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The philosophical  thought of Scalvert - from Dichotomy
The philosophical thought of Scalvert - from Dichotomy

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Challenge: Deja Vu III (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Treviso, Italy
Date: Sep 13, 2007
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Sep 13, 2007


Place: 64 out of 111
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Views since voting: 976
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Votes: 156
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/23/2007 02:49:59 AM
Scalvert really paid attention to the edges of the food...! I think that would have made this image so much cleaner. But good try.
09/20/2007 09:20:12 AM
This is a good emulation of Scalvert's composition. Colors are good and focus is nice and sharp. As difficult as this is too do, I think that there is some room for improvement. The one flaw that really detracts from the visual beauty of the image is the lack of sharpness on your shapes. Scalvert is a perfectionist when it comes to making it look just right - and I know he went to extreme levels with a mold then exacto knife and all. The shape of the egg yolk and the egg whites in this composition lack the sharpness and clean lines of the shapes they are originally emulating (the yin & yang symbol). I don't know if you have the necessary time, tools and patience that the original warrented but it would greatly improve the visual impact if those basic shapes if you could have nice clean sharp lines. Don't get me wrong it is a good photo BUT it could be better. The other thing I think that would strenthen the visual impact is that the inside of the pan and some of the pan handle showing in the frame. The original shows some details of the inside of the pan, more definition of the shape of the pan and a portion of the pan handle. Showing us the details of the pan heightens the impact visually that this yin & yang imagery is appearing in an every day cooking item. In your composition the only 'visible' visual clue that we have showing us that this is indeed a pan is the outside rim and the two metal rivets at the top - most of everything else is black. The black of the pan needs to be a different color tone than the black background it is set against for without that difference in tone it just blends too much into that background color. Don't get me wrong this is a good photo BUT it could be better *7*.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/20/2007 08:32:36 AM
I can't say I could've done better, but the yoke looks a little messy...I mean the white could have been edited out around it. All in all you did a nice job.
09/20/2007 12:06:44 AM
I thought his thoughts were scrambled. Nice work although not quite as clean as Scalvert. 6
09/19/2007 10:49:57 AM
heh, glad I didn't choose to try and replicate this one! 7
09/19/2007 10:34:05 AM
Not quite as clean and polished as the original but a good copy, well done!
09/18/2007 11:38:22 PM
Scalvert always makes things look easy doesnt he. I bet it still took a bit of work to cut the yolk out, but you did an awesome job here.
09/18/2007 02:30:45 PM
The circle that is cut for the yolk looks uneven
09/18/2007 06:38:23 AM
not as clean as Shannon's shot regarding shape and surface of the egg. Overall a tad too dark. Must say, I like the square crop and the addition of the white border better than the original appearance.
09/17/2007 04:42:00 PM
An admirable effort, but I still have to go with Shannon's original. The cut of the egg is much smoother and the entire shot is just overall sharper.
09/17/2007 05:50:09 AM
good attempt. too much white still on the yoke. needs better lighting.
09/17/2007 02:12:33 AM
Not as good as scalvert's, but that would have been very difficult to duplicate! I see you followed his upper left reflection information.

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