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Challenge: Jewelry Advertisement (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: PA
Date: Apr 21, 2005
Aperture: f7.4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2 sec
Galleries: Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Apr 21, 2005

Take off on the DeBeers diamond anniversay ads that "tell her you'd marry her all over again"

Daffodil leaves stuck in a gold with three diamond ring.

Cropped, rotated, dirt cloned out; levels, saturation and brightness adjusted. USM, save for the web.

--------- <grin> DeBears is a deliberate typo -- didn't want you to think it was a *real* DeBeers ad

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.9336
Avg (commenters): 7.7429
Avg (participants): 6.6765
Avg (non-participants): 7.1039
Views since voting: 3541
Views during voting: 424
Votes: 256
Comments: 77
Favorites: 1 (view)


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05/02/2005 05:29:45 PM
Sometimes simplicity works best. Congratulations on this excellant composition.
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05/02/2005 02:48:56 PM
Congratulations on your 6th finish with this neat composition.
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05/02/2005 12:38:03 PM
Thanks to all the commenters -- a new record for me. <hugs all around> I appreciate your suggestions and was delighted to see you collectively liked what I liked and the same with the dislikes. I'm so tickled to be on the first page :))
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/01/2005 11:41:23 PM
Professionally done. Very nice lighting and deisgn,
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05/01/2005 11:26:58 PM
Just plain pretty, this works great for an ad, good luck!!
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05/01/2005 11:22:38 PM
Very nice composition and typography. You've done a great job capturing sparkle in the diamonds without going nuts with diffraction spikes. Having the ring face the camera so perpendicularly seems to flatten it though. This is an awesome layout. (8)
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05/01/2005 07:46:02 PM
Very neat but I would have reshot until the goldtone was more apparant on the ring. Otherwise a very smart comp. Bumping up.
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05/01/2005 05:51:49 PM
Nice and simple. Great job!
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05/01/2005 10:37:45 AM
Nice set-up and composition. I don't think the company name is necessary, but I do like the text and font in the main message. The green ribbon is a nice choice as it stands out well, but is not too overpowering.
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05/01/2005 10:00:29 AM
I love the simplicity of this advertisment, it looks very clean yet appropriate!
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05/01/2005 01:18:34 AM
Nice setup, Font style works very well. nice soft lighting well done. GL
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05/01/2005 12:07:56 AM
This is Great! the Diamonds really pop....over all 10
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04/30/2005 09:04:07 PM
Not bad, think ring would have been better with a bit more angle
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04/30/2005 05:50:06 PM
a very effective image 8
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04/30/2005 05:27:21 PM
A nice composition, good exposure on the gems; you have one tiny (but important, or maybe intentional) typo ...
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04/30/2005 02:26:05 PM
Unique idea and beautifully executed. The ring looks a little off center to me and I would have turned it to the right a little more to show more symmetry. I like the type style and copy and I could see this image in a magazine
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04/30/2005 01:40:45 PM
Absolutely perfect. The only thing keeping it from a 10 is I wish the diamonds were shining! :)
04/30/2005 07:58:31 AM
nice and what a pretty piece.
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04/29/2005 04:12:59 PM
Original and lovely - 7. Would have liked a little more detail in the ring.
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04/29/2005 01:39:30 PM
Nice use of natural elements, and good layout composition. Lighting is too flat IMO.
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04/29/2005 01:31:48 PM
Professional Looking
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04/29/2005 05:33:42 AM
very nice composition - well done :)
I feel that there is a little room for impovement on the lighting but not sure exactly what, I'd suggest posting this in a thread after the challenge
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04/29/2005 04:40:57 AM
good thinking
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04/29/2005 12:51:11 AM
Very well presented with a very nice layout, nice subtle colors. Excellent choice for font to fit the mood...I do find the first two lines a little crowded but doesn't detract from the shot too much. Excellent job.
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04/29/2005 12:16:15 AM
Very simple and elegant, earth tone colours add that warm feel. Text is perfect, almost looks like it's written on the paper. Wouldn't change a thing about this picture
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04/28/2005 10:19:34 PM
Great positioning and great sharpness, well done!
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04/28/2005 09:30:52 PM
Neat idea, I like the weed (or however it's called in english)
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04/28/2005 08:16:53 PM
I love the simplicity of this - one of my top picks!!! gj
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04/28/2005 04:20:16 PM
lovely shot, great light
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04/28/2005 03:04:14 PM
Beautiful composition and a great ad.
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04/28/2005 02:01:24 PM
Nice, elegant, simple ad. The focus is good, the font is right. 7
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04/28/2005 12:47:33 PM
Good composition. I would have prefered that you get closer to the ring since it seems well lit with detail preserved in the diamonds.
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04/28/2005 12:23:35 PM
De Bears, huh. :) This is one of my higher choices. Excellent composition and coloring. Not quite as "focused" on the diamonds as I would like, personally. 9
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04/28/2005 08:27:45 AM
Simple lines and good composition make this work well as an advertisement.
Good luck.
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04/27/2005 10:29:49 PM
One of three photos I'm rating 10 in this challenge. A beautiful layout, great choice of font, colors.... everything works!
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04/27/2005 09:27:50 PM
Nice concept. Would be improved if the the photo was tigher in on the jewelry itself. Still, very well done.
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04/27/2005 05:00:56 PM
really calm and serene. good choice of font and color.
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04/27/2005 03:34:54 PM
Very nice text.
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04/27/2005 12:59:18 PM
Very nice soft lighting (used a soft box or natural?) The text is very subtle and brilliant, the CO. name is very shy and perfect for the look. Colours are nice and the jewel really is nice. 2 things i really don't like tho, is the reflection on the ring (orange) which to my eyes, doesn't fit at all with the restof the picture, and the paper on which the ring rests. The white borders kind of breaks the pattern for me. Also, perharps a little more energy in the colours would've helped. Very nice work! 7
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04/27/2005 12:24:52 PM
Great concept but I think the ring should take up more space.
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04/27/2005 11:29:37 AM
Great layout and them. I gave this photo a 10.
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04/27/2005 09:56:50 AM
Cool props for your composition, it balances nicely. This would have really popped with a navy or black background behind the paper IMO. Good lighting on the ring (very nice diamond by the way...). Good luck in the challenge.
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04/27/2005 08:54:36 AM
this is awesome
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04/27/2005 04:32:41 AM
Elegant design & layout.
The green is a nice touch in this image, and the text used on your ad is very feminine and complimetary. Focal point is good and the detail & lighting are very good.
Well Done - one of my favorites in this challenge! (10)
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04/26/2005 04:04:40 PM
Sophisticated approach but high key style diminishes impact of stone imho. Good attempt overall. PS is it DeBeers? Or is this clue to the photographer?!
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04/26/2005 01:52:21 PM
Nice simple design. It's attractive and calls attention to the ring.
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04/26/2005 01:14:54 PM
very well done, a favorite of mine for this challenge. no detail lost, and capturing the detail of a diamond stone is very hard. (I know because I was not very successful at it) Great work 10. IMHO it should ribbon
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04/26/2005 12:32:14 PM
This is SO professional. It looks great. 10
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04/26/2005 12:03:14 PM
I think I know who this is.... Nice job. Great Idea but I'd like to see the ring and text presented better ( larger for sure and perhaps the diamond could be better centered showing gold on both sides of it.) Needs larger more pronounced text.
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04/26/2005 05:33:27 AM
nice idea.
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04/25/2005 11:01:59 PM
This is great, one of the first I've seen that the text accents the picture nicely instead of distracting from it, nicely done! 10
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04/25/2005 09:51:14 PM
Love this one. Looks like a real sales ad.
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04/25/2005 09:23:59 PM
photo is good, text is great
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04/25/2005 08:42:49 PM
Sweet, and I feel sure I'd see it in a ad. Well done.
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04/25/2005 03:41:47 PM
I like the soft diffuse lighting and the message is great. While the white space in the top corners, representing a white backdrop, are not necessarily distracting, perhaps a different backdrop could have been more effective, like a more subtle shade, or a textured surface like wood. Overall a fantastic entry! 8
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04/25/2005 03:06:15 PM
Great exposure.
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04/25/2005 01:47:42 PM
Composition: Excelletn!!
Lighting: would like to see this lit a little better, the diamond looks white instead of sparkly and clear
Color: good
Clarity: extremely clear!!
Lettering: fits advert extremely well
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04/25/2005 01:34:43 PM
Stunning....... I would put this in a magazine in a heartbeat! good job.
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04/25/2005 01:12:06 PM
I love it ! Very tasteful. Good choice of font, what is it ?

I wish you good luck, you'll probably do very well.
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04/25/2005 12:08:39 PM
What a wonderful and creative idea for your photo! Color, comp, DOF, lighting ... all well done. Text works, Font works., nice and light and doesn't overpower the ring. It may be an intentional misspelling, but it's DeBeers. DeBears is a Chicago football team.
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04/25/2005 11:46:31 AM
One of the best. I do believe a little closer shot of the diamond may have shown better.
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04/25/2005 10:30:36 AM
Perfect advertisement! 10
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04/25/2005 10:23:07 AM
Very good! Top 10!
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04/25/2005 09:52:02 AM
Pretty picture, you have captured the sparkle and clarity nicely...the text doesn't enhace this for me...it's a little confusing.
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04/25/2005 09:41:12 AM
very nice
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04/25/2005 09:19:25 AM
Outstanding - one of the top few, I think. Also, one of the few where the text actually compliments the image. My only suggestions would be to get just a bit more sparkle in the diamonds.
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04/25/2005 08:54:22 AM
Nicely composed. Elegant. Good Luck.
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04/25/2005 08:52:51 AM
Nice composition, really caught my eye
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04/25/2005 06:48:26 AM
Nice background and detail. Like the image as a whole. Funny reflection on LHS of ring - yellow/wood? Taken in your kitchen?
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04/25/2005 05:19:48 AM
nice sharp focusing. great framing. this is one of my top scores for the challenge. great lighting. nice background. only problem is....I cant criticise it!
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04/25/2005 04:38:05 AM
what a super idea the thought that has gone into this is very professional
well done
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04/25/2005 02:48:47 AM
Very elegant, love the way you captured this. The set up is great and your choice of text really works with this image.
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04/25/2005 02:38:17 AM
good use of all the classic photographic rules, rules of thirds, diagonal lines.... great job
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04/25/2005 02:05:05 AM
wee more space below DeBears.... overall nice :-)...lovely texture in paper...7
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04/25/2005 01:51:19 AM
Nice, very nice.
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04/25/2005 12:43:03 AM
Are you sure this isn't a real advertisement? ;) Well done, fits perfect. 10
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04/25/2005 12:40:59 AM
nice!! looks very professional! 10
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