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Getting stuck behind the 8 ball
Getting stuck behind the 8 ball

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Challenge: Unlucky (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
Date: Jan 4, 2009
Aperture: F/9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Sports, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2009

This is a scaled down toy pool table. Lit from above right with 1 AB-800 and Giant Softbox. I tried to get a good DOF for this one because of the table being so small tried a few different angles then started trying different glass, the 85mm 1.8 gave me the best results.

I am pretty sure my choice of processing for this shot will either make or break but I like it better than the full color version so will see how it floats.

Post Challenge: Thanks for all the cool comments.

Place: 5 out of 70
Avg (all users): 6.1814
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 5.7436
Avg (non-participants): 6.2784
Views since voting: 5217
Views during voting: 383
Votes: 215
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/16/2009 01:57:58 AM
this was one of my favs, good finish.
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01/14/2009 10:13:32 AM
"so will see how it floats"

It floated to the top! Congrats on 5th place
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/13/2009 12:48:24 PM
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01/11/2009 12:38:15 PM
Interesting concept, and well set up, but the 8 and 13 look a little fake with how they are focused.
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01/10/2009 08:47:27 PM
Looks good. Stunning sharpness and clarity. Great theme.
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01/09/2009 06:26:19 PM
This should do very well. Congrats!
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01/09/2009 03:06:15 PM
I like the concept, good execution though the red is a bit oversaturated looking.
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01/09/2009 10:36:23 AM
I like the story! 8 replacing 13! Very cleverly thought out. Nice! I viewed this photo a few times before deciding on the scale. When the story came to me, then the scale went up! 10!
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01/08/2009 08:27:36 PM
A technically beautiful photograph.
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01/07/2009 04:49:51 PM
That's a beautifully composed picture.

Personally I'd play off a cushion!
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01/07/2009 12:53:52 PM
Actually, that looks like a pretty easy shot - the 8 ball is neutral for combos. But don't let it follow the 13 in! :-)
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01/07/2009 10:43:53 AM
Nice work with the desat!
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01/07/2009 07:15:07 AM
I like this shot.
Nice framing and narrow depth of field with focus on the black ball works well.
I assume the baize was a geryish colour to achieve this in basic editing.
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01/07/2009 02:46:08 AM
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