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Challenge: October Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6D ED
Location: bedroom
Date: Oct 20, 2004
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Studio, Floral
Date Uploaded: Oct 21, 2004

I've always wanted to photograph a red maple leaf, but never knew how I could do it without making it cliche. I thought this idea was original enough...

The middle leaf is "floating" on a pencil held up with fun-tak. The flash was split into two with aluminum paper bent at a 90deg angle, with two large white cardboard pieces on either side.

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Place: 68 out of 487
Avg (all users): 6.1893
Avg (commenters): 7.1563
Avg (participants): 6.1517
Avg (non-participants): 6.4375
Views since voting: 2214
Views during voting: 431
Votes: 243
Comments: 37
Favorites: 9 (view)

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11/08/2004 03:17:30 PM
Kewl shot!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2004 11:14:32 PM
This is great!!!
11/07/2004 08:39:24 PM
Very creative!
11/07/2004 08:33:12 PM
cool - sorry nothing more constructive than that :)
11/07/2004 05:37:16 PM
What a clever idea! You get high grades from a fellow countryman, despite the few technical issues..

Technical issues be damned!
11/07/2004 05:07:14 PM
11/07/2004 01:55:35 PM
Nice, but the focus is off. This kind of photo needs to be sparkling sharp.
11/07/2004 07:46:10 AM
Very good idea... but i think it would be good with focuse on sides too.
11/07/2004 12:55:49 AM
Nice Idea
11/06/2004 07:33:30 PM
Yee ha! Well done! Great idea!
11/06/2004 06:28:13 PM
I like it! 10
11/06/2004 12:24:43 PM
11/06/2004 09:55:26 AM
Thats a really good one. The 2 sides are a bit out of focus though. But what a clever idea, even with my political beliefs ;-)
11/06/2004 12:32:03 AM
Very creative and done well!
11/05/2004 09:33:48 PM
11/05/2004 06:34:11 PM
More texture on the leaf would have made this photo really really great. also the leaves on the sides seem OOF, not sure if this was the intent. personally I would like more DOF and see the leaves all in focus
11/05/2004 06:31:43 PM
Clever idea. I think I would like this even better if all of the leaves had the same dof/focus. Did you have the center leaf on glass and the other below? The blur is a bit distracting. I love the concept, though!
11/05/2004 02:51:18 PM
great concept image, should sell it as stock.
11/04/2004 11:08:33 PM
Outside bars are out of focus. The center leaf is perfect. I like the concept a lot, even though I'm South of you. Good job
11/04/2004 05:53:45 PM
You will probably take some political hits on this one from the nutty right wingers in the U.S. Super shot, great work.
11/04/2004 04:02:37 PM
Brilliant representation of your homeland. -8-
11/04/2004 11:43:03 AM
Awesome idea, great colouring. I'm not sure what you did to make the background leaves seem farther away. I would have preferred if they were also in as sharp focus as the middle leaf, but its a great shot anyway.
11/04/2004 05:09:04 AM
10 for Canada!
11/03/2004 01:14:02 PM
sharper please! but idea was very good!
11/03/2004 10:04:51 AM
Why are the maple leafs on the left and right blurry? Did you want the viwer to pay more attention to the center leaf? I think it would have been better if all of the leaves were in focus.
11/02/2004 11:29:04 PM
why aren't the sides in focus? btw nice photo.. thanks canadian! yeah! beer!
11/02/2004 04:27:45 AM
great idea really has an autumn feel
11/01/2004 10:55:36 PM
Very creative!
11/01/2004 10:46:10 PM
Very cool idea well done! Congrats neighbor! That's a 7!
11/01/2004 09:20:22 PM
very clever, and perfectly executed. 8
11/01/2004 09:15:27 PM
original idea. I like it alot
11/01/2004 03:42:35 PM
that wa a kickass idea for a picture! Nicely done!
11/01/2004 03:37:29 PM
This is a nice one, and I am not even Canadian.
11/01/2004 12:18:58 PM
excellent idea, well done - kinda looks like a flag ;)
11/01/2004 12:18:03 PM
Cool, when I saw the thumbnail I was sure that you had just taken a shot of the flag but this is a very very neat idea and well executed. However having all the leaves on the sides also within the DOF would have nailed IMO.
11/01/2004 11:09:49 AM
Cute. I wish the white were a bit whiter. Still, nice humorous entry. 5, just-married
11/01/2004 12:19:46 AM
A 10 on principle alone. Awesome. Great colour.

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