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Still Life with Cello
Still Life with Cello

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Challenge: Still Life V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: My house
Date: May 21, 2009
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Still Life, Music
Date Uploaded: May 24, 2009

I love the simplicity of Breugel and other Dutch masters, so I thought I'd go for an image that looked more like a painting than a photograph - although in basic that does make it difficult! Luckily we had the most awful weather on the day I took this, and the light coming in my back door was incredible, so gathered everything and snapped away at fairly high ISO in order to get the depth needed under basic. Lol, I didn't notice the birdseed on the floor, my daughter saw that - usually the other way round!

[May. 31st, 2009 06:42:23 AM]

lol, that birdseed really canned me didn't it! Silly of me not to redo it, but by the time I'd seen the birdseed after cropping all the foreground out, the light had completely gone, and my time had run out, so it wasn't possible to reshoot. Oh well!

Place: 12 out of 166
Avg (all users): 6.1905
Avg (commenters): 6.7000
Avg (participants): 6.0909
Avg (non-participants): 6.2313
Views since voting: 2864
Views during voting: 320
Votes: 189
Comments: 13
Favorites: 2 (view)

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06/03/2009 06:28:19 AM
Hmmm... maybe it's just me, but I'd have never noticed the birdseed without being told it was there. Perhaps I just overlook stuff like that. To me, it makes things real, not perfect, and real is preferable. This is a nice quiet piece and far more of a "still life" than many above it.
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06/03/2009 04:28:36 AM
Ah Trish! This is a wonderful shot such a shame about the birdseed I think you would have made top5 easily had that not been there.

Beautiful arrangement though really nicely done
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/02/2009 08:38:14 PM
Good lighting.
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06/01/2009 09:46:28 AM
Nice arrangement - I have the same problem with my floors, but I might have cleaned up the dust a bit - either on the floor or on the computer
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05/31/2009 07:00:05 PM
Nice focus & use of colors.
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05/31/2009 04:30:12 PM
The lighting is so pretty, but the dust on the floor kills me : )
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05/30/2009 01:25:40 PM
If it wasn't for the white spots on the floor thats distracting, I would've given it 8. but still giving it 7 :)
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05/29/2009 07:02:43 AM
Great photograph of hte Cello... the fuzz particles on the floor are a bit distracting.
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05/28/2009 01:05:25 PM
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05/27/2009 10:04:04 PM
Nicely set up. Nicely lit, but watch out for hot spots. Great color palette. I wish the flower stems were not extending out of the frame. Some nits... That little black dot on the wall is very distracting to me. It's little details like these that turn a good image into a great one. Next time, sweep the floor.
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05/27/2009 01:23:17 PM
best one so far, the lighting is very pristine and elegant
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05/27/2009 12:55:30 PM
this is really nice
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05/27/2009 09:27:06 AM
This looks slightly tilted. It's a nice setup with charm.
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