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Seems safer than a bank today
Seems safer than a bank today
Shaman


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Affluence II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon
Location: Ottawa
Date: Oct 20, 2008
Aperture: f14
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1.3 sec
Date Uploaded: Oct 20, 2008

Tweaked in DPP, then in CS2 adjusted shadows/highlights to get the candle flames correct, and did the usual Levels, Brightness/Contrast and hue/sat adjustments. A USM pass, cropped, images size, another USM pass, and saved for the web.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 115
Avg (all users): 6.4163
Avg (commenters): 8.7500
Avg (participants): 6.1818
Avg (non-participants): 6.4788
Views since voting: 2166
Views during voting: 355
Votes: 209
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0


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11/02/2008 07:36:03 PM
Whats a usm pass?
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10/29/2008 11:46:22 AM
This was one of my favs for the challenge, beautifully captured. Congrats on your 5th place HM.
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10/29/2008 11:36:07 AM
Great job Steve. Splendid idea and the whole setup is a beaut. The dripping candles, textured old trunk. Cool touch using those one dollar coins? What may have cost some slight points is that I can see some texture in the black background, near the top right side. None of the comments seemed to have mentioned it so I reckon it wasn't a big deal , most voters didn't see it on their monitors.
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10/29/2008 10:19:57 AM
HM for you! How fun! Congrats!
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10/29/2008 09:15:30 AM
The lighting and reflection on this one scores super high with me... if I had voted this would have been my top pick, so I am really sorry I didn't take the time last week.

Super cool shot.
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10/29/2008 07:23:07 AM
5th place! That's awesome Steve!!
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10/29/2008 03:25:14 AM
Proficiat on a very good 5th place. I voted you a 7
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10/29/2008 12:04:14 AM
Yay!! Congratulations on such a high score! Love your image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/25/2008 07:17:03 PM
Top 10 pick.
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10/25/2008 12:52:24 PM
Nicely done, well composed lighting is terrific, love the coin reflections.
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10/24/2008 06:58:30 AM
Ah..yes..the image of pirates gold in a treasure chest is a fitting interpretation of the challenge theme too. And you have done so in a beautifully crafted shot.
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10/23/2008 02:35:36 PM
Plenty of "lots of coins" entries in the challenge, but the staging here makes it clear winner. Great props, love the candles and reds in the image and you haven't overblown the highlights on the coins.
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10/23/2008 02:29:00 PM
good idea
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10/23/2008 02:47:24 AM
haha. gotta love the caption/title. great shot.
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10/22/2008 11:10:02 PM
best one Ive seen so far (71 of 115). Good luck!
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10/22/2008 02:50:16 PM
Perfect! Great lighting on the coins!
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10/22/2008 01:09:33 PM
Nicely done!
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10/22/2008 03:20:01 AM
It does seem safer.
Great Idea and great execution. Light from the candles to help light the box is great. I would have been tempted to be slightly fdurther out, and make more use of the reflections as well (would need to see the result though) as at the moment the candle reflections (especially the small one) are awkwardly cropped (can just see the light glow from it)
But thats minor. Great capture here. Well Done
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