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Challenge: Things That No Longer Work (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Living room floor.
Date: Jan 10, 2010
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 20 sec.
Galleries: Still Life, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Jan 10, 2010

Sphygmomanometer (BP meter) meets hammer.
it's a cheep one and have a few to spare

set on a Hugo Boss shopping bag
Tripod mounted long exposure.
Adobe Raw: White balance/exposure
Topaz: to bring out detail
Dupe Layer (multiply) - to blackout background
Layer Mask
Dodge/Burn a little.
resize & save for web.

Place: 43 out of 136
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01/21/2010 08:57:15 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Initial impression: Oh dear. Someone didn't like the reading they got! :-) I gave this one a 5. Why? Read on...

Technical: This is where you did very well. Small aperture, long exposure on a tripod, using a terrific macro lens (I've shot with it on a borrowed Canon), the lighting is very well done, all in focus.

Artistic: Composition is a little on the safe side, I would have liked to see a victim err, patient being subjected to its use...even in its broken state. Just something to give it a little extra push from being merely a technically good pic, to one that is technically good yet also tells a story.

Overall: Respectable finish and score. You're definitely on the right track, just try a little more on the artistic side and imbuing shots with a sense of what's going on, and I think you will do very well.

Feel free to PM me with any questions,

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01/12/2010 02:53:18 PM
Very good
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