pixelated deal going on). I took a few shots and nothing was perfect - the sky had blue in thte orginal pic and if I did this over I would have included that. It hink that's the thing that would have given it ribbon potential - oh-well.

this was my alternate choice that I think might have annoyed fewer viewers since the sun doesn't have little happy lines going through it.
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Place: 89 out of 352
Avg (all users): 5.8347
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 5.5684
Avg (non-participants): 6.0000
Views since voting: 1032
Views during voting: 368
Votes: 248
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2006 03:14:26 PM
Good one... colors are good, the sun seems a little disturbing to me, but the hand and the glass are spot on... well done..
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09/02/2006 10:22:43 AM
I think it's a bit too bright with the sun the way it is.
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09/01/2006 12:50:09 PM
Really creative idea! The colors & position of everything works really well, nice job!
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08/31/2006 07:31:23 PM
AWESOME idea for a shot! Great colors, great silhouette. :)
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08/31/2006 02:36:53 PM
Hmm... I really like the idea, but this looks like a computer monitor or tv screen in the background. Maybe if the lines weren't there, and the colors were a little softer this would work better.
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08/31/2006 10:15:46 AM
I like the idea, but I think there are 3 major elements that drop the score. There are several lines around the sun. The line of the wine does not follow the very straight horizon. The forefinger is distracting - being away from the others. 5.
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08/31/2006 09:27:24 AM
08/30/2006 09:38:54 PM
the banding lines in the upper left corner, and the fuzziness of the water lead me to believe the background is a image on your monitor. I think if you had done this with a naturl background the effect would have been much better.
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08/30/2006 08:33:58 PM
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08/30/2006 10:20:49 AM
I like this but whats the with stripes up where the sun is?
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08/30/2006 03:08:19 AM
Cool concept, excellent color. I wonder if Neat Image could have helped take the lines out of the sun?
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08/30/2006 01:47:46 AM
Neat idea! And well executed!
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