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Still life with lute
Still life with lute

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Challenge: Still Life (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-V1
Location: My house
Date: Nov 4, 2003
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15s
Galleries: Interior, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2003

This is my first shot at still life. I decided to go for a somewhat classic look with the pear shaped lute, lamp and of course pear shaped pears. The only thing that bothers me about this is the flower that you can see at the far right in the shadow. I didn't notice it until after and I only had three minutes to submit it before the cutoff time for the challenge. Anyways, any comments are welcome. Thanks!

Place: 74 out of 326
Avg (all users): 5.7046
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 5.8148
Avg (non-participants): 5.5588
Views since voting: 1018
Votes: 237
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/12/2003 12:49:19 AM
We should get together sometime and bring our instruments to life, rather than have them stay still. Nice shot. 5.7 is a very respectable score, indeed.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2003 11:19:36 PM
Good Light-- 8
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11/11/2003 01:01:07 PM
Get that blue lamp out! You've got such nice earth tones--browns, yellows, soft pinks, greens--contrasted delicately by white lace...and then you introduce blue. Too much! Keep in mind the roles that color plays in your photos.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/10/2003 04:59:37 PM
quite a nice old fashioned feel to this, light on the pears andwood of lute and table are very nice..
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11/10/2003 01:38:11 AM
Nice material and setup for a still life. I think the whole neck of the mandolin should have been in it. Perhaps this might have looked more professional with a better home studio setup (backdrop over background and table.)
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11/06/2003 08:54:09 PM
I like the setup and the lighting is nice. However the image does look a little soft to me and the light drop off to the right hand side I am unsure about.
11/06/2003 03:49:14 PM
Where does one get a lute these days?
11/06/2003 09:07:34 AM
Like the idea and subject manner, improvements could have been made to the draping of the lace and the background which is rather bland.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/05/2003 07:27:45 PM
Nice idea, but I'm not comfortable with the lighting. I'm not sure why though.
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11/05/2003 05:52:00 PM
needs to either look more studio or more natural. for instance, putting the items on a solid background and fitting them all in without the distractions along the right side would make it more staged/studio... the white lace is almost overexposed, and having them against the greyish wall doesn't really help.. too many competing elements.. simplify
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11/05/2003 07:45:36 AM
shadows a bit hard?

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