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Challenge: Silky-Smooth (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-H5
Location: Office
Date: May 10, 2007
Aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 125
Shutter: .62 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Textures
Date Uploaded: May 10, 2007

A late 80's-early 90's metal bust lit with a lamp and on-camera flash (covered with fabric).

Brightness/contrast layer
curve layer

Place: 41 out of 144
Avg (all users): 5.8356
Avg (commenters): 7.7273
Avg (participants): 5.4915
Avg (non-participants): 5.9227
Views since voting: 871
Views during voting: 491
Votes: 292
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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05/24/2007 07:22:47 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Initial reaction was a good one - very smooth, very silky in overall effect, so I'd say you met the challenge well. There is a bit of unnecessary tension created by cropping off her elbow on the left side of the picture - I think that one little thing disrupts the flow of the image a bit. Your commenters liked it very well and you did an excellent job with the light - adding to your notes that you used fabric over the onboard flash is a good learning tip for others. Good use of shadow, nice rich, warm color.

Your score is pretty good in my opinion (more 6s than 5s and more 7s than 4s) and may have been a bit higher had you not cropped the elbow. There are some factions who don't like photographs of art or sculptures regardless of how well they're presented - you'll simply not win them over.
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05/23/2007 10:12:43 AM
Oooooooh, nice Brian! Wonderfully smoothe and silky! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/19/2007 10:47:21 PM
fantastic lighting
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05/19/2007 09:45:34 AM
Love the colours and highlights, beautifully done. 10
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05/18/2007 11:08:36 AM
wow i like the stone figure it looks very rock solid nice going
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05/18/2007 10:10:41 AM
nice image the reflection on the sculpture illuminates the subject
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05/18/2007 07:32:00 AM
An engaging use of shadow. A great job of controlling the amount of noise as well, especially considering the dark environment. The only thing I don't like is how the elbow is clipped on the left hand side - I would rather see the entire arm, with an appropriate amount of empty space between the statue and the left edge of the frame.
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05/17/2007 11:49:49 PM
really nice...
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05/17/2007 01:22:17 PM
Love the texture and color. Just a bit on the dark side exposure wise but, maybe that is my monitor.
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05/17/2007 11:25:43 AM
nice lighting
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05/17/2007 09:05:54 AM
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05/16/2007 06:43:23 PM
You will need a soft light to make it look silky. You are using quiet harsh light here for the subject IMHO
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05/16/2007 01:44:49 AM
wowwwww!!!!! I like that....
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05/16/2007 12:51:04 AM
Really cool take on the challenge. This statue is very "silky" and I love how you captued it by accenting the shadows.
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