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A Simple Complement
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Challenge: Complementary Colors III (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: redrum
Date: Apr 25, 2006
Date Uploaded: Apr 25, 2006

Woohoo for last minute! Woohoo for having catered a party which left me with a giant bag of M&Ms on hand. Boo for the cat knocking the other glass full of M&Ms onto the floor, shattering it and scattering M&Ms everywhere!

Statistics
Place: 45 out of 287
Avg (all users): 5.9258
Avg (commenters): 6.3636
Avg (participants): 5.7895
Avg (non-participants): 5.9947
Views since voting: 907
Views during voting: 428
Votes: 283
Comments: 41
Favorites: 0


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05/04/2006 01:01:43 AM
simple and neat ..how long after the shoot did the m&m,s last?
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05/03/2006 11:50:41 PM
Originally posted by Melethia:

LOL! You crack me up. I *so* understand the whole cat knocking things over bit. But gotta love 'em anyway. Yeah, may need more cowbell, but this works nicely in it's simplicity. Light tent? I have no idea how to avoid reflections with glass. And really, can you be a little less consistent in your mid to upper 80% placement each time?


No light tent. Shot two lights into umbrellas and used a piece of posterboard for the background. I'm still learning about reflections too. The two lights plus multiple windows in my "studio" room are killer. I've been collecting bits of foamcore from the throw away pile at work and will eventually construct a makeshift light tent.

And I would be glad to dump the upper 80s for..say...some 90s!

Message edited by author 2006-05-03 23:51:25.
05/03/2006 07:58:33 PM
LOL! You crack me up. I *so* understand the whole cat knocking things over bit. But gotta love 'em anyway. Yeah, may need more cowbell, but this works nicely in it's simplicity. Light tent? I have no idea how to avoid reflections with glass. And really, can you be a little less consistent in your mid to upper 80% placement each time?
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05/03/2006 12:14:56 AM
Originally posted by ladymonarda:

Needs more.


Cowbell?
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/02/2006 09:55:26 PM
Hmmmmm....not so great , but not bad...
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05/02/2006 09:45:42 PM
I like the simplicity of this shot.
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05/02/2006 12:21:01 PM
Wonder if you get same beating for having lots of white space as I do. I admit, it sort of looks like an ad page without a slogan, but very crisp shot. Is there anything you can do to give more definition to the edges of the glass?
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05/01/2006 07:58:57 PM
Needs more.
05/01/2006 05:02:05 PM
One of my favorites. I love m&ms.
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05/01/2006 03:58:23 PM
I love the concept here but honestly all the open space is just a waste to me.
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04/30/2006 08:52:08 PM
nice simple shot but I might of cropped a little tighter
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04/30/2006 07:41:01 PM
How many packs of candy did you have to buy to fill that glass?
04/30/2006 05:41:22 PM
Good use of M&Ms. Great idea.
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04/30/2006 05:39:42 PM
Both M&M shots in the challenge were unique and well done-- good luck- 8
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04/30/2006 04:49:40 PM
great take on this challenge, i like the placement of the subject
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04/30/2006 04:33:08 PM
Love it!
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04/30/2006 02:41:09 PM
Wow! Nice concept. Simple, nice lighting. 7 from me
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04/30/2006 08:32:12 AM
a bit too much dead space.
title doesnt fit the photo
photo itself fits the challenge, well focused and well lit.
8 because i dont want to be bias.
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04/30/2006 01:31:22 AM
Very nice clean shot, I like the simplicity!
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04/29/2006 11:13:34 PM
Good use of negative space, but probably a bit too much space on the right. You might try this as a square crop, leaving the left, top and bottom as is and cutting off at the right.
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04/29/2006 03:48:40 PM
Nice simple image. The negative space may be a tad too large. I like the exposure. Nicely done.
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04/29/2006 03:21:23 PM
I like the negative space. A tad blown on the glass edges. - 6
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04/29/2006 02:43:43 PM
more blue and orange m and m's this one to is very nice
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04/29/2006 01:39:09 PM
I like the null space, although I'm getting beat up for it in another contest at the moment! 7
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04/29/2006 01:20:18 PM
a tad too much empty space
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04/29/2006 11:24:36 AM
ONE OF MY FAVS - 10
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04/29/2006 08:26:31 AM
I think that a closer picture of the full glass would have expressed this shot a little more. A bit to much white. What would have been neat is if you would have glued the M&M's in and turned the glass over and had 2 glasses.
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04/29/2006 06:31:26 AM
I like the contrast with the white. Nice light
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04/29/2006 05:34:22 AM
i like it!!
(^o^)!
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04/29/2006 03:42:38 AM
Nice and stark image. Love the placement of the subject ;)
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04/28/2006 03:45:17 PM
love the use of whitespace. 10
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04/27/2006 09:48:59 PM
3 - Colors are ok, but perhaps the 'orange' tweaked a little more. Otherwise, just doesn't hold my attention overall.
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04/27/2006 08:19:02 PM
Wow that's err different, I like it.
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04/27/2006 07:11:23 PM
This is as white as it can get with complimentary colours.
Nice idea, good colours, focus ok but a bit to much minimalism for my taste.
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04/27/2006 04:45:15 PM
A simple idea, well lit. I think I would have favored a different crop. Maybe a bit off the top and the glass moved slightly right. Excellent.
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04/27/2006 10:09:52 AM
catchy!!!
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04/26/2006 11:28:04 PM
good shot
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04/26/2006 10:08:34 PM
Love the simplicity and all that negative space. NICE.
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04/26/2006 11:19:00 AM
Nicely done. Perhaps a vertical presentation would have more impact?
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04/26/2006 06:11:23 AM
a little too bland for me...sorry
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04/26/2006 01:03:47 AM
very true nice and simple! 10
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