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Grandma's Engagement Ring
Grandma's Engagement Ring
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Challenge: Macro Without Bugs or Flowers II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D
Lens: Konica Minolta AF D 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Location: Los Angeles
Date: Apr 14, 2008
Date Uploaded: Apr 14, 2008

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Statistics
Place: 252 out of 258
Avg (all users): 4.3057
Avg (commenters): 4.3333
Avg (participants): 4.1772
Avg (non-participants): 4.4359
Views since voting: 884
Views during voting: 301
Votes: 157
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/27/2008 12:48:17 PM
There's a lot of potential here and you did nicely in some regards, unfortunately, it's got some major problems holding it down. Seems quite grainy and not sharp in any area of the image. I think the lighting is just right to show off the stone and the details of the ring. Composition is pretty good as well, leading the eye a little off center to the stone. If the other elements were there, this would have a fair amount of visual pop to it.
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04/25/2008 07:52:57 PM
Needs to be a little sharper and perhaps apply a noise reduction filter.
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04/25/2008 10:28:03 AM
I really don't like to be mean but this is not a very good macro shot. It is really blurry and out of focus.
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04/22/2008 06:26:04 AM
a little OOF.
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04/21/2008 11:46:52 PM
Seems a bit underexposed, I think you may have lost some detail
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04/21/2008 10:04:27 AM
I really like the way the stone catches the light. The burned out white spot at the bottom is a bad distraction.
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04/21/2008 08:45:52 AM
It would have worked better for me if the diamond was left in sharp focus. I even like that the rest of the ring isn't (which I usually don't). In this case it can even make a statement about the deterioration of memory and life - it is not on her finger I notice. Now it feels personal, but I overthink. Anyway good score would have been even better from me if the diamond were in sharp focus.
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