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Mementos Mori
Mementos Mori

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Challenge: Black and White Still Life II (Advanced Editing VII)
Location: NYC
Date: Jul 17, 2014
Aperture: 32
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Jul 17, 2014

This was a quickie. I had a few items around the apartment that I have been wanting to include in a shoot, and the black and white worked well. Shot with one light on a Phase One IQ160. I cropped out most of the skull because it has seams that reveal it as a prop, and I melted the candle down with a heat gun. The Mentos provide compositional balance, and more importantly, wordplay. the only editing was some levels and removal of a few dust spots and scuffs.
I realized at the last minute that the date on my camera was set wrong, so I had to fix that and reshoot the photo just before the challenge ended.

Place: 53 out of 99
Avg (all users): 5.5128
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.5208
Avg (non-participants): 5.5000
Views since voting: 167
Views during voting: 159
Votes: 78
Comments: 2
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/18/2014 05:46:26 PM
Dark and very well done. Hope this does well against the fruit and flower bunch :)
07/18/2014 05:11:50 PM
to me, the watch is a little distracting, still a great shot.

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