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talikf


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Pastels (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
Date: Sep 2, 2006
Aperture: 9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Sep 2, 2006

Thanks everybody for the kind comments!

Just pastels and trails painted with them...
Lighting was a 500 w halogen light from the back.
PP included USM, levels, and selective color.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 203
Avg (all users): 6.8535
Avg (commenters): 7.9091
Avg (participants): 6.5658
Avg (non-participants): 7.0328
Views since voting: 8829
Views during voting: 377
Votes: 198
Comments: 46
Favorites: 18 (view)


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09/17/2006 02:24:45 AM
Critique Club Review:

A simple but elegant response to the challenge.

Color, saturation, hue, lighting, exposure, brightness, and contrast are all great.

Focus is good, and I particularly like the way you have used depth of field to keep the eye from being drawn away from the subject and off the top of the frame. Yet at the same time there is enough detail there, so the viewer is not left wishing for more.

A very nice touch was the crumbled chalk being added to the trails to give the picture a little extra texture.

Excellent job and a well deserved score.
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09/15/2006 08:21:54 PM
Simple and beautiful. Congratulations!
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09/15/2006 05:28:42 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon Tali!
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09/13/2006 01:47:36 PM
Very good idea, simple and effective. Congrats on your red ribbon!
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09/13/2006 12:04:02 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon, excellent shot!
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09/11/2006 08:35:45 PM
Cool! congrats on the red.
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09/11/2006 04:22:51 PM
So simple yet so clever
Congrats on a top image
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09/11/2006 11:40:49 AM
This was one of my favorite shots when voting and now I get to look at it all week! Congrats on second!!!
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09/11/2006 11:40:49 AM
What an awesome photo! Simple, but so striking and appealing! All of your work is so beautiful! Congratulations on your first of I'm sure many ribbons!!
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09/11/2006 10:22:04 AM
great shot, well done on you ribbon ;-)
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09/11/2006 10:03:34 AM
Congrats on your ribbon. I agree with the person that said makes you want to start drawing.
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09/11/2006 08:47:25 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. Beautiful pastel image.
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09/11/2006 06:49:33 AM
wow. great job. congrats on that first ribbon.
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09/11/2006 02:30:26 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon. Well done!
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09/11/2006 02:27:25 AM
I had a feeling this would do well ;-) Congratulations on a well deserved red.
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09/11/2006 02:23:46 AM
congratulations! perfect, makes me wanna go draw
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09/11/2006 01:54:00 AM
Congrats Tali!
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09/11/2006 01:11:03 AM
the lighting on this makes it i think. very nice.
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09/11/2006 12:52:50 AM
A very smart way to go for this challenge. Very well done. Congratulations on your RED.

Message edited by author 2006-09-11 01:08:50.
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09/11/2006 12:39:48 AM
CONGRATS on your first ribbon, Tali! Outstanding! Well done. Hooray! :)
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09/11/2006 12:35:58 AM
Good finish in a good challenge congratulations on your ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/10/2006 10:26:08 PM
This is very nice. Good composition and I like how you lit it to produce the shadows at the end of the chalk. Bumping up. :-)
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09/10/2006 08:24:33 PM
This is so interesting
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09/10/2006 02:34:37 PM
Very nice, I love the composition.
Wonderful photo.
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09/10/2006 01:55:48 PM
Very nice.
The shadows are perhaps just a little too strong.
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09/10/2006 10:31:43 AM
Good idea here. Colours are great.
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09/09/2006 11:15:51 PM
Finally ! Someone who understands what a pastel colour is!! And Pastel chalk, to boot! Great Job!!
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09/07/2006 04:07:18 PM
Sweet! Pastel pastels - the squiggly lines are perfect - nicely done!
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09/07/2006 03:01:43 PM
nicely done - I like the light and of course the very nice design! best of luck!!
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09/06/2006 12:10:32 PM
An excellent striking image.
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09/05/2006 11:35:06 PM
I'm really new at this whole thing, so do tell me if I get it wrong. I like this it makes me want to pick them and paint something, and I don't paint
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09/05/2006 08:45:02 PM
Very nice perspective!
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09/05/2006 12:57:30 PM
This is excellent. Especially the way you used the back light to get the shadows.
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09/05/2006 10:24:52 AM
Bump
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09/04/2006 07:54:39 PM
Clever, literal interpretation. It is, overall, a very pleasing effect.
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09/04/2006 06:48:59 PM
Cool picture! very unique, and interesting to look at
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09/04/2006 03:48:38 PM
Very nice set up. Not so fond of the shadows in front but this is still in my top picks.
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09/04/2006 11:59:28 AM
Great setup. The shadows are perfect. This one should do very well.
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09/04/2006 10:45:28 AM
This will probably win.
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09/04/2006 10:38:59 AM
One of my favorite chalk entries
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09/04/2006 07:30:09 AM
I love this!! I had expected a few shots using Pastels but this is by far the best one I have seen so far, excellent composition and just the right lighting :o)
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09/04/2006 04:58:49 AM
nice image
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09/04/2006 04:56:53 AM
thank you, actual pastels, finally. Nice shot.
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09/04/2006 02:21:35 AM
great image...good composition, nice colours
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09/04/2006 01:46:37 AM
a ribbon contender
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09/04/2006 01:29:35 AM
I can see this doing well 8
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