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Spartus "35" F7.7 50mm
Spartus "35" F7.7 50mm

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Challenge: Portrait of a Camera (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Lens: Konica Minolta AF 28mm f/2.8
Location: Houston, TX
Date: May 16, 2008
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 15 sec
Galleries: Vintage, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: May 16, 2008

Thanks to my neighbor for allowing my to shoot his wonderful collection of old cameras.

Post-Challenge: Thanks everyone for your comments on this image. I really didn't know how this would score, but am ecstatic about the 8th place finish.

This was a simple setup. This is exactly how the camera was displayed on the shelf. Since the room was quite dark and I didn't want to shoot a flash, I did a 15 sec exposure and the AWB was fine.

Place: 8 out of 137
Avg (all users): 6.4966
Avg (commenters): 7.1111
Avg (participants): 6.4138
Avg (non-participants): 6.5506
Views since voting: 2826
Views during voting: 287
Votes: 147
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/26/2008 08:52:39 PM
Good work on breaking the Top 10 for the first time!!
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05/26/2008 02:03:54 PM
Stunning image. It would make an excellent print. Congratulations on top 10.
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05/26/2008 08:51:24 AM
Way to go mate, top 10, second highest score, outstanding result!
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05/26/2008 08:32:30 AM
Beautiful job. Everything looks so nostalgic. Great lighting in this. Congrats on the top 10!!
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05/26/2008 03:19:33 AM
top 10! nice finish! keep it up.
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05/26/2008 02:08:02 AM
Congrats on your first Top 10 Tommy. I've sure there will be more.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/25/2008 11:59:28 PM
wow you even saved the box! that's awesome. cool camera.
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05/25/2008 08:25:24 PM
One of the best of the challenge - 7
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05/25/2008 12:41:19 PM
i love the old box, but i don't think the books are neccessary. also, the background behind camera and its box is distracting
05/22/2008 11:51:01 AM
The still-life aspect is what does it for me. Finding the box adds to the story.
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05/22/2008 08:48:20 AM
this is a pretty neat shot, old books, camera and box, cool idea
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05/20/2008 06:02:25 PM
the winner...... awesome portrait and very original setup
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05/19/2008 03:34:02 PM
Great idea, but for me the flat plane of your elements lets the books competing with the camera for my attention, perhaps if the camera was more in the foreground.
05/19/2008 01:54:42 PM
Nice subject choice, maybe showing the top of the books may have been a better composition. Very nice overall.
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05/19/2008 01:04:57 AM
I have one of these. I keep it on display at my desk at work. I'd like to take some pictures with it, but I have a crack on mine in the wrong spot where it would probably leak light.
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05/19/2008 12:10:13 AM
and you even have the box! how cool!
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