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Challenge: Product Shot II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Tamron AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical for Canon
Location: Home
Date: Mar 18, 2010
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Still Life, Traditional Art
Date Uploaded: Mar 18, 2010

Willow Tree Figurine

Prediction - 4.5

Editing:
Crop
Topaz Adjust
Clone out some spots
Paint white around figure
Sharpen
Border
Save for Web

Statistics
Place: 90 out of 124
Avg (all users): 4.8540
Avg (commenters): 5.6250
Avg (participants): 4.4565
Avg (non-participants): 5.0549
Views since voting: 743
Views during voting: 289
Votes: 137
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0


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04/03/2010 02:10:41 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

First Impression:
I feel that this just wasn't interesting enough, especially when compared to many very high quality images in this challenge.

Composition: Someone mentioned that the white background makes it seems that it is floating in nothingness. This works with it being an angel. Centered composition works fine for this angel.

Subject: I can picture this in a catalog advertising Christmas or Christian decorations. Unfortunately it just didn't have enough wow factor to get those higher votes.

Technical: To me the statue looks too dark. There's a lot of detail in all the cracks, or little edges.

Final thoughts: Congratulations on your new personal best!

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Senay
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/28/2010 05:19:13 PM
Pretty shot
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03/26/2010 10:54:17 PM
I own this! :-)
There is not much wrong with this image, however, it needs something to stand out from the crowd. The plain white background with mediocrely lit piece is kind of boring. It needs a "wow" factor that would compel voters to go for those 7s 8s 9s and 10s. A 5 from me.
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03/26/2010 01:43:16 PM
color seems to be off
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03/26/2010 08:22:08 AM
Very clean composition.
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03/25/2010 08:09:05 AM
Ah, another CW code :-)
You've well exposed your subject. Details are nice and clear. Good job :-)
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03/24/2010 06:50:53 PM
I like this one. I think I would like it better if there was something (shadow or texture) to give it spacial placement. (It looks like it's floating in "nothingness")
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03/24/2010 01:48:15 PM
As you've effectively asked for comments (is it working?) here's mine.

I'm not voting because I'm in this challenge, but I think I would have given you a 5. It certainly fits the challenge. I like the composition and you've handled the exposure well. My major problem is that it doesn't look upright to me and I'm also not liking the wings being slightly out of focus.

Hope this is the sort of comment you're looking for.
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03/23/2010 04:13:39 PM
simple approach here - i wish the details on the figurine was a bit better

I don't quite follow the title postscript (CW). It almost seems like a tipoff for voting or something
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03/22/2010 02:50:01 AM
Beautiful. Quite emotional and wooden. But in a good way. Really like it.
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03/22/2010 02:43:53 AM
Good idea... Wayy to blurry.. 4 (CW Response, thank you for asking)
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