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Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea

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Challenge: Delicate (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Kodak LS743
Location: dining room window
Date: Oct 21, 2005
Aperture: f3.00
ISO: 140
Shutter: 1/30sec
Galleries: Floral, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Oct 24, 2005

I took this photo by my dining room window. After many failed attempts with eggs, and other things A looked up and saw the teacup my grandmother gave me years ago. The wheels started turning and this is what came out. I though "what could be more delicate then fine english china, dried roses from a past anniversary, and soft linen napkins?"
So after many shots this is the one that came to be my favorite. I hope it is large enough since that seemed to be the main piece of advice I've received for my last entry.
I resized it in PSP8 used virtual photographer to add a little light.

Place: 242 out of 279
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11/07/2005 03:38:59 PM
Looks like you've got a nice set up - I think that the focus and lighting hurt you here. Still, there are definitely some positive things here too. Love the dried roses - nice touch. Keep at it - and try posting some other things in your portfolio. I'd be happy to comment on them at any time. :-)
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11/05/2005 07:34:59 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Nice take on the challenge...china definately is delicate. Now with that being said I think your composition is what hurt you. A lace tablecloth and the dried roses laying next to a china cup and saucer would have conveyed delicate just as nicely and you would have avoid the busy background you created with the napkin. Perhaps you could even have included that napkin by folding it and laying the roses on top of it.

Your lighting is also an issue, natural light can often be harsh and that is exactly what happened to you, shooting this at a time when the sun wasn't as strong could have prevented this problem.

Your idea is there you just needed to simplify it to make it more appealing.

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11/02/2005 01:20:09 PM
too much of a hodge-podge and the and the angle doesn't work...lighting is nice.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/26/2005 06:53:25 PM
poorly arranged still life with broken bg lack of clarity and harsh back light
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