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Last Meal - Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Last Meal - Cruel and Unusual Punishment

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Challenge: Spam (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date: Jun 30, 2009
Aperture: f4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jun 30, 2009

[Jul. 1st, 2009 06:00:30 PM]

Got my new tamron 28-75 f2.8 on Monday and was keen to give it a go. Very happy with the sharpness of the lens.

This wasn't how I pictures it. I wanted the spam with the shadow of the cell door across it. I thought perspex with a cardboard cutout would give a nice soft light with a shadow but the shadow wasn't very clean. It made a good backdrop in the end, a bit smaller that I'd like but it seems to b doing OK.

Place: 9 out of 53
Avg (all users): 6.4658
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.1304
Avg (non-participants): 6.5051
Views since voting: 1833
Views during voting: 374
Votes: 219
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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07/08/2009 12:30:18 AM
Imaginative idea and well executed. (so to speak)
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07/08/2009 12:10:24 AM
I had this one pegged for a ribbon... I guess I can't predict how the DPC voters vote... Still... top 10 isn't a bad result... Congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/06/2009 04:57:24 PM
I like the idea, but not the can over the plate, because this is unnatural... Also, i would prefer some more definition on the bars on the background (maybe a little less backlight)
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07/06/2009 02:57:48 AM
i'd preferred the background "cell doors" to be properly vertical, but this isnt bad at all, i liked the idea.
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07/04/2009 11:41:20 PM
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07/02/2009 11:14:28 PM
Challenge Relevance:7 Impact/Emotion/Mood:7 Technicals:6 Processing:6 Creativity:7
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07/02/2009 11:01:47 PM
LOL. This is an excellent example of how background can make or break a shot. Your lighting on the SPAM can is right on, even though you're dealing with strong light from behind it.
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07/02/2009 08:34:56 PM
Nice lighting and the comp is good..seems too bright for prison. 5
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07/02/2009 05:59:06 PM
Definitely Cruel, certainly unusual... Absolutely punishment!!! :) Very nice shot, with good lighting, exposure, and saturation. 8
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07/02/2009 12:37:43 PM
Quite a nice simple well executed image.
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07/01/2009 09:32:45 PM
Nice shot. Good lighting. Fork tines appear to be out of focus though. Good job.
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07/01/2009 05:58:23 PM
{chuckle} An original idea---I like it. However, the highlights are a little harsh on this one; I find my eye drawn to the bars and away from the SPAM dinner setting. This same concept might work better if we didn't actually see the bars, but only saw their shadow outline on the table.
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07/01/2009 11:47:24 AM
Clever! I hope everyone notices the jail cell in the background. Very well photographed.
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07/01/2009 05:30:58 AM
Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse eh lol
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07/01/2009 01:35:01 AM
Beautiful light, nice shadow to imply jail.
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