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Challenge: Shadows III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Date: Jun 11, 2006
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 5s
Galleries: Emotive, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jun 11, 2006

Last of over 70 photos taken, this is far more challenging than it looks, espeically since i just moved into this new apartment and haven't been able to find a lot of my stuff yet.

I performed this same shot on four different books, one a photo album before deciding to go with pages 98-99 of The Essential Neruda, a book of translated poetry by Pablo Neruda that was given to me for Valentine's Day earlier this year.

The filters are old Tiffen 72MM Series 9 for my Canon L2 High8 Video Camera, this is the most use they have seen in years- neither are red though :) Combined they give a good hue in my opinion plus the accidental spacing between them gives the upper middle of the heart a ribboning effect.

I own no lamps so this was lit with a bic lighter which gives it the soft touch that most people won't appericate i believe. I find that when using such old filters and poetry it was only fitting to go with candlelight, which in lue of no candle a lighter subbed nicely.

Also I did steal this idea from Konador- I was going through the DPCPrints and came across it and had to try it myself, it wasn't until after 30+ attempts I went looking for the photo's "actual page" and found that he can made a tutorial and had won a red ribbon for this set up in the shadows II challenge. Reading his comments he had borrowed the idea from someone else too :) I doubt mine will be as well received but I like it and feel like it has my own touch.
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Place: 117 out of 154
Avg (all users): 5.0710
Avg (commenters): 4.5789
Avg (participants): 4.6620
Avg (non-participants): 5.3304
Views since voting: 987
Views during voting: 407
Votes: 183
Comments: 23
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/18/2006 04:29:53 AM
I like the different approach of cutting off the top of the filter, so you echo the shape of the top of the heart
06/17/2006 02:47:53 PM
This type of photo has been done so many times before. Thus, it meets the challenge appropriately, and technically it's a good photo. It just lacks creativity. Good luck in future challenges.
06/17/2006 02:23:08 PM
Good DOF and color, too bad it's been done before. You still get a decent score from me though, just in case you weren't aware of the previous shot on DPC.
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06/16/2006 03:54:03 AM
it's a pity that this has now been so overdone; it's obviously an homage to a great concept, but i don't honestly think it adds anything new to the idea. composition wise it also appears a little off-kilter, like it's almost centered but isn't quite. i do find it interesting that it's spanish(?) on one side and english on the other - it's a good choice of pages. but overall, didn't really stir the soul - 4.
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06/15/2006 08:57:59 PM
I like this image but I have seen it done before - no disrespect, your version is fine and I won't subtract any points in my score. Good job
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06/15/2006 04:37:38 PM
very well done, but too much of a copy from the original. well executed though.
06/15/2006 06:43:39 AM
Hehehehehe...and oldie but a goodie.
06/14/2006 11:38:01 PM
This looks familiar. Is it the same person, or a copycat. I made one too after I read the tutorial, but I actually have a red filter.
06/14/2006 07:52:27 AM
It's kind of disappointing how people copy past challenges shots once and over again. You did good but where's the originality? 6.
06/14/2006 06:03:16 AM
This is a really good photo, however I find it a little distracting that the filter gets lost against the black background.
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06/13/2006 06:46:09 PM
This is so unoriginal by now I don't know how to rate it....I'm very tired of this image on DPC. Can we please retire it once and for all????? I can see someone maybe wanting to reproduce it as a practical exercise but must it keep popping up in challenges. Does originality count for nothing?
06/13/2006 03:25:13 PM
Yes, yes...of course. ;^)
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06/13/2006 10:05:43 AM
this has been overdone on this site...sorry, just lacks originality for me
06/13/2006 10:01:04 AM
This is a good shot but you're about the 3rd or 4th person to do something like this. While it's technically a good shot it lacks originality. Sorry!
06/12/2006 11:35:29 PM
Ive seen this somewhere hmmm
06/12/2006 08:43:48 PM
has been done so many times on this site... this is not a deja vu challenge
06/12/2006 06:21:40 PM
Very creative and excellently captured
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06/12/2006 03:14:45 PM
So this a copy of another photo?
06/12/2006 01:26:34 PM
A nice take on this concept, may be a little too centered. But still pretty good, clean and clear.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/12/2006 10:06:50 AM
Sorry, but during challenges I don't think folks should submit their attempts at other people's work. It is fine for any other time and a great way to learn, just not during challenges.
06/12/2006 04:48:04 AM
I think I've seen this somewhere before.
06/12/2006 03:10:49 AM
there is a very similar shot in shadows II. If this is a copy of another photographer I think that the rating must be 1 if you are the same photographer this is a reply of that shot and you must have 1. The shot is very good but my rating is 1 for the copy.
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06/12/2006 12:22:00 AM
very nice. good work
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