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Night at the Opera
Night at the Opera

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Challenge: Indoor Macro Shot (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: McKinney, TX.
Date: Mar 29, 2003
Aperture: F/11
ISO: ISO-160
Shutter: 1/3 sec.
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2003

These are some opera specs my neighbor has.

I used my ghetto lighting to bounce my shop light off of a photo umbrella so my lighting would be more even and interesting.

Place: 10 out of 122
Avg (all users): 6.6752
Avg (commenters): 7.6154
Avg (participants): 6.5795
Avg (non-participants): 6.9655
Views since voting: 1770
Votes: 117
Comments: 15
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04/08/2003 10:05:09 PM
Critique Club

Composition: In general I like the composition. I think it's perhaps cropped too tightly on the sides. I certainly like the angle of the glasses. I would have liked to see a little more of the rope/chain. The colour of the background is very plush and appropriate to the subject, plus it complements the glasses very well.

Technical Quality: The focus and depth of field are very good in this photo. The lighting works very well (I'm a big fan of "ghetto" lighting if you check out my "The Hunter" photo). I find the reflection in the lenses slightly distracting.

Meeting the Challenge: I think this qualifies as a macro nicely. Initially I thought they were old binoculars, but since they are opera glasses then you are certainly zoomed in.

Creativity: Your choice of background was very wise, and the title is lovely. Overall, it's an elegant photo that is fitting of a "Night at the Opera"

Border: The subtle gold line and black outer work well to frame the image without distracting the viewer. The black obviously sits well with the blackness of the glasses body.

Overall: A very well executed photo. Not the most extreme macro in the world, but close enough for me. Technically you have done very well and all elements of the photo compliment each other (title, colour, border, composition). If you have the width available on the original try cropping it slightly wider at the sides.
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04/07/2003 06:45:48 AM
nice shot Danny, congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/06/2003 10:25:38 PM
I would call this more of a close up than a macro. Great colors and focus.
04/06/2003 01:10:24 PM
I like the picture on first glance. The purple background, especially that it's not perfectly flat - make this picture stand out everytime I come back to look at this week's entries. The dark spot in the lower left is a bit distracting, but otherwise I love it. 9
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04/06/2003 01:05:06 PM
The color in this shot is very powerful... The image quality is also great... I think the composition could possibly be a bit stronger with a little more diagonal orientation of the lenses maybe... great shot :) - setzler
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04/06/2003 11:12:35 AM
LIke the background. Interesting subject. Well taken and framed with good lighting
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04/06/2003 10:54:24 AM
Really lovey shot, great color
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04/04/2003 08:02:55 AM
Beautiful color combinations here. A wonderful macro, set up very well. 9 from me. (I'd be interested in knowing how you set up your lighting for this)
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04/02/2003 05:44:47 AM
I absolutely love the colour co-ordination here. The brass (gold) against the purple/pink backdrop. Excellent clarity and composition. Very well captured and GL in this weeks challenge.
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04/01/2003 05:41:33 PM
Nice colors!
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04/01/2003 01:08:10 AM
Brass or gold color? Brass I assume. Quite a royal looking composition with the bright magenta color. Very nice detail!
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04/01/2003 01:02:37 AM
Lovely background and good lighting , 8 here!
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03/31/2003 04:22:21 PM
Exellent background drape with the brass-gold finish. Nice shot.
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03/31/2003 09:01:22 AM
Like the colours, sharpness, composition, everything. Would have been perfect with a little catchlight or refelection in the lens of the glasses though.
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03/31/2003 12:45:02 AM
Good clear macro. The choice of colors is good The texture, clarity excellent.
Makes me want to run in and get dressed up.
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