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Christmas Pearl
Christmas Pearl
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Light on White III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: kitchen
Date: Nov 20, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Abstract, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Nov 26, 2006

minor dodge and burn
cropped and resized
brightened and contrast
added the border for contrast to the white
sharpened slightly


YEAAAA!!!! Yippeee!! :) My highest score to date. I cannot believe it and am honored to have my photo on the front page with so many beautiful images. Thanks for all your WONDERFUL comments.

I took this in my kitchen using the blue light from my window (it was a bright blue day)to cast a shadow on the right hand side. I had a soft white light on the left side to create another kind of glowing white. I arranged the fabric in a S curve to be safe and used a Chrismas ornament as my subject matter.

I only took 6 shots so I would not be overwhelmed with the usual 100 shots I tend to take. I did remember to set up my tripod this time!

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 233
Avg (all users): 6.5888
Avg (commenters): 7.7778
Avg (participants): 6.4659
Avg (non-participants): 6.6881
Views since voting: 3223
Views during voting: 315
Votes: 197
Comments: 41
Favorites: 10 (view)


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12/11/2008 10:41:51 PM
Awesome image here and still a favorite of mine..... from shez
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05/07/2008 05:41:15 PM
A wonderful shot and so delicate! Love the contrasting textures between ball and white sheet. Reminds me of a flowing stream! wonderful!
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01/23/2008 06:27:04 PM
This is really incredible, love the leading lines going through the photo, really like the composition as well. Congrats on the great finish with this one, it is very well deserved.
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04/03/2007 01:45:10 PM
Beautiful! I love the white tones.
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12/10/2006 09:54:50 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Beautiful shot!
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12/06/2006 07:37:30 PM
This should be a Christmas Card. Great shot.
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12/06/2006 01:42:00 AM
Thank you for your kind remarks. I was trying to show every shade of white, but white. I'm glad I succeeded.
12/05/2006 08:44:49 PM
I knew you would do well on this one. Congrats on your top 10 finish.
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12/05/2006 12:03:14 PM
This is absolutely beautiful. It's my favorite one in the top 10. Very subtle lighting and texture.
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12/05/2006 09:32:17 AM
Congratulations on a new personal best, and a top ten!! Outstanding image, too, by the way. Excellent handling of the light, and the composition is perfect. Simple, elegant, and very well done.
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12/04/2006 02:31:02 PM
i love this. it's so simple and the line is gorgeous. it should have been higher
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12/04/2006 08:09:10 AM
well done, congrats on top 10! :)
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12/04/2006 01:11:49 AM
I was sure this was the photo that had the score mentioned on the scoring thread in the 7's! I was sure this one would win a ribbon! I am in awe of how beautiful you made every day objects look! The lighting is truly spectacular! Congratulations on your top 10 placing!

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12/04/2006 01:11:35 AM
A clever presentation with lovely light play. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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12/04/2006 01:04:30 AM
So soft and lovely, you can feel the silk, just perfect exposure; this is really nice. Congrats.
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12/04/2006 12:54:22 AM
Thank you all for your nice comments. I am honored....now the pressure is on!! :)
12/04/2006 12:41:44 AM
This is so beautiful. Huge congratulations on top 10.
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12/04/2006 12:28:16 AM
Congratulations on your top 10! I thought it would even be higher...
I love the way the sheet is arranged and the shadows it created.
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12/04/2006 12:25:52 AM
And rounding out the top ten... Congratulations on a beautiful image.
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12/04/2006 12:16:25 AM
Sherpet...THANKS!! I am absolutely stunned I'm on the first page. Wow. :) I did the happy dance and cannot believe my image ranked higher than soooo many other great and lovely images. It's an honor. Thank you all for your wonderful support and kind words.

Darlene
12/04/2006 12:15:20 AM
Great shot, Darlene! Big congrats on your Top Ten Finish!
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12/04/2006 12:14:55 AM
Many congratulations on making top ten! Way to go!!!!!
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12/04/2006 12:12:20 AM
C.O.N.G.R.A.T.U.L.A.T.I.O.N.S.

I am so pleased that you did so well with this wonderful stunning image, and your best score to date.

So richly deserved, and I am adding it as a favorite.....

Message edited by author 2006-12-04 08:28:49.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/03/2006 03:05:30 PM
wonderful! great DOF. Anxious to see details
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12/02/2006 06:33:19 PM
beautiful lighting.
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12/02/2006 12:50:12 PM
Excellent handling of the light and the detail. Would make a lovely card.
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12/02/2006 12:08:58 AM
Good interpretation of the challenge, and great job on the lighting. Border is a bit wide, IMO, or perhaps a bit whiter than rest of pic.
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12/01/2006 10:57:54 PM
Excellent study in subtle nuances of light
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11/30/2006 11:49:09 PM
Very elegant. Looks so creamy rich. Would make a beautiful card. ~9
Returning - I really like this image. Bumping to 9.
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11/30/2006 09:37:06 PM
A uniquely interesting picture. Everything about it is thoughtfully executed.
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11/30/2006 10:00:32 AM
Oh, way to go taking the "every day" and making it look so elegant and exquisite! This is by far my favorite photo I've seen so far. It's flawless in every way: lighting, composition, and a great seasonal subject :)! My first 10! I expect this one to be in the winner's circle when it's all said and done!
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11/29/2006 12:27:57 AM
very nice textures
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11/28/2006 07:38:21 PM
Hmmm. I really, really like the lighting and curves in the fabric. I think I would actually prefer it without the ornament though - the hardness of the details/glitter someone doesn't match the soft tones of the rest.
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11/28/2006 04:44:39 PM
Very nice shot! Really gives a feeling of "Light on White". The only suggestion I have would be to try a bit more contrast to emphasize the light a bit more.

3/3 Creativity
3/3 Subject
1/2 Technical
1/2 WOW
8/10 Score
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11/28/2006 10:50:18 AM
Nice, soothing, I like the composition very much
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11/28/2006 05:46:01 AM
wow ....... this is absolutely stunning and beautiful .. just love the way the 'ball' seems to be creating 'ripples' in the fabric ..... =9 .. or should i make it a 10? ..?!! .. yeah its a 10 ...
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11/28/2006 01:10:59 AM
Love this one.....
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11/28/2006 12:54:44 AM
I'd say this is one of the best in the challenge. Your framing of this shot is exquisite. Wouldn't surprise me if you shoot a lot of landscapes.
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11/27/2006 02:34:09 PM
This is quite simply gorgeous! There is a real oppulance to the way you have captured the folds of the fabric. I can not find a single fault or thing I would have wished improved. A 10 and a favourite.
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11/27/2006 04:15:24 AM
Very pretty and well done. I like this a lot.
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11/27/2006 02:02:56 AM
Beautiful lines
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