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Challenge: Still Life (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: Home
Date: Nov 2, 2003
Aperture: 7.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2003

It was a challenge to get the exposure right, having committed to using the lamp as the only li9ght source. The nude was under exposed or the highlights were blown out. This is the best I could do within the rules!
Acknowledgements to Wayne 9232 for the idea.
Camera was tripod mounted, black paper background, coffe table, new Tiffany style lamp, magenta tinted water(!) and a bit of patience. Post processing: cropped, levels to clip and increase gamma. USM for improved sharpness. That's it!

Place: 121 out of 326
Avg (all users): 5.3248
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3688
Avg (non-participants): 5.2581
Views since voting: 921
Votes: 234
Comments: 11
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2003 07:53:17 PM
Nicely done and setup - just a little soft for my liking 6
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11/09/2003 05:53:40 PM
I think the lamp is so bright and colorful it calls attention away from the the food and drinks which should be the focus of the picture. I like the idea but the lamp is destracting. The food seem a little blured.
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11/08/2003 02:51:09 PM
Nice looking photo. Cheese? You must be french! Just kidding. 9
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11/08/2003 02:03:31 PM
Awesome subjects for this shot! Love (what I can see) of the lamp. And the potential interplay between the light and those glasses.... This shot however suffers from lack of adequate lighting.
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11/06/2003 12:52:28 PM
maybe a tight crop or macro shot on the glasses / base of lamp would have been more interesting?
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11/05/2003 08:28:03 PM
this feels too spread out. I'd like to see the items grouped closer together, and forming a familiar geometric shape. I like the tones and lighting very much.
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11/05/2003 03:17:02 PM
I think the background is too dark, though I like the effect that has on the wine glasses.
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11/05/2003 02:03:41 PM
Nice combination of elements, but rather dark. The bottle and the lamp stand could have done with some light from the side the accentuate their shape, they get lost in the dark background. The wine looks like lemonade.
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11/05/2003 12:57:53 PM
Almost basic. Excpt by the glasses. Good color.
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11/05/2003 08:17:03 AM
This is a little dark, but not too bad. I don't like how the lamp is positioned in the shot, and the lampshade is also a little tilted. The unknown object right to the left could be left out .. the table surface seems to be on an angle.
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11/05/2003 04:32:50 AM
Lovely warm feeling to this. Good composition and lighting. Nice work.
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