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Greed: The Love of Money
Greed: The Love of Money
SamDoe1


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: 7 Deadly Sins II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ4
Location: My room
Date: Feb 14, 2006
Aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/4s
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Feb 14, 2006

Took this with a make-shift soft box involving two boxes, two t-shirts, and a desk lamp. Setup was fairly basic, put light through one t-shirt onto the objects below that were on the other t-shirt. It was surprising how long it takes to fold a proper heart out of money though, and for those of you that are wondering, those are $1 bills.:) Post processing is as follows:
- Auto Levels
- More levels to tweak what the auto did
- Curves
- Brightness and contrast adjustments
- Desat of blue and cyan channels
- Increased sat on all other channels
- The almighty USM
- Crop
- Resize
- Save for web

Hope you like it, it was fun to shoot this one. Any comments and/or suggestions would be more than welcome.

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 133
Avg (all users): 6.1743
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.4651
Avg (non-participants): 6.2736
Views since voting: 3494
Views during voting: 470
Votes: 350
Comments: 22
Favorites: 2 (view)


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02/28/2006 09:40:54 PM
Critique by arnit
This is a good idea. The composition and placement of the money is good. I think you could have placed the bill-hearts a litle bit better so we could see the shape of the heart better. I'm not sure if it is just my monitor but I can see some shades at the back. Probably from the cloth that the money is lying on. Next time you could try to use a thick paper instead of cloth. You will get much smoother surface for your shut. Other than that this is a fun picture and a good idea.

Arnit
Critique Club
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02/22/2006 11:18:39 AM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish with this pocket money.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/21/2006 10:48:35 PM
Good job, but I don't like the wrinkly background.
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02/20/2006 04:21:12 PM
NICE CONCEPT
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02/19/2006 09:46:43 PM
Clever idea.
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02/19/2006 03:47:55 PM
Nice Picture. About the only thing I can offer is nitpicky at best: I think the background should be one solid color (it appears to be some sort of cloth...muslim?) and the nickle in the back, just to the right of the dollar bill on the right needs some polishing (told you they were nitpicky ;)
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02/19/2006 01:43:52 PM
Oh I like that.
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02/18/2006 09:39:36 PM
Done to death.
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02/18/2006 07:22:48 PM
nice sharp image
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02/18/2006 05:47:28 PM
Nice
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02/18/2006 11:11:39 AM
5
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02/18/2006 04:13:32 AM
I like your idea of depicting greed.... creative - what I wonder, what bill did you cut up to create the hearts? (grin)
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02/18/2006 02:57:25 AM
i like it, but....i woulda have used $100's ;)
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02/17/2006 04:57:35 PM
wow i'v never seen a dollar heart
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02/17/2006 11:19:05 AM
Cute folding. I think it could be improved with just the bills and not the coins, both in terms of composition and matching the title (not too many people greedily desire pennies!)
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02/17/2006 11:17:18 AM
extra points for folding money into hearts.
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02/16/2006 08:44:35 PM
Good one
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02/16/2006 06:08:07 PM
when i want money, i want more than ones...lol
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02/16/2006 05:39:27 PM
Interesting concept. The gray in the background draws away from the image, but again, it is a good idea.
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02/15/2006 06:40:33 PM
Well done ... shows a good graphic way for greed.
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02/15/2006 11:10:03 AM
nice.
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02/15/2006 10:46:28 AM
Great shot. Wish the background were more uniform. 7
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