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"Ring Bearer"
"Ring Bearer"

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Challenge: Painting With Light III (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5200Z
Location: At home
Date: Jun 4, 2007
Aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jun 5, 2007

Title is the only hint I'll give. This was shot on a tripod using a rotating light ball.

Place: 238 out of 245
Avg (all users): 4.1176
Avg (commenters): 3.8000
Avg (participants): 3.8197
Avg (non-participants): 4.2619
Views since voting: 702
Views during voting: 297
Votes: 187
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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06/18/2007 12:16:38 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club! It looks like an ashtray to me, but from the title I'll assume it's a ring holder, the kind with the little finger in the middle.


You have nice colors, and an interesting abstract form.


Your commenters pretty much nailed it here; the first reaction I have to this is "out of focus." It may be that the image is actually in focus, but remember that you're essentially using your subject as one of your camera optics, and that its optical quality is very, very low - that is, it may not have been possible to get this in focus. Compositionally, you're walking a line between centered and non-centered; I'd rather see one or the other.

The challenge:

This is a tricky one; had I seen this in voting I would have given you the benefit of the doubt, but at 1/80th of a second exposure you're not "painting with light." I'd be curious to see what would have happened if you'd shot this on for 10-15 seconds instead.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/13/2007 07:20:32 PM
I'm not really sure what this is. Nothing is in focus. The colors are interesting. Perhaps if the crop weren't so tight.
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06/11/2007 07:38:07 PM
something with the contrast doesn't seems right, it also looks a bit out of focus IMHO
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06/11/2007 06:12:56 PM
looks too close & oof, intresting colours thou
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06/09/2007 03:47:35 PM
the colors are very nice - especially the oranges and pinks but the image doesnt quite seem sharp enough
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06/08/2007 12:48:45 PM
A little too abstract for me.
06/08/2007 03:18:11 AM
Nice colours but shots like these need to be pin sharp and this one is lacking that.
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06/07/2007 05:53:18 PM
kind of interesting as a visual abstract however i think a bit more clarity and image quality would have helped this.
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