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B. (D.) C. - Before Digital Camera
B. (D.) C. - Before Digital Camera

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Challenge: Still Life (Classic Editing)
Camera: HP PhotoSmart 318
Location: My office, Dunakeszi (Hungary)
Date: Nov 4, 2003
Aperture: 2,8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/73
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2003

This is my old Zenit TTL camera. I still use and love it very much! :-)

The title has another word-play - I love them -, B. C. stands for Before Christ. A friend of mine has a homepage and he put some 15-20 year-old photos of us on it, and he titled the site with the Hungarian definition of B. C. which can be only translated to English with a sentence: "Before man started counting time."

PhotoShop: sharpen / noise reduction, level, crop.

Place: 183 out of 326
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Votes: 224
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11/16/2003 07:46:23 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club :)

This still life is decent, but I think your depth of field may have been too shallow. The exposure level on the black camera is also a bit weak. A lot of the detail in that area is lost. The film canister on the left is also a bit out of focus. The 'depth' of the setup is fairly flat also. There is not much 'dimension' to the image. Maybe a different arrangement would have worked well. Your lighting is good.

Keep up the good work :)
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11/14/2003 03:09:09 PM
Thank you all for your helpful comments very much! This was a last minute submission, I know I should have spent much more time with it. Next time I will pay attention to all those things you have mentioned, I promise. :-)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2003 01:11:30 PM
Ah a Russian camera! Nice set up, the lighting is pretty good, although I am missing some details on the camera being lost to darkness. That and the tape on the side of the camera is all I can really comment on, otherwise it's good.
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11/11/2003 12:01:53 PM
Nice toy... Like to see a little harder light behind the camera to wash out the background... +1/3 to 2/3 stop... Make it float in air... ;-)
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11/06/2003 04:06:20 PM
Not a bad composition, but you lose all your detail because there is not enough light. For example, you can not tell where the camera ends and the flash unit starts...
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11/05/2003 05:25:35 PM
the focus is a bit dull here and the contrast seems a little high. the subject doesn't get much of a response from me either.
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