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Bath With A Snack
Bath With A Snack

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Challenge: Rubber Ducky (Basic Editing III*)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: My dining room
Date: Apr 1, 2005
Galleries: Humorous, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Apr 1, 2005

Had alot of fun with this one!

Went to the dollar store, bought a plastic blue table cloth to use as backdrop, picked one of my daughters many rubber duckies (I thought this one looked the most photogenic) Had husband pick up grapes at store on way home from work, searched house to find spray bottle that daughter had used and didn't put back then finally was ready to set up the shot. Used one studio light, one desk lamp, and overhead light.

Adjusted brightness and contrast, adjusted the hue and saturation of the blue background slightly and added the border.

Place: 41 out of 125
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04/13/2005 08:15:08 AM
*Critique Club*

Intial Impact: I think it is ok. You could have benefitted from a little more post processing.

Sharpness: The focus and dof is very nice here. Everything appears to be in good focus including the water drops on the beak and brush.

Composition: I think you could have improved this had you not got so close to the duck. I see in your edits that you didn't crop it so maybe back up just a little and get more of the duck.

Overall: Like I said above I think it is a little too tight. Also the grapes could have used a little bump in color to make the green stand out a little more. I normally don't like borders too much but in this photo it works and doesn't take away from your photo. I think the border actually helps it. Also it seems a little underexposed could be your lights. Maybe more lights or use your flash. The background is very dark also and could use more light. I would suggest one light for the background and one light for each side of the duck. I would like to see more light on the back side of the duck in the right of the picture.

Good luck in all future challenges.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/08/2005 09:20:21 PM
Water droplets look nice.. Grapes could use some color adjustment.. 8
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04/02/2005 05:47:10 PM
blue background?
04/02/2005 04:07:20 PM
only thing i dont like is the lack of saturation
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04/02/2005 10:12:58 AM
Cute idea with the grapes. I think it could have benefited from a tad more sharpening. Good work.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/02/2005 01:59:28 AM
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04/02/2005 01:28:47 AM
I love it
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