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Challenge: Glass IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Yarrow Point, Wahsington (USA)
Date: Jul 7, 2012
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 1/2000
Date Uploaded: Jul 8, 2012

Photographer’s Notes
Been away too long … trying to get back up to speed on DPC. So in that mode, I’ll shoot anything. Walked by the book case and this tiny glass cup was sitting in a little splotch of sunshine. I liked the look of it, shot it, did little to the image ... here you go.

Post Processing
• Convert from Raw (PSCS5 Camera Raw)
• Reduce Noise (Neat Image)
• Sharpen (PSCS5 High Pass Filter)
• Crop (PSCS5)
• Save for Web (PSCS5)

Camera Data
• Date: 2012.07.07
• Camera: Nikon D3
• Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
• ISO: 1000
• Aperture: f/2.8
• Shutter: 1/2000

Statistics
Place: 52 out of 74
Avg (all users): 5.1698
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 5.1750
Avg (non-participants): 5.1667
Views since voting: 232
Views during voting: 197
Votes: 106
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0


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07/18/2012 11:14:47 AM
HI Doc, welcome to the Critique Zone (disclaimer: everything below is completely subjective!)

For me, this is so nearly a killer shot. The shape, the pattern and the lighting are really 'zen' and actually change the way I am breathing. Your control of DOF is excellent but I agree with the commenter that I would have preferred to have the rim and pattern really sharp to contrast with the gentle blur elsewhere. For me, the dark pattern provides an ideal focal point, curling perpendicular to the light shape - if you really did not set this up, it is quite some serendipity!

Artistically, I find the yellow book distracting - actually all of them. without then, this becomes minimalist and very beautiful.

All I can say is that your absence has not cost your skill or your 'eye', welcome back!

Cheers,

Frank
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07/16/2012 11:21:45 AM
Don't understand the score on this one -- I thought it was quite lovely. 8 from me.
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07/16/2012 08:12:57 AM
I thought this would finish a bit higher - one of your 6's. I agree with others about the oof but the light and cup are so lovely I almost overlooked that.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/15/2012 11:23:43 PM
I love the warmth this portrays, and the lighting, well done!
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07/09/2012 01:44:46 PM
The little swath of light is awesome. What's great about this image is the control. You blocked a lot of info out and added in only what was needed to be shown. What's missing is the sharpness!
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07/09/2012 01:00:46 PM
The main object is a little out of focus but I guess that's ok ?
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