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Challenge: Textures IV (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE F200
Location: my home, Rhode Island
Date: Apr 6, 2006
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Performance, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Apr 6, 2006

Some of daughter's old pointe shoes arranged on a velvet jacket and using available light from a nearby window. I took about 100 shots in various configurations. It was hard to choose. I actually submitted and unsubmitted a b&w version. I cropped a bit and adjusted the color balance. Exposure compensation of -1.7.

Well, I won't say I'm not disappointed this didn't place much higher as I worked very hard and it was difficult to choose the best shot from the multitude that I took. I am disappointed but not overly so. My scores have been staying consistantly up there these days. I'm finally seeing new things bump out my older highest scores. I am very pleased that a few people thought this was Angela's work as I admire her portoflio. I know it was the content that made folks think of Angela but I hope the quality was partly the reason. :D

Thanks Angela for including it in your favs!
Don, I supsected as I was shooting and editing that this might be beat out by the rough textured shots and I had a few shots that included the more worn, ripped up shoes (and, as Angela knows, the toe-boxes can get pretty ugly) but I kept hearing imaginary voters saying, "That grungy, torn bit ruins this for me". I am going to post some of the outtakes soon because there were a few I was really pleased with.

Whoah! And I just noticed there are no 1 or 2 votes. I'm not sure but that may just be a first for me! YAHOO!

Place: 107 out of 311
Avg (all users): 5.6917
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
Avg (participants): 5.5119
Avg (non-participants): 6.0000
Views since voting: 945
Views during voting: 193
Votes: 133
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/14/2006 09:25:28 AM
Nice shot. I think it would have scored higher except that DPCers seem to prefer rough to smooth. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2006 06:24:31 PM
you've used light so well here -- the pink tones are still true but the low key setting creates the somber mood. one of my ribbon picks
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04/12/2006 04:40:23 AM
I like this composition. I can see you wanted the image to be dark, but I think a little more contrast would do better.
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04/12/2006 12:55:19 AM
Nicely balanced composition, lovely lighting. Angela?
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04/11/2006 10:28:29 AM
ok you got me on this one!!! love it! 10 adding to faves!
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04/09/2006 03:16:55 AM
highlight on top of right shoe spoils it for me
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04/08/2006 10:23:58 PM
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04/08/2006 08:49:12 PM
Wonderful composition.
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04/07/2006 03:35:58 AM
What a nice light here, so soft and silky, like it lots!
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04/07/2006 12:14:24 AM
Very artful. I love the dimly lit set up.
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