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Challenge: Chips (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon Power Shot SX10 IS
Date: Apr 4, 2011
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/10
Date Uploaded: Apr 4, 2011


Place: 36 out of 68
Avg (all users): 5.1204
Avg (commenters): 5.8571
Avg (participants): 4.8056
Avg (non-participants): 5.1935
Views since voting: 609
Views during voting: 343
Votes: 191
Comments: 11
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03/09/2013 08:13:50 AM
Oh man, how could I not see this before? A classy elegant take on the challenge!
Btw if you have any spare DDR3, I could use one, 4Gb. :)
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04/16/2011 11:29:25 PM
I kept forgetting to come and comment on this, Joe.
A very different take on things, I like the novelty. The centered composition works well, as does the black background. You've done a really good job arranging things, which sounds like a minor success but is really much more difficult to achieve than most think. Usually set-up shots look very manufactured and distinctly "wrong," but this looks very natural.
In regards to what others have said about the lighting, did you consider putting your camera on a tripod and using a longer exposure? Stop down to perhaps F7.1 or so and drop your ISO a little bit maybe, and then use a flashlight to light paint the scene? This will eliminate the harshness that was noted in the comments, and keep your shadows from being so directional, with more of an even soft light. Just sorta trial and error things, evenly "painting" the entire plate. I don't recall if your camera has RAW, but if so, shoot in raw and adjust your white balance after the fact. If not, do some experiements seeing which setting turns out the best result and use that (but don't use auto as you'll get variation). It may also have a custom setting, in which case you can set that, as well.

Message edited by author 2011-04-16 23:30:31.
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04/15/2011 01:38:45 PM
What? where's ponch? darn it.

I bet you have some great pot luck parties at your house :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/12/2011 06:35:04 PM
Well thought and beautifully executed.
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04/12/2011 11:55:22 AM
I love your idea, and the title makes it even better! I think actually getting some dip on a chip would help sell it even more. In fact this shot makes me long to see a drip of the dip dropping off of a chip.
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04/12/2011 11:42:21 AM
I love the shot idea. The shadows are a bit distracting (Better lighting might have been nice).
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04/08/2011 08:12:42 PM
i like the photo 6
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04/08/2011 05:23:38 AM
An excellent title.
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04/06/2011 11:51:55 AM
The lighting seems too harsh, but great idea.
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04/06/2011 09:39:36 AM
Extra points for the creative title!
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04/06/2011 08:49:07 AM
Chips and dip. Classic!! Love your take on the challenge, feel like the lighting let you down though.
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