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Challenge: Still Life III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: My Front Steps
Date: Jul 21, 2007
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Emotive, Military
Date Uploaded: Jul 21, 2007

I had been trying to think of something for this challenge all week. I woke up this morning and this is one of the first thoughts that popped into my head.

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Statistics
Place: 38 out of 233
Avg (all users): 5.9310
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 5.6923
Avg (non-participants): 6.0734
Views since voting: 758
Views during voting: 215
Votes: 174
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0


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08/06/2007 12:38:14 PM
***From the Critique Club***

First Impression - the most important one:
hmmm- The lighting is indeed a bit flat... nice composition, There is nothing about it that really makes me want to stare at the picture longer. (you know how great pictures just want to make you keep on looking!)
Composition:
I like you composition, The boots layout, and position in frame are great.
Subject:
I like how the shoelaces are untied, and you have an old set of boots it definitely adds character to the picture.
Technical (Colour, focus, and light):
This is where the picture is lacking, Lighting. The focus is good and I like how you have chosen B&W, but the lighting either you chose or was all that was available, really flattens the pictures and takes away some much of the character that the old boots and the B&W add. There needs to be strong shadows, and good highlights. Also a darker background, probably best achieved by lighting.
Artistic:
This side is also strong. I like the idea.
To grow its vote?:
Mainly the lighting, after you have tried that you could see where to go from their.
Summary:
Nice picture, strong character, but weak lighting. Personally I always thought still life was done with studio lighting. (Traditionally it is, but I guess it doesn't have to be.)

Hey its at least above your average. Keep that up you’ll be on your way to a ribbon. Your picture “the strike” is excellent!

Happy shooting, CBoydrun
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/31/2007 01:29:18 PM
Nice use of B&W, however the lighting is a bit flat.
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07/27/2007 06:10:13 PM
Nice tones and textures - comfortable homey feel too. Well done.
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07/26/2007 03:07:59 PM
Excellent photograph. Maybe with some added grain it might have been better, but this is excellent in itself. Fine photojournalistic photo!! (8)
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07/25/2007 09:05:11 AM
This is one of those shots that speak a thousand words. Beautiful job.
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