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Penny Stocks
Penny Stocks
mchalmers


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Challenge: Money II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Dining Room
Date: Oct 28, 2008
Aperture: f/2.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200 sec.
Galleries: Humorous, Studio
Date Uploaded: Oct 28, 2008

A bar graph using pennies. The crash at the end symbolizes what the markets are currently going through.

A huge thanks to my wife for having the steady hand and patience to stack those pennies. I tried a few times unsuccessfully!

A peice of bristol board provided the background. A studio light was off to the left to give a nice yellowish shine to the pennies. An SB-800 with a shoot through umbrella was off to the right that hit the whole picture with a soft but bright light. An SB-600 was to the rear and left dialed down to give that bit of a shadow coming off of the 'graph'.

Editting was mostly done in Lightroom. Cropped, slight rotation, sharpened, temperature and colour adjustments. Final resize and Unsharp Mask done in The GIMP.

Statistics
Place: 40 out of 119
Avg (all users): 5.5495
Avg (commenters): 6.1250
Avg (participants): 5.4054
Avg (non-participants): 5.5862
Views since voting: 725
Views during voting: 315
Votes: 182
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/04/2008 01:23:41 PM
I like it. Fine concept and well executed. One of those pics that would do well on a wall as well as on a stockphoto site. 9
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11/04/2008 09:58:34 AM
Great idea and nicely done. Not too crazy about the background though - 5
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11/04/2008 06:52:07 AM
Aren't they all at the moment :)
I like the way that the copper works with the background colour.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/01/2008 10:28:05 AM
love the slumping pils of pennies at the end, great lighting, would have liked to see a slightly different pov to add interest. 7
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11/01/2008 07:20:53 AM
I think a tighter crop would have really improved this
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/31/2008 09:30:03 PM
Meets Challenge:2
Technical:2
Interestingness:2
Creativity:
TOTAL: 6
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10/29/2008 10:06:20 PM
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10/29/2008 09:56:16 AM
I like the simplicity of this.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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