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Just roll the Dice
Just roll the Dice

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Challenge: Shallow DOF II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Location: Boston, MA
Date: Dec 17, 2005
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 200
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Dec 17, 2005

Natural light from a window only, no cropping. Focus is on the top left dot on the 3.

Converted from RAW using RSP (WB correction and a little curves & sharpening). Had to use PS save for web to drop file size 2 bytes since RSP created a 152K file - I guess PS has a slightly different compression engine. Next time probably make the file 639 bytes wide instead :-(

Place: 97 out of 346
Avg (all users): 5.6445
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.4825
Avg (non-participants): 5.7746
Views since voting: 1429
Views during voting: 337
Votes: 256
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/17/2007 02:35:22 PM
Lighting is great, but I agree both dice should be in focus, or at least readable... I'd also shoot from an angle (so the points aren't parallel to the image edges), I think that might energize it a bit.
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12/28/2005 11:49:06 AM
Thank you for all the comments and suggestions.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2005 07:35:09 PM
This is a splendid image. The colors are fantastic. The ultrasharp focus on the one die is terrific. A really excellent demonstration of DOF to highlight a subject. And a wonderful photo because of the movement implied by the out of focus part of the photo. My top rated photo for this challenge. Hope it ribbons.
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12/27/2005 03:49:04 PM
nice image
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12/23/2005 09:58:10 AM
I like this one a bunch. Very nice DOF.
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12/22/2005 05:47:13 PM
tells a story - very good
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12/22/2005 03:15:36 PM
Nice idea, tighter would probably be better.
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12/21/2005 10:03:36 PM
This is good overall, but, for it to work really well, both dice need to be in focus. 8
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12/21/2005 01:59:13 AM
Crop the teal from the top edge and it would be a beautiful piece.
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