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PHOTOgraphic - February 2004 issue (www.photographic.com)
PHOTOgraphic - February 2004 issue (www.photographic.com)

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Challenge: Magazine Cover Revisited (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Z
Location: My mother's home (Cali - Colombia)
Date: Mar 20, 2004
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/85
Galleries: Nature, Studio
Date Uploaded: Mar 20, 2004

View the February cover @ //www.photographic.com/contents204

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04/02/2004 09:40:03 AM
Greetings from the Critque Club.
A very tastefull subject, the image is sharp and clear. The composition is well throughthru, but the backgroud color is a bit too "dull" and takes away some focus of the actual subject. You could have increased brightness and contrast, and maybe used a multicolor background?
Good use of light, maybe a little more reflection would have improved the overall picture.

But overall, a very well done image.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/27/2004 05:46:10 PM
not a fan of the chocolate and strawberry combo, but it looks quite tasty and your lighting of it was very good....the background does nothing for me or the subject, IMHO.
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03/27/2004 01:17:56 PM
I would say that this could be a better photo with a different colored background. Also, did you use that chocolate sauce that you melt in the microwave? It generally looks that course. True dipping chocolate is smoother and I think you could have had a better result.
The best thing is the composition of the subject. I like that alot.
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03/26/2004 10:19:02 PM
Good shot but I really don't like the orange background as it makes your subject flat. A black background would have been perfect.
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03/26/2004 12:31:28 PM
I hate to be negative.For some reason, I found this has to be the most unapplealing shot's of a strawberry. The lighting is off it has a real dead spot on the lower left . you could try using a reflector oruse more lights to mold the berry bette and make it mor 3 dimensionalr. it is the color of the background that might be adding to my feeling about this shot. Normally don't give comment , you had a good idea. I'd give it another whirl using more light and experimenting with the background color.
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03/26/2004 12:08:20 PM
Nice shot, and a good magazine cover, with a vertical format and space at the top that could carry type without spoiling the picture.
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03/25/2004 01:57:31 PM
Looks delicious, picturewise too.
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03/24/2004 08:16:04 PM
I don't know...
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03/24/2004 09:39:14 AM
i think a better background color could have been used.
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03/23/2004 08:55:14 PM
The background color is a little distracting to me.
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03/22/2004 05:25:15 PM
top photo, buy any magazine with a photo on the cover like yours - wel done
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03/22/2004 05:15:12 PM
The drop looks a little edgy but a very nice shot nonetheless.
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03/22/2004 05:11:44 PM
The background color does not work for me.
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03/22/2004 03:14:51 PM
Great shot, I can see the space you've left for text / features etc. I think a little more light on the strawberry would have helped. Anyway, well done on meeting the challenge unlike many others.
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03/22/2004 02:59:47 PM
I like the idea of using an actual magazine cover as inspiration. My recommendations would be to use better chocolate to provide a smoother surface (I use toll house dark chocolate morsels melted in the microwave under low power when I dip strawberries. Only heat for 10-15 seconds at a time and stir between heatings, it tends to burn quickly). Also, the background is to monotonous. Something with a bit of texture would have added some depth.
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03/22/2004 06:44:37 AM
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