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Penny Stocks
Penny Stocks

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Challenge: Money II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Dining Room
Date: Oct 28, 2008
Aperture: f/2.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200 sec.
Galleries: Humorous, Studio
Date Uploaded: Oct 28, 2008

A bar graph using pennies. The crash at the end symbolizes what the markets are currently going through.

A huge thanks to my wife for having the steady hand and patience to stack those pennies. I tried a few times unsuccessfully!

A peice of bristol board provided the background. A studio light was off to the left to give a nice yellowish shine to the pennies. An SB-800 with a shoot through umbrella was off to the right that hit the whole picture with a soft but bright light. An SB-600 was to the rear and left dialed down to give that bit of a shadow coming off of the 'graph'.

Editting was mostly done in Lightroom. Cropped, slight rotation, sharpened, temperature and colour adjustments. Final resize and Unsharp Mask done in The GIMP.

Place: 40 out of 119
Avg (all users): 5.5495
Avg (commenters): 6.1250
Avg (participants): 5.4054
Avg (non-participants): 5.5862
Views since voting: 825
Views during voting: 315
Votes: 182
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/04/2008 01:23:41 PM
I like it. Fine concept and well executed. One of those pics that would do well on a wall as well as on a stockphoto site. 9
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11/04/2008 09:58:34 AM
Great idea and nicely done. Not too crazy about the background though - 5
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11/04/2008 06:52:07 AM
Aren't they all at the moment :)
I like the way that the copper works with the background colour.
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11/01/2008 10:28:05 AM
love the slumping pils of pennies at the end, great lighting, would have liked to see a slightly different pov to add interest. 7
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11/01/2008 07:20:53 AM
I think a tighter crop would have really improved this
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10/31/2008 09:30:03 PM
Meets Challenge:2
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10/29/2008 10:06:20 PM
10/29/2008 09:56:16 AM
I like the simplicity of this.
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