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Yong Master's Desk
Yong Master's Desk
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Challenge: Single Light Source III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: In home
Date: Nov 2, 2007
Aperture: f9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 3 s
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Nov 2, 2007

My first attempt with candlelight.

I was thinking about the home writing desk of a newly matriculated Oxford boy. On the left is an old trig text. He has a small desk (which he has outgrown), so he maximizes surface area by propping a book in the open drawer. In front of him, though, is book opened to a (scientific) diagram of female genitalia (boys will be boys). (There is a blank page on the right (presumably for taking notes). There is also rolled parchment, wax and stamp, a few pound and a few shilling coin, skeleton keys, a couple of nice burl pipes (one resting in a carved myrtle-wood ash bowl), pocket watch, service bell, a cup of tea, an emptied port glass, a couple of skulls, some reasonable texts, and his top hat resting on an African carving. It is indeed cluttered; I've never known a desk else wise.

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11/30/2007 04:49:31 PM
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11/30/2007 12:50:17 AM
This is a great setup! but the lamp in the shot ruined it for me. Well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/13/2007 07:21:43 PM
Nice composition. Blown out highlights in a low light situation are tough. Perhaps a bit too sharpened. But can tell you really embraced the challenge.
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11/13/2007 03:09:42 PM
Good photo but more than one light source.
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11/13/2007 10:44:38 AM
Great composition. I like how the chair is turned slightly. Great use of the light.
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11/10/2007 03:21:01 AM
Nice but DNMC (4)
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11/09/2007 02:03:09 PM
more than one light source...
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11/08/2007 08:11:36 PM
wonderful! 9
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11/08/2007 04:30:59 PM
This is a good setup. I don't think we need so much of the floor. I'd try a landscape crop of just the top half.
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11/08/2007 09:29:34 AM
Shadows look wrong here.
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