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Life in Sand
Life in Sand
thekfactor


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sand (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Pentax K200D
Lens: Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Location: My kitchen, Chicago
Date: Jan 4, 2009
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Nature, Water
Date Uploaded: Jan 4, 2009

Took this picture right in my house with a table lamp for lighting. Set the white balance to tungsten.

PP: contrast, brightness, saturation enhancement. Save for web.

Here is the same shot with a white background. Pls let me know your comments on this too.
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Statistics
Place: 119 out of 124
Avg (all users): 4.3933
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.0455
Avg (non-participants): 4.5377
Views since voting: 616
Views during voting: 276
Votes: 150
Comments: 5
Favorites: 1 (view)


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AuthorThread
01/19/2009 12:57:07 PM
This is Kari Ann, greetings from the Critique Club:

composition: the vase/bowl is positioned nicely in the frame

color: love the soft colors, very calm and natural. i dont, however, like the black in the background, i prefer the white as in your other shot.

contrast: nicely controlled, nothing overpowers.

focus: those little bubbles are in great focus, along with the rock (or whatever the yellow thing is).

depth of field: again, the black is very distracting. the white would have been much more subtle.

lighting: gorgeous lighting, its enchanting.

other: I think your lower scores from this were from the background, the confusing subject matter, and the lack of complete focus on the sand. However, upon a little more time looking this image over, I have grown to really enjoy it. Its almost like peeking into another world. I continue to enjoy looking and evaluating your images, keep up the good work! As always, if you have any other questions feel free to PM me.
-Kari Ann
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/10/2009 04:36:53 PM
Like the picture, the black background distracts me a little.
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01/07/2009 07:42:44 PM
It takes a moment of looking to really appreciate this shot. I love the lighting on this and the bubbles that you've captured. 8
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01/06/2009 11:24:39 AM
beautiful picture!....love the hues,droplets,lighting and feel....
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01/05/2009 10:09:10 PM
Bold composition. Colors palette of green/brown/black clash and distract a bit. Focus seems a bit soft on the sand.
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