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Strength is in the Cards
Strength is in the Cards
rudacb


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Challenge: Strength (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Virginia Beach, VA - My Dining Room
Date: Apr 9, 2004
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 9, 2004

It takes strength and balance to handle life today. It takes it to hold up this water glass too.

Statistics
Place: 72 out of 282
Avg (all users): 5.3977
Avg (commenters): 6.3000
Avg (participants): 5.1835
Avg (non-participants): 5.5484
Views since voting: 857
Votes: 264
Comments: 22
Favorites: 0


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04/21/2004 11:30:41 AM
I've had some people ask how this was done, what was the trick? There is no trick. The glass really is balancing on plying cards. The possible trick is that the cards are taped together and there is a fourth card taped to the back of the ace for added stability. Other than that, it's a straightforward shot.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/20/2004 04:29:05 PM
Nice concept and sharp and clear for black and white shot and kudos to the person who thought this shot up
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04/20/2004 01:10:24 PM
3 of a kind ...would have been better ???.....lol good Idea.....
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04/18/2004 10:01:47 PM
dont know how you did it but nice
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04/18/2004 06:17:01 PM
Excellent!
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04/18/2004 12:56:36 PM
An interesting take on the theme. Nice lighting to bring out the glass textures and the bright white of the cards.
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04/18/2004 05:01:00 AM
Very nice dual-tone. The reflections (especially yours) in the glass are distracting from an otherwise excellent photo.
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04/17/2004 09:05:46 PM
I like your idea, and the execution is good. The only thing that troubles me is being able to clearly see the background reflected in the glass (ie: you taking the photo). Other than that, great!
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04/17/2004 06:42:53 PM
I like the subject and the lighting on the cards is excellent. IMO the glass needs a little more light or contrast against the black backround. Well done.
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04/16/2004 05:28:51 PM
Really like this picture, but I wish I couldn't see you in the glass.
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04/15/2004 05:58:10 PM
Nice studio setup - like the use of all black and white in a color photo. I think the lighting seup could have been better executed as the top of the glass seems a bit weak. Both the left and right side of the top of the glass tend to merge into the background.
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04/15/2004 05:55:18 PM
I really like the concept, but the photo quality is quite soft throughout
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04/15/2004 05:03:57 PM
Nice concept too bad you couln't figure out a way to get rid of you in the reflection. Im not quite sure what would be a good way myself. I love the cards on end though.
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04/15/2004 10:00:40 AM
Very nice. If the lighting was a bit more uniform on the cards and you could have figured out a way to lose the reflections on the glass, it would have been magnificent.
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04/14/2004 09:23:16 PM
I like this and scored it high. Perhaps if you'd used a bright red liquid, or some contasting color to add some pazzazz.
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04/14/2004 09:16:47 PM
clever idea -- wish I didn't see your reflection in the glass
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04/14/2004 08:17:11 PM
Awesome idea, would have been a great pic had you blocked out the reflections in the glass somehow.
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04/14/2004 06:12:10 PM
I considered a similar shot but rejected it in favor of something else. My cards weren't strong enough to hold up what I had in mind. :) Well done. Good luck with the submission.
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04/14/2004 04:04:54 PM
Noisey balck background is distracting, great idea though.
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04/14/2004 01:24:25 PM
good concept. but there's some bad reflections that i think are of you and your dwelling in the glass. maybe hang another sheet or something behind you and take the shot from an angle where you're not in the reflection.
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04/14/2004 12:53:57 PM
Nice take on the subject. Like the tonal range and choice of lighting. Unfortunate reflection in the glass of room and photographer is distracting to me.
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04/14/2004 04:45:20 AM
I like the idea, reflection on the glass takes away from it.
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