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David Yurman jewelry
3rd PlaceDavid Yurman jewelry
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Challenge: Product Shot (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: home studio
Date: Sep 3, 2008
Aperture: f8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2.5 sec
Date Uploaded: Sep 4, 2008

This was taken in my light tent with lighting on both walls of tent; it's a David Yurman bracelet my husband bought me a few years ago..I love his jewelry designs...raw file,cropped, converted to b&w in channel mixer, black gradient added at top of image, sharpen, clone out some cat hair on black fabric background {cats keep sleeping in the light tent}, usm, resize for web

post challenge: thank you for taking time to comment and vote...I didn't use the whole name when shooting this image because I wasn't sure about product copyright..it is certainly exciting to win a ribbon after 3 years...maybe it's not that long considering I began photography with an Olympus 2mp camera 3 years ago! I had an image with the whole bracelet in focus; somehow, when I compared the two, it didn't draw the eye inward as much as this one did.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 118
Avg (all users): 6.7727
Avg (commenters): 7.7059
Avg (participants): 6.4783
Avg (non-participants): 6.8981
Views since voting: 6869
Views during voting: 308
Votes: 154
Comments: 37
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/16/2008 08:28:33 AM
nice work! congrats on a good finish.
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09/16/2008 05:37:52 AM
Congrats. Had this in my top rung of votes. Well done!
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09/15/2008 10:56:15 PM
Bravo Marion! A beautiful B & W conversion...everything is just so appealing.
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09/15/2008 10:12:04 PM
congrats on your ribbon Nice clean image
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09/15/2008 11:22:42 AM
congrats on the ribbon!!...imo this was the best product shot, despite the slight softness in the lower foreground.
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09/15/2008 11:18:38 AM
Congrats on a ribbon and a beautiful image!
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09/15/2008 10:47:46 AM
Congrats on the yellow ribbon. A bit sharper along the front of the band and I bet this could have been #1. I gave it a ten myself
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09/15/2008 09:15:05 AM
Congratulations on your Yellow Ribbon, simple and beautiful. Great lighting.
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09/15/2008 09:13:00 AM
Congratulation on your first ribbon! Such an elegant image. Well done!
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09/15/2008 07:57:21 AM
Persistence pays off! Congratulations on your first ribbon, and a well-deserved one at that. I really liked this shot and it was one of my ribbon picks.
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09/15/2008 06:54:57 AM
Great Lighting and Composition, Congrats on the ribbon!!!!
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09/15/2008 01:51:53 AM
Congrats on the yellow...could see this in a magazine
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09/15/2008 01:25:44 AM
Congrats , excellent lighting !!
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09/15/2008 12:48:01 AM
This was my personal favourite in the challenge, I'm really glad it ribboned. I was worried that having part of the name missing would cost you some votes. Excellent work, Marion.
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09/15/2008 12:33:44 AM
Way to go dear friend, and I am so pleased this one got a ribbon for you.

It is an excellent image.....
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09/15/2008 12:31:24 AM
Elegant Dragon. Congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/14/2008 10:35:40 PM
How much does it cost? :-)
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09/14/2008 09:42:48 PM
This is one of the best representations in the challenge. The lighting is perfect for the item being sold. Love the clarity and focus too.
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09/14/2008 07:20:47 AM
Nicely done!
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09/14/2008 06:51:55 AM
very good, love the lighting and dof. i really wish the "man" at the end of the brand was in shot though. still best so far, well done
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09/12/2008 09:00:06 PM
An excellent photo: more 'ad' like but...10
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09/12/2008 01:20:31 PM
very good shot! beautiful!
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09/12/2008 12:49:29 PM
I love the lighting and concept for this one, it looks just like something out of a magazine. I might like to see a little bit wider depth of field so that the whole bracelet is in focus. Still a wonderful photo.
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09/12/2008 09:22:41 AM
If it was a Product shot in a book I think you would see the product name entirely. Still a clean photography.
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09/11/2008 05:51:59 PM
From the thumbnail it looks like the handle of a shopping bag. I like that....it's great for an ad because it suggests shopping. Then when you look at the large image you see that it is a beautiful piece of jewelry. I love the dramatic B&W treatment. My pick for a ribbon.
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09/10/2008 07:02:26 PM
nice photo. i would think for a product shot you would want the name brand fully visible though.
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09/09/2008 06:22:50 PM
Nice shot. Subtle presentation.
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09/09/2008 05:40:59 PM
Great lighting.
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09/09/2008 10:11:22 AM
Very classic, I could see this on the wall of a high-end jewellery store.
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09/09/2008 01:33:33 AM
Good lighting and composition. Nicely done
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09/08/2008 09:14:37 PM
not enough DOF. the detail in the foreground part of the jewelry is lost.
09/08/2008 07:34:07 PM
Very professional looking. Good job.
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09/08/2008 06:58:42 PM
nice composition. did you try color too?
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09/08/2008 11:02:07 AM
I can see this in a glossy magazine.
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09/08/2008 07:20:52 AM
If I was Mr Yurman, I might want my whole name included in the pic. Other than that, it works really well - 7
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09/08/2008 12:46:51 AM
Simple and beautiful!
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09/08/2008 12:30:54 AM
The only jewelry shot in this competition that really captured the essence of jewelry ads. 9
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