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Challenge: Nine (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2009 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Location: la studio dans la Chateau Snaffles
Date: Sep 15, 2009
Aperture: f.9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Macro, Textures
Date Uploaded: Sep 15, 2009

A bunch of cocktail umbrellas, positioned in a lightbox and shot with my two heatlamp lights, one suspended overhead, the other handheld. Even used a tripod! And yes there are nine...count em.

pp: RAW-TIFF, crop, autocolour, curves, contrast, resize, usm, sharpen edges, save for web

Place: 116 out of 165
Avg (all users): 4.9735
Avg (commenters): 4.0000
Avg (participants): 4.6140
Avg (non-participants): 5.1288
Views since voting: 534
Views during voting: 324
Votes: 189
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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09/26/2009 01:42:33 AM
Hi Susan

Greetings from the Critique Club

It's been a while since I did one of these for you :)

First impression of this image is that it is nice and cheery. The colours are great and it's a really good idea. However, I do feel the composition is somewhat cramped and a bit busy. I'm sure it would have scored higher had there been a little bit more space around the umbrellas, they just somehow feel far too squashed.

From a technical point of view I think the lighting is fine, nothing is really burnt out which could be a strong possibility.

Mainly I think with this image, it is the composition that prevented a score above 5.
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09/23/2009 09:45:06 AM
Hey Susan I did like this one the colors draw you in.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/22/2009 05:06:45 PM
Too busy and doesn't really convey the idea very well.
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09/19/2009 01:51:39 PM
Fun colors, a bit oversaturated.
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09/19/2009 10:05:37 AM
I like the vibrant colours here but feel the composition isn't right, the image is far too busy. This is just MHO.
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09/18/2009 10:04:58 AM
just a little too busy for me but great colors.
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09/16/2009 07:22:49 AM
It took me a few seconds to get it... I would have used more of the blue and green to get a good separation between the reds.
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09/16/2009 04:52:59 AM
I definitely do not understand your title. The colors you captured are true and appealing to my eye, but the frame feels very, very jumbled. 3.
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