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Shan2112


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Oops! II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Kodak DX4900
Location: Upstate NY, USA
Date: Dec 27, 2005
Aperture: 3
ISO: 1/20s
Shutter: 200
Galleries: Snapshot, Studio
Date Uploaded: Dec 27, 2005

I'd like to be able to say that this ornament broke accidentally, and then I thought of this challenge, but no... I sacrificed this poor little ornament for the challenge.

Blurry foreground might be too distracting, and I can't get the white of the background any whiter without distorting the entire image any further.

All auto settings on camera including macro.
Kitchen overhead light - only lighting used.

Editing: crop, gamma, contrast, blackpoint, whitepoint, despeckle, sharpen, re-size and border.




WOW! I really wasn't expecting this when I submitted - thanks a bunch for all the comments and the votes. YAY!!!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 100
Avg (all users): 6.7857
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.5778
Avg (non-participants): 6.8107
Views since voting: 8269
Views during voting: 633
Votes: 420
Comments: 43
Favorites: 5 (view)


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10/06/2006 02:33:59 AM
what a great clear shot. You really set one up here !
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01/20/2006 01:20:34 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon. Simply beautiful
:-)
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01/07/2006 11:33:29 AM
This just goes to show you don't need lots of equipment to get a fine result like this picture. Great use of DOF! Congrats on your first ribbon!

Message edited by author 2006-01-07 11:34:10.
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01/06/2006 09:29:25 PM
looks fake with all the blurring
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01/06/2006 09:09:00 AM
Wow - gorgeous colors and tones - great range of contrasts without seeming overdone. I can see why this got a ribbon, though I didn't have a chance to vote. :) Beautiful, beautiful shot. Congrats!
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01/05/2006 06:46:29 PM
Congats, job very well done.
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01/05/2006 12:24:21 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon! Very nice image.
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01/05/2006 04:48:01 AM
Nice finish! You've already nitpicked your own flaws in your notes, so smile and enjoy!
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01/04/2006 06:07:57 PM
Congratulations on your win!! Well done!
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01/04/2006 05:38:14 PM
Ooops...hehe.. don't step on that..I did once and it stayed in my foot for 2 weeks. hurt! Congrats!
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01/04/2006 03:12:32 PM
I bet this put a major smile on! Congrats on your first ribbon.
I knew this would score well. :)
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01/04/2006 02:41:56 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon. Nice Job!
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01/04/2006 07:38:12 AM
Congratulations on getting a ribbon on your 10th challenge entry. You do amazing things with ordinary, everyday subjects. This was a great shot for the season. The fact that you ribboned without a high-end camera or special lighting should be an encouragement to all of us.
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01/04/2006 07:36:19 AM
congratulations, I can understand why this deserved the ribbon.;-)
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01/04/2006 01:16:08 AM
Congratulations on your RED with this colorful decimation.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/03/2006 10:32:04 PM
Love the vibrant color in this photo. Lighting is well done also.
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01/03/2006 02:21:34 PM
Clarity is fantastic on the ornament's top... Great pic!
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01/03/2006 01:09:34 AM
I like the colour, and the arrangement. I wish all the details could be sharper.
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01/03/2006 12:43:46 AM
Cool pic. Looks really touched up.
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01/03/2006 12:23:52 AM
The coloring and the lighting came out very well in this photo, the contrast of the red and the silver from the inside of the ball offset each other well.
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01/02/2006 07:29:07 PM
Nice entry. Hopefully it wasn't a keepsake type ornament. I like the depth of field.
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01/02/2006 06:15:34 PM
my fave of the challenge. good luck!
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01/02/2006 06:04:56 PM
There's something about this one that I really like. The composition and colors are great, and it's nice and sharp. Good luck! 9
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01/02/2006 04:44:24 PM
Nice composition and colors here. The shallow DOF works well to isolate the subject.
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01/01/2006 08:23:18 PM
colorfull, great detail, controlled DOF
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01/01/2006 08:07:00 PM
Wow, very nice picture. I absolutely love the coloring on this. Very crisp focus.
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12/31/2005 07:27:48 PM
Great Colors
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12/31/2005 12:11:20 PM
Love the DOF, lighting is great, simplistic
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12/31/2005 01:12:35 AM
Beautiful sharpness and color. Wishing for just a touch more DOF and maybe not-so-central composition. Lovely photo.
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12/30/2005 11:08:09 PM
Wonderful! Now we even have a "crash course" on Christmas decorating. :) Great composition! Great reds! Great focus!
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12/30/2005 09:33:05 PM
Nice!
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12/30/2005 03:20:04 PM
nice clarity but some strange things happening in the shadow detail... oversaturated maybe?
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12/30/2005 02:06:57 PM
By far the best shot of the lot. Great use of lighting and composition. See you when you ribbon.
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12/29/2005 09:34:48 PM
very nice.
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12/29/2005 01:49:06 PM
beautiful shot great lighting. love it!
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12/28/2005 10:30:00 PM
What a clear, sharp, photo 4 broken bits....................
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12/28/2005 09:22:57 PM
I'm reviewing and on a 2nd look, I like this. I wish there were more negative space on one side though. As it is, I feel like I'm missing something.
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12/28/2005 09:02:58 PM
This is exactly what came to my mind, however you did a great job. :)
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12/28/2005 02:29:27 PM
great Picture.
Too bad the front is a bit un-sharp
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12/28/2005 11:56:44 AM
Excellent shot ! I like the heavy shadow in the red. "9"
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12/28/2005 11:05:30 AM
I sense a ribbon for you!! Might have been a bit better if the foreground pieces were in sharper focus. Otherwise, very well done. 10
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12/28/2005 10:28:36 AM
Nice shot!!
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12/28/2005 08:16:21 AM
Looks like my dogs have been at your house too ... it's cute and well executed
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