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Challenge: Jewelry Advertisement (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro1
Location: home
Date: Apr 24, 2005
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 24, 2005

silver and synthetic opal earings. I don't care for synthetic gems but I like how these pop out.
Some cloning and dodging/burning. Bumped up blue.

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Place: 84 out of 159
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Avg (commenters): 6.2308
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Views since voting: 707
Views during voting: 364
Votes: 243
Comments: 17
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05/01/2005 11:05:34 AM
I like the background (the part under the earings) but the left side distracts from the overall picture. Would have been nice to have seen more of the sparkly background instead.
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04/30/2005 09:21:32 AM
the gold gets lost in the background and bit cluttered
04/30/2005 12:45:31 AM
This let's you see pretty clearly why they're called fire opals -- nice color and detail. I like the use of the other rocks/crystals as background, although the untextured area in the upper-left is actually just a little distracting by its color and smoothness -- maybe if that area was used for text ...
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04/29/2005 03:20:54 PM
This would be so much nicer if everything was in focus. You needed to use a greater depth of field. The colors are great, the layout is great. The lighting could be a little stonger in the bottom right hand corner.
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04/29/2005 01:58:22 PM
Background is more interesting to my eye than the earrings. Great colors and details.
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04/28/2005 10:19:04 PM
Great capture of the colors, great job!
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04/28/2005 10:03:11 PM
The gold looks like dirty brass, although the opals look good. try using a white reflector to give the gold a cleaner look. Also add some text to make it look more like a magazine ad.
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04/28/2005 12:18:52 PM
There seem to be tangible planes of focus here, and I would think this would work better if the entire jewelry object were within that plane. The hook of the left earring being outside the plane is frustrating, because all of the other pieces are within the plane. 6
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04/28/2005 12:34:20 AM
Nice
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04/27/2005 09:27:11 PM
Beautiful shot. Nice composition and lovely lighting.
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04/27/2005 03:12:58 PM
The comp and color here are fantastic. The background is detailed but not distracting, the composition lends itself to text placement. I'd like to see a deeper DOF that would show theearring hook crisper. An outstanding idea none the less.
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04/27/2005 08:58:17 AM
not enough depth ... but very still very good
04/26/2005 12:42:10 PM
well done......opals? hjhmmmm.
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04/26/2005 05:05:57 AM
nice shot..clear and the opals add so much colour.
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04/25/2005 08:38:03 PM
The jewelery is well represented here, but the background (quartz/geode) seems to be fighting for attention.
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04/25/2005 05:22:15 PM
This looks familiar...?
Vety Nice. 10
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04/25/2005 10:08:40 AM
This is interesting. A refreshing approach to jewelry. The lighting and focus come together nicely. As for composition I would have tried to use all of the rock for background - the top left corner of this image is distracting and takes away from the photo. Maybe if the area behind the rock was solid black or white?
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