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Hoping She'll Say Yes

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Challenge: Something New IV (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2007 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Mogadore, Ohio
Date: Oct 29, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Emotive, Wedding
Date Uploaded: Oct 30, 2007

This actually is a long story about this ring. But let me give you the short version. I bought this for our 5 year Anniversary for my wife. When we first got married, I was still going to school to become a tech and work was slow, we were having financial problems, well don't it figure that the engine in my car went out. Well my wife did the most unselfish thing I have ever seen and sold her wedding ring and band to pay for the engine. I had bought her just a cheap band to make sure everyone still knew she was mine. After finding a stable job, and saving, I was able to get this ring for her this year. It is very similar to the old one, with a bit of an upgrade. :)

I don't think I got enough detail with this shot as I only used the 50mm with no extensions. Set the ring in a ring box and lit with three lights from all sides, and a stronger spotlight in front of ring.

Shot in Raw
Adjusted WB, Sharpen, Curves
Brightness & Contrast, Rotate Canvas, Crop, Reduce Noise
Add Border, Resize, Brightness & Contrast Again
USM, Resize, Save for Web

Place: 32 out of 90
Avg (all users): 5.6847
Avg (commenters): 6.8182
Avg (participants): 5.5806
Avg (non-participants): 5.7035
Views since voting: 1302
Views during voting: 312
Votes: 203
Comments: 12
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/06/2007 11:17:32 PM
Sharp focus! I never have very good luck photographing jewelry - you have done well here.
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11/06/2007 09:34:15 PM
I hope she does too! (for your sake that is). Excellent focus and sparkle. BB
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11/06/2007 03:26:14 PM
nice picture, nice border (ever got a comment on your borders?), wished there was a stronger connection to the challenge title
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11/01/2007 07:12:56 PM
Very sharp and brilliant
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11/01/2007 12:21:58 AM
Crystal clear detail. Love the blur on the sides.
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10/31/2007 10:26:22 PM
good luck! :p
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10/31/2007 10:13:57 PM
Looks like you can feel the smoothness of the metal and sharp edges of the stone - I mena ROCK! I wish there was a little less glint off the top. I thnk it detracts.
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10/31/2007 06:38:56 PM
This looks almost exactly like the ring I designed for my wife. Nice capture.
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10/31/2007 03:00:21 PM
The detail in this shot is very good, but the orientation of the ring is somewhat bland. A quick rotation for a more dramatic view and this one would be absolutely fantastic.
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10/31/2007 12:51:56 PM
very strong, beautfully taken.
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10/31/2007 08:39:59 AM
Less light would help, I think.
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10/31/2007 07:17:33 AM
I hope so too for your sake - lovely rings. The lighting appears a bit too harsh - but good try.
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