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Challenge: Asia (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 35mm f/3.5 Macro ED Zuiko Digital
Location: Home
Date: Dec 23, 2008
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Dec 23, 2008

Almost straight from the camera, saturation boost, resized & unsharp mask.

Just trying to get back in the swing of submitting images.

I tried many different shots w/ different DOFs/etc but I liked the softness of this one best.

Place: 14 out of 106
Avg (all users): 6.3273
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.1818
Avg (non-participants): 6.3802
Views since voting: 1788
Views during voting: 303
Votes: 165
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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01/10/2009 02:37:47 AM
This is Kari Ann, greetings from the Critique Club:

composition: well thought out. leading lines from the red string add so much interest to an otherwise typical shot of coins.

color: the gold against the deep and bright reds make an interesting pair, both glimmering. also, the golds are a little dull, but thats a good thing, it adds to their conveyance of age.

contrast: perfect contrast, not too much, but just enough to separate the coins from each other

focus: very nice, i love the small sharpness area of just the one Chinese symbol, very symbolic.

depth of field:
beautifully creamy. Abstract, but with just enough detail to make the viewer understand what is in the image.

again, well positioned to pinpoint the main focus of the image, which is the Chinese symbol on the one coin.

I cant think of any way to improve upon this image. its beautiful in its simplicity, yet so strong and powerful with its message its saying. Shallow DOF really made this image stand out to me, and the voters agree. Keep up the awesome work, its wonderful to see you submitting again.
-Kari Ann
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/03/2009 06:27:37 PM
Excellent macro, great colour, detail and lighting. Simple but wonderful.
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01/02/2009 08:13:01 PM
Held my attention. Nice punch of color without overkill. 8.
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01/02/2009 07:22:19 PM
Great shot, I love the texture of the coins and how vivid the red is.
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01/01/2009 10:06:03 PM
Nice detail and interesting DOF.
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12/31/2008 09:53:40 PM
I really like your shot...really stands out
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12/31/2008 07:57:56 AM
I love abstract macro shots like this one, nice colour combination
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12/31/2008 02:21:30 AM
now that is a narrow dof great color too
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12/30/2008 08:57:50 PM
Very nice shot! Colors, narrow dof, shapes, textures.
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12/29/2008 12:13:21 PM
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