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Challenge: Dairy (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G5
Location: Manchester, England
Date: Aug 22, 2005
Aperture: f 8.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/10 sec
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2005

OK, it's not realy a Guyere, it's actualy a Jarlsburg. Anyway, even if it scores badly I'll have a lovely piece of cheese.

Place: 150 out of 284
Avg (all users): 4.8778
Avg (commenters): 5.9600
Avg (participants): 4.5850
Avg (non-participants): 5.0472
Views since voting: 554
Views during voting: 525
Votes: 401
Comments: 27
Favorites: 0

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08/31/2005 04:11:36 AM
Thanks for your comments guys, I realy apreciate it.

In retrospect I'm pretty pleased with this even if it scored badly. I'm still a newbe and I think I've learned a lot, particularly that I'm realy **** at lighting; something that would have improved this picture a lot.

Clearly the thing to work on is lighting, particularly to bring out contrast and focus the eye on a specific item. Perhaps a different take would be for light reflected of the knife to light up Gruyere, maybe I'll experiment. Any excuse to buy more cheese ;-)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/30/2005 10:14:28 PM
I attempted to do something like this for a challenge a while ago back, but abandoned the effort because I couldn't quite get it right, so I know this is somewhat difficult - you did a great job pulling this off. I think a different background would have made this a more eye-catching image, because as it is, the region in the knife is kind of lost amidst the background map.
08/30/2005 08:22:20 PM
I love the reflection on the knife and the cheese looks really nice
08/30/2005 03:14:09 PM
The Swiss map makes a decent background, but the reflection of Gruyere in the knife was fantastic, too bad one of them had to be inverted. Picture could have been a little sharper and had a bit more contrast.
08/30/2005 02:29:11 PM
Love this shot - the reflection of the map with Switzerland in the knife only improves it, and shows the thought put into it. I gave this a 9. :)
08/29/2005 05:44:00 PM
nice reflection.
08/29/2005 02:03:00 PM
Could be my old eyes are failing,but it seems out of focus...
08/29/2005 01:20:01 PM
Well done! Many won't get it though. Also, I think the cheese board pattern is distracting.
08/28/2005 11:46:22 AM
creative shot although i find the lighting a bit flat.
08/28/2005 06:56:09 AM
Finally! An image with some thought behind it. Such a clever idea and such a welcome relief! 9
08/27/2005 02:46:42 PM
I really like this, the reflection is well executed; maybe a bit more contrast would make it look better.
08/27/2005 12:46:45 PM
That took some thought. Very clever.
08/26/2005 07:40:07 PM
Reflection is a really nice touch.
08/26/2005 05:08:23 PM
i love that you refleted a region map on the kniife. Uping the saturation would have goiven this pohoto a bit more oomph;. The concept however, is excellent!
08/25/2005 09:35:10 PM
nice shot seems a little fuzzy to me though
08/25/2005 09:10:21 PM
I didn't like this picture that much. It kind of seemed like the cheese was sort of wrapped up in some sort of package. I don't like how the reflection appears in the knife it makes it kind of hard to tell the knife is really a knife.
08/25/2005 09:00:14 PM
I didn't love this picture because the handle looks like it's part of the background. Are you trying to make a certain place on the knife reflect? Intresting..
08/25/2005 08:19:25 PM
There's a little too much noise and it wouldn't hurt for the picture to be sharper. I don't understand the whole reflecting map thing but it's interesting. I think your knife is upside down.
08/25/2005 07:26:11 PM
This concept and pic is just so neat! Neads a tad more clarity or fade correction to it though.
08/25/2005 10:27:17 AM
i like the reflection in the cheese knife.
08/24/2005 08:53:24 PM
Great work with the reflection of the blade. This works well even in the color tones.
08/24/2005 08:34:10 PM
need more contrast
08/24/2005 08:20:12 PM
I like the map background and shadow on the knife. Good composition. If the cheese had been a bit crisper or a bit more contrast (brighter?) I would have scored it higher.
08/24/2005 10:56:19 AM
Interesting. I dont see how the map image relates, I think it would have strengthened the composition for me if it did.
08/24/2005 09:35:54 AM
Very grainy, can't really figure out what I'm seeing.
08/24/2005 05:54:16 AM
very witty. would have been a lot better i think with less going on, such as the out of focus table mat and the background. less is more, yes?
08/24/2005 01:00:20 AM
Great idea with the map reflection. 9

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