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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Childhood Without Children II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Front Room
Date: Jan 21, 2008
Aperture: f5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Macro, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jan 21, 2008

Taken with flash bounced off the wall and ceiling.

Minimal editing (with no crop or rotation):

Convert from RAW
Curves for contrast
Resize
Sharpen
Add Border


Post challenge.
Now, I didn't expect a ribbon.
Thanks to all the people who voted and especially to those who took the time to comment.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 141
Avg (all users): 6.3625
Avg (commenters): 6.9091
Avg (participants): 6.2295
Avg (non-participants): 6.4078
Views since voting: 4690
Views during voting: 372
Votes: 240
Comments: 33
Favorites: 5 (view)


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02/01/2008 08:57:03 AM
By the way these images prove that "sharp, clean and simple" wins :)
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01/30/2008 01:46:17 PM
This is very nice, I like the muted colors and simplicity of this.
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01/30/2008 09:03:52 AM
Congrats on another ribbon... well done!
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01/30/2008 08:21:18 AM
Congrats Darren! Very nice!
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01/30/2008 03:20:29 AM
Love the colours. Great work and congratulations on your red ribbon.
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01/30/2008 03:03:59 AM
nice picture well done/congrats
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01/30/2008 02:27:52 AM
well done congrats
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01/30/2008 01:40:11 AM
lovely shot, congrats.
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01/30/2008 12:26:37 AM
Congrats :) we are even now, All I need is an honorable mention LOL
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01/30/2008 12:24:36 AM
Grats on your ribbon!
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01/30/2008 12:21:11 AM
Congratulations!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/29/2008 11:23:18 PM
I'd have liked it much more as a longer exposure to give a sense of movement.
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01/29/2008 07:18:50 PM
very nice, crisp and clear image. good sharpness, and a great "zen" feel. i enjoy the effect of the border, and especially like the shadow.
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01/29/2008 07:11:07 PM
Just a thought image may have been even more interesting if the spinning top was leaning to the side a bit like captured at when it almost stops spinning. Great shot either way.
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01/29/2008 06:43:38 PM
Clean and simple. Really like this one.
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01/29/2008 03:17:29 PM
This is a thought provoking photograph, is the top standing on it's own or is it moving?
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01/29/2008 07:31:54 AM
Great image. It has a cool 'graphic' feel, if you know what I mean. Good lighting and really good control of dof. Good compositionally too. Nice work.
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01/29/2008 06:14:27 AM
Would have liked to see some motion blur here.
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01/28/2008 03:18:17 PM
Nice composition, lighting, and focus. Simple but effective for the challenge. Good job
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01/28/2008 11:10:15 AM
Very simple, very nice!
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01/26/2008 06:40:17 PM
Great composition and tones. I probably would liked to have seen a little more movement of the top with a longer exposure. Just a thought, though. Happy shooting.
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01/26/2008 12:46:03 PM
Cool.
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01/25/2008 12:24:19 AM
Simple... great depth of field.
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01/24/2008 04:16:49 PM
I really like this picture. Very simple.
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01/24/2008 03:50:01 PM
I Love the tone and the border. 8
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01/24/2008 03:40:23 PM
DoF and composition is perfect. 6
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01/24/2008 10:58:04 AM
nice simple
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01/24/2008 08:53:54 AM
Great lighting and surface texture, well composed, nice and simple
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01/23/2008 11:50:04 AM
Simple and very well done
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01/23/2008 10:31:40 AM
Nice. Simple, straghtforward, high quality. Speaks to the kid in us all...
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01/23/2008 10:22:19 AM
lovely clean shot,
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01/23/2008 09:46:23 AM
very simple and effective. 7
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01/23/2008 09:29:39 AM
Love this photo....good detail...subtle light
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