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Country Livin'
Country Livin'

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Challenge: Still Life (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-4000Z
Location: Basement
Date: Nov 2, 2003
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/5
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2003

Not sure how this will do, a pretty simple photo, learnt a lot of still life, and how difficult they can sometimes be!

Place: 73 out of 326
Avg (all users): 5.7059
Avg (commenters): 7.1333
Avg (participants): 5.6331
Avg (non-participants): 5.8081
Views since voting: 807
Votes: 238
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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11/17/2003 10:32:07 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club:

Well I was given your image to critique and I have to say that Iím very happy about that. I recall seeing your image in the still life competition and thought that it should finish in the top 10. I was disappointed to see it way down in 73rd.

There are quite a few things I like about this image. First of all, the character of the plate, spoon and milk bottle all strike me as very rural, just like one might find on a farm. Of course the title ďCountry Liviní ď didnít hurt to perpetuate the image.

The next thing that attracted my attention was the interesting composition of the spoon, bottle and plate. I immediately looked at the spoon silhouetted against the bottle, then followed it up to the plate, then around to the apples. I found your image to be very visually stimulating.

I do have to admit that the lighting is abit dim, but it reminds me of evening time on the farm, with the last bit of sunlight glinting through the window. It really sets a mood for the photo.

I didnít know exactly what to think about the apples. They look nice there, but imho, they donít quite fit in with the inorganic feel of the spoon, plate and bottle. What could replace them? Who knows, but what I do know isÖI like this shot! I gave you an 8.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2003 07:36:00 PM
Lovely soft colours and beautifully lit 9
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11/11/2003 06:15:24 PM
wish this wasn't quite so dark
11/11/2003 01:25:28 PM
Upon further dissection, I'm gonna give you a 7. This really does feel like sunrise in the country. I think that, after spending so much time making comments to this challenge, I though your apples were tomatos, and that made no sense whatsoever to me. Keep trying; the submissions to this challenge were excellent, and this isn't on par with the 10s, 9s, or 8s. But you've definitely got it in you.
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11/10/2003 08:22:43 PM
The plate has character and I like the milk with its bottle and the apples. I'm not sure about the spoon. The low key and color cast make the image seem rather funky.
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11/10/2003 07:46:30 PM
Great choices and nice setup. I like the composition the way you framed it and I like the tint of color in the light. I would prefer a little more light though. Great effort but the darkness just doesn't allow the natural textures and tones to be easily identified within the plate or spoon. 8
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11/09/2003 09:24:16 PM
like the lighting, odd placement of the spoon.
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11/09/2003 06:25:17 AM
The spoon?
11/07/2003 12:11:50 PM
The image is a little too dark for my taste, but I like the set up the compostition looks good and I like the framing.
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11/06/2003 10:43:07 PM
Maybe a little brighter? (8)
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11/06/2003 11:24:20 AM
I like your arrangement. This is definitely a nice still life. The lighting and exposure are great. However, I not wild about the orange hue.
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11/06/2003 10:45:47 AM
i really like this. wish it was not so dark but maybe that adds to it. good idea
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11/05/2003 01:06:14 PM
Cool, the spon may apear as inner botle!
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11/05/2003 11:43:29 AM
Stunning. The light and composition are just beautiful !
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11/05/2003 11:27:42 AM
I would have prefered the spoon farther in the background, maybe against the plate instead of the bottle. nice
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11/05/2003 06:38:22 AM
love the lighting
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