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The Horse
The Horse

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Challenge: Chinese Zodiac (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
Location: Living room
Date: Jan 24, 2004
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 0.3 s
Galleries: Still Life, Traditional Art
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2004

Just a small sculpture I once bought in Corea.
It is acctually an oil-lamp. I like it very much for its unusual look.
I didn't have much time to make the shot and couldn't check in on my computer. Otherwise I would have worked more on the glare.

Post processing:
rotated, resized, cropped, slight change of tonal balance, smart-sharpening, addition of boarder.

Place: 29 out of 77
Avg (all users): 5.7500
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 5.4655
Avg (non-participants): 5.9184
Views since voting: 839
Votes: 156
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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01/30/2004 01:53:04 AM
critique club comment ....

I think you have a quite strong image, with the dark deep background and engergy filled subject. I think you chose a good background color. The cropping on this image is VERY tight, and much too tight actually on the bottom and perhaps on the right. The bottom white line is 1 pixel away from the bottom of the statue... which creates an akward line, and problem in the photo. It stops the eye at an unattractive, or uninteresting spot, it also leads the eye to the edge of the photo and leaves it there stranded. As you said, there is some white blasting in the image, and I agree. The could be softenend with a softer light sorce, or less direct light. Perhaps if you bounced the light off the wall before letting it hit the statue. i think the horiztonal (left right) angle is fine, and reasonably interesting, but perhaps you could play with the verticle. Try taking the picture from a lower or higher vantage point.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/29/2004 11:09:24 PM
This is different and nicely presented
I like the colours and detail
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01/27/2004 11:19:40 PM
Very nice exposure and lighting, great job! - This would have fit well in the NG challenge also....quite a archaic look to it.
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01/26/2004 09:07:09 AM
I do like this. I had to photograph something like this many years ago.for an auctioneer. One point. As the background is black I would have just put the smallest (and I do mean smallest) amount of light to the left, rear. That would just give the very slightest amount of shape to parts which merge into the background and give just the smallest amount of detail into the figure.
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01/26/2004 02:50:07 AM
Nicely done as a photograph. The horse as beast of burden doesn't go to well with the theme, though.
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01/25/2004 11:20:52 PM
Nicely crafted piece. I like that you've given more room on the left and top. Just a bit bland, though. 6
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01/25/2004 09:15:53 PM
A well done product shot. Nice hard-light.
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01/25/2004 05:55:16 PM
10 for national geographic & chinese zodiac :)
Really really really love the lighting of this object. Clear & well sharepened.
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01/25/2004 08:54:56 AM
If this was a real horse it would get higher marks from me4
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01/25/2004 03:36:45 AM
Your photo is really good!
The best of this challenge!
How did you get this black background?
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01/25/2004 01:05:02 AM
I really like this statue, amazing!
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