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The Perfect Setting
The Perfect Setting

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Challenge: Jewelry Advertisement (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Kitchen
Date: Apr 24, 2005
Aperture: f 9.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Snapshot, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Apr 24, 2005

My Wife's engagement and wedding rings

Place: 18 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.4606
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.2692
Avg (non-participants): 6.5933
Views since voting: 1400
Views during voting: 427
Votes: 254
Comments: 46
Favorites: 0

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05/08/2005 01:57:37 AM
*Critique Club*

First of all, beautiful rings.
There are 2 things that stand out to me right away in this shot and that is the inside of the top ring, and the fact that the stone is almost lost in the second ring.
See how the stone goes right along the inside of the bottom ring and almost follows the curve of the ring right around to the other side of the stone? To me, the stone kind of gets lost there. I'd like to see it moved slightly to prevent that.
The white background is reflecting on the inside of the top ring and kind of absorbs the background in the reflection. Wish there were some way to create a defined edge on the inside top ring.
Other than that, let me just say wow.
Focus and clarity are awesome.
The angle and framing/cropping are wonderful. Nice space for the words. It's simple and effective. I don't find the words too big at all. They are eye catching, as are the rings.
Lighting is really good. Looking closer, I do see a bit of a blue reflection and 2 very tiny orangish reflections, one in each ring near the front. More specifically, in the upper left prong that holds the stone in place on the top ring. Those could be fixed with a little spot editing.
Overall very nice shot which deserved it's high placing in the challenge. Congrats.
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05/02/2005 03:03:00 PM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish with this well presented image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/01/2005 11:36:12 PM
This would sell, great job--- 9
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05/01/2005 11:05:39 PM
You've captured some very nice, subtle color in the rings--the blue with just a hint of orange. You've created a clean, balanced layout that I think would work very well as an advertisement. The nearly lost lower edge of the upper ring bothers me a littel bit though. (8)
05/01/2005 10:47:09 PM
Nice shot. It looks just a bit too bright in the center of the upper ring, but overall very good.
04/30/2005 05:40:25 PM
Love the simplicity and the crispness - bumping up!
04/30/2005 12:25:06 PM
I like the use of negative space in your composition. It really focuses attention on the rings.
04/30/2005 08:05:25 AM
very nice
04/30/2005 03:03:41 AM
simple and effective 7
04/29/2005 06:40:28 PM
A little softer light may have helped here to bring out more detail, otherwise the composition is very good. Bumping up.
04/29/2005 02:48:17 PM
Brillantly simple brilliance.
04/29/2005 01:50:41 PM
Professional Looking
04/29/2005 01:40:46 PM
Text overwhelms this frame and diminishes the photo of these rings. Great choice of white background and excellent non-use of shadows.
04/29/2005 09:01:20 AM
This is the first one I have voted on that could actually be an a magazine.
04/29/2005 07:11:06 AM
Nicely done. I like the saturation of colors in the jewels. the font on the words is nice also 8
04/29/2005 04:31:29 AM
Simple, yet elegant. I like it a lot!
04/28/2005 11:19:01 PM
Cute idea. Unfortunatly, the white takes away from the ring. Composition is intersting, if a bit 'large'. The rings are a bit small tho, hard to see, and they seem a tiny bit 'not' sharp enought. 7
04/28/2005 10:26:50 PM
The perfect picture
04/28/2005 04:08:24 PM
lovely shot
04/28/2005 03:22:29 PM
nice and simple, it works. well done.
04/28/2005 01:07:09 PM
Can't see too many detail. Framed closer would have been better.
04/28/2005 11:38:00 AM
This is really nice i really thought i was looking at a billboard for a second perfect -10
04/28/2005 10:05:25 AM
Ok, it's clean, the diamonds jump out nicely. Good use of lighting. If I had anything nitpicky to say it would be that the image is a bit small when there is a 640 maximum. Overall, great job. Good luck.
04/27/2005 09:25:31 PM
wow. Very well done. No shadows at all! I entered something similar, and had a devil of a time with the shadows. 7.
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04/27/2005 02:12:54 PM
Very simple and very good.
04/27/2005 01:26:33 PM
the text is more imposing that the rings imo.
04/26/2005 11:44:13 PM
Nicely composed - simple & without distractions.
Only "nit-pick" is the upper ring lost it's detail on the inside of the band. Just a little more there and this would have been much better in my opinion, but then again, in an open challenge, all things aren't possible. Well done!
04/26/2005 03:04:55 PM
Nice... I can picture a series of "Perfect Setting Ads" a landscape, a table setting and then this.... Very nice.
04/26/2005 01:45:40 PM
Nice idea and composition. Filling the frame more with the rings would lend this to an advertizement better.
04/26/2005 12:57:33 PM
your text is way too huge and overpowering
04/26/2005 12:51:52 PM
This is a perfect magazine ad. You did really well at making the diamonds sparkle without blowing them out!
04/26/2005 09:45:44 AM
Not sure about the white background. The top ring has lost its inside.
04/26/2005 03:29:55 AM
simple yet effective
04/25/2005 11:27:11 PM
Very nice job. It really catches your eye. The centering of ring seems off but that could be me. Border's a nice touch.
04/25/2005 10:30:29 PM
good photo, lighting is great. gl
04/25/2005 10:17:06 PM
Like the overall presentation. Nice sized font and widescreen type of setting that fit very well. I gave it a 7.
04/25/2005 08:05:06 PM
This is beautiful, I like the simplicity of it, lighting also is very nice. Nicely done!
04/25/2005 06:42:04 PM
Excellent. Lovely composition. Just one suggestion: the lettering could be more centered between the top border and the top edge of the ring if you had positioned it a little lower. 8
04/25/2005 03:49:32 PM
one of my favorites. nice detail and reflections. 9
04/25/2005 03:18:50 PM
Nice photo. the text seems a bit large compared to the rings IMO
04/25/2005 01:09:27 PM
The rings looks good but they would look even better up close I think and the picture more square
04/25/2005 10:09:08 AM
Nice sparkle
04/25/2005 01:56:20 AM
Yes, yes it is. 10.
04/25/2005 01:17:36 AM
04/25/2005 01:06:15 AM
nice job
04/25/2005 01:05:20 AM

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