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Challenge: Shapes (Advanced Editing I*)
Collection: Still Life
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 28-105mm f/4-5.6 II USM
Location: Studio
Date: Dec 7, 2003
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Dec 7, 2003

There are lots of circles in this image, but 3 main ones, and there are recurring shapes that make the shape of a 3. That's why I chose the title that I did.

Camera on a tripod, tilted, white surface with a white screen behind that the light is bounced off. Manual focus. The shallow DOF was to make the product look bigger. I would have made it shallower if I could.

This was mostly a way for me to get good at lighting things. I think I did an alright job, since I've not really tried high-key photography properly before.

Editing: Levels - Resize - Sharpen - Clone out a few dust specks - Save

Place: 63 out of 125
Avg (all users): 5.5035
Avg (commenters): 6.7778
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Avg (non-participants): 5.6167
Views since voting: 991
Votes: 141
Comments: 10
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12/19/2003 06:36:33 PM
Greetings from the Critique club

I think this is a really fine product shot.

With the december rules you could have removed the shading in the lower left and the right side that would have given this the perfect crisp appearance.

I think you have the DOF spot on. I really wouldn't want it shallower. This way you can make out the details of the entire object, but still be focused on the leading edge.

Possibly a little more room to the left, the crop is a tad tight.

Very good work, imo.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/14/2003 09:30:26 PM
Good clean photo-- I like the the choice of depth
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12/13/2003 11:18:34 PM
Nice crisp contrasty image. I think it cold be improved with a more difffuse light source to soften the shadow.
I think you'll get plenty of questions as to how you did the ³ in the title!
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12/13/2003 10:14:35 PM
I like the capture of the metallic textures. I think a bit more depth of field would improve this shot as the colored panel could lead the viewer more into the picture.
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12/10/2003 06:01:42 PM
I like your creative choice of DOF. I think the shadow helps ground the shot and add some balance. Nicely done
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12/10/2003 12:07:04 PM
I would have liked this better with a greater DoF, bringing the entire subject into focus.
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12/09/2003 11:19:37 PM
you have the same player as me!
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12/09/2003 12:53:37 AM
Crystal clear image nice shape
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12/08/2003 09:14:26 AM
A little reflection on the front edge is distracting.
The crisp chrome would have look nicer on a very white background. The background is not evenly blown out, but it is good none the less.
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12/08/2003 06:37:39 AM
Nice idea, to much DOF for me, overall a nice shot.
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