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Great Grandfather's Watch
Great Grandfather's Watch

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Challenge: Something Old II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 Zuiko Digital Zoom
Location: Tigard Oregon
Date: Apr 12, 2006
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: .8 sec
Galleries: Vintage, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Apr 12, 2006

In RAW - vignette, curves, saturation
Curves, Smart Sharp, Noise Ninja, burn
cloned out distractions
duplicate layer and set to "soft light" style
adjusted curves and levels
Duplicate Background Layer
Applied Filter>Find Edges
Changed layer to Soft light mode
Erased area over inner watch works on upper layer to expose bottom layer.
Cloned, blurred and Dodged to minimalize background distractions

Place: 14 out of 402
Avg (all users): 6.3285
Avg (commenters): 7.4286
Avg (participants): 5.9681
Avg (non-participants): 6.6283
Views since voting: 4610
Views during voting: 302
Votes: 207
Comments: 17
Favorites: 4 (view)

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04/29/2006 06:03:29 AM
Awesome image! congrats on top 20
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04/27/2006 12:05:07 PM
Beautiful. I am AMAZED it did not place higher.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/25/2006 11:56:30 PM
Effective use of depth of field. Wonderful colors, and great composition!
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04/25/2006 09:25:23 PM
I'm a watch freak, nice lighting and warm tones.
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04/24/2006 12:42:44 PM
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04/24/2006 10:49:38 AM
Great lighting, nice background, and of course, beautiful timepiece!
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04/23/2006 10:56:12 PM
wonderful shot...great colour and composition...well done...hope you do well with this shot
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04/22/2006 11:07:54 PM
I really like this, i am no expert, but the clarity of the watch and combined with the patterns and colours of the background makes a great combination, well done 10 from me, the best i've seen so far. Puts my entry to shame!!
I've now voted on every submission, and i still think yours is the best, theres some really good entries but this stands out. Congratulations, if you don't get at least top ten... (preferably first) i'll be arguing!
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04/22/2006 01:42:21 PM
I love the warmth in this photo, and the interesting choice of background, but the highlights on the watch ar a little too bright.
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04/22/2006 05:07:04 AM
Bit overdone with the confusion of elements in composition, but this has a patina of age about it which meets the challenge well IMO.
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04/22/2006 01:56:34 AM
great lighting - hope you will give details on how you set this shot up.
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04/22/2006 12:19:52 AM
Poppin' color; I especially like the way the background complements the subject. Nice lighting and good crisp focus.
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04/21/2006 04:39:38 AM
Beautiful! Great angle and idea on opening up the watch! Cant tell what the background is but it adds interest to the whole shot.
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04/20/2006 07:02:47 PM
Your photographic technique is great on this shot. I also like the background which is very complimentary to the colors in the watch.
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04/20/2006 12:06:38 AM
Nice shot, looks very old. Lite the DOF and contrast too.
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04/19/2006 12:16:26 PM
Beautiful shot. I love the way you've presented the old watch.
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04/19/2006 04:53:31 AM
wonderful still life composition and use of colors.
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