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Ghostly Glow
Ghostly Glow
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Artificial Lighting (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Edmond, OK
Date: Oct 11, 2009
Aperture: F 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.6 Seconds
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Oct 12, 2009

I thought this might be a unique shot. I don't even have an external flash, so any sort of strobe setup was out of the question. My wife has this decorating our kitchen island so I thought it might work for a challenge entry.

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Place: 57 out of 111
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Avg (commenters): 4.0000
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Views since voting: 685
Views during voting: 293
Votes: 201
Comments: 5
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10/27/2009 05:03:57 AM
Hey there from the Critique Club

My thoughts on the image: I like it, and I see that you are on a pumpkin theme this month. Nice work, but I think that the exposure is just a little too low. I also agree somewhat with Patrick regarding the warmth.

My ideas for improvement: Let the exposure go for another second or two. Not only would this brighten up the pumpkin, it would also nicely light the rest of the image. Then, I'd cool down the white balance just a touch to take away just a little of the warm colors in the scene.

Where I would have/did score this entry: I did vote on this one and I gave it a 6. I like the concept, and I like the subject matter. It was a toss between a 5 and a 6 for me, but I gave the rare benefit of the doubt and tossed out a 6.

Thank you for the opportunity to provide a critique on your entry,
Eric
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/20/2009 11:03:48 PM
Nice capture of the glow. What is the stuff in the bottom right? The background adds some interest to the scene.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/16/2009 02:53:31 PM
prepearing for halloween huh? :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/15/2009 09:07:34 PM
bad
10/14/2009 02:01:26 AM
with all the orange light, you may have wanted to cool down the white balance a bit. Also, a fill flash would have aided in better lighting the rest of the scene.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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