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Challenge: Scents and Aromas (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: State College
Date: Nov 21, 2003
Aperture: 9.3
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 25, 2003

Just a stack of new crayons with a flash light
from above used as a light source.

Place: 71 out of 188
Avg (all users): 5.3846
Avg (commenters): 6.5294
Avg (participants): 5.2553
Avg (non-participants): 5.4714
Views since voting: 896
Votes: 234
Comments: 19
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/01/2003 07:47:56 PM
It reminds me of a test images on DPReview. This is not the usual idea of a scent but good picture anyway (7)
12/01/2003 03:26:16 PM
I remember this smell! I loved it so much. Very nice shot, too. :)
11/30/2003 05:21:53 PM
Who doesn't like the smell of new crayons? I like the one broken one. It adds a bit of something different. I am unsure as to whether you wanted the shadows in there, but perhaps you could shine the light from a different angle to get truer colours.
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11/29/2003 01:25:27 PM
ahh yayy crayons, really awesome colors! and it looks so cool.. haha crayons are the greatest (=
11/29/2003 12:42:14 PM
Great idea and color. 7
11/29/2003 01:23:21 AM
New Crayons! I love new crayons! I get to see them all the time because I have three kids who are constantly losing said crayons, LOL! A great shot, the clarity, the color, the only thing that would make it perfect for me would be a more head on and lined up cropping. A 9
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11/28/2003 07:52:54 PM
Nice focus. Love the color. You can just smell the wax of the crayons. 7
11/27/2003 11:50:58 PM
The top left corner Has a bit to much shadow otherwise a great picture. One of my favorite smells.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/27/2003 09:24:11 PM
great idea.
11/27/2003 03:41:01 PM
I saw this & it immediately brought the smell to mind. Nice.
11/27/2003 08:59:16 AM
Not something I'd associate with smell though I appreciate they do have quite a strong odour when new. Nice picture.
11/27/2003 02:40:03 AM
Focus is off and how does it relate to the topic? Crayons may have a smell but not a scent or an aroma.
11/26/2003 09:31:30 PM
more color than scent
11/26/2003 05:11:45 PM
At first I was tempted to coment that this dose not meet the challenge however your pic broght back a reminiss of childhood. Most easter sundays my Grandmother would buy me a new supper box of crayons. it would ber included in my basket with a colloring book that would take the place of the candy that would give me the uncontrolable sugar HADD's I can remember the smell of all that fresh wax like it was yesterday. This is so subtle but right on the money.

as for the photography portion


Size too small
When resizing in what ever program you use try making sure the largest side of your pic is at least 600 pixels long. There are several threads on this kind of thing. if you can't find one post one of your own. wiser minds than mine can help you.
Lack of sharpness
You may want to try this on a tripod or some kind of stable surface but it looks like there was sufficint light to produce a sharp image. My sugestion is your focus is off. Try Macro mode if your camera has that feature.
Blow out and bleed on the colors especaly the white crayon
Try difusing the light some. I use drier sheets over my lights afixed with a embrodery hoop.Makes the house smell april fresh too.

Very creative and subtle!!
Wonderfull use of color
Nice example of how to fill the frame
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/26/2003 01:48:27 PM
One of my favorite scents. :)
11/26/2003 01:22:24 PM
Very unique in this challenge. Good Luck.
11/26/2003 12:25:24 PM
It's a wonderful smell........new box, ahhhh!! lol Great idea. I hope other people get it. Beautiful colors.
11/26/2003 11:25:33 AM
Interesting shot, butthe colour seem off, and the "scent" involved here is lost on me.
11/26/2003 09:54:04 AM
Unique subject. I could immediately remember the smell from when I was young. I lke how this fills the frame, good detail. Some of the focus is a bit off and this probably should have been a shot where everything was very sharp. 7
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