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Desert for One
Desert for One

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Challenge: Table Shot III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon MF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AIS
Date: May 3, 2009
Aperture: F8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1//3sec
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: May 3, 2009

As I write this my beloved free study entry is languishing, barely hanging on to a +5 score. So I thought I'd try a different approach! I've entered something I don't really like that much or have any attachment to at all.

I don't mind the compostition and it seems sharp enough. My home made light tent (a sheet drapped over my weightlifting cage!) did a great job of controlling the highlights (from my builders lamp) and it was taken with a wonderful 20 year old 50mm AIS series E lens off ebay for 50 so everything was manually set.

I'm not really sure it meets my interpretation of the challenge as I think it is more still life. It will be interesting to see what others make of it. Looking at the Table2 challenge there are a number of similar shots that are more still life than table top IMHO of course.

It would be nice if it was above 5.5 so my average increased but as I said, it could go either way. If it bombs at least I don't care this time!

Place: 20 out of 98
Avg (all users): 6.0000
Avg (commenters): 7.3000
Avg (participants): 5.8462
Avg (non-participants): 6.0583
Views since voting: 1205
Views during voting: 278
Votes: 142
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/10/2009 12:44:14 AM
Love the composition, the choice of fruit and plate and silverware all work beautifully together. 7
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05/09/2009 11:16:45 PM
Nice stock image. Pretty much nailed the focus/lighting.
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05/09/2009 10:31:42 AM
Great great focus and lighting. Wonderful entry
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05/08/2009 02:36:50 PM
i like the simplicity and "cleanliness" of the shot. you have done an excellent job at controlling light and dof too. although i am not 100% convinced about the "table top" pov.
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05/07/2009 03:35:20 PM
The red on the plate compliments this image and frames the strawberry so nicely.
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05/05/2009 11:25:18 AM
Super lighting! Nicely captured.
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05/04/2009 10:27:39 PM
Great shot, good luck, Mike
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05/04/2009 09:46:01 PM
This shot to me is simple, well composed, and pleasant to the eye. Well done! 8
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05/04/2009 06:46:01 PM
very clean shot but does not create a differnt perspective for the challenge, maybe if the camera was further back..
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05/04/2009 12:11:46 PM
Little issues like the spoon fading into the plate and the rather drastic white to red comparison effect this image in a negative way. While technically sufficient, it's artistic impression is less than perfect. A suggestion would have been to take a longer look at this image, less light to enhance the silver settings which would have brought the complimentary details of the plate edge into the image - the fade isn't as effective in this image as it is in others. A little higher angle would have helped as well. A good effort with some minor issues that effect the image as a whole.
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05/04/2009 07:56:51 AM
Nice photo. It has a really nice light and sharpness to it. 9
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