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Challenge: Zen Photography (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8-4 Compact High Speed Zoom for Canon
Location: Home
Date: Jul 25, 2006
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.0
Galleries: Abstract
Date Uploaded: Jul 29, 2006

Took this picture in my bedroom closet using a candle warmer for the light from below.

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Place: 313 out of 329
Avg (all users): 4.4729
Avg (commenters): 4.7143
Avg (participants): 4.3727
Avg (non-participants): 4.5914
Views since voting: 663
Views during voting: 311
Votes: 203
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2006 01:46:06 AM
Worshipping the light? Putting the statues like you did, makes my eyes switch constantly between the two. I think you put in too much. The candle in itself would've been better, or the left statue with the candle. Now it seems a bit restless. 5
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08/06/2006 12:28:14 AM
Nice. Great use of available light.
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08/04/2006 11:24:12 PM
The figurines seem kinda evil-looking, which doesn't seem conducive to zen. The photo is a bit too centered. Perhaps have both figures on one side of the candle and leave a bit of negative space?
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08/04/2006 03:43:24 AM
This is the first shot that I've seen in this challenge that has any humor to it. How can one NOT smile when seeing these Buddhas. Although I love this shot, and in another challenge, I'd vote it an 8 or 9, the buddhas in this are distracting to the calmness of the candle, which should be the only subject matter. The glass of the blue dish blends in harmony with the black background. As does the candle itself, which hints at an inner glow, and the light from the candle is superb in creating a sense of stillness. I'm giving you a 7, only because of the buddhas' distraction to the overall zen. Great job from the 'Great Job Baggie'!
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08/03/2006 06:12:05 PM
Nice idea, would like the little 'buddhas' to be completely in focus or possibly a little more OOF.
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08/03/2006 02:12:23 PM
the hungry buddha
does not waste his mouth
laughing. 4
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08/03/2006 12:54:42 AM
I really don't know that much about zen but I think the two figures are distracting. I think zen should not be like this. I'm not sure. I think the image has interesting qualities though like the dark background and the composition is good.
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07/31/2006 02:04:30 PM
Would have been more dramatic without the figures
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