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Seven Colours White
Seven Colours White
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Challenge: Lucky 7 II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Date: Jul 7, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/15s
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 7, 2007

This is probably a better entry for Burst of Colour, but I didn't think of it for that.

Anyway, shot handheld at 1/15s, the original image was not very sharp, so the final edit is not very crisp. My lighting faded at dusk, and I couldn't be bothered resetting the whole scene with artificial light, so here it is. I should have pushed it to ISO 1600 and maybe got it workable at 1/60.

Interestingly, my daughters set of pencils didn't come with a blue pencil, so I had to do a minor recolouring of the turquoise pencil to make it blue. Also some dodging to bring up the pencils (like I said the natural light was fading.

The bright light up the centre is a focused torch beam.

I'm not expecting to score well with this image, but I took the shot, so here it is. It's my first 24 hr challenge! I'll guess about 5.

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 98
Avg (all users): 6.4513
Avg (commenters): 7.1333
Avg (participants): 6.2241
Avg (non-participants): 6.5474
Views since voting: 1335
Views during voting: 385
Votes: 195
Comments: 24
Favorites: 5 (view)


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12/18/2007 01:13:29 AM
Lovely use of natural light with a bit of added artificial to create this look. The softness works well, but I can imagine that a similar setup with a bit crisper focus would make this quite stock worthy. Very nice shaping of the pencils - creates a soothing geometric design. And again, the light is excellent here. Nice work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/14/2007 11:23:09 PM
I love how the bright part of the light from the front highlights only the sharpened portion of the pencils. Good job!! (8)
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07/13/2007 06:04:19 AM
10
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07/13/2007 02:35:08 AM
I like the curve you've created with straight objects
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07/12/2007 07:36:28 PM
Beautiful colors and composition; reflection on paper/table perhaps too bright.
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07/11/2007 06:28:25 PM
this is really awesome
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07/11/2007 05:23:51 PM
Great shot very well composed.
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07/11/2007 12:25:07 PM
i love the curve of the pencils in your picture! it is very intriguing
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07/11/2007 11:48:17 AM
love!
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07/10/2007 09:25:19 AM
Very nice. Great colors.
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07/10/2007 09:09:49 AM
The line is lovely here, and a very creative take on this challenge.
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07/10/2007 01:21:25 AM
Almost perfect execution here, it's just a tad blown out IMHO around the green and blue pencils. Still I give this an 8 for it's vibrant colors and wonderful leading lines.

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07/09/2007 09:35:14 PM
excellent composition - the colors and framing work great.
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07/09/2007 09:32:35 PM
nice line, and refreshing look at a well seen subject around here. I wish the focus would be sharper at the sharpest point. I like the border, it adds without taking away.
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07/09/2007 01:08:16 AM
Nice composition simple and elegant.
Overall nice composition.
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07/08/2007 06:33:21 PM
nice symmetry and light.
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07/08/2007 05:42:31 PM
It's a nice photo just like it was when it took 8th place in the last lucky 7 challenge. Well maybe not, yours is a bit soft and noise.
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07/08/2007 05:35:49 PM
nice composition and lighting
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07/08/2007 10:52:15 AM
cool shot I like the lines
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07/08/2007 09:16:22 AM
wonderful setup and great capture-
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07/08/2007 07:36:23 AM
A little bright in the middle, but not bad.
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07/08/2007 03:51:13 AM
Love it!!! Colored pencils...one of my favorite things on earth!!!
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07/08/2007 12:41:16 AM
That's a cool pencil shot. I like how you arranged them.
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07/08/2007 12:31:58 AM
Tired concept, but you've executed it well.
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