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Cutting eggs

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Challenge: Kitchenware (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: 2007
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: At home
Date: Apr 21, 2007
Aperture: f/16.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2 s
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Apr 20, 2007

A little raw playing, cropped, reduced noised, resized and sharpened.

Place: 36 out of 149
Avg (all users): 5.9947
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
Avg (participants): 5.6885
Avg (non-participants): 6.1395
Views since voting: 1045
Views during voting: 352
Votes: 190
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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09/21/2007 08:13:04 PM
I like this one. I think it looks like an iPOD.
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05/02/2007 12:10:34 PM
greetings from Critique Club

First off, let's get some things out of the way. You know more than I do about getting a good score from DPC and taking a product shot. All I can do is give you my perspective on how I scored this.

Let's start with the score itself: 5. I know that doesn't sound great, but you should know that I hate straight product shots. They normally score in the 3- range for me. So, yours had some redeeming qualities, as follows:

-interesting angle. You are pointing down at the appliance. I expect the bottom part to recede along perspective lines much more than it does. I like being disoriented like that (you've also lined up the right side of the bottom piece so that I can't see it. nice touch). It creates a Surreal effect.

-triangular composition. Even though you have the standard dead-center, close-cropped composition of a product shot, the stray egg-piece and the shadow make for a triangular shape skewed within the rectangle of the photo. This adds interest and energy.

-crosshair effect. you make the blades look like crosshairs by positioning them over their "target", the egg. This is a nice allegorical touch, though it would make more sense (and have suspense) if the egg weren't already sliced.

-shading. you allow some nice shading on the product. usually product shots are too shiny.

[b]How to get a higher score from me[b]

*if you care* hahahaha

-a real background, not this fake whiteness
-a more worked-through or resonant allegory
-a better title to help the allegory

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/29/2007 10:56:37 AM
Interesting perspective - I like how you set it up so as to appear that the slicer has the egg in its crosshairs. The added slice on the right is a good idea - it adds another point of visual interest to the composition.
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04/29/2007 09:52:45 AM
I like how you've lined up the circle so it has targeted the egg. Nice contrast with the yellow and everything else in black, white, and gray tones.
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04/26/2007 07:54:18 PM
Nice, clean, sharp.
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04/25/2007 02:03:37 AM
very cool...I-Pod like for sure
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04/24/2007 10:47:32 PM
Nice composition.
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04/24/2007 10:18:53 PM
If you put some tobasco in this picture I think Id give you an even higher score. The way it looks now I feel a little queasy thinking that someone might eat those as is.
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04/24/2007 03:57:03 PM
Very nice composition and balance. The one slice off to the right balances this image nicely. Very good.
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04/24/2007 12:26:30 PM
good lighting and perspective
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04/24/2007 08:16:32 AM
Brilliant! Love the selective desaturation.
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