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Challenge: Wealth (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Coquitlam BC
Date: Sep 15, 2007
Aperture: F/4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 15, 2007

A low budget shoot to say the least. ;-)

Tricky to get a penny to stay ballanced in the exact orientation you want, and stay balanced while adjusting the light and camera. Originaly I tried this on a table, but any slight movements I made (not even touching the table) knocked it down. I eventualy moved to the floor. To get the lighting and camera angles right, I had to lie on the floor, holding the camera in one hand, and a 60w spotlight in the other at floor level. I like how I got both the shadow and reflection of the shiny new penny.

Post production: Crop, adjust levels, sharpen & resize.

Place: 27 out of 94
Avg (all users): 5.6858
Avg (commenters): 6.9000
Avg (participants): 5.4091
Avg (non-participants): 5.7527
Views since voting: 965
Views during voting: 338
Votes: 226
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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09/26/2007 06:56:09 PM
just going through the results, as i didn't vote, but i think it may have done better on a completely white background. now i'm no expert, and probably just saying it because it's what i'm currently into, but you wanted thoughts :) good shot, and good to know how you contorted to get it.
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09/26/2007 12:34:02 AM
Not my highest score, but my highest placing in a chalange so far. I'm happy. :-)

Any feedback on how this could be better would be appreciated. (either in-camera or post production suggestions welcomed)

Message edited by author 2007-09-26 00:40:44.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/25/2007 03:33:28 PM
Great idea, I'm a sucker for a visual pun lol

I'd have liked to have seen the coin sharper.
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09/25/2007 01:01:55 AM
canuck, eh? good shot, eh. great composition, colour (for subject).
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09/24/2007 10:15:21 PM
Nice and simple.
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09/24/2007 11:41:03 AM
Good use of rule of thirds.
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09/23/2007 12:05:34 AM
This is a really cool shot...i just wish that you could have changed the lighting slightly so that the maple leafs stood out more.
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09/22/2007 09:04:22 PM
Excellent lighting
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09/21/2007 06:00:18 PM
nice trick
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09/19/2007 10:58:52 PM
simple yet effective.
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09/19/2007 02:27:35 PM
Interesting title and a good shot of a Canadian penny.
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09/19/2007 09:58:53 AM
Nice concept
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