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Challenge: Magazine Cover (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Garage :-)
Date: Jun 7, 2003
Aperture: F/5.6
ISO: ISO-160
Shutter: 1/80 sec.
Galleries: Macro, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Jun 7, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 7 out of 232
Avg (all users): 6.9250
Avg (commenters): 7.9286
Avg (participants): 7.0672
Avg (non-participants): 6.7851
Views since voting: 2213
Votes: 240
Comments: 33
Favorites: 6 (view)


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06/20/2003 01:18:52 AM
Yep, this should have done better. Maybe if it was a Cohiba... ;)
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06/18/2003 08:09:23 AM
Awesome shot. Should have faired better.
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06/18/2003 01:51:51 AM
Yeah... you got robbed dude. Just goes to show: people vote higher for things they "recognize". Baskeball shots have been done millions of time. Sure it's a nice shot. But does it belong at number 1? Not compared to your shot. (ok ok, not nice to compare... but sorry, it's true! You deserved it.)
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06/18/2003 01:00:39 AM
Man... i think you got robbed! IMO, this was the best of them all.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/17/2003 09:00:52 PM
Cigar lovers have to love this one. Clear, crisp and interesting.
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06/17/2003 10:59:58 AM
Beautiful tendril of smoke, lovely rich colours, good lighting and nice focus. I like that even with magazine text this image would still allow for a feeling of negative space. 10
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06/17/2003 09:38:56 AM
Fits the requirements for a good cover shot to be used with multiple type additions.
Nice detail...
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06/17/2003 05:40:42 AM
one word... WOW !
Perfect color and lighting ! Original and so well done.
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06/17/2003 04:00:29 AM
Love the wisp of smoke, very well done. My one and only complaint is the cigar is not contrasted well with the object it is on.
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06/16/2003 09:07:47 PM
Nice photo, but too much negative space for me. Nice browns.
06/15/2003 07:00:22 PM
LOVE that negative space.
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06/15/2003 06:58:09 AM
I like your setting for a unique picture, the only thing that I would change is to try to get a wooden base that was not as close in colour to the cigar.
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06/15/2003 01:18:00 AM
Nice shot more smoke would be better. Maybe and hot ash.
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06/14/2003 05:26:20 PM
The lighting is nice, you reproduced the brown hues pretty well. The wood or whatever this cigar is resting on is kind of hard to make out. I would remove it from the picture next time, too confusing.
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06/14/2003 03:52:58 PM
Beautifully captured image. Great lighting. Extreamly high technical quality.
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06/13/2003 11:58:22 PM
Great example of a picture that would make a great magazine cover just as is. Great lighting, composition, and enough room for text. The shadow on the lower right bothers me just a bit but still an excellent photo.
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06/13/2003 03:40:24 PM
I can see it on the shelves now. Good shot of the cigar. Not too much of it there.. not too little. Very nice.
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06/13/2003 01:32:29 PM
Pretty good shot. But maybe instead of the black background you should have used an abstract, soft background to give the mag cover more interest.
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06/13/2003 02:02:30 AM
interesting cigar tray... I love the pattern of the smoke...
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06/12/2003 04:52:34 PM
too much black, but I like the cigar shot.
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06/12/2003 11:03:28 AM
excellent shot. superb coors. excellent use of negative space. very well done. one of my two 10s this week.
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06/11/2003 09:57:43 PM
wow! excellent photo! the tones of the cigar and the wood compliment each other well and the whisp of smoke is a nice touch! well done!
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06/11/2003 09:01:40 PM
Precisely the type of thing I've seen on Cigar magazines. I don't know yours in particular but other versions have had items like this. Lots of negative space at the top seems common, lots of room for the text. Close-up to show the brand and style is also common. I can easily see it. Good job.
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06/11/2003 06:57:23 PM
a half smoked cigar with the brand band still on I like the contrast in the image.
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06/11/2003 05:24:38 PM
What a great shot! perfect focus and lighting, and excellent DOF. The black background really helps to highlight the cigar smoke. The onli knitpick I have (and it's a very small one) would have been to either move the cigar to the left or crop less off the right, just so the smoke wasn't cut off. But like I said, the picture absolutely excellent as is and definately one of the week's best.
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06/11/2003 02:08:40 PM
I love the lighting on this photo. It really highlights your subject. I can easily see it as a magazine cover since you have left plenty of room for title and article information. I didn't notice the smoke coming off the cigar at first but it's a cool little detail that adds interest. A very nice shot. One of my favorites!
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06/11/2003 01:27:29 PM
Perfection! I used to subscribe to this magazine, actually. I can definitely see this - if not on their cover, at least inside somewhere. Gorgeous lighting, fantastic composition, beautiful rich tones. Makes me want to light up a stogie and have a good glass of single malt. :) 10
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06/11/2003 01:25:20 PM
This is a great photo that really fits the challenge... plenty of space for type, very well done. Not sure I would have put the black border, but I don't think it detracts substantially from the photo... The whisps of smoke produced by the cigar are pretty much "picture perfect" very nicely done!
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06/11/2003 01:08:29 PM
Simple and classy. I have no idea if that's a good brand of cigar or not, but it's something I'm sure would appear on your chosen magazine. I think the cigar is on some bark or maybe it's the leaves or something, but whatever it is I like the texture and color, very complimentary to the cigar. The trail of smoke leads upwards to where I assume the title would be. Great image!
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06/11/2003 01:05:26 PM
The cigar seems to blend right in to the stand. I would have liked a bit more of a contrast
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06/11/2003 09:13:13 AM
everything looks good. i think it would have been more effective if the smoke was thicker and more visually present. = 8
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06/11/2003 01:16:07 AM
Very nice, very nice. I can't find anything to fault here. This is the one. This will take gold this week. 10.
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06/11/2003 12:59:25 AM
Oh man, this is nice! that smoke just sets it off good, nice & sharp too...
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