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Five Golden Rings
Five Golden Rings

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Challenge: 12 Days Of Christmas (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenge Outcasts
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: Under my house, overlooking my rainforest garden
Date: Dec 31, 2006
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Emotive, Performance
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2006

I wasn't going to enter this challenge, as I thought it was to hard.

Being part of the "Outcast" team, re "WPL", we found ourselves reaching the semi finals. I had to do something, as a couple of our members are not entering any challenges at the moment, due to personal reasons.

We got to the finals with four members, so I knew I had to at least try.

I remembered my set of angels I had on display in my lounge room, and that gave me the idea for this image.

I went out and brought five wooden curtain rings, about two inches in diameter. I spray painted these with gold lustre paint.

I then arranged the two single larger angels at the back on a backdrop of black velvet fabric, and placed the group of three smaller angels at the front.

This is when it became hard, as I then had to stand the five individual gold painted rings up, in a semi circle at the front of the angles, and this proved to be difficult.

I finally got it all into place, and this is the result.

Not much processing, as it looked really good in the raw format, straight out of the camera. A little burning re the background, with a couple of spots of cloneing and dodgeing.

A small amount of saturation, no more than five percent. Some highlighting and thats about it, and then resized, and saved for web.

Place: 19 out of 58
Avg (all users): 5.8075
Avg (commenters): 7.6250
Avg (participants): 5.8250
Avg (non-participants): 5.8035
Views since voting: 1148
Views during voting: 358
Votes: 213
Comments: 14
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01/08/2007 08:29:28 PM
Way to go Shezzie, very creative!
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01/08/2007 10:44:31 AM
I love this one -- the composition, the lighting, the black background and even the border.

I wasn't able to comment earlier since there were so many challenges going on at the same time. Congrats on your good finish. :)
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01/08/2007 03:34:34 AM
Good work Shez!
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01/08/2007 12:09:13 AM
Top 20 well done, a lot of work here.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2007 09:15:59 PM
Good lighting and focus.
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01/04/2007 06:22:02 PM
Beautiful photo, great lighting. 9
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01/04/2007 01:11:05 AM
One of the best ring shots yet
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01/03/2007 06:45:01 AM
I like the shot and the border was perfect.
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01/01/2007 11:17:15 AM
This is a beautiful Golden Ring photo! I love how clean and sharp it is, and the drama of those antique whites against that rich dark background. My favorite so far of all the golden ring photos :)
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01/01/2007 06:48:17 AM
Very pretty take on this challenge.
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01/01/2007 05:45:46 AM
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01/01/2007 01:11:48 AM
Best I have seen so far, very well displayed,and processed....a 10 from me
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01/01/2007 12:31:51 AM
Happy New Year - 7
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01/01/2007 12:17:53 AM
thems' be some big rings lol
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