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On My Honor...
On My Honor...

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Challenge: Threes (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Hong Kong
Date: May 30, 2004
Aperture: F22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60th
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2004

Hung my old Eagle Scout medal from a black string, set up a black background a few feet away, set up two lights (1 flash and 1 desk light) and took the shot (actually about 40 shots trying to get my hand positioned and parrallel.)

Photoshop was nothing special and no neat image this week.

Place: 88 out of 205
Avg (all users): 5.5519
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.2832
Avg (non-participants): 5.9857
Views since voting: 835
Votes: 183
Comments: 7
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/18/2004 09:50:55 PM
The disconnect between the hand and "floating" medal is strange to me, and the only real problem I see with this shot. In retrospect, you probably DO need the medal, if only to keep the "breeze-through voters" from thinking that you are just showing a literal three with the fingers. Perhaps if you showed a scout uniform in the background or simply held the medal with your thumb, the two elements would tie together better. I still think exposure and color were perfect, and agree with scrum8 that the BSA might find a good use for this photo. ;-)
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06/04/2004 11:56:06 PM
Not sure you needed the medal- the title is plenty, and the color of the medal draws attention away from the three fingers. I know you were adding interest, but the medal floating in space just seems like an awkward disconnect to me. Perfect color & focus, though.
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06/04/2004 12:47:00 AM
Hey, I'm also an Eagle scout! Cool. I like the dramatic lighting here, and the clarity of the shot overall. 8
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06/01/2004 03:55:29 PM
Exceptional photo! Excellent clarity, crispness, and composition. You should submit this to the BSA for possible use in brochures.

Bruce Arnold
Eagle Class of 72'
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06/01/2004 12:53:29 PM
very nicely executed... the idea is a good one for the challenge also. This photo may have some room for improvement in the composition by cropping it a little tighter on the left and right. The empty space isn't really adding anything extra to the image.
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05/31/2004 09:54:14 PM
As a scout I love this photo...but the lighting on the metal could be better
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05/31/2004 11:10:32 AM
What a great idea! I hope it's not too subtle for this crowd, many peopel might not get it. Plus, very good all-around lighting.
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