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A Skittle
A Skittle
Claya


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Alone In A Crowd (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Home studio
Date: Nov 26, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Nov 26, 2007

Liked the idea of one Skittle candy amongst "crowd" of M&Ms. Hardest part was getting the lighting broad enough to prevent a large highlight on each candy. Bounces SB-25 in softbox off the ceiling, of course then I barely had enough power to light the shot. Had to adjust levels pretty heavily and contrast just a tad then just sharpen.

Statistics
Place: 54 out of 93
Avg (all users): 5.1219
Avg (commenters): 5.3043
Avg (participants): 5.0250
Avg (non-participants): 5.1381
Views since voting: 2831
Views during voting: 462
Votes: 279
Comments: 26
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/04/2007 03:43:41 PM
Hahah,
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12/04/2007 02:14:39 PM
hm... many colorful m+m's. but I can't find one alone in a crowd
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12/04/2007 02:10:56 PM
well composed
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12/04/2007 06:06:27 AM
The lighting is a little flat, but a good idea.
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12/03/2007 02:53:00 PM
Which one is alone?
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12/03/2007 07:46:28 AM
Better composed than a very similar shot from somebody else in this competition, the Skittle still doesn't really stand out enough for my liking though.
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12/03/2007 03:48:25 AM
Colorful but not very original.
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12/02/2007 12:31:27 PM
Meets the challenge, but would have worked better if u did'nt use a variety of color's. Maybe the skittle among yellow MnM's. The subject being the skittle just does'nt stand out.
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12/02/2007 03:10:18 AM
Try brightening this and adding contrast to add some interest.
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12/02/2007 02:06:53 AM
candy is hard to capture without the shiny look.
i like how there isn't any glare on this picture. it's very subtle yet brilliant.
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11/30/2007 09:14:05 PM
the border is distracting somehow
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11/29/2007 07:17:01 PM
Seems to be a few of these in the challenge. This oneis almost lost in its dark color.
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11/29/2007 03:30:32 PM
skittle isn't obvious enough
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11/29/2007 01:54:46 PM
Nahhh.. I had to search for it. Lacks interest on the subject.
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11/29/2007 10:35:05 AM
well done ... the s with all of the m s around really stands out Different color skittle might have bgeen in order though
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11/29/2007 09:47:04 AM
like the border for once, colors are lackluster due to flat light. good composition, but would like a differently colored s to make more of a contrast with m&ms.
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11/29/2007 06:28:59 AM
This doesn't work good enough. It took me a while to figure out which one is the "subject". The image looks under exposed too.
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11/29/2007 02:19:17 AM
I've seen 4 or 5 of these shots already...
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11/28/2007 11:18:06 PM
I like the concept. I do not care for the white frame. For some reason the colours appear a bit dull.
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11/28/2007 09:44:17 PM
light fall off on the bottom & its a shame about the reflections
good color otherwise ..
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11/28/2007 08:43:32 PM
Doesn't really stand out. Lighting is a bit flat.
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11/28/2007 05:53:40 PM
yum
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11/28/2007 01:09:49 PM
It's like where's waldo!
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11/28/2007 10:48:55 AM
Cool idea, I like it! I know there were a bunch of "independent inventions" with the same idea in this contest, but I like this one the best because you only differentiate the skittle with the S vs M. The other pictures make the skittle stand out by being a different color as well. I like the subtlety in this case.
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11/28/2007 10:36:45 AM
your lighting is all worng here. It makes the image look really bad. Also I'm not sure if you did or not but it looks like you used the USM filter a bit too much.
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11/28/2007 02:14:38 AM
Very original idea.
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