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Refraction, eh?
Refraction, eh?
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Challenge: Refraction of Light (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Home
Date: Apr 4, 2006
Aperture: 29
ISO: 100
Shutter: 3.2 Sec
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 4, 2006

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Statistics
Place: 24 out of 161
Avg (all users): 6.2091
Avg (commenters): 7.1429
Avg (participants): 6.0282
Avg (non-participants): 6.2760
Views since voting: 1323
Views during voting: 420
Votes: 263
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0


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04/19/2006 02:52:51 AM
25th is a very respectable placement. the only downside to this one is in the processing - it's a little oversaturated, and either the compression or the sharpening has caused some artifacts and disturbed the clean lines that make this image. I would bet that the full sized version looks spectacular.

a couple of things to avoid this (and you may know this already, but I don't know how familiar you are with photoshop, so bear with me if this is old news):
1. sharpen your image last - AFTER resizing

2. when you resize, use 'bicubic sharper' as your compression algorhythm (in CS and CS2) or use the stair interpolation method (gradual 10% decreases in size rather than one big drop)

3. make sure your colour space is set to sRGB when editing, as that's what viewers see on the web.

the only other thing that throws me off in this one is the horizon - neither the table nor the glasses seem level.

otherwise the concept is perfect for the challenge, and the setup is very clean and pleasing to look at. very solid entry.

P
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04/12/2006 12:11:48 PM
The image design is so clean that the sensor spots and/or dust stand out a mile and detract from the whole effect. Having said that, I do like the approach and the colour very much.
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04/12/2006 05:14:41 AM
Excellent shot Shail! The lines of the fork and spoon are fascinating and I really love the colours. Lovely entry.
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04/12/2006 01:35:08 AM
Shail, congratulations on your excellent image! I'd love to know how you did it. The clarity of the glasses (and they're so clean!) really stand out. I like the color a lot, too. For the "constructive" criticism, I do agree with two commenters below that it would be interesting to see a closer crop and the sharpening was possibly one step too far. The sharpening is most evident with the slight glow around the fork and spoon. But this is really a great image and worthy of a high score! WTG!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/11/2006 04:14:25 PM
Delightful image!

Love the pinks, the exaggerated images of fork and spoon here. I cannot imagine that this is really what the camera saw, at least not in one image, anyway, but the spirit of refraction is tremendous!!

The wonderful graphic greys, the shading, the subtle contrast and shading is lovely to behold. I would love to see this in it's original size, but as it is, it is a read treat to see

Best of luck with your inventive entry!
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04/10/2006 12:48:44 PM
nice capture!
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04/10/2006 09:34:29 AM
nice composition
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04/09/2006 08:22:35 PM
this should do really well, the red really picks this up and the spoon and fork really answer the challenge...could it have done with a little side cropping? maybe a sqare crop with a black frame would have lifeted it a bit???
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04/09/2006 07:25:31 AM
Works a treat for me.....
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04/08/2006 09:25:18 PM
Good idea and good photo...congrats!!
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04/08/2006 11:51:01 AM
like the dual tones and simple compostion
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04/08/2006 02:19:30 AM
I like the lighting and would love to know how you avoid reflections. Good demo of refraction, nice use of a touch of color as well.
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04/06/2006 11:20:28 PM
Nice use of color.
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04/06/2006 06:25:09 PM
Very nice clarity and lighting, though it looks just a tad oversharpened to me.
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04/05/2006 10:46:00 PM
thats really cool!
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04/05/2006 10:20:39 PM
cystal clear shot. The red sets it off perfectly. Good artistic example of refraction of light.
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04/05/2006 02:18:08 PM
Perfect concept of refraction of light. Great use of color as well!
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04/05/2006 01:27:37 AM
Nicely done. A few spots that look like dust.. but it is a basic challenge. :)
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