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Challenge: Ancient (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: Yarrow Point, Washington (USA)
Date: Oct 19, 2013
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 5 seconds
Date Uploaded: Oct 20, 2013

My wife has a small netsuke she received as a gift from a close friend. I tried photographing it from several angles and straight on but it was boring. So I placed it in a metal candle holder with some interesting curved lines to frame it. I think the curved metal does a nice job managing the movement of your eye and frames the subject nicely. the contrast shows off the subject nicely.

What do you think dear voter?

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10/29/2013 02:01:13 AM
Well, that's weird. Somehow I had commented "=" at some point while looking through the challenge entries. I certainly can't leave it like that, so how about a real comment to replace my error?

I quite like your lighting here. It's enough to illuminate the subject, but just enough to kiss the contours of circular thingy. I'm not a big fan of photographing knickknack type things for challenges, but this is one of the better executions that I've seen. I don't know how "ancient" this feels, but that little carving certainly is neat.
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10/28/2013 10:16:55 PM
I think what makes this photo is the perspective and lighting. You were successful in taking a simple subject matter and making it a creative photo. Nice work!
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10/28/2013 09:51:24 AM
An interesting shot and I really like the composition and lighting.
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