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On Edge

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Challenge: Double Take II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: Aug 25, 2008
Aperture: f/25
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2008

Man, I have a newfound respect for IreneM and all those other masters of the reflecty-still-lifey genre. My table was so. Dirty., and I couldn't wash it enough to get a clean shot. So I did what any self-respecting DPCer would do--cloned out tons and tons of dust! This, of course, left me with a kind of splotchy table area. So I used a light airbrush to smooth out the glass (as well as a weird yellow fringe on the blades).

Setup involved my homemade Spiderlite TD5 shone through tracing paper at the knives, which I shot from the same side as the light. The knives were resting on a glass table which I had positioned so they wouldn't reflect anything other than the ceiling (which was bumpy, which caused a small problem in its own right).

Hope you enjoy it!

Place: 40 out of 150
Avg (all users): 6.0853
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.6596
Avg (non-participants): 6.3293
Views since voting: 1050
Views during voting: 240
Votes: 129
Comments: 12
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09/15/2008 06:35:00 PM
sharp focus.
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09/15/2008 06:32:34 PM
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Nicely done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2008 11:28:59 PM
there is a great beauty in this. the crop is a little tight though.
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09/07/2008 02:28:33 PM
Nice composition but suffers from "tangent error". The eye is drawn to the left edge where the knife point meets it.
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09/07/2008 01:44:56 PM
A super sharp photo and really on the cutting edge! 10!
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09/05/2008 04:43:36 PM
Nice shot
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09/04/2008 02:15:52 PM
Nice picture - Love the cool tones on this but find the really tight crop too distracting.
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09/04/2008 06:25:55 AM
Awesome shot! Great job!
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09/02/2008 04:04:04 PM
Nice and simple but effective. I like the surface that you used.
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09/01/2008 05:39:49 PM
I really liek this shot, clean and sharp with wonderful lines

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09/01/2008 10:25:55 AM
Clean, crisp, especially the reflections, and good composition.
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09/01/2008 12:43:49 AM
Cool composition.
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