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Challenge: Glass (Classic Editing)
Collection: 2003
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 2400Z
Location: Deck in back of house - Ottawa
Date: May 4, 2003
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 6, 2003

My daughter's real glass glasses (YES, NOT PLASTIC!), on one of our favourite books (she was taking a break on the deck).

Place: 80 out of 278
Avg (all users): 5.4393
Avg (commenters): 5.7778
Avg (participants): 5.3881
Avg (non-participants): 5.5048
Views since voting: 1519
Votes: 239
Comments: 10
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05/20/2003 10:47:22 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club, Ursula!

Composition: A good simple setup without distractions. Nothing spectacular but it concentrates on the glasses to show the refraction.

Lighting: I think there is a bit too much contrast. The paper is full white and the border of the glasses is pitch black. I think a bit more nuances in lighting would improve the photo.

Focus: The DOF is very wide. The letters in the background are still pretty sharp. Did you try a more narrow DOF? I think that would look better, but that's personal preference. I can see some strange pixels among the letters in the shade of the glasses. I don't know if ot comes from oversharpening in postprocessing but it looks like that. Also did you use some kind of despecle filter? I would expect more detail in the sheets of paper (at the botom of the photo).

Challenge: Yes, challenge met. You actually show an attribute of glass. I like that more than some of the other photos which seem to contain a glass object for the challenge but the photo is not really about the glass.

Creativity: I think the photo lacks drama. It's not a bad shot but I miss something which makes it special. Maybe a ring with a fine engraving in a dark language could have helped ;-)

Ok, I hope I could help.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/13/2003 10:03:01 PM
ahh lord of the rings :o)
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05/13/2003 03:49:37 AM
Ah Lord of the Rings!!! That's an extra point just for the choice of book you used :-)) I like your set up and the effect through the glasses works very well.
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05/11/2003 06:50:30 PM
good work... the bi-focals make the glass stand out nicely...
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05/09/2003 11:56:36 PM
Great book! Lord of the Rings:))
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05/08/2003 07:22:46 PM
You appear to have used a lot of sharpening in this photo, but I think it works fairly well to create an artistic (almost surreal) photo.
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05/08/2003 02:31:06 PM
Very nice and clear image. I like the angle from which you took the picture, and the way that the glasses lay over the words. This adds nice interest to the pic.
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05/07/2003 02:33:24 PM
LOTR rules
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05/07/2003 02:21:27 PM
A perfect illustration! Composition is your forte?
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05/07/2003 11:51:50 AM
good compostion, all in focus
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