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Challenge: Light on White IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A300
Lens: Sony DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical ED Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha
Location: Royersford PA
Date: Mar 1, 2009
Aperture: F/3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/3
Galleries: Studio, Persuasive
Date Uploaded: Mar 1, 2009

Very simple photo done on a white board. I know I will probably be hammered on this just like my first two submissions. The two upper corners show a little darkness and had no idea how to fix that. Anyway:

Adjusted saturation, Highlights, color balance, cropped, and cloned out a couple blemishes in Raw converge. Adjusted blues and Hue, then removed noise.

Hoping for a 4.5 on this but who knows with my other two. At worst I would like some comments to help with my learning.

Place: 173 out of 178
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03/14/2009 08:40:01 AM
I see you've asked for some comments; so i'll try to offer some. Though the comment below from ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' pictureperfect may not be particularly constructively composed, the central point is probably true. If you want your images to score well, you would probably do well to ask your self 'Would someone put this on their wall - or at least have it as there desktop wallpaper' - if the answer is no, then it is unlikely to do well.

Your chosen subject aside, the composition could be a lot better, the negative space at the top in particular and the angle at which you are addressing the subject - as I have found to my peril, images that are very flat without much sense of depth tend to do badly.

I presume that the vignetting around the edge is a consequence of shooting with a wide angle - it can be reduced in PP but not without knowing the process and I'm no expert.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/08/2009 03:04:31 PM
I'll quit tomorrow. I'm too stressed today. Good setup.
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03/04/2009 11:54:20 AM
why would someone want a picture of that? your not cool!
03/03/2009 10:25:55 PM
I think this is a cool pic but I would have left the blue lighter out. It sorta steals the show
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03/02/2009 01:05:03 AM
The idea is good, the lighting could use a little work. Some indirect lighting or a bounced flash might have helped. I'd also prefer to see less empty space at the top 1/3 of the image.
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