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Challenge: Communication (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Z
Location: Home
Date: Oct 12, 2004
Aperture: 2.83
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/8 sec.
Galleries: Vintage, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Oct 12, 2004

This is one of the first "studio" shots I have done, most of mine are candids. I tried really hard for this, lets see how it goes!! :o)


Cropped, Black and White, Added Tint, Adjusted Levels and Contrast, Neat Image, Sharpened.


Make - FUJIFILM
Model - FinePix S5000
Orientation - 1 (top left)
XResolution - 72
YResolution - 72
ResolutionUnit - 2 (inch)
Software - Digital Camera FinePix S5000 Ver3.00
DateTime - 2004:10:12 20:08:20
YCbCrPositioning - 2 (datum point)
Copyright - D.B. Hughes
ExifOffset - 252
ExposureTime - 10/85 seconds
FNumber - 2.8000
ExposureProgram - 2 (program normal)
ISOSpeedRatings - 200
ExifVersion - 220
DateTimeOriginal - 2004:10:12 20:08:20
DateTimeDigitized - 2004:10:12 20:08:20
ComponentsConfiguration - 1 2 3 (YCbCr)
CompressedBitsPerPixel - 2.0000 (average)
ShutterSpeedValue - 1/8 seconds
ApertureValue - F 2.83
BrightnessValue - 0.0800
ExposureBiasValue - 0.0000
MaxApertureValue - F 2.83
MeteringMode - 5 (multi-segment)
LightSource - 0 (auto)
Flash - 16
FocalLength - 5.7000 mm
FlashPixVersion - 100
ColorSpace - 1 (sRGB)
ExifImageWidth - 2048
ExifImageHeight - 1536

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 262
Avg (all users): 6.7899
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.5234
Avg (non-participants): 6.9586
Views since voting: 7806
Views during voting: 390
Votes: 276
Comments: 58
Favorites: 22 (view)


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02/21/2007 03:38:21 PM
I love this photo! The sepia gives it such a nice 'old timey' feel. Also the lighting is wonderful. Good shot!
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12/23/2005 01:05:37 AM
Yes! a lefty
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11/24/2005 05:16:30 PM
Great set up, the tones of the shot are nice and give a good effect and set the mood well. As you said earlier, you couldn't write with the quill, but it is still my suggestion for improvement.
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11/22/2004 03:29:27 AM
i love it, it makes a nice view for how classic and romantic novels were written.
cool shot.
keep going.
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10/27/2004 04:48:05 AM
Lovely picture,full of atmosphere and the aura around the flame is great but are the nails a little grubby?
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10/23/2004 02:58:59 PM
Originally posted by guy17il:

Wow !
Very nicly done.

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10/22/2004 08:46:12 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon!!! Well done!!
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10/20/2004 08:49:33 PM
Well, it went great!!! Congratulations on your first ribbon with this beeautiful image! Wonderful work!
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10/20/2004 07:46:04 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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10/20/2004 06:59:14 PM
Great shot and YES......it can be done with a Fuji S5000. Watch out all you D70 owners.....okay maybe....not all of you. Kudos!
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10/20/2004 11:42:23 AM
Congrats on the first ribbon for the S5000 and your first well deserved ribbon. It's a great picture and a great achievement.

Message edited by author 2004-10-20 11:43:04.
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10/20/2004 09:22:03 AM
very nice! congrats!
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10/20/2004 07:30:32 AM
Congratulations, we were obviously on the same wave length (I think). You achieved the look I was after, although if I could be a tiny bit picky, I think one or two words on the paper might have improved it but that's only my opinion. well done, great photo. (I gave it a 7 by the way.)
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10/20/2004 05:38:10 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!!!
Nice image

Coley
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10/20/2004 05:21:02 AM
Great shot for this challenge and very well presented.
Congratulations.
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10/20/2004 04:24:22 AM
A really nice shot, excellent light/shadows and very good composition. Congratulations on your ribbon.
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10/20/2004 03:59:23 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon, one thing I thought was strange when I saw this shot is that you can't write left handed with a quill without making a mess. I still like it though well done.
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10/20/2004 03:55:43 AM
Congratulations on the Ribbon. Your hard work paid off. (SMILE) Keep it up.
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10/20/2004 03:00:07 AM
Congrats Dana
I thought about doing an image like this but didnt have the equipment to set it up
This is how I imagined it but you have done it so much better
Nice work and a derserved ribbon
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10/20/2004 02:02:07 AM
great job way to go on Red!
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10/20/2004 02:00:42 AM
Wonderful photo, congrats on the ribbon!
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10/20/2004 01:55:40 AM
Dana:
Congrats on your second place finish/ribbon!
Wonderful capture...has a real "feel" to it. You have every right
to be proud of the work you put into this shot.
Again...congrats...well done!

Regards,
Randy.
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10/20/2004 01:23:52 AM
Congratulations once again.. love the photograph
(adding it to my favorites now)
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10/20/2004 12:44:16 AM
Way to go Dana, and congrats on your first ribbon!
Was one of my favorites in this challenge.

Woo Hoo!
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10/20/2004 12:32:04 AM
Yea, yea, yea! Congrats on your first ribbon! Whoo hoo!!!!
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10/20/2004 12:21:01 AM
Thanks Guys and Gals!! :o) all I can say is WOO HOO!!

and to answer a few questions:

It would have been nice to see the feather tip, but this was one long quill and the world isnt perfect hehe. I had other shots with the entire quill, but there were problems with those shots. I did use neat image, its my downfall as usual, I over use it. I like the smooth effect, others don't. I didn't write on the paper because the quill does not write. This quill set is special to me and I did not want to ruin it, so the ink is water with blue food coloring (vial washed out great, cork has blue stains, bums me out) and the tip of the quill was painted with blue fingernail polish, which I later removed. I hadn't decided to go sepia till I did it and liked the effect. I also only had one sheet of parchment paper and I decided it was better to leave it blank than to mess it up and then have to cover it up. I really wish I could have spot edited and removed the spots on the candle holder. I also didnt decide to use a hand until the last minute. I had the quill lying on the paper in 75% of my shots but my son Jordan came into the room and I had him pose for the shot. Thanks Jordan and Thanks to all who voted and commented, not just on this shot, but on my other work as well.


Message edited by author 2004-10-20 00:35:57.
10/20/2004 12:20:45 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! Nicely laid out, though I think it would be nice to see the end of the feather.
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10/20/2004 12:13:37 AM
great work! congrats on the ribbon.
you should do more studio!
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10/20/2004 12:13:06 AM
Congratulations on your red with this super cool sepia.
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10/20/2004 12:10:52 AM
This is a Brilliant shot...Congratulations on your ribbon. Well done.
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10/20/2004 12:05:12 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon :)
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10/20/2004 12:02:20 AM
Hey, your first ribbon! Awesome!!!
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10/20/2004 12:01:51 AM
Go Dana, Go Dana, it's your birthday... bigdance2.gif
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10/20/2004 12:01:15 AM
hey, way to go!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/19/2004 11:56:06 PM
Looks a little over-smoothed (Neat Image?), but still one of my top two. 10
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10/19/2004 10:59:08 PM
Great Idea - Excellent photograph! Something I would have loved to shoot for this challenge.
This is simply awesome.. I'd be surprised if you dont get the blue.
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10/18/2004 02:41:28 AM
nice photo it works well with the sepia
nothing really to say ecp. nice!
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10/18/2004 01:53:13 AM
I'd have un-corked the ink bottle. Those feathers don't hold much ink... Nice composition, well planned and executed.
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10/17/2004 01:41:58 AM
Guess you should have written something on the page! No really, I like the look of this picture! It must be the lighting or something but very athentic. No words for it, just very nicely done.
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10/16/2004 05:45:39 AM
Well executed - lovely range of tones and nice toning
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10/16/2004 12:29:40 AM
Stunning lighting.
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10/15/2004 05:55:15 PM
Love the color on this, and the comp is perfect. I also like that the paper is blank- no words to distract the eye from the overall picture.
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10/14/2004 10:35:24 PM
Wow beautiful softness to this. I love it!
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10/14/2004 03:25:19 PM
Simple, but very effective. I like this a lot and it should give you a high position.
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10/14/2004 05:48:39 AM
I like the lighting and mood of this shot. Sepia really helps create the atmosphere.

I know your title depicts the beginning of a story, but I wonder whether having few quill marks on the paper would have added to the scene.
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10/13/2004 07:02:00 PM
Great clean composition!
One of my favorites in this challenge ! ((8))
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10/13/2004 03:30:28 PM
Very well done.
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10/13/2004 01:38:40 PM
Thats classy looks...well done.
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10/13/2004 12:33:57 PM
Nice look and "feel".
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10/13/2004 11:28:12 AM
My favorite in the challenge thus far
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10/13/2004 09:19:59 AM
Clearly the work of a good to great photographer. Beautiful, simple composition. Nice tones and lighting. Focus is perfect. I only wish we could see the tip of the feather. 9.
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10/13/2004 08:53:54 AM
The tone, the light and the overall composition of this shot spells 'winner' Well done, great photo.
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10/13/2004 08:40:34 AM
Ordinarily I'm not very impressed with these set-up shots. But this is outstanding. You've done an excellent job of capturing the candle flame, which is always very tricky for me.
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10/13/2004 08:23:03 AM
great soft colors and nice balance
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10/13/2004 07:25:31 AM
I Love this picture. It's beautiful.
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10/13/2004 04:18:06 AM
Wow !
Very nicly done.
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10/13/2004 03:52:11 AM
Simply gorgeous. Perhaps a bit smooth, but could be an effect of the lighting. A very classic moment. Perhaps having a bit of writing already on the parchment could have sold the "communication" part of it a little better.. otherwise I'm left thinking, "they're *about* to communicate.. but.." That's just a personal observation though, nothing to dock marks on.
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10/13/2004 01:30:39 AM
beautiful
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