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Inflation
HarveyG


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Challenge: Symmetry III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm f/3.3-4.5
Location: Home, South Africa
Date: Nov 8, 2009
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1.3s
Galleries: Abstract, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Nov 8, 2009

Many ideas, 4 hours of setup, various props from Opals, to Tanzanite, to Minted Coins to jewelery props and experimental lighting. 40 shots. Thanks to my wife for handling the lights and diffuser.
This idea seemed to fit the economic downturn and with the scales being level/symmetrical and the dollar devaluing...yet they balance out...
Export from ViewNX, crop, curves, borders, sfw.

Statistics
Place: 56 out of 158
Avg (all users): 5.6737
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
Avg (participants): 5.8302
Avg (non-participants): 5.6131
Views since voting: 1166
Views during voting: 278
Votes: 190
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)


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12/21/2009 02:36:47 AM
Nice idea, economically symmetrical ;-) hehehe
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11/29/2009 06:38:54 PM
Now that's just depressing! Good idea, though.
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11/18/2009 01:25:14 PM
I really like this shot. It's very clever and while I feel it is symmetric I could see why others would think otherwise. Of course I don't see why you got as many low votes as you did. Had I voted I probably would have given it a 7. Good job Harvey.

ETA: I like the lighting

Message edited by author 2009-11-18 13:25:49.
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11/18/2009 04:47:18 AM
Thanks again to all the comments received, this is why I am here.
11/18/2009 04:29:21 AM
Originally posted by eyewave:

clever idea and nice, clean work except for the white balance, wonder why this didn't place a bit higher. I spotted this as yours for a moment, but then asked myself why you would use dollar bills...


Thx Oliver, coming from a master stock photog. much appreciated. The scale is level, when in theory it should be heavier on the right ($100), but the OOB idea was to show that $100 is now equal to $1. I was going to put numbers in front of the bills, 1970 on the left and 2009 on the right but thought that would spoil the fun of it.
I used dollars instead of my own currency as I thought it would be more globally recognised by the voters. The lighting was a simple 100w halogen and should have been above and behind the camera rather than off to my left slightly. WB was Incandescent, I will experiment more with WB settings next time I try this.

Message edited by author 2009-11-18 04:43:37.
11/18/2009 03:08:53 AM
clever idea and nice, clean work except for the white balance, wonder why this didn't place a bit higher. I spotted this as yours for a moment, but then asked myself why you would use dollar bills...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/14/2009 08:12:41 AM
lovely commentary in a challenge lacking such - 8 for this
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11/13/2009 03:08:07 AM
good idea, sadly true, you've created a metaphor intelligently, compliments. for me a ribbon.
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11/12/2009 09:15:00 PM
Nice work, but identical bills would have been more fitting.
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11/11/2009 06:25:03 PM
Haha...love it!
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11/11/2009 05:05:52 PM
I hope nobody is DNMCing your photo because of the different bills because I find it very clever. Great shot, and I love the creative approach to this challenge.
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11/11/2009 09:39:03 AM
nice image and title! 9
blue ribbon!
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