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"I have never begun a novel with more misgiving." - óW. Somerset Maugham, The Razor's Edge (1944)

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Challenge: Opening Lines (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Date: Feb 4, 2015
Aperture: f16
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/10
Date Uploaded: Feb 4, 2015

I couldn't think of anything to use Expert Editing for in this challenge... not a creative bone in my body this week. So, I added text.

To text, or not to text. That is the question.

Some will vote me down, I know. *sigh*

I can't decide... *sigh again*

Post: Awww... THANKS for the votes and comments and the HM!!

Regarding the reflection in the clock. I actually thought that it detracted, too... SO... stretched the remote as far as I could from the camera... stretched the other arm out as far as IT would stretch... with a sheet of black posterboard and... clicked.

No reflection.

It made the image... so... flat.

There was nothing of interest.

I'm just sayin'. :D


Place: 5 out of 53
Avg (all users): 6.5493
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.1481
Avg (non-participants): 6.7955
Views since voting: 1673
Views during voting: 161
Votes: 71
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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02/18/2015 10:44:12 AM
You obviously are creative, this is so well done. Congratulations on your HM.
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02/14/2015 08:24:15 AM
I am a sucker for a good still life and this one is terrific. Happy to be next to you.
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02/13/2015 06:56:36 PM
Congrats on the HM, Lydia. Nicely put together, and I like the drop shadow on the text and the match to the angle of the shadows of everything else - makes it look like it is hovering there.
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02/13/2015 04:32:31 AM
Wow you have some great props. Very nicely done. Congrats on the HM
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02/13/2015 12:38:57 AM
a favorite. Love the text on the wall. wonderful touch!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/12/2015 03:22:08 PM
One of my favorite images in the challenge, one of my favorite books! Good luck!
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02/12/2015 02:20:23 PM
This truely gives the impression that the novel was written at this desk. A wonderful pairing of objects so suited for this challenge and the book that you chose. I really like this image and hope it does well overall. A 9 from me!
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02/12/2015 11:28:10 AM
Love the imagery.
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02/12/2015 06:04:40 AM
Nicely composed and edited, but the reflection in the clock is quite distracting.
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02/11/2015 03:17:35 AM
I like the processing suits the image, but seems a litte cluttered, I would of not included the book, or the clock, sometimes less is more :)

I love the typset though awesome.
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02/06/2015 02:40:42 AM
all set in the same time as maugham was writing 6
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