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Challenge: Stars (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D
Location: St. Loius, Home
Date: Dec 13, 2008
Aperture: F16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Dec 13, 2008

A 20mm lens with an 8mm extension - The cutter was just mm's from the lens and gave a pleasant distortion. Cutter sat on lamp with plastic cover.

Place: 60 out of 87
Avg (all users): 5.2237
Avg (commenters): 5.9167
Avg (participants): 4.9286
Avg (non-participants): 5.3364
Views since voting: 617
Views during voting: 285
Votes: 152
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/21/2008 06:55:23 PM
nice angle
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12/21/2008 06:50:42 PM
the crinkles in the sheet that is underneath the cutter is a little distracting to the main subject, but the contract is nice, i like it hard. (thats what she said) oh well, never mind.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/21/2008 11:04:36 AM
Bold. I like all the textures and imperfections here, the shallow DOF and the backlighting too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/20/2008 10:53:15 AM
I kinda like it: simple yet very effective. The color seems strange to me: 8
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12/20/2008 12:08:51 AM
This is a nice idea, but there are a couple of aspects that take away from it. The brightest area is out of focus and that's where my attention's drawn to, meaning my initial reaction to the shot isn't great, it might have been better if you either changed the focal point or changed where the light was coming through.

The other thing is that there's a lot of texture here, but the colours aren't particularly attractive, perhaps a high contrast B&W would have made it much better, just an idea.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/19/2008 07:18:51 PM
nice shot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/17/2008 06:32:45 PM
Yes, it's a star, but the setup could have been much better. Clean up the cookie cutter, get rid of the wrinkles on the sheet or whatever it is. I'm undecided about whether it would look better all in focus or with the shallow front DOF you have. I do like the bright light behind it, but think it would be improved if the light was more in the center of it. You cropped a bit too close on the bottom. And the overall lighting needs to be better.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/16/2008 10:31:01 PM
cool perspective shot - the edgy processing works nicely to take a basic kitchen item to a new level
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/16/2008 03:37:12 PM
nice textures and tones
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12/16/2008 12:55:34 PM
I like the "roughness" of this shot....
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/16/2008 03:12:10 AM
Simple but effective. The creases in the background are a little distracting but a nice image nonetheless.
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12/15/2008 11:02:04 AM
Good detail in the old cookie cutter but not overly fond of the processing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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