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Glass Bead At  Sunset
Glass Bead At Sunset

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Challenge: Glass II (with a twist) (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: My Back Yard
Date: Jun 27, 2006
Aperture: F/9.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Sky, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 27, 2006

Cropped, Enhanced Lightening/Saturation, USM, I thought it would be great to take my wife's newly-purchased suncatchers from the kitchen window outside under the tree hanging from a limb to catch the most sun available late in the afternoon.

Place: 204 out of 258
Avg (all users): 4.5972
Avg (commenters): 4.2500
Avg (participants): 4.4896
Avg (non-participants): 4.6524
Views since voting: 606
Views during voting: 381
Votes: 283
Comments: 12
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/03/2006 07:59:18 PM
Meets Challenge: 1/1
Lighting: 1/2
Focus: 0/2
Creativity: 0/2
Aesthetics: 0/3

Explanation: When I rate an image that is below 3, I will offer an explanation.

Lighting: The lighting is okay in concept. However, the image looks as though it was too dark in the original, so the exposure was cranked up in photoshop, resulting in muggy colours.
Focus: The entire image is a little blurred. A faster shutterspeed and some more light would help.
Creativity: It's just a bead, slightly off center and is overall unintersting. A photo like this can be quite nice if it meets all technical aspects perfectly. Perfect lighting, focus and framing can definately take a simple object and make it interesting.
Aesthetics: All of the above points, mostly the graininess, muggy colours, high saturation to the point of colour bleeding etc. make the image unappealing. Many product photos are faced with taking a simple object, and making it stunning. Photography can do this. It looks as if this was a crop of a large image not focused on this item in particular. If that's the case, try a lower iso (50 or 100). Also, external lighting can be helpful in closeups even at moody natural scenes with a sunset. Put a gel over a studio light, or even a lamp, that matches the main colour of the natural light. Bounce the light off of a white card and you can get some more light in your image without washing out the colours.
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07/03/2006 10:40:20 AM
Some more sharpness of the subject would make this a better shot for me.
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07/02/2006 05:13:31 PM
The image is a little fuzzy around some of the edges.
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07/01/2006 10:56:36 PM
The nice soft background tones blend well with the red of the holder and the turquoise of the glass. It could probably stand a touch of NeatImage, but I don't mind the color noise myself - I kinda like it in this shot.
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06/30/2006 09:07:50 AM
not sharp enough, but well lit a 5
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06/29/2006 06:24:33 PM
Intriguing abstract.
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06/29/2006 10:54:16 AM
Needs to be sharper.
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06/29/2006 10:37:21 AM
seems cloudy. if it were clearer it would be better.
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06/29/2006 10:36:17 AM
Neat idea and the sun reflecting off the metal part adds to it. In my opinion, removing the noise and sharpening (if possible without adding much noise) would improve it.
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06/29/2006 02:07:18 AM
great idea, wished it wasn't so grainy
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06/28/2006 04:20:20 PM
A lot of noise, for a good image of glass.
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06/28/2006 03:24:11 PM
There's an annoying amount of saturation in the background and what appears to be CA on the wire (it's red on the left and blue on the right).
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