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French Canteen
French Canteen
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Challenge: Still Life (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Location: Near Auxerre, France
Date: Nov 1, 2003
Aperture: f3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Still Life, Rural
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2003

An old canteen (with a shape reminiscent of a wineskin), on the limestone mantepiece of a farmehouse in Burgundy

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 326
Avg (all users): 6.5921
Avg (commenters): 8.2917
Avg (participants): 6.5926
Avg (non-participants): 6.5914
Views since voting: 2127
Votes: 228
Comments: 26
Favorites: 11 (view)


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11/11/2003 10:59:19 PM
I love this shot
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11/11/2003 03:41:35 PM
nice use of shadows and lighting
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11/11/2003 03:19:14 PM
The most exciting image, to me, aesthetically and technically, I've come across in some time.
The objects, chosen or found, especially in this minimal setting and arrangement are rendered with such precise attention to all the various demands of the image, I can only observe the tremendously gratifying effect this photo has on me.

The distribution and balance of light and shadow is not only captured accurately but also, apparently, -realized- as a dramatic element of the moment. The metering is sensitive (rendering the subtleties of tonal progressions as well as stark contrasts), the focus crisp where it counts, the composition immaculate. Colours and hues mark a considerable range within the given spectrum, inviting a continuous exploration of both detail and whole.

Yet, despite the meticulous care the photographer has awarded his subject(s) and despite the sophistication of a cultured taste presented here, the picture will strike any viewer as rustic and simple in a superbly subtle manner. It charms without distraction.

> a 9, in my (big) book. A 10 within this challenge.
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11/11/2003 11:38:19 AM
Interesting arrangement and lighting. I like the shadows of the fork on the wall (shelf?)
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11/11/2003 08:03:12 AM
a bit too dark in the right half but otherwise an interesting shot!
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11/11/2003 07:58:53 AM
Lovely light.
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11/10/2003 07:32:56 PM
You have a keen understanding of texture. Now you need to hone your design awareness. Don't be afraid to get up close and personal with your subject, cropping the extraneous. Take a new angle instead of head on. Zoom into the urn, photographing it thru the foreground of the picthfork. Good attempt.
11/09/2003 02:45:52 PM
Another wow Image. the muted tones are perpect! nice job.10
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11/09/2003 08:21:16 AM
You have got the essence of still-life. The objects, lighting, and especially the patterns make this one a 9. A photo I wish I had done. :)
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11/09/2003 12:43:18 AM
interesting lighting
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11/08/2003 03:52:57 PM
Interesting light/shadow,corner too dark ,7!
11/07/2003 10:55:26 AM
Very original composition and wonderful lighting. Very good job.
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11/07/2003 03:50:42 AM
another natural light shot - very good! 9
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11/06/2003 10:10:34 PM
what a splendid change from all the fruit! maybe a little less shadow on the right would have been better. 8
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11/06/2003 05:35:36 PM
In my opinion, this one of the best shots entered. It has all the classic attributes for a great still life. A simple non-cluttered subject, nice dramatic lighting and great textures. Good luck, hope this does well.
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11/06/2003 05:32:49 PM
Nice "forky" shadows and wall pattern! Looks silent and forgotten. I like it!
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11/06/2003 03:05:42 PM
Nice light , colour and texture. 8
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11/06/2003 12:52:18 PM
Gorgeous texture and shadows! 9
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11/06/2003 12:49:31 AM
really good job with texture and mood light. thank you for keep to theme!
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11/05/2003 08:13:53 PM
For me, this is the winner! The textures, shapes, light, shadows.. all excellent.
Very unusual items and pleasing to look at. Beautiful shot.
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11/05/2003 06:02:09 PM
great simple composition. love the use of light and shadow. good exposure. may have m oved a little so that the line of the corner doesn't cut through the jug in that spot. very earthy, natural feel.
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11/05/2003 12:31:31 PM
WOW....just WOW ! This IS my fav ! This is just stunning ! I do hope this will be a print ! I must have one ! The lighting is perfect ! The colors are just superb ! I love how simple yet elegant this is ! 10
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11/05/2003 10:41:30 AM
What a good capture of beautiful shadows. The texture, light and focus here are wonderful to look at.
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11/05/2003 09:41:45 AM
Great sharpness and shading.
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11/05/2003 03:35:07 AM
Very emotive shot. Great colours. Nicely captured.
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11/05/2003 02:44:24 AM
Really beautiful use of light, and I love the composition. Great stuff.
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