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Resolution: Quit
Resolution: Quit

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Challenge: New Year's Resolution (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: tabletop
Date: Dec 31, 2002
Aperture: 2.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 6/10
Galleries: Still Life, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 1, 2003


Place: 4 out of 46
Avg (all users): 6.6495
Avg (commenters): 7.7692
Avg (participants): 6.6667
Avg (non-participants): 6.6364
Views since voting: 1803
Votes: 97
Comments: 16
Favorites: 2 (view)

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01/13/2003 12:33:52 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club };-)

Initial thoughts
Great lighting and mood, meets the challenge well, light seems a bit off

Composition/ Content

Composition is excellent, I really like the shape of the shot. Your "rule of thirds" set-up works well here. Black and White was a great choice.

I like the way the table melts away into the blackness. The dark background lends itself to the mood.

Camera Work - Technical
Perhaps the best thing about the shot is the cylindrical bands of light across you subject. I assume this was shot high through the glass on the right. Excellent work.

Digital Processing - Technical
Sharpness and tone are good. Might have possibly used a bit more contrast on the glass so we could see just a little more of it.

Fits The Challenge
Definitely fits the challenge well.

My Opinion On The Photo
You barely missed the ribbon and it is one of the top shots of the week. I really don't have much to add as it is truly a great photo. Good job, and keep up the good work.

I would be happy to talk further about this shot if you would like to contact me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/09/2003 12:01:21 AM
Great minds think alike... LOL. If you ask me I got REALLLLLL lucky. As I commented during the contest, great image...
01/08/2003 07:34:44 AM
very well executed shot. amazing that yours and the one above ended up next to each other.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/06/2003 10:22:34 PM
great lighting
01/06/2003 09:26:36 PM
very deep meaning and profoundly emotional image. the darkness, the half-burned up cig', the reflections from the drink in the nearby glass. Shows how hard this resolution must be to commit to.
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01/06/2003 03:25:53 PM
Great mood in this image. The rings of light bring connotations to year rings. A very, very good idea. Congratulations! (full score)
01/05/2003 10:30:02 PM
Very dark. Very nice! This is my favorite picture of this challenge. Excellent subject, focus, contrast, composition. B&W is great. I know some people who should also quit smoking. Good luck in winning the challenge!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/05/2003 04:46:04 PM
Great shot. Good composition and contrast.
01/04/2003 08:30:43 PM
Mmmm...I've been trying to quit this one for years...
01/04/2003 08:53:51 AM
Nice job. I like the way the lighting curves on the table. I think I would like to see the cigaretter at a little more of an angle.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/03/2003 12:02:18 PM
Nice image. Would have liked to see the shadows in the ashtray opened a little more to give more of a hint as to it's presense. That is a small nitpic though...

  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/03/2003 02:44:41 AM
sigh....me too
01/02/2003 07:32:21 PM
Excellent lighting. Creates a very moody shot. Well done, and good luck with the resolution.
01/02/2003 09:12:06 AM
Excellent photo... The lighting choice works very well here... - setzler
01/02/2003 01:09:58 AM
Great composition, and tonal range; excellent work, a 10!
01/02/2003 12:38:05 AM
Interesting use of light and composition. Am having a bit of trouble making out the right hand side of the image.

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