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Challenge: Phined the Phone (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Home/Bedroom
Date: Nov 29, 2015
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2015

Last minute submit, it will likely tank. I am hoping for a 6, we'll see :)

Place: 18 out of 28
Avg (all users): 5.4030
Avg (commenters): 6.6000
Avg (participants): 5.8235
Avg (non-participants): 5.2600
Views since voting: 154
Views during voting: 183
Votes: 67
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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12/07/2015 06:38:40 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Fun entry, I gave this a 6 in voting, mostly cause I liked how well the phone was hidden and the oof dogs' reflections.

I think there are two main reasons why this didn't do better. One, there is a lot going on in this pic; so much visual clutter, so much stuff that just doesn't need to be there. Yes I know you want the cluttered vanity there to confuse the viewer, and I love the use of the three-way mirror reflecting the dogs.

But the stacking cases on the left, the edge of the towel rack on the right, they do nothing for the shot except take up valuable space. In a shot like this, you really need to have a definite reason for everything being there.

Second reason: there isn't a level horizon in this image. And there must be one; most voters hate a horizon that isn't level. Levelling the image on the base of the mirror frame would have done the job nicely as so many items on the vanity are at an angle themselves, like the bright yellow iron. Again, there is a time and a place for Dutch angles, but a busy shot ain't one of them!

Hope this has been useful.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2015 09:38:58 PM
there on red pillow or something like that :)
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12/05/2015 07:09:16 PM
On the bed!

Yay! Good hiding! And this meets the challenge topic perfectly!
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12/05/2015 03:45:19 PM
Beside the white brush, and glasses.
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12/04/2015 11:02:37 PM
Very nice Give 8
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12/03/2015 06:14:10 PM
Pfairly easy to find in the messed up dog's make-up table, l/side.
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12/03/2015 12:01:32 AM
Red phone on red pillow - under the two dogs playing a video game! Nice pic.
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11/30/2015 08:59:55 PM
The reflective case on the table top has very sharp corners, so I'll vote for the screen in a red case in the reflection as being the "real" one. Or does that tablet with possible apple logo just under the black dog have phone capabilities?
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11/30/2015 06:01:54 PM
Took me a bit but I found it. This was a fun one.
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11/30/2015 03:28:54 PM
On the bed??
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11/30/2015 11:41:47 AM
Out of phocus on the bed?
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11/30/2015 04:40:07 AM
On the red bedsheet with a red TPU case in the reflection
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