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Challenge: Square Crop (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: My living room
Date: Feb 28, 2006
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Still Life, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 28, 2006

I have no idea why I'm titling this as I am, but so be it. Maybe it's a tribute to a great composer, not sure.

Anyway, this was done in RAW, converted with RawShooterEssential, and cropped and tweaked with GIMP. Minor cloning was done, and contrast was boosted with a radical USM setting. Can you tell I like free software????

How will this score? I'm guessing 5.2, hoping for 5.5. Hopefully the punch of the diagonals will help, but there's limited interest. I've got some other ideas for the challenge that I may use instead, but here we go. I've got almost a week to change my mind...

File: - H:\DCIM\258CANON\Converted\CRW_5829-01.tif

ImageWidth - 3070
ImageLength - 2046
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Compression - 1 (None)
PhotometricInterpretation - 2
Make - Canon
StripOffsets - 8
SamplesPerPixel - 3
RowsPerStrip - 2046
StripByteCounts - 18843660
XResolution - 300
YResolution - 300
PlanarConfiguration - 1
ResolutionUnit - Inch
ExifOffset - 18846812
InterColorProfile - 18843668
ExposureTime - 1/13 seconds
FNumber - 5.60
ISOSpeedRatings - 200
DateTimeOriginal - 2006:02:27 23:14:46
DateTimeDigitized - 2006:02:27 23:14:46
CompressedBitsPerPixel - 9 (bits/pixel)
ShutterSpeedValue - 1/13 seconds
ApertureValue - F 5.60
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
MaxApertureValue - F 5.60
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
Flash - Not fired
FocalLength - 55 mm
ColorSpace - sRGB
ExifImageWidth - 160
ExifImageHeight - 120
FocalPlaneXResolution - 3443.95
FocalPlaneYResolution - 3442.02
FocalPlaneResolutionUnit - Inch
SensingMethod - One-chip color area sensor
CustomRendered - Normal process
ExposureMode - Auto
WhiteBalance - Auto
SceneCaptureType - Standard

Place: 136 out of 369
Avg (all users): 5.6618
Avg (commenters): 5.7692
Avg (participants): 5.6279
Avg (non-participants): 5.7179
Views since voting: 628
Views during voting: 272
Votes: 207
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/12/2006 09:53:30 PM
Nice shot. Clean and simple.
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03/12/2006 09:50:18 AM
Great composition here. I didn't really notice the glare near the top until I went back and saw the thumbnail for this one, it seems more apparent there? Just something to keep in mind since it seems like people bump scores from the thumbnail pages sometimes. Nicely done! :)
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03/11/2006 02:47:34 PM
Nice light and details! I'd have given it even a higher score with the frame would have been full instead of the tiny triangle in the bottom right corner!! Well done none the less!!
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03/10/2006 12:31:36 PM
beautiful shot - clean and elegant
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03/09/2006 07:07:14 PM
Nice shot. You either need to clean your lens, or the piano. ;)
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03/09/2006 04:00:18 PM
great pic
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03/08/2006 11:21:02 PM
Interesting picture, are the keys worn or just dirty? (thinking worn)
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03/08/2006 07:30:39 PM
Nice macro
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03/07/2006 01:58:45 PM
sorry, but no good
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03/06/2006 06:03:31 PM
In such a very clean graphic composition (and it's nice that you've understood the comkpositional demands of the crop), a bit of cleaning of your subject would go a long way - the fingermarks and dust are a shame, and easily dealt with in advanced editing. Lacks the real fizz of good soft lighting to give the shot impact, I think.
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03/06/2006 04:02:53 PM
Good idea... perhaps a piano vs. organ might have come off a little better for this title?
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03/06/2006 02:52:18 PM
Very sharp. Not enough "spark" in the picture to push it to a top score. All imho obviously. Good luck!
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03/06/2006 01:17:35 AM
just lacks a bit of inspiration to me...while it's a nice shot, it doesn't really jump
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