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Dim sum
Dim sum

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Challenge: Silhouettes IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: House of Hong Seattle
Date: Sep 16, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Portraiture, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Sep 18, 2007

We regularly get together for dim sum at the House of Hong. This window backlit my friends on an overcast very grey Seattle day at about 11:30am

Place: 268 out of 273
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Votes: 168
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11/07/2007 09:46:35 PM
Getting a good silhouette is not as easy as it looks. It's good to keep the subject down to a minimum of lines or a simple outline that looks like a black cut-out laid on a brighter background. I got hammered on my first challenge entry as well, so don't let it get to you.
I think that you can adjust the Rebel settings to increase contrast if you go thru the manual and look for it.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/25/2007 08:34:43 PM
Not quite silhouettes, I'd like to see more of the Dim Sum (as your title implies), and the white balance seems a bit cold.
09/23/2007 08:09:40 PM
09/21/2007 09:55:57 AM
sorry, not a true silhouette. can see too much detail.
09/20/2007 11:35:21 AM
Seems a bit blue.
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09/19/2007 11:26:32 AM
it doesnt look like silhouette
09/19/2007 08:25:53 AM
Sorry, this just looks like a snapshot to me. The blown out highlights in the window are drawing my eye away from the subject.
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