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Sharp as a Tack
Sharp as a Tack

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Challenge: Tacks! II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Location: Middle Park, Melbourne, Australia
Date: Apr 15, 2009
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2009

Going out on a limb here. I don't do Self Portraits (rarely do portraits) and my lighting set-up is a long way from ideal, but hey, another excuse to submit something different and hear what people have to say on this one. Not really happy with the shaddows. I wanted Shaddows cast, just don't like the ones that resulted

Don't expect anything great from this, but being a Speed Challenge, at least I am in, and it is different

PP in CS2
Clone out skin blemish
Clone out edge of item on background
Save for web

Place: 95 out of 101
Avg (all users): 4.6148
Avg (commenters): 4.0000
Avg (participants): 4.4894
Avg (non-participants): 4.6818
Views since voting: 476
Views during voting: 352
Votes: 135
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/21/2009 08:00:25 AM
Pulling the subject off the background mroe would have eliminated some of the shadows.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/17/2009 06:30:15 PM
You can hardly see a tack. When a challenge is about tack, it should have been more prominent and should take larger area of the picture. Also, watch for te shadows.
04/16/2009 09:31:59 PM
Might have cropped a little tighter at the top. The shadows detract from an otherwise good shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/16/2009 08:49:33 PM
A technical success, it's less than successful in an artistic sense. The subject is less than interesting and overly relies on the person and not the tack. A little more thought and better framing would have brought the rating higher.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/16/2009 08:33:52 PM
I'm not liking the shadows or background, but the focus and composition is good.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/16/2009 10:07:16 AM
Background being too sharp and shadows from the flash are not great elements here.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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