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Challenge: Jewelry Advertisement (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Makeshift studio
Date: Apr 18, 2005
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 0.3 sec
Galleries: Fashion, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Apr 19, 2005

Here's another go-around at submitting a photo of my Breitling SuperOcean, and hopefully it will perform better than my dismal previous attempt in the Mechanical challenge.

No flash was used. A flashlight was directed from the right to add blue metallic sheen on watch face.

- RAW conversion to JPG
- rotate
- levels
- saturation to boost red and blue channels in watch face
- desaturation to watch band
- clone out watch holder and shadow
- clone out side shadow
- burn, dodge, and sponge
- clone out speckles and scratches
- photo filter: 10% sepia tone to warm up slightly
- border
- save for web

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 159
Avg (all users): 7.0520
Avg (commenters): 8.1346
Avg (participants): 6.9700
Avg (non-participants): 7.1067
Views since voting: 8059
Views during voting: 447
Votes: 250
Comments: 74
Favorites: 4 (view)


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05/08/2005 10:23:04 PM
Originally posted by cpanaioti:


Just one nitpicky thing is the lack of focus on some of the smaller text on the watch face in the centre of the dial. I can't tell if this is related to how the picture was taken or is present on the watch itself.


Not a lack of focus, but rather a lack of resolution due to the image size constraints.
05/05/2005 05:47:47 PM
*** Critique Club ***

First impression: I could picture this in a magazine.

Composition: Positioned well to draw the viewers attention to the face of the watch. The text is in a location so it is not distracting and the font seems to be of an appropriate size.

Exposure: Seems to be bang on. There are no extreme shadows or highlights.

Impact: This is a very modest image as is the subject matter and as an advertisement it would probably attract the right type of consumer.

Just one nitpicky thing is the lack of focus on some of the smaller text on the watch face in the centre of the dial. I can't tell if this is related to how the picture was taken or is present on the watch itself.

All in all a very good shot.

Keep shooting.

Colette
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05/03/2005 05:41:45 PM
Great job, congrats on your first ribbon!
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05/03/2005 03:22:00 AM
Well done - congrats on the the terrific score - this is a tremendously professional shot.
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05/02/2005 06:44:06 PM
Great job! Congrats on your first ribbon!
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05/02/2005 02:42:07 PM
Congratulations on your yellow with this sleek presentation and great use of lighting and camera technique. An outstanding effort.
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05/02/2005 01:18:15 PM
Great Shot! I didnt think a watch shot would do very well so I pulled my submission but you provided it wrong. Kudos to you
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05/02/2005 11:53:38 AM
congratulations! It did look like a professional ad! Great shot and welldone.
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05/02/2005 10:15:48 AM
WTG Eugene...your first ribbon. Well deserved.
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05/02/2005 09:47:02 AM
Wow I really didn't expect this as there were so many great entries. Thanks everyone for your comments and votes! :)
05/02/2005 09:11:11 AM
Wonderful work, Eugene! Congratulations!
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05/02/2005 07:44:41 AM
Congratulations, Eugene!!! I'm so happy you won a ribbon. This was such a great shot!!! I KNEW you would be in the winners circle before long :)

SandyP
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05/02/2005 07:36:57 AM
awesome job!
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05/02/2005 02:43:22 AM
Congrats!!! Super shot.
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05/02/2005 02:33:22 AM
Congrats. I said it was a great product shot.
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05/02/2005 12:30:04 AM
Apparently this one did go over well, and it would be a shot Breitling would be proud of. I almost bought the SuperOcean a while back, but went for the Chrono Avenger instead. Nice to see others with some class around here. ;0)
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05/02/2005 12:05:18 AM
well done and very nice watch! My hubby would love that
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05/02/2005 12:02:57 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon- and a personal best!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/01/2005 11:01:12 PM
Crisp, Clear, nice layout..-- 9
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05/01/2005 07:48:32 PM
This is a great shot of a watch. The shadow in the front looks great, and there are just enought highlights on the watch.
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05/01/2005 05:28:14 PM
Great shot. Lokks truly professional.
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05/01/2005 03:29:09 PM
Very sharp - goos contrast and good colours
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05/01/2005 11:35:57 AM
PERFECTION!!! ***10***
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05/01/2005 10:46:49 AM
Great control over reflections and light. You even took the shot at 10:10...seems to be the most accepted time to photograph a watch. Also, thanks for using a short exposure time to keep the second hand from blurring.
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05/01/2005 04:22:54 AM
Well composed and taken shot. A general observation would be that the picture would have soightly more balance of the secoond hand were at about 31 or 32 seconds
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04/30/2005 09:37:06 PM
I'm not sure I like the non-white reflection, but the overall shot and ad layout are very good.
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04/30/2005 05:57:26 PM
Top 10 for sure! Bumping to the top!
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04/30/2005 12:14:44 PM
Very professional looking. Nice work.
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04/30/2005 03:19:08 AM
Very professionally done. Nice to see someone shooting a watch with the hands in balance, most didn't bother. Overall tonalities a bit flat, and this is hurting the luminace of the metal. A bit of a goose in levels would do wonders. Well-balanced, a strong entry.
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04/30/2005 02:24:51 AM
everything is right with this image including the correct position of the hands 10
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04/30/2005 02:03:31 AM
The addition of word "true" after the the word "for" might have caused my jaw to drop a bit more.... love it bro.
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04/29/2005 07:53:43 PM
No improvements what so ever to this yet the only thing that is distracting is the bezel hanging out yet I know that to get the 10 to 2 position and freeze this in motion this is the only way, send this to Breitling you might get a job :0) Good luck.
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04/29/2005 04:04:42 PM
The text is perfect, exteremely professional looking ad.
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04/29/2005 04:02:24 PM
Now that is an Ad!
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04/29/2005 02:35:23 PM
SPOT ON well done one of the best i have seen (10) is all I can give
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04/29/2005 01:47:49 PM
Professional Looking
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04/29/2005 08:04:26 AM
Very well done. The watch is in perfect clarity. 10
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04/28/2005 11:45:47 PM
Very professional in composition and quality.
Lighting is very well done and the text/font is perfect in it's size, style & placement.
Perhaps one of the best in this challenge. (10)
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04/28/2005 04:22:46 PM
Good product shot and a great product. 8
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04/28/2005 04:10:13 PM
excellent shot
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04/28/2005 02:11:34 PM
Nice masculine ad. great layout and lighting. 8
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04/28/2005 01:54:27 PM
Very nice - the best wristwatch shot of the challenge. One of my top 5.
I like the 10:10 hands setting - many entries ignored this common trick to achieve symmetry and show the background of the watch in a best possible manner.
Like the soft light. Bumping up to 9 on the second pass.
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04/28/2005 10:34:56 AM
A great job handling the reflections. Well done
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04/28/2005 12:42:03 AM
beautifully executed although perhaps a little lacking in creativity
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04/27/2005 09:47:09 PM
Looks like an ad to me - nicely done!
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04/27/2005 09:29:13 PM
Well Done! You are one of the few who entered watches who knew to set the hands to 10 and 2!

Well lit, and very chrisp.
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04/27/2005 03:37:48 PM
Nice clean and bright and you have set the dials correctly. 9
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04/27/2005 02:39:17 AM
yessss good typography!
I do appreciate these things.
Great lighting, too - nice and smooth on the metal, nothing burned out, and a great highlight on the watch face.
(8)
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04/26/2005 11:56:59 PM
Great presentation and astute attention to detail to bring out the beauty of this time piece. Bumping up.
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04/26/2005 07:44:47 PM
Nice job. Brilliant lighting and good control of reflections. Font style and color are nice. They look like there meant to be there unlike some others. Also the border compliments the image. I would have made the border a little less black and more liek the font color. This is in my top 10. Good job.
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04/26/2005 06:10:47 PM
Ahh... very nice watch :)
Excellent shot!
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04/26/2005 01:30:39 PM
Whether or not a watch is jewelry, this is awesome. 10 My pick for a ribbon so far.
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04/26/2005 10:09:03 AM
Nice shot. I like the simplicity of the image.
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04/26/2005 07:58:38 AM
Very nice composition and text placement.
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04/25/2005 09:57:22 PM
Looks like a magazine article. Very nice.
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04/25/2005 07:41:43 PM
Nice! Looks like a real ad. Picture is clear.
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04/25/2005 06:53:57 PM
Looks like a professional shot..I'm impressed.
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04/25/2005 05:34:24 PM
Well, this looks like it's straight out of an ad. Great lighting, composition and the text works well without being distracting.
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04/25/2005 05:24:29 PM
nice image good advertisment well done on the clarity colour and angle 9
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04/25/2005 03:33:18 PM
Nice advertisement
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04/25/2005 03:13:28 PM
great lighting.
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04/25/2005 01:29:56 PM
I say it!!!! great job
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04/25/2005 01:04:47 PM
Excellent ! Not too sharp, just perfect. I'm a little distracted by the blue reflection near the 1 and the 7 though, but still ..... I love it anyway.
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04/25/2005 10:32:19 AM
wow
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04/25/2005 09:51:30 AM
This is an amazing shot. I have a watche photograph in this challenge too and discover first hand how hard it is to prevent nasty reflections. Bravo.
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04/25/2005 08:28:53 AM
looks like a real ad.
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04/25/2005 08:07:16 AM
ribbon
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04/25/2005 04:06:24 AM
Very nice image
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04/25/2005 03:29:15 AM
very nice!!
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04/25/2005 02:32:39 AM
nice, watch face seems a little noisy.
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04/25/2005 02:14:48 AM
nice composition. great detail. Not a fan of the watch itself, but that's just me. Niec font. It works. Good job!
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04/25/2005 01:50:55 AM
Wrap it up, I'll take it! Outstanding job. Top finisher for sure.
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04/25/2005 01:44:22 AM
nicely done...9
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04/25/2005 12:18:28 AM
this is a great composition except for the light streak across the watch face. Everything else works so well here that I have to assume that it was intentional on your part - if so, then we just have to disagree on what works but I find it distracts from an otherwise beautifully lit image.
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