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Challenge: Team Sports Without Players (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Olympus D-380
Location: Dining Room Table
Date: May 31, 2004
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Black and White, Studio
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2004

I couldn't make up my mind on which sport so I chose two! I set up in the dining room with a gray cloth, just the color I needed. My sister held up the cloth behind so don't mind if there are little wrinkles. My mom held the light and I think the shawdow makes a good detail.

I did no cropping, yeah! Converted to grayscale, sharpened the egdes, sharpened the overall image, adjusted brightness down and contrast up.

Place: 69 out of 162
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Votes: 297
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04/10/2005 08:30:43 AM

Message edited by author 2006-06-11 03:55:09.
01/02/2005 02:18:46 PM
I like it for it was difficult to get the helmets from my bro. I really love all the comments that you all gave me and I appreciate your help. Thank you.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2004 04:13:28 PM
nice concept - perhaps a softbox or diffuser would have helped prevent the sharp shadows?
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06/05/2004 07:57:11 PM
Focus and lighting improvements could help this shot. The shadows are too prominent, and the balls are somewhat out of focus.
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06/05/2004 08:58:28 AM
Good arrangement and composition.
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06/04/2004 10:39:03 PM
set comp, balls and gloves ok, no football with helmets, need baseball helmets, ok though
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06/03/2004 02:28:17 PM
a little too dark in the shadows. can't see enough detail.
06/03/2004 02:27:20 PM
Really great shot. My only suggestion woudl be to increase the use of negative space slightly - maybe to the top. Also, it seems very grainy. The lighting is supurb and works well in black and white. Good luck -7
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06/02/2004 05:39:34 AM
Black and white works well.
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06/02/2004 01:03:51 AM
The old balls and hats certainly give the image an aged mood, especially with the choice of black and white. The toning itself seems a little flat and could do with additional contrast. Additionally, although the lighting is good, the background is far too close to the items and the creases and textures are a little too prominent.
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