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Challenge: Abstract Macro III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Location: Melbourne
Date: Aug 19, 2009
Aperture: F18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Aug 19, 2009

A spiral shell out of our collection
using my new 580EXII flash what a gem that is
set the shell on a glass topped coffee table
then played around till i was happy with the flash settings etc

using raw conversion
tweaked the exposure up a little
increased brightness and contrast

in CS3
noise reduction
unmask sharpened a little
had a few dust specks on the glass table and
shell and cloned them out
added thin white border then black

Place: 54 out of 177
Avg (all users): 5.6791
Avg (commenters): 4.4286
Avg (participants): 5.1918
Avg (non-participants): 6.2623
Views since voting: 920
Views during voting: 252
Votes: 134
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/18/2010 07:31:25 AM
great reflection and of an interesting object, I really like this
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09/17/2009 08:24:47 AM
I was shocked to see how this image scored, until I realised what challenge you had entered it into :)

I imagine if you had entered it into a more relevant challenge or free study it would have had a 6+ score, it's a wonderful shot, interesting and perfectly lit, with the reflection topping it off just nicely.
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09/01/2009 12:12:01 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club...

I guess a 5.67 is not a bad score for a photo that isn't abstract in any way and doesn't really show much in the realm of macro photography either :) This photo is nicely done, but I think it could be stronger in quite a few ways... Personally I think this image is stronger if you rotate it 90° counterclockwise so the flow goes from top left to bottom right. Images like this are also difficult to critique. There isn't really anything technically wrong with this image, so everything I might offer is purely subjective.
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08/31/2009 03:16:58 AM
This is a beautiful image and in another challenge I am sure your placing would have been much higher. I would also suggest that you offer this as a print.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/31/2009 12:24:28 AM
awesome!! congrats on your pb!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2009 10:55:36 PM
Beautiful image... though you are likely getting "that's not abstract" comments, still a 7 from me.
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08/27/2009 05:27:06 AM
Beautyful picture, BUT, an abstract image is not representing or imitating external reality or the objects of nature
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/25/2009 11:04:56 PM
you have great color and a wonderful DOF, but you do not have a true macro shot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/25/2009 12:45:45 PM
Simple and nice! I would like to see it rotated to the 90 degrees.
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08/24/2009 11:25:00 PM
beautiful shot, but, imo, dnmc. it is too obvious a shell and doesn't suggest anything else to me. not an abstract
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08/24/2009 09:47:29 PM
Nice reflection and coloring
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08/24/2009 02:53:37 AM
techically very good shot but in no way abstract
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08/24/2009 02:09:54 AM
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