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TREK 7100........$395
TREK 7100........$395

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Challenge: Product Shot (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: ohio
Date: Sep 7, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Sep 7, 2008

Much more boring than I had hoped and I'm not pleased with the pixelated effect on the spokes & other small lines. As far as I know there is nothing I can do about that. I went back & forth on whether to enter this and then I realized....it doesn't matter if it tanks. I like my bike & I don't care as much about scores as I used to. These days my thrills come when a customer signs a check for a print order! : )

I still would love a 6.0 but I don't see that happening with this image.

Shot in RAW. RAW conversions. Photshop - levels, healing brush, dodge/burn, cloning, curves, USM, crop, save for web.

Place: 50 out of 118
Avg (all users): 5.8910
Avg (commenters): 6.2727
Avg (participants): 5.7111
Avg (non-participants): 5.9640
Views since voting: 2116
Views during voting: 301
Votes: 156
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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09/15/2008 09:05:43 AM
Sorry this didn't do better. I guess you needed to add some water drops to it for the DPC crowd to vote it higher. LOL
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09/15/2008 12:34:39 AM
I think I would have liked to have seen this on either a white background or some lighting from behind to separate the bike from the black color. It does look sharp and clean tho and I never noticed the pixelation lol.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/14/2008 09:29:29 PM
At first glance its an outstanding shot but after looking at it a bit its hard to distinguish the individual components. As a cyclist myself I tend to look deep at the gears, brakes, and other parts of a bike when viewing ads. I really like the border lines you added to the shot.
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09/13/2008 08:20:53 PM
What happened to the spokes did your editing go wrong
09/12/2008 08:39:36 PM
I think this is perfect. The border is very different: 10
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09/12/2008 07:19:58 PM
Like the look of the bike on the black backdrop.
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09/11/2008 10:25:21 PM
Lighting on this is off IMHO there there needs to be separation of the wheeels saddle and pedals
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09/09/2008 06:43:48 PM
Not enough separation from the dark background. A lot of the details on the bike (seat, tires, chain... ) get lost as they blend into the background.
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09/09/2008 04:45:16 PM
Fit Challenge Criteria: 2/2
Contrast/Color: 1/2
Composition: 2/2
Photo Quality: 2/2
My Subjective Affinity: 2/2

Excellent idea. The lighting is a bit harsh, leaving a bit to be desired, especially with the tires and seat. Aside from the lighting problem, everything else looks great.
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09/09/2008 09:33:12 AM
Great crop and I like that white top-bottom border.
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09/09/2008 02:08:54 AM
Nicely done
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09/08/2008 08:08:46 PM
I like the border & black background. Photo is sharp & looks like it could be in a Trek catalogue.
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09/08/2008 01:36:19 PM
this is a very good photo for this challenge. good choice going with the black background
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09/08/2008 11:04:42 AM
Nicely presented. I can see this in a glossy magazine.
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09/08/2008 12:39:56 AM
I could have done without the white lines at top and bottom .. otherwise nicely done
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