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Antique Spoons
Antique Spoons
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Challenge: Sepia (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Indiana
Date: Apr 29, 2008
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.3 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 29, 2008

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Sepia is something old or nostalgic. I had a bunch of antique spoons that I've been wanting to photograph and figured this Challenge would be a good chance to try them out. The base of the photo is nothing more than textured paper, and I thought this would look old and simple to match the spoons. I laid the spoons out randomly so the photo wouldn't look too stiff and set up. The photo was taken on my floor with muted, natural lighting to minimize harsh reflections off of the spoons. I rotated, cropped, adjusted black/white points, converted to B&W, and used the hue/saturation slider to obtain the Sepia tone...

Statistics
Place: 14 out of 392
Avg (all users): 6.3552
Avg (commenters): 8.6000
Avg (participants): 6.1290
Avg (non-participants): 6.5889
Views since voting: 4713
Views during voting: 291
Votes: 183
Comments: 22
Favorites: 12 (view)


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05/04/2009 02:51:13 AM
Another nice one!
03/12/2009 08:36:07 PM
This was so terribly underrated in the challenge. Such a beautiful image.
12/11/2008 02:29:35 PM
Love this...love everything about it...EVERYTHING! Such a wonderful patina.
05/10/2008 05:18:30 PM
Originally posted by IreneM:

This is beautiful, the only nit pick I have is the cut off tops of the spoons.


I do like the cropping. Opinions...
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05/07/2008 08:57:15 AM
Beautiful textures lovely shot
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05/07/2008 01:14:02 AM
awesome, love it.
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05/07/2008 12:41:54 AM
I'm so thrilled this placed 15th out of so many entries! Thank you all for your wonderful comments. It means a lot!
05/07/2008 12:33:48 AM
Fascinating image. The spoons that leave the frame make the shot, IMO.
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05/07/2008 12:26:36 AM
Extremely well done. Straightforward, random, muted and clear. (Appreciate your sharing the setup).
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/06/2008 02:31:01 PM
I like this photo, nice textures. Has a real feel to it.
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05/05/2008 09:17:46 AM
great foir the challenge...glad it was validated...8
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05/02/2008 06:11:15 PM
the old feeling of this photo is awesome!! very nice composition
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05/02/2008 03:38:50 PM
Very artfully presented. The sepia toning shows the textures to full advantage - a photo I have thoroughly enjoyed viewing.
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05/01/2008 02:39:47 PM
Great texture and detail to study. I like the composition too - it keeps pulling my eyes all over the place, jumping from one detail to the next. Nice!
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05/01/2008 01:58:35 PM
Awesome and the colouration is perfect!
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05/01/2008 09:13:07 AM
This is beautiful. I love the framing of it, the two truncated bowls. there's a beguiling flow to this image, and the textures are palpable. I hope it does well for you.
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05/01/2008 03:37:17 AM
Nice tones and textures in this shot.
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04/30/2008 10:40:48 PM
Nice texture and an old time feel.
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04/30/2008 06:16:59 PM
Really like the vintage look. The choice of surface is perfect, it adds a grunge type effect. Excellent.
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04/30/2008 02:43:55 PM
This is beautiful, the only nit pick I have is the cut off tops of the spoons.
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04/30/2008 11:43:09 AM
I really like this, the textured wood the spoons are lying on has so much character and suits the antique spoons so well. The big size and square crop are also assets to the photo.
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04/30/2008 10:31:19 AM
Looks like it was pulled right out of the 1870s. Nice!
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