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Challenge: Light on White III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Stuuuuuuudio
Date: Nov 24, 2006
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 8 seconds
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 24, 2006

Trying to get the most dynamic range while shooting a very shiny object... usually i'd go for a low-key treatment so this is really a challenge to myself, to see if i can manage high key shiny.

The background is shiny too - a piece of blank projector acetate, with the pearlescent tissue backing still attached, overlaid on a white piece of printer paper. Lighting was a single table lamp, white balance adjusted accordingly, and shadows filled in a bit with lightpainting from handheld torch.

Shot with 100-400L IS at 150mm, on a tripod with 36mm extension tube and remote release.

Editing: so much sensor dust! ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/20000-24999/24744/orig/431159.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/20000-24999/24744/orig/431159.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
That's everything i cloned out from this. Aside from that, converted to duotone, resize and sharpen.

Statistics
Place: 27 out of 233
Avg (all users): 6.2835
Avg (commenters): 8.1250
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.5340
Views since voting: 985
Views during voting: 274
Votes: 194
Comments: 18
Favorites: 3 (view)


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12/04/2006 12:14:46 AM
wonderful shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/03/2006 10:51:13 PM
Beautifully presented. Could grace the cover of any high end magazine. Well done! 10
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12/03/2006 06:49:37 PM
What a great pocket watch, great shot. The crop seems a bit odd, but still very nice.
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12/03/2006 12:27:33 PM
Like the tones and composition in this image very, very much. It is very well done and has a nice perspective on the watch. Unfortunately the background is not a pure white as specified in the challenge statement and some voters will fault you for it.
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12/01/2006 01:46:10 PM
oooo - nice! Excellent shot!
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11/30/2006 01:59:46 PM
Beautiful watch. Love the clarity and the reflection of the watch. Nice shot.
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11/29/2006 04:09:30 PM
I like this very much. I do wish however that the background was a true white instead of grey. The shadow adds a nice element to the composition. Lighting may be a little hot - very hard to illuminate shiny surfaces. Perhaps a diffuser? Anyway, overall a job well done. Good luck in the challenge.
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11/29/2006 02:09:59 PM
have viewed this several times, really like it...i bet it would make a great stock photo too.

8
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11/29/2006 12:53:45 AM
very nice
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11/28/2006 09:05:20 PM
Beautiful watch.
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11/28/2006 05:51:12 PM
great image I like the shadow and the slight over exposed sections towards the top right shows good depth of image
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11/28/2006 10:14:23 AM
Excellent job...difficult to light well.
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11/27/2006 07:10:38 PM
Nicely composed and professionally presented. I wonder if I have seen this watch with others in a challenge photo long ago. 9.
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11/27/2006 07:01:29 PM
Clean. Back to bump you up to 8.
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11/27/2006 06:17:31 PM
Nice, damn nice.
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11/27/2006 05:48:34 PM
Watch out! :}
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11/27/2006 03:57:01 PM
Beautiful shot. Well composed.
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11/27/2006 02:04:34 AM
I love the detail and subject matter.
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