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Falling Gold
Falling Gold

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Challenge: Periodic Table (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di for Nikon
Location: Michigan, USA
Date: Nov 9, 2008
Aperture: 18
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 9, 2008

I actually did catch this falling but cloned out the lens blur because it looked very unnatural. I'm confident leaving the lens blur would have gotten me in the 4s.

This ring is being dropped into water & I planned on catching it half submerged with a reflection. Perhaps I should have stuck with that. I was just way too taken with the simplicity of this and having the inscription nice and clear, so I didn't use my water shots. Still, that's water w/ blue food coloring in the background.

A little voice in the back of my head tells me not to enter photos like this one just before I leave them and perhaps I'll learn to start listening to that voice more.

Place: 75 out of 102
Avg (all users): 5.1750
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.8293
Avg (non-participants): 5.2941
Views since voting: 522
Views during voting: 306
Votes: 160
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/15/2008 11:55:51 PM
I like the concept here, but without any sign of motion I see floating rather than falling. Try using flash on 2nd curtain sync with a slower shutter speed and a bit of ambient light to get a bit of trailing motion blur.
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11/15/2008 11:49:59 AM
Splindid image. Does your wife know you took off your ring? LOL. I lvoe how you can read the inscription too.
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11/14/2008 09:03:55 PM
nice catch (a bit dark IMO)
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11/14/2008 08:27:19 PM
I like the image. The blue offsets the gold nicely.
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11/13/2008 03:32:37 PM
Unfortunately the gold doesn't look so golden, maybe needs a little more light
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11/12/2008 12:49:45 PM
im not exactly seeing why this would be called falling, other then the rotation of the photo. maybe a bit of blur or something to show action
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11/11/2008 06:07:21 PM
I see that - but just not a very attractive image.
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11/11/2008 04:42:04 PM
Nice stock shot look to this and I'm sure it will do ok but, hasn't much pizazz...perhaps, having a hand below it might have added to it? I DO get the message behind the falling gold prices though!
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11/11/2008 12:21:50 PM
There looks to be a lot of noise in the background. Possibly from over processing.
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11/11/2008 08:06:22 AM
I understand your intent to make it look like it is falling, but the viewer needs some frame of reference in the background. Otherwise it looks like a poorly cropped stock photo of a ring.

I'm not sure what your technique is here. If your ring actually is falling, try to give it some sort of texture or point of reference in the background. If you can't pull off a falling object then try hanging it from fishing line.
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