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Liberty Rising (US Silver Dollar)
Liberty Rising (US Silver Dollar)
Dr.Confuser


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Periodic Table (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Challenge Submissions
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D
Location: Kirkland, Washington (USA)
Date: Nov 9, 2008
Aperture: f/36
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Black and White, Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 8, 2008

Photographer’s Notes
Not that easy to photograph an element but silver came to mind and the US Silver Dollar was something I had. It was pretty grungy so I cleaned it up with some silver polish. It is real silver after all.

I suspect we’ll see a bunch of silverware (which mostly isn’t silver anymore) and maybe some chrome bumpers.

It’s a simple image, and possibly not that interesting.


Post Processing
Almost Basic editing:
• Convert from RAW (PSCS3 Camera Raw)
• Crop
• Dodge & Burn (Dodge & Burn Layer)
• Remove a Speck (Clone Layer)
• Resize (Bicubic Sharper)
• Sharpen (USM)
• Border (Stroke Layer)
• Save for Web


Camera Data
• Date: 2008-11-09
• Camera: Nikon D3
• Lens: 105 mm
• ISO: 200
• Aperture: f/36
• Shutter: 1/4 Second

Statistics
Place: 42 out of 102
Avg (all users): 5.5535
Avg (commenters): 5.7500
Avg (participants): 5.4545
Avg (non-participants): 5.5913
Views since voting: 772
Views during voting: 270
Votes: 159
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0


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11/23/2008 12:50:10 PM
Originally posted by FocusPoint:

Hello from Critique Club :)

Dr. Confuser seems like confused himself this time, or you were working on this photo while doing some upside down yoga!? :)

Advance editing lets you to clean the scratch on this lady's face, and actually basic editing even lets you rotate images, which you should be rotating this picture to earn few more votes... did you protest DPC or something LOL

Good macro photo. Sharp, very nice, I really love the quality of it, I like the crop, very simple and clean (well, besides the scratch on her face)

You got 5.5 because of the subject matter and the quality of this photo. If you didn't do yoga, you probably would get around 5.8 and maybe 6. who knows.

I looked at your page, and nice work you have there. You do also have lots of practice, but you must check out the previous winners and get some examples and try to replicate those just for study purpose. You are here for a long time, a ribbon long due for you, so go get one :)

Just don't do head-down yoga and photography same time LOL

Good luck

Leo


Thanks for the thoughtful critique, I appreciate it. So you know, I shoot for me and not really for ribbons or popular acclaim. In this particular case, I was thinking about the financial crisis and the battering the dollar has taken and there is an element of political commentary in the photo. The orientation was purposeful and preserving the scars on Liberty was purposeful. At least 21_F.gif PhotoInterest got the irony.

Message edited by author 2008-11-23 12:53:34.
11/23/2008 03:39:19 AM
Hello from Critique Club :)

Dr. Confuser seems like confused himself this time, or you were working on this photo while doing some upside down yoga!? :)

Advance editing lets you to clean the scratch on this lady's face, and actually basic editing even lets you rotate images, which you should be rotating this picture to earn few more votes... did you protest DPC or something LOL

Good macro photo. Sharp, very nice, I really love the quality of it, I like the crop, very simple and clean (well, besides the scratch on her face)

You got 5.5 because of the subject matter and the quality of this photo. If you didn't do yoga, you probably would get around 5.8 and maybe 6. who knows.

I looked at your page, and nice work you have there. You do also have lots of practice, but you must check out the previous winners and get some examples and try to replicate those just for study purpose. You are here for a long time, a ribbon long due for you, so go get one :)

Just don't do head-down yoga and photography same time LOL

Good luck

Leo
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/16/2008 09:17:08 PM
an interesting choice of positioning - but i am not sure i really like the choice
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11/16/2008 12:05:16 AM
Nice texture. The lighting works here.
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11/14/2008 11:20:57 PM
i probably would have rotated it 180', i feel kinda upside-downish
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11/14/2008 09:02:42 PM
nice idea!
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11/14/2008 07:34:35 PM
I like the orientation and the angle of the coin. It really looks like it's floating!
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11/13/2008 03:32:59 PM
nice detail
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11/11/2008 05:51:31 PM
Another coin - yawn... not very creative and doesn't really convey the elements to me although it was made of silver
11/11/2008 05:31:16 PM
Being upside down hurts you a little bit here.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/11/2008 04:40:52 PM
LOL...makes a statement.....finances stood on their heads! *grin*
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11/11/2008 02:58:06 PM
simple, but straight to the point
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11/11/2008 10:17:21 AM
I think I'd rather see this from the bottom up, so it's right side up for the viewer. But, it's very well photographed and lit. 7
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11/11/2008 02:00:10 AM
why upside down? Careless move or intentional?
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