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Brand New Aluminum (Couldn't Afford Carbon!)
Brand New Aluminum (Couldn't Afford Carbon!)

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Challenge: Periodic Table (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A350
Lens: Konica Minolta AF 24-50/4
Location: Home Studio (aka living room)
Date: Nov 4, 2008
Aperture: f4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/3
Galleries: Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Nov 8, 2008

My brand new Manfrotto 55XPROB Tripod with 410 Geared Head. Shot from below with my old film Minolta Maxuum and telephoto lens attached. 35mm Zoom.

Raw conversion - Used white balance settings to get the orange
PP in Gimp
Burn a minor vignette
Quick Mask the Tripod on it own layer at 80%
Covert Tipod layer to B&W


Ouch, did not see this as a 13% shot. I guess the color was a turn-off. Live and learn, I guess?

Place: 88 out of 102
Avg (all users): 4.9308
Avg (commenters): 4.8750
Avg (participants): 4.5682
Avg (non-participants): 5.0696
Views since voting: 719
Views during voting: 295
Votes: 159
Comments: 9
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/15/2008 08:48:13 PM
Who can? Especially these days. Anyway, nice perspective, but I'm guessing this is more about bragging than anything else. A bit of a voyeuristic angle don't you think?
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11/14/2008 08:52:27 PM
nice angle!
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11/13/2008 12:10:52 PM
Okay, maybe it's just me, but doesn't this look a bit phallic? Nope, wait...a lot phallic. =] 5
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11/12/2008 06:56:49 PM
GGGOOOOOO Nor'easters!
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11/12/2008 04:14:36 PM
The background color is a bad choice. Taking a picture of a camera is another bad choice But any picture is good for practice and I'm pleased to see that you tried to find a creative angle.
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11/12/2008 12:56:09 PM
what a strange colored background. i would suggest either really brightening it or toning it down. probably brightening would have been the best option. great perspective of the tripod, focus is nice. -6
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11/11/2008 04:48:39 PM
Interesting background colour.
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11/11/2008 03:11:39 PM
your white ballance seems to be off
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11/11/2008 08:35:12 AM
The photo looks a bit noisy (grainy). I'm not sure how I feel about the color either.
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