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Drying the Good China
Drying the Good China
aimeethetoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Good (Basic Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Date: Feb 4, 2007
Aperture: 7.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Feb 4, 2007

I planned to take a simple shot of my china for "good" but I was afraid it would be too boring. Don't know how the idea hit me to hang it on a clothes line to "dry". Tim encouraged me to try it (and he held the two ends of the clothes line - outside in 8 degrees F no less with a killer windchill - is that true love or what?!!!).

Not pleased at all with the focus but I couldn't keep reshooting in those weather conditions...numbing. The harsh sunlight and the awkward positions we had to be in to get a clean sky as the background made this challenging in the intense cold.

Shot in Raw. Elements - hue/saturation, unsharp mask, selective color, levels, neat image, crop, border, save for web.

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 195
Avg (all users): 6.3719
Avg (commenters): 7.8125
Avg (participants): 6.0923
Avg (non-participants): 6.4746
Views since voting: 822
Views during voting: 333
Votes: 242
Comments: 28
Favorites: 1 (view)


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02/23/2007 01:36:48 AM
haha, you're brilliant.
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02/22/2007 11:43:23 PM
How funny. I like the contrast in the dishes and the blue sky. Great work
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02/17/2007 11:40:05 AM
OHHH Aimee...you are Kicking ! Well done on your GREAT score!!also congrat both challenge on top 20!
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02/16/2007 02:46:55 PM
Nice and creative Aimee...seems the idea really paid off for you...I like the simplicity and quirkiness of the photo...it's something you don't see everyday, and as you say, a picture of the cup and saucer on its own would have been boring...well done!
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02/14/2007 12:50:19 PM
Wow, Aimee! Your creativity just blows my mind. And Deb's right. It looks like beautiful warm weather. This is wonderful!

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02/14/2007 10:23:46 AM
hey i gave you a 10!!!!! i loved the simplicity of the composition.
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02/14/2007 04:43:24 AM
Congrats on top 20 Aimee!!! Very clever idea, nicely executed!! :o)
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02/14/2007 04:28:48 AM
Great finish, and to think it looks like a lovely warm sunny day for drying the good china! (In my family, when we refer to using "the good china", it means paper plates.)
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02/14/2007 01:59:39 AM
Great light and colour! Focus looks pretty darn good to me. And hey, top 20! Brave souls the pair of you, and it paid off. Nice going :)
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02/14/2007 12:05:14 AM
Way to go Aimee! Loved this one.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/13/2007 10:33:25 PM
It's tough to avoid those blown-out areas on the side of the cup and edge of the saucer with harsh lighting (such as from direct sun), but the focus is sharp and the blue sky makes the china really "pop".
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02/13/2007 01:36:31 PM
Way to think out of the box. I hope you didn't break anything.
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02/12/2007 07:25:33 PM
Nice, Crisp, Clever
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02/12/2007 07:13:27 PM
Wonderful color and a very clever idea
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02/11/2007 09:22:08 PM
nice composition
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02/10/2007 09:30:58 PM
very clever. I like the use of a muted sky tone to set off the whites of the plates. Well done!
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02/10/2007 03:47:15 PM
Very clean (no pun intended!), crisp, and simple (in a good way!). Creativity abounds...(9)
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02/10/2007 03:42:07 PM
Different, I hope the china did not fall!
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02/10/2007 05:51:05 AM
Charming...:)
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02/08/2007 02:02:20 PM
That looks like something I would do.
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02/08/2007 01:25:01 PM
hahaha dont drop now
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02/07/2007 05:28:36 PM
I like the subject chosen and the quality is spot on.
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02/07/2007 05:14:07 PM
Love the ingenuity
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02/07/2007 03:38:10 PM
sweet image! i like the composition very much. clever idea, too. good luck in the challenge! 10
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02/07/2007 12:24:05 PM
Funny!
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02/07/2007 09:48:03 AM
funny....and creative
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02/07/2007 09:40:38 AM
I like this! Beautiful against the brilliant blue sky..
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02/07/2007 12:34:00 AM
WHAT A NOVEL IDEA! This is adorable. I love that the dishes match the sky. Adorable.
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