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Basking in the Reflected Glory of a Golden Victory
Basking in the Reflected Glory of a Golden Victory
Shy Clicker

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Gold (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Lalapanzi Lodge, South Africa
Date: Jul 21, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 4"
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jul 22, 2006

I knew I would be short of time during the day (and this was originally for the Black & White in Colour challenge), so I had to set the chess board up next to the window to be ready for sunrise. When I took a test shot whilst still dark outside, the halogen spots in our ceiling created this effect of the gold square (no credit due to me!). Later I made some small changes to the levels, contrast& brightness and then sharpened. I also removed a scratch from part of a square that I could not remove from the actual chess board.

Place: 229 out of 296
Avg (all users): 4.8402
Avg (commenters): 5.3333
Avg (participants): 4.7544
Avg (non-participants): 4.9625
Views since voting: 626
Views during voting: 267
Votes: 194
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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08/02/2006 02:44:24 PM
** Critique Club **


Photograph: Well taken, the title is very appropriate and technically, its very well captured.

Challenge : the challenge was Gold, and I am sure not many people will find enough gold in this picture, there is are more colors in this picture which fight for attention, which I believe is the reason for a lower score.

Overall, a well taken photograph which doesn't meet the challenge very well.

if you have any questions, please feel free to pm me.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2006 03:29:48 AM
you have a few competing colors here that are a bit distracting. get the window reflection out (I think it's a window reflection), and I believe you'd have a pretty strong shot.
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07/24/2006 01:03:39 AM
With the pawn on the left and all the pawns in the background being on the left, the photo is not balanced. It is a bit distracting to me.
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07/24/2006 12:59:41 AM
Great Job!
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