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Challenge: Silhouettes (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Grand Falls, NB
Date: Apr 18, 2004
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60 sec.
Galleries: Still Life, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 18, 2004

I wanted to test my new lighting toys. I bought a Canon ST-E2 wirelss flash transmitter and a 420EX flash (already had a 550EX). Lit from underneath the table, similar to my Primary Glass shot. Background is red, but I liked the black and white look better. The transmitter works great. I shut the lights off in my basement and the infrared sensor picked up the focusing perfectly in near total darkness. I shot all shots hand held at 1/60sec. No need to use a tripod ... woooo hooooo!


- Slight rotation and crop
- Desaturation
- Levels
- I dodged a bit because it was too dark in the glasses
- I burned the table in front of the glasses a bit too so it wouldn't distract from the glasses
- 24 pixel border using Canvas Size
- 35% Neat Image.

Was supposed to be a test for a sihouette shot, but I ended up keeping the glass because I didn't have time to think of a proper subject to use.

Place: 65 out of 169
Avg (all users): 5.6923
Avg (commenters): 6.2143
Avg (participants): 5.4273
Avg (non-participants): 5.9898
Views since voting: 1405
Votes: 208
Comments: 15
Favorites: 3 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/25/2004 11:19:36 PM
Excellent lightling, original subject for this challenge. I don't know if I like the assortment in a lineup like that -- I think I'd either use two the same and one different, or maybe put the shorter one noticably in front to add some depth and purpose to the differences.
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04/25/2004 02:18:07 PM
Great effect here and nice progression. I like this one very much.
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04/24/2004 07:40:57 PM
Love this one. Nice job.
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04/24/2004 07:23:32 PM
Good job!
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04/23/2004 01:26:26 AM
Wonderfully clear and well focused picture of wine glasses. However, it isn't a silhouette.
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04/22/2004 05:55:33 AM
First, I like this picture. Second .. hmm, ok, I really like this picture. I sure wish I knew why - I feel like I am missing something by not knowing. Very inventive aproach to the challenge.
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04/20/2004 03:15:27 PM
perfect in all ways...
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04/20/2004 01:41:26 PM
Very creative interpretation of silhouettes. Great lighting. A bit tilted to the right, though.
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04/20/2004 01:40:53 AM
YOu had a nice idea here but, the horizontal plane is off in a way that is not sitting right with me visually. Just a slight rotation to the left would have easily cureed this. Nevertheless, it's a nice silhouette shot and, that's what we are here for :-)
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04/19/2004 09:58:51 PM
I like the shading and I think this is technically a well done photograph; however, I find glasses very boring subjects.
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04/19/2004 09:00:41 PM
It is a nice still life but I donít believe this is really a silhouette. True we do see the outline of the glasses but we all so see depth in them as well.
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04/19/2004 02:41:06 PM
Excellent composition, lighting, textures... but alas - nary a silhouette toi be seen.
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04/19/2004 02:39:57 PM
Daring interpretation of the theme, but I like it.
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04/19/2004 08:51:58 AM
lovely! good use of b&w, very well lit - nicely composed.
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04/19/2004 04:17:49 AM
A good shot, but if you see top left and top right, there is a certain amount of banding, meaning that you have either compressed the picture too much, or done something odd in editing. Good lighting though.
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