DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
Legacy...Through a Lens
Legacy...Through a Lens
RKT


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Family (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S45
Location: on top of an antique dresser in my room
Date: Jul 7, 2005
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 2.5
Galleries: Vintage, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jul 10, 2005

My goal for this challenge was to use a minimal amount of PS...I slightly desaturated...a teeny bit of dodge and burn to bring out some of the faces in the dags,ambro and tin types...and a little USM...that was it.

I took over 300 variations of my collected still ife to arrive at what you see here...the complexity was in the lighting. There were 4 sources...light painting was what added the "mood" and was actually the key element...I wandered through the image with this light source accenting various objects during a long exposure...

about the "stuff"...I am a rabid collector of Victorian photography...photo history in general completely fascinates me...many of the images are actual family, some are not...all of the non-photographic items are family artifacts...the jet necklace, the binoculars, the tea cup, the mine cut diamond engagement ring, the little coconut tin, the shell cameo etc., etc...I'm so happy that they didn't end up in some antique store somewhere like so many of these items often do...or even worse...in a land fill somewhere...gotta love the family pack rats.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.3945
Avg (commenters): 8.0714
Avg (participants): 6.2022
Avg (non-participants): 6.4970
Views since voting: 3075
Views during voting: 395
Votes: 256
Comments: 41
Favorites: 7 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
02/04/2012 08:18:59 PM
Wow this is great, this is the reason I loved photography so much, staring for hours at my grandparents photos, nothing has more character than a photo from the past.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/14/2007 11:32:31 AM
Long time no see, Rachel. This is wonderful. I wish I could see a really big version of it to examine all those wonderful artifacts.

:o)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/12/2006 07:46:36 PM
A fascinating image so wonderfully composed! Excellent work!
The lighting is so warm and appropriate for the objects.
I love that you received 8.0 from the commenters. :)

Message edited by author 2006-02-12 19:50:10.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/18/2005 05:42:16 AM
Obviously your great efforts paid off here! Congrats on a top ten!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/18/2005 04:32:29 AM
what a great take on the challenge, rachel! congrats on a great finish!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/18/2005 01:47:16 AM
Congrats on top 10 finish! VERY well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/18/2005 12:52:37 AM
Congratulations on your Top ten finish with this complex composition. very well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/17/2005 06:52:38 PM
Great theme! Beautiful shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/17/2005 11:01:20 AM
Terrific light! Hope the details tell how you did the lighting. ummm..want a ten? ok
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/17/2005 09:06:00 AM
Captues a great nostalgic mood
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/16/2005 10:04:58 PM
Beautiful warm tones, nice work
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/16/2005 06:28:21 PM
bump to 9.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/16/2005 01:38:16 PM
Interesting composition of different photographs.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/15/2005 04:54:38 PM
Really unique.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/15/2005 01:19:19 AM
Beautifully lit and well set up. 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/14/2005 04:43:47 PM
Fit Challenge Criteria: 2/2
Contrast/Color: 2/2
Photo Quality: 2/2
Composition: 2/2
My Subjective Affinity: 2/2

Excellent work. I really like the different lighting throughout the photo, and the extra items besides just photographs, such as the binoculars. Great photo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/14/2005 02:56:48 PM
Very moody, great lighting and colors. Great work!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/14/2005 12:58:26 PM
Great picture. Love the colors in this image. One of my top picks.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/12/2005 10:26:34 PM
Great arrangement & lighting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/12/2005 03:52:21 PM
This is an awesome composition!!!! I love the vintage look to it, your color tones, your idea to convey family. One of my favorites. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/12/2005 03:22:30 PM
Very well displayed and shot. I would have liked to see a little better lighting in the right lower edge but, still a lovely picture.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/12/2005 02:21:15 PM
wow.. very nice setup. The lighting looks a little spotty.. but the effect works.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/12/2005 01:58:54 PM
Fit to challenge criteria: 2 /2
Contrast/Colors: 2/2
Photo Quality: 1/2
Composition: 2/2
My subjective affinity: 2/2
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/12/2005 12:38:23 PM
amazing frame, good luck
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/12/2005 10:08:11 AM
nice lighting and arrangment of photos. tells a nice history of a family
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/12/2005 12:50:51 AM
Another good interpretation. Great light and soft feel.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/11/2005 11:27:56 PM
nice rich colors. good idea.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/11/2005 09:39:02 PM
Very nice composition and creativity. Well done
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/11/2005 04:34:43 PM
Nicely done, great lighting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/11/2005 02:28:31 PM
I like this shot and feel it is very well done - lighting, focus, clarity, content, composition all very nice! Well done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/11/2005 12:56:32 PM
Beautifully composed and lit shot. Good DOF and I love the warm tones. This meets the challenge perfectly and really stands out from the other "family photo album" entries. Nice work! 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/11/2005 09:48:36 AM
A very busy composition, but I think it works in this case. Wish the lighting were a bit more even.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/11/2005 08:07:50 AM
Very well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/11/2005 07:37:28 AM
to me this is nice, but ya need at least one recent one to really make the challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/11/2005 05:07:00 AM
I like this little slice of life busy as it may be your eyes hop fromone to another and i wonder who is you ?7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/11/2005 04:19:32 AM
beautiful memories - both photographic and treasures
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/11/2005 02:22:23 AM
beautifully presented family collection/treasure. 10.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/11/2005 12:52:22 AM
Exellent memories,& well composed for this challenge...8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/11/2005 12:27:05 AM
Really nice lighting. Great idea. Works for me!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/11/2005 12:22:49 AM
Cool idea. I like family photos, but the collage is almost overwhelming for my taste. The lighting and focus is nice but maybe a few less things might have been more effective for me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/11/2005 12:17:54 AM
Beautiful!
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2020 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 10/30/2020 10:26:39 AM EDT.