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Science of Music
Science of Music

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Challenge: Science III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: Table in my livingroom, Kroderen, Norway
Date: Nov 24, 2009
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160"
Galleries: Science and Technology, Music
Date Uploaded: Nov 24, 2009

Music is a science, even its own study at Norwegian universities. The picture itself isn't that great thou... I much rather have a more "Mozartly" style with a grand piano, a fireplace, lots of candles, a wine bottle, etc, but this what was I had time to do! Hope it does fairly well...

Editing VERY simple... Shot in RAW, opened in RAW, opened image in photoshop CS4, resized to 785pixels, added a "orange" border at 5 pixels, then a black one at 10 pixels. And slightly USM. The setup itself was more complicated!

Black sheet as a backdrop (I'm fed up with sheets now, gonna buy the damned backgrounds or make something myself which doesn't ruin the photo if it's slightly iluminated), SB-25 gelled with an orange gel a few feet over the candle as main lightsource. Constantly boiled water and poored into the mug, sb-800 also gelled orange fired at minimum power to light the steam. That was it!

Once again, HOPE IT DOES WELL!!! I worked so hard to get this...

Place: 46 out of 69
Avg (all users): 5.2593
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 5.1176
Avg (non-participants): 5.2857
Views since voting: 611
Views during voting: 341
Votes: 216
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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12/05/2009 12:56:23 AM
Hi, you did well to get 6 comments. I have a really good scoring entry right now and I have only 3 comments... DPC is wierd. The comments are worth more to me than the 1,2,3 voters however... :)
I like your shot and idea of writing music as a science but think it was too underexposed and the shadows and lost in space background for more than a 5.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/28/2009 11:08:46 AM
perhaps you were going for this but the colour temperature is a bit warm for me, which is accentuated by the fact that the white paper appears orangish
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11/27/2009 04:52:15 PM
this seems to be way to dark in exposure for me
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11/25/2009 10:43:00 PM
Not realy seeing the Science in the photo.
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11/25/2009 12:07:22 PM
A bit underexposed, but I like it very much.
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11/25/2009 10:50:35 AM
This is really well done! I just wish there was a little more light showing the ink pot and mug definition better! And the smudge on the bottom right is distracting 8
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11/25/2009 03:47:28 AM
Nice setup! A little dark though. Teasing a bit of fill light in to define the coffee mug and other dark shapes would make this a little clearer.
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