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Challenge: Still Life III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Kodak Z710
Location: Florida
Date: Jul 18, 2007
Aperture: F 3.1
ISO: iso 160
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jul 21, 2007

New at this... First timer! Any advice is welcome. Feel free to help me improve...

Place: 28 out of 233
Avg (all users): 6.1141
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.1096
Avg (non-participants): 6.1171
Views since voting: 1198
Views during voting: 331
Votes: 184
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/07/2007 10:23:17 AM
Greetings from the critique club :)

Well I just gave a critique on a very similar picture, (the one in the 26th place) and I can almost copy paste the comment I gave him, but first off, welcome to DPC and this is a nice way to start your career here, I did pretty much the same when I joined, scored a 6.1 something I think so keep at it.

It´s a nice shot, well done and I would probably have given it a 6 had I voted in the challenge. It´s pretty well lit and definately meets the challenge. All in all it´s pretty well done technically. I would probably have used something else than water in that glass, probably white wine and waited till it was not so misty, I think that mist on the glass is not really to my taste. If you wanted to give off the impression that the water is Ice cold, I would rather have suggested you just put an ice cube in the glass and water droplets on the outside, that would have done the job more pleasing to at least my eye.

I am not really surprised it didn´t score better, while well done there isn´t really anything that pops out from this picture, kindof mostly lacks that "wow" factor and I don´t know what that could have been. Something odd in or on the objects in the photo would probably have done the trick, like a worm coming out of one of the apples or a shark swimming in the glass (printing out one of course so it would fit, hehe) . Also I think personally I would have voted this higher if the backround had been an out of focus restaurant table instead of black but that´s just me.

Kind regards from Iceland, Lárus.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/31/2007 11:53:41 PM
This is nicely composed. Because it is healthy, the background needs to be lighter - not so dark. The fruit could be lightened and sharpened a little. I do like the frost on the cool glass of water. That looks very inviting. I do like how you have the strawberries as tall as the glass and the other things shorter. Nice job.
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07/31/2007 02:03:37 PM
Nice clarify in the shot. I would have however prefered a shallower DOF so that the texture of the background was not visable.
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07/29/2007 12:33:43 PM
i would have sharpened this a bit more
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07/29/2007 07:33:27 AM
I like the classic still life shot. The subject matter, lighting and focus are all good. The composition is OK everything is well placed except the glass. It may have been better IMO to have place the glass behind the apples and next to the strawberries - effectively where it is but further back. I think that the eye is distracted by the glass and by placing further into the shot the strawberries would stand out more and the eye would be looking at a pyramid of subject matter.
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07/28/2007 10:49:03 AM
Your picture was very well done. I feel that you cropped it too much on the bottom and top though which causes it to have a squeezed in feeling. In size of that, I still gave it a 10 because you have good placement of the objects, good color, lighting and focus.
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07/26/2007 04:13:33 PM
Cute shot ... but it is not natural ...
it needs to be more spontaneous ...
i ll give it 7
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07/26/2007 04:52:49 AM
nice capture but the composition is a bit too centred for my taste
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07/25/2007 06:26:13 PM
nice composition
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07/25/2007 02:56:57 PM
One of the few true still life photos
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07/25/2007 10:43:45 AM
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07/25/2007 01:17:22 AM
Very nice and healthy. Water looks cold.
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07/25/2007 12:09:23 AM
Very nice composition and I love the frost on the glass. I'm just nitpicking but it looks like theres a fingerprint on your glass and it looks like the scene takes place on a towel. Still like it alot, though. 8.
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