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Challenge: Serendipity (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Kodak DX4330
Location: Johannesburg - South Africa
Date: Apr 17, 2004
Aperture: 7
ISO: 160
Shutter: 550
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 17, 2004


Place: 118 out of 215
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Votes: 268
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05/04/2004 11:42:06 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

This picture seems a bit overexposed to me. The leaf lacks much detail and the ground scene does seem contrived - a bit outside of the 'serendipity' challenge, perhaps.

I like the intent of your photo and yes, it does mostly take me back to LoTR but in LoTR the ring wasn't found just sitting atop the ground like this. Perhaps if this ring were half buried, sitting in black mud and shining out despite all of that - then the connotation may fully be there.

Happy shooting,

 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/27/2004 11:20:11 AM
good lighting. i like how the gold is reflecting.
04/23/2004 03:47:44 PM
I like this take on serendipity and the sparse nature of your composition. I would probably shift it a little bit to the right so that the ring was more in the lower right side of the frame, but I like the texture of the acorn.
04/22/2004 01:30:14 PM
Nice focus.
04/21/2004 09:37:32 PM
Too contrived for my tastes.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/21/2004 09:50:33 AM
I really like this picture and I am happy you chose a brown border. It finishes the picture very nicely.
04/21/2004 07:38:21 AM
I like the glint on the ring, but the contrast is a little high- bleaches it out.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/21/2004 12:19:17 AM
Lord of the Rings revisited? 8

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