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Challenge: Money II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: charlottesville, va
Date: Oct 26, 2008
Aperture: f/32
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Architecture, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 28, 2008

i tried this shot once when i first moved here, and since i got my macro lens i've been wanting to do a reshoot. i was driving around and decided to come by here. i found a nickel in my backpack, however it was scratched up (which is why you see some fringing and stuff). also, i had to stop down to f/32 so that the building was somewhat recognizeable. that had two consequences. first, the shutter speeds got slow enough that i had to bump up my iso to 400 to prevent blur; this could have been prevented if i had two tripods... one for the camera, and the other for the coin (the nickel took up my tripod on this pic). the second issue was that at f/32, there was tons of sensor dust that showed up.

i'll probably do a reshoot at some point, using a shiny new nickel and two tripods. but, i won't have the ability to do it before the deadline for this challenge. so, this will have to do for now.

Place: 52 out of 119
Avg (all users): 5.3842
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 5.5238
Avg (non-participants): 5.3407
Views since voting: 561
Views during voting: 275
Votes: 177
Comments: 6
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/02/2008 10:16:52 AM
Nice idea but why the letterboxing? I like the concept you have here.
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10/31/2008 09:29:16 PM
Meets Challenge:2
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10/30/2008 12:55:49 AM
good composition, though i wish the nickel was not cropped.
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10/29/2008 05:08:28 PM
Great idea and execution, but hate the black bands. 6
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10/29/2008 01:55:10 PM
Great macro and idea
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10/29/2008 10:50:27 AM
What is the nickel in front of/leaning on? Without that, I would like this even more.
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