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shell contrasts
shell contrasts

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Black (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 990
Location: My home
Date: Feb 14, 2004
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4 second
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Feb 14, 2004

studio of two black shells and a plae clam shell on black paper. Sand grains came with the shells and were not noticed until I started messing in ps and i kept them in.

Only contast changes, sharpening was done.

Place: 104 out of 142
Avg (all users): 4.8643
Avg (commenters): 4.2500
Avg (participants): 4.6744
Avg (non-participants): 5.1667
Views since voting: 822
Votes: 140
Comments: 5
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02/26/2004 02:08:46 PM
Well you should have Really adjusted your color balance, added more constrast and brightness because with your lighting situation the picture doesn't play out well as its sits now. I would say usually the odd number of things in a picture is good but some how you managed not to make the composition very workable. The black back ground and the bit of sand render the whole of the image defenseless to the camera's scruplous eye sorry but go back to work don't quite your day job.
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02/18/2004 01:11:18 PM
Not sure if those specks are sand or not but I have to admit to not being much of a fan of them. The textures of the shells are good, and the lighting is low but enough to give them a mood. The top shell is a little darker than the others and has lost some of its details, but that's just a minor nitpick.
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02/17/2004 03:04:09 PM
It's hard to find black scallop shells. Nice composition. I like the little bit of sand, might even have been better to put more in under the edge of the black shell.
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02/16/2004 07:03:30 PM
I marked this low because I don't see the black in the subject. Feel free to send me a PM, and I'd be happy to reconsider.
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02/16/2004 11:10:47 AM
didn't meet challenge but nice composition

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