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Healing Stones
Healing Stones
yanko


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Alternative Medicine (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Home
Date: Mar 5, 2007
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Still Life, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Mar 6, 2007

I wasn't planning on entering this challenge but since few are I figure I would give it a go. Besides I had everything I needed for this one unlike my ideas for the Red challenge. I also noticed that my two blue ribbons were won in challenges starting with the letter "A" and overall in five challenges starting with that letter I'm averaging a 6.64 so I figure I may get lucky. :P

Setup was pretty easy. I used a shiny reflective poster board for the background, which was lit by a desk lamp placed pretty close to it. The subject is lit on both sides with one diffused worklight on the right and bounced flash on the left.

The label was created in photoshop. I should have taken more time making it realistic but this was sufficient.

Post Process:

Not much done here for me anyway. Just some tone mapping and shadow/highlights to bring out more detail and curves to tweak contrast and color tone. Resized for web and ran through several passes of Noise Ninja.

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 131
Avg (all users): 6.5551
Avg (commenters): 7.7000
Avg (participants): 6.1020
Avg (non-participants): 6.6547
Views since voting: 1368
Views during voting: 408
Votes: 272
Comments: 26
Favorites: 2 (view)


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03/14/2007 11:25:37 AM
Excellent execution. I think the label looks perfectly real! Looks like that "A" thing is working for you! Another great finish.

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03/14/2007 11:21:00 AM
Very cool shot, Richard and a super score for the Outcasts. WTG, Captain!
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03/14/2007 08:25:44 AM
This is a lovely shot. I especially love the overall blue tone to it. Who would have thought that a bottle of pills/stones could look so beautiful? :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/13/2007 09:15:21 PM
One of my favorites in this challenge.
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03/12/2007 11:54:57 AM
thoes dont work but they look cool
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03/12/2007 09:19:29 AM
Like the angle. It seems to fit the subjct.
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03/11/2007 05:29:15 PM
Very smooth and clean look to this image! I like it. A simple (uncluttered) and effective image. The monochrome/duotone look is great.
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03/11/2007 04:34:15 PM
Cute image, very nicely captured, However, I don't think I care so much for the blue colour. But very nice all the same.
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03/10/2007 10:04:03 PM
Great shot!!! One of my favorites of the challenge. This better be a ribbon winner. There is nothing I could say negative about it. Perfect shot and fits the challenge perfectly. Just Perfect. (Did I say perfect enough) -10-
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03/10/2007 02:44:58 PM
10
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03/09/2007 08:23:26 PM
The angle is kind of awkward but, I like the blue tint and the idea behind the shot.
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03/09/2007 11:56:02 AM
I really like the coloring and sentiment behind this image. Off topic comment: I especially enjoy how on the label it says "Do not swallow." Anyway. Nicely composed image.
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03/09/2007 08:41:04 AM
I love it- very clever!
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03/09/2007 03:32:45 AM
Nice shot, I like the blue tones and perspective
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03/08/2007 08:52:26 PM
Cool concept, like the lighting.
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03/08/2007 07:52:25 PM
image well done+crisp
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03/08/2007 09:58:24 AM
nice angle. this is very interesting, the colors are great. i also like the light in the background. nice job.
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03/08/2007 08:01:40 AM
Beautiful picture. The clarity is astounding and the overall viewpoint is grand.
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03/08/2007 02:46:57 AM
couldn't justify the 5 I have in mind. technically excellent, not a bad idea and still... it doesn't catch me...
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03/07/2007 10:58:01 PM
Great lighting and nice PP - Nice capture
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03/07/2007 06:54:27 PM
The monotone in blue works really well for this shot. Gives a cold, metallic feeling to this "medicine".
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03/07/2007 02:35:48 PM
Nice lighting, interesting idea!
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03/07/2007 12:10:20 PM
very pro/stock looking shot. i like it.
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03/07/2007 11:51:18 AM
very creative! Nice shot too!
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03/07/2007 03:12:16 AM
Stunning colour
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03/07/2007 01:48:47 AM
Excellent!!
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