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Skull Ring
Skull Ring
pawdrix


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Challenge: Jewelry Advertisement (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Location: nyc
Date: Apr 23, 2005
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/40
Date Uploaded: Apr 23, 2005

This is a Keith Richards type Skull Ring that one of my students desinged, molded and cast for me in high grade silver, as a gift. We're both big Rolling Stones fans so this first cast ring holds some special meaning for me.

The opportunity to take a jewelry photo made for a great excuse to buy a macro lens ...but I didn't.

Statistics
Place: 62 out of 159
Avg (all users): 5.6316
Avg (commenters): 6.4286
Avg (participants): 5.3762
Avg (non-participants): 5.8082
Views since voting: 1245
Views during voting: 369
Votes: 247
Comments: 31
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/01/2005 11:23:20 AM
I love the contrast between the skull and the rose. Nice work.
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05/01/2005 10:36:52 AM
While I don't care for the ring, you've created a tremendously appealing photo advertisement. Use of lighting, vignetting, shadows is just excellent. Very well done!
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04/30/2005 05:16:14 AM
this is a very balanced photo
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04/30/2005 02:50:45 AM
the hot spot detracts from a very nice image,. BTW if you paint the metal with Milk it helps soften the hot spots. 7
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04/29/2005 11:57:46 PM
Like it,but the only thing that bothers me its a shines on the ring, 8
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04/29/2005 11:08:30 AM
Nice juxtaposition of this symbol of death next to a symbol of life/love. IMO Light is too hot on the skull of the skull. All the best.
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04/29/2005 08:49:27 AM
Nice composition and lighting. I just wonder what the brown is under the rose because my eye is being drawn to it.
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04/29/2005 07:57:14 AM
Nice!
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04/29/2005 04:03:31 AM
Beauty & the Beast approach!
Nice composition, with the rose taking a bit too much of the focal point in my opinion.
Lighting overall is good, with only a small area blown out on the forehead of the skull. (5)
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04/28/2005 10:17:56 PM
I like the positioning and the elements in this one, well done
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04/28/2005 08:53:22 PM
A tad bright in the middle of the rings forhead, but I like the shot.
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04/28/2005 06:43:38 PM
Love the rose! Even more than the jewelry. The lighting on it is so perfect. Unfortunately I dont like the hot spot on the forehead of the skull.
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04/28/2005 12:43:30 AM
the blown out highlight is a shame. That's the challenge of course!
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04/27/2005 03:33:54 PM
The ring looks well used.
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04/27/2005 01:01:30 PM
clean and simple. I doesn't scream brilliant, but more like "well done".
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04/26/2005 08:57:30 PM
Nice shot, nice font and shaodows. The comp needs to leave more room for text and the skull ring need to be sharper.
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04/26/2005 08:52:47 PM
Love the picture and focus on the ring and rose. I wish the eye sockets had some gems in them but heck no fault of yours. I gave you a 7.
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04/26/2005 02:43:41 PM
better if you tone down hotspot with photo-editor (or use more diffuse light)
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04/26/2005 11:53:38 AM
The reds somehow don't get along with each other, to me. Good lighting.
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04/26/2005 07:56:19 AM
The glare on the ring is too much, imho, and the text font distracts, rather than adds.
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04/26/2005 04:40:34 AM
Overall the lighting is good, but the highlight on the skull is a bit too much for me. Composition is really good.
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04/25/2005 11:37:54 PM
I like the composition of this shot, though the glare of the forehead of the skull distracts from the rest of the image in my opinion.
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04/25/2005 06:49:00 PM
This looks like a lagit ad. Well done.
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04/25/2005 06:28:18 PM
Nice idea. Sort of creapy with the Rose, but definatly intriging. The frame and composition are very good, but the lighting is a bit off. Too strong on the ring, too soft on the rose. I'm not too keen on the 'set' either, with the brown part of fabric. On an even set, this would've done better. Some water sparkles on the rose trick could've done some good results on this shot. Font is good and not too invasive. Feels like a 'tatoo-shop' picture. 6
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04/25/2005 05:56:28 PM
i loved this!!!!!putting thr hardness of a skull together with the softness of the rose....great contrast and yet warmth......"8"
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04/25/2005 01:25:22 PM
Nice to see something out of the ordinary in this challenge. Well photographed.
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04/25/2005 10:54:10 AM
Nice. I like it. Very interesting piece of jewelry. Good choice of text, the composition and focus is very good. Only issue I have is the lighting. I wish the light could have been difused some to eliminate the hot spot on the skull ring forehead. Good job, and good luck.
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04/25/2005 10:08:08 AM
Nice balance. The light just seems a little bright on the skull.
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04/25/2005 07:15:43 AM
I like this, but ... a SKULL??? :) KInda has that love to the death feel.
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04/25/2005 01:38:12 AM
If not for that excessively bright glare, I would have really loved this. Great job overall - just need to subdue the lighting.
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04/25/2005 12:39:03 AM
this one didn't need the text...
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