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Challenge: Shadows III (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenge Outcasts
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: In the interior of our home, at L.M.H.P.
Date: Jun 11, 2006
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jun 11, 2006

I arranged a textured bubble glass vase, half filled with assorted shells from my shell collection. I arranged this on a flat table, and placed my haligen spotlightlamp, in the front of the vase.

I then took a number of close-up images, and processed in photoshop. I sharpened, enhansed the colors, as well as a little bit of cloning, plus some dodge & burning, and reduced the noise, before adding a border.....

I am very pleased with this result, as it came out exactly as I wanted it to.....

Place: 91 out of 154
Avg (all users): 5.3552
Avg (commenters): 7.2222
Avg (participants): 5.3623
Avg (non-participants): 5.3509
Views since voting: 789
Views during voting: 252
Votes: 183
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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12/08/2012 11:33:52 AM
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06/23/2006 11:08:47 PM
comment from my 1-4-0 thread

Great background, shadow and the light in the shadow is wonderful Sherryl. I dare to disagree with the comenters and their average of 7.22, regardless of if it was meant or not the vase and shells are not sharply in focus. The big point loser for me is that the image is cropped too tightly, a centemetre or so on the top and left would (imho) add to the image. I didnt vote on this but it would have been a 5 from me :(
06/21/2006 10:20:25 PM
Very cool Shez! I really like the tone of the image. This really looks like it was taken with a special film. Great job!!
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06/19/2006 10:12:05 AM
Wow! I think this photo is way underrated. That shadow is beautiful! I'm really surprised that it didn't score much much higher.

Good job Shez!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/17/2006 08:06:40 PM
good idea, playing with that cool rippling light effect. could have been done better though, with stronger comp.
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06/17/2006 02:24:36 AM
Nice idea.. Would Of liked to of seen more focus in the vase and a lil less noise in the back ground
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06/17/2006 01:04:28 AM
what an interesting shadow for this one! the glass piece is awesome! i hope this does well...
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06/16/2006 01:52:04 PM
Challenge: SHADOWS III
Description: Creatively capture a shadow

Advanced Edit
Reflective Light
Fit: Epitomises the idea behind the challenge 2
This is a very creative capture of a very complex shadow
Aesthetics: An exceptional composition/exceptional aesthetics 3
This is a really well balanced and harmonius composition to me. The parallelism in the vase and shadow, the ellipse captures at the union of th two and the softness of the background compliment the colours and the shadow dynamics.
Technical: Technically well executed 2
Maybe - just maybe - a little more DOF as the neck of the vase seems a little out focus?
Wow: Slaps you in face 3
There is just so much to like about this image.
Total Score = 10
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06/16/2006 10:12:44 AM
Good one, lots to see.
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06/15/2006 09:42:20 PM
Simple shapes, colors and curves.Extraordinary job.
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06/15/2006 06:34:22 AM
Very good use of the shaped glass.
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06/14/2006 05:09:53 PM
Wow! This is striking and impressive. Almost like 2 vases with the crystal clear definition in your shadow. AWESOME! I love the colors reflected here!
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06/14/2006 01:53:19 AM
Good job of capturing the shadow but the picture seems out of focus both on the subject and the shadow.
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06/12/2006 08:54:48 AM
What a brilliant idea to reflect light into the shadow,a unique image worthy of a Top Shelf score.....
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