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Challenge: Product Shot (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2008
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG for Minolta
Location: Virginia
Date: Sep 6, 2008
Aperture: F22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 3s
Galleries: Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Sep 7, 2008

Note to self...burlap is a nice background, but sure does add data to the filesize! I had to blur the heck out of this to get the image down to 200k, even then at a compression level of 10.

Post challenge observation...
2 didn't like the background, 5 did. :-)

Place: 75 out of 118
Avg (all users): 5.4803
Avg (commenters): 6.4545
Avg (participants): 5.6047
Avg (non-participants): 5.4312
Views since voting: 610
Views during voting: 262
Votes: 152
Comments: 14
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09/15/2008 09:22:47 AM
Hi Barry,
I think your intention with size reduction had really done the photo a huge disfavor here!

What I like about the photo:
- As a product shot, I think there is consideration for the stage setting. I can see this in an advert spread or in a magazine page.
- I like the use of burlap. It's a good choice of background and allow the subject to blend into the image.

What could have been improved:
- Unlike your other execution of a clean sharp image like: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/714/120/557431.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/714/120/557431.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
the blur effect makes the photo a little "out of focus" as a whole. I'm sure The original version would had been much better.
- The cropping is a little tight on top, bottom and right, making it tougher for a full bleed usage.

Hope this helps.
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09/15/2008 09:01:59 AM
I like the background; I think it goes well with the product. I also like the composition. One small nitpick--the out-of-focus yellow lid is drawing my eye.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/12/2008 03:52:36 PM
Very clear, the nuts look tasty and fresh, good for an ad. Not so sure I like the background material though.
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09/12/2008 02:24:57 PM
Mmm mmm. Burlap really works better than a plain Jane backdrop! WB is a bit too warm I think (others will surely disagree though!).
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2008 10:07:53 PM
T think that I would like to have seen the can straight verticallywhat are the green ones in the front (not appealing)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/10/2008 07:48:24 PM
ooh yummy, and good use of burlap as a bg, adds texture, depth and interest. 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/10/2008 05:36:41 PM
Great shot! Only suggestion is to get more of an upward shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/09/2008 06:55:29 PM
Looks earthy. Good shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/09/2008 05:39:19 PM
Burlap is a great choice for background here. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/09/2008 02:30:58 PM
Nicely done
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/09/2008 09:31:49 AM
I love the use of burlap(?) for the background.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/08/2008 01:31:39 PM
good background choice. a bit more contrast might have helped this a bit more
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/08/2008 01:25:51 AM
The background doesn't help this one at all
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09/08/2008 12:51:19 AM
I love pecans!!!!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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