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Fragile Glass/Light
Fragile Glass/Light

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Challenge: Delicate (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A75
Location: Kitchen
Date: Oct 20, 2005
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Still Life, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 20, 2005


Place: 181 out of 279
Avg (all users): 4.8000
Avg (commenters): 4.0000
Avg (participants): 4.3165
Avg (non-participants): 5.0616
Views since voting: 769
Views during voting: 284
Votes: 225
Comments: 5
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/04/2005 05:00:54 PM
Originally posted by Formerlee:

...The use of on camera flash has blown an area at the base of the glass...

Actually, flash was not used - only natural sunlight coming in from a window - and had this been an advanced editing challenge I would have taken care of that highlight. Trivial matters aside, thank you for taking the time to critique, I appreciate it very much.
11/04/2005 03:08:44 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Having studied your entry for Delicate Challenge, I feel that a lighter weight glass would have conveyed the delicate impression more suitably. The chosen tumbler is a bit on the heavyweight side and this is accentuated by your choice of angle, looking onto the rim. Perhaps a different angle would have given the impression of a more delicate glass.
The use of on camera flash has blown an area at the base of the glass, but this is not too intrusive.

The conversion to B&W works well with the reflections of the light through the glass onto the wood. This had an added effect of highlighting the grain, although I don't know if this was intended or accidental, but it looks fine. Focus on the rim is sharp and you have a pretty good DOF.

I would like to have seen the droplets feature more prominently in this photo, but the composition is good with the main subject situated to the right of the photo. I think this scored about right in the challenge and had the glass been more 'delicate', it could have upped the score to 5+. Nevertheless, a good entry and although lower than your usual scores, not too bad considering the low voting in this challenge. Hope this is helpful and constructive for you.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/27/2005 11:48:03 PM
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10/27/2005 05:29:07 AM
I like how you made it black and white and how the light reflects off of the glass. good job!
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10/26/2005 11:11:19 AM
the glass itself does not seem very delicate to me, seems if I dropped it on the floor it would be just fine (thick glass) - perhaps a wine glass would have portrayed the delicate sense a bit better - I may be missing the meaning of this though - and I do really like the lighting and black & white :)
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