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Rustic fall planter, small
Rustic fall planter, small

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Challenge: Product Shot (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2008 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Location: La Studio des Snaffles
Date: Sep 5, 2008
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Rural, Studio
Date Uploaded: Sep 7, 2008

Just what it says. Found it in a client's barn, when previous owners used to let a local florist use it for storage.

pp: RAW conversion, crop, clone, healing tool on b/g, hue, saturation, brightness, warming filter, resize, usm, smart sharpen, save for web


Thanks all for the great comments! I was lazy in the pp, couldn't be bothered to magic lasso the planter and just use the warming filter on it.

Woud've used fall leaves, but there aren't many down just yet. Ironically in about 2 weeks' time I'll be up to my butt in beautiful golden maple leaves, thanks to the sugar maples on my property.

Finally, it did use to have a cactus in there...but I killed it, and had no other plant that would look right in such a small pot. So I just did this. :-)

Place: 83 out of 118
Avg (all users): 5.3357
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1707
Avg (non-participants): 5.4020
Views since voting: 667
Views during voting: 245
Votes: 143
Comments: 10
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09/15/2008 02:42:25 PM
I think having a plant in the basket would have brightened up the subject and helped to indicate it's use and size. And I think a different background color, or a slight texture to the background would break up the monotone feel of the shot. Still you got a decent score. So what do I know? :P
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09/15/2008 10:48:14 AM
Hi Susan,

I think you've been a little "lazy" here! :)

Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/30

Since this is a product shot, you should have been able to push it to:
Aperture: f9 to f11
ISO: 100

with a bounce flash and tripod, you could have been able to get a better shot!

The yellow hue is a little too strong. Go with white background, it'll make the florist catalog!

The crop and composition is good. Angle may be improved. Perhaps having the scarecrow looking into the lens.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/14/2008 04:13:20 PM
*whoops!!*- edited

Nicely done :)
I agree with Cheerz about the background, a white background or outdoors (think fall) would have be benefitial to the shot. But besides that it's very nicely done :) Great composition.

Message edited by author 2008-09-15 14:37:40.
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09/14/2008 11:19:28 AM
Great use of colour
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09/09/2008 06:48:33 PM
I like the orange tones used here. Compliments the pumpkins.
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09/09/2008 05:32:29 PM
I am not big on the warm colour balance used here. Lighting is good though.
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09/09/2008 02:45:46 PM
Great colors, nice lighting and composition!
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09/09/2008 11:59:17 AM
well composed and clear. COuld use a bit more contrast to really pop out at me.
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09/09/2008 09:01:02 AM
Very warm colours and a good background to match.
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09/08/2008 12:17:50 AM
This has too much yellow tone.
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