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Challenge: Metal (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Date: Jun 21, 2005
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Macro, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jun 20, 2005

A reasonably standard shot of some coins which I have amassed during my travels. Some of them aren't even in circulation anymore (There's a pre-Euro French coin in there hidden just above the Canadian cent).

I've tried to get as much 'depth' into the image as possible by having a light source at a low angle and making it a bit darker than usual to try to get the colours as saturated as possible. Luckily, today was the shortest day of the year (Southern Hemisphere don't forget) - so the midday Sun worked well for the low-angle lighting. Ideally though, I would have preferred overcast conditions to get a nice diffuse lighting source - but it still turned out well anyway.

So, who can find the most number of countries represented here?

Editing Details:
. Converted from RAW to JPG using RawEssentials
. Levels/Gamma, Crop, Resize, USM.

Place: 191 out of 508
Avg (all users): 5.2760
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 5.1636
Avg (non-participants): 5.4386
Views since voting: 557
Views during voting: 372
Votes: 279
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2005 04:17:37 AM
nice pic!
had the lighting been good, it wpuld have been much batter!
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06/23/2005 03:28:52 PM
my goal is to comment on every photo in this challenge..heres urs..good luck..great macro and sharp focus
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06/23/2005 12:51:36 PM
shadows distract a little
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06/23/2005 12:58:34 AM
The variety in the type and color of coin really adds to the image. Good sharpness.
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06/22/2005 08:15:41 PM
Nice variety of colours and designs
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/22/2005 03:41:34 PM
Nice color and texture. Good lighting. Just doesn't make me think metal, otherwise it's a wonderful photo.
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06/22/2005 01:08:23 PM
Beautiful light. Good color balance and composition Great DOF. The texture pops out. -- 10
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06/22/2005 11:45:27 AM
Nice shot. Your lighting seems to be casting an odd shadow though. 7
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