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Challenge: Candy (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7
Location: London Ontario
Date: Apr 10, 2003
Aperture: f 3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/128
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2003

this is a candy on some sugar.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 81
Avg (all users): 6.9590
Avg (commenters): 8.0500
Avg (participants): 6.9231
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 4737
Votes: 122
Comments: 34
Favorites: 9 (view)


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02/05/2008 09:56:54 PM
hah! this is great! i love this idea
06/27/2007 02:17:53 PM
I LOVE this!
04/04/2004 08:45:52 PM
Hey girl friend! just a quick hello, I love this image and congrats on the ribbon. email me....amandaaddison@hotmail.com
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04/25/2003 06:18:15 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

I concur with all of the compliments below--and there are many!

I feel a bit foolish critiquing this, but here goes! In this photo, the first thing that comes to mind is the happiness that sugar can bring. The twirling lines of the candy on the mountain of sugar bring with it some very fun colors, and the white background, created very effectively and creatively by sugar, add a lightness and joviality to this communication. The composition implies that there is sugar endlessly ready to deliver further messages of warmth and fun. It's as if this candy were indeed a living entity spontaneously created out of primordial ooze--except the ooze is sugar in this case. I'm just sure that only a little way in the future, I'll find more such candies, and perhaps different varieties. Your great cropping enhances this feeling. I like your understated comment "this is a candy on some sugar." It is, but as really good photos do, it suggests much more.

To improve the shot, as I mentioned below, you might try to subdue that harsh light on the upper right of the candy. On the one hand, that glimmer reminds us that this candy is shiny, fresh and magical, so is you do fiddle with that at all, I hope you are able to retain the good qualities that it gives.

This is just a fun, happy image that is simply and skillfully communicated through a lot of implied drama. Well done!

I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future!

Thanks,

David

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04/24/2003 10:46:07 PM
As soon as I saw this photo, I was floored! Great!
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04/22/2003 05:32:46 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon - Gary.
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04/21/2003 08:29:15 AM
Hey Smiles! Congrats on Third place!! Wow!
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04/21/2003 05:56:06 AM
Carolle,

I very nice way to end the school year! Congratulations.

Michael
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04/21/2003 12:35:47 AM
Excellent shot. congrats!!!
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04/21/2003 12:21:31 AM
love this photo! congratulations on your first ribbon!! :)
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04/21/2003 12:14:55 AM
Big Smiles for you! Congratulations!
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04/21/2003 12:13:30 AM
i gave you a '10' - congrats for the great placement. my one comment would have been about the shadow on the upper right part of the candy, but the sharpness of the suger and candy, the depth of focus, and the beautiful simplicity of the shot are all fantastic. great job!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/20/2003 04:52:49 AM
Excellent creative idea here. Just love it!!! Nice candy colour against the white sugar crystals as well. GL in this weeks challenge.
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04/20/2003 12:18:23 AM
"Deceptively simple" idea well-done.
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04/19/2003 10:32:12 PM
Nicely done! The only problems is the candy looks like its already been sucked on. I nice smooth one would have been perfect.
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04/19/2003 09:00:06 AM
This was a creative idea, nice originality! Well titled, really fits the challenge well. Nicely done! (One 'picky' critique I have.... The candy appears to be tilted forward... I would positioned it more 'straight up') - Won't hurt your score though!.
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04/17/2003 09:39:22 PM
I like this image a lot. Fun colors and creative use of background and foreground. The harsh spot of light is only slightly distracting. A quality image here.
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04/17/2003 04:56:14 PM
Extremely good focus, nice job! A touch of glare, but not to the point of large distraction. Color seems very good. This is good enough for a score upgrade from 8 to 9. Rob the Swash
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04/16/2003 11:04:32 PM
Nice focus, good lighting and clever idea. Makes it look like the candy is sitting in a snow bank.
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04/16/2003 06:37:27 PM
I lvoe this shot. The focus is perfect, as are the colors. Very nice composition as well. I wouldn't change a thing!! 10
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04/15/2003 02:37:14 PM
simple and very well done..great macro and well composed.(8)
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04/15/2003 10:51:58 AM
Very nice. Good focus, eye-catching composition.
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04/15/2003 07:58:51 AM
nice closeup and excellent work with the lighting... I can 'taste' this photo :) - setzler
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04/15/2003 04:44:22 AM
Very cool macro and a great idea. Highlight a little hot on the peppermint but awesome never the less.
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04/15/2003 02:28:43 AM
Well lit.
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04/14/2003 10:43:54 PM
Very creative approach and your subject and composition are excellent. There's no clutter in the background to detract from what you're photographing. Excellent entry.
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04/14/2003 09:23:15 PM
Nice idea and great shot. The candy is tilted a little bit forward which kinda bugs me but still very good.
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04/14/2003 08:00:18 PM
Simple yet effective. I like it. vote 9
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04/14/2003 02:34:08 PM
The detail on the sugar crystals is amazing.
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04/14/2003 10:30:17 AM
Lovely shot, reall nice work.
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04/14/2003 06:32:25 AM
A restaurant favorite, this snail-snell goody tastes as good as it looks.
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04/14/2003 03:48:15 AM
Beautiful texture and lighting. I like the simplicity. Excellent photograph.
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04/14/2003 02:06:37 AM
Great composition and simplicity. Fits your title well
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04/14/2003 01:16:42 AM
Very nice shot. You were able to pick up the texture of the sugar. The lighting is great. What more can I say? WOW! This should make at least the top 3 if not 1st. Good luck this week.
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