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Challenge: Product Shot II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G
Location: Refuge de Presset, Beaufortain, France
Date: Mar 19, 2010
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: ~50
Shutter: 1/800s
Date Uploaded: Mar 19, 2010

Shot during at the end of the first of a two days trekking in the Beaufortin (France). This was a very (very) fast photo session because of the temperature (-10C), just close to the Pierra Menta.
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PP: Convert from RAW, curves, crop, resize, USM, dodge&burn for the blade and the brand.

Place: 11 out of 124
Avg (all users): 6.6714
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.4583
Avg (non-participants): 6.7826
Views since voting: 2066
Views during voting: 315
Votes: 140
Comments: 15
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04/03/2010 12:20:06 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

My first impression was whoa this person went all out on the challenge! The blue and red complement each other greatly. Somehow I got stuck with critiquing all the top pictures of the challenge, really not fair. Someone mentioned that there is dust in the background. This may be true but I think it might simply be snow falling. If it is in fact dust then it actually adds to the scene.

I do like this version better than your outtake. In the outtake the tool (I don't actually know what it is called) seems to be overshadowed by the mountain in the background. I also ike the wider landscape shown in this one.

It's a very good product shot with nothing to change or fix really, you should consider contacting Black Diamond :). Sorry I couldn't be of more help!

If you have any questions click here to message me!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/28/2010 04:20:50 PM
Brrr. This is a very nice shot, the contrast of the red with the snow is wonderful a dyou did a great job ensuring that the silver doesn't get lost in the bg.
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03/26/2010 08:29:50 PM
Great color and composition and wit! Well done.
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03/26/2010 12:14:01 PM
Nicely done but your background photograph appears to have some dust spots on it.
03/26/2010 11:12:18 AM
Very strong image.
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03/24/2010 07:54:08 PM
oh no, what happened to the climber? ;)
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03/24/2010 05:48:45 PM
This is an excellent example of a product shot IMHO.
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03/23/2010 09:41:49 AM
Great colours and light, great job.
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03/22/2010 02:13:48 PM
Nice one
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03/22/2010 12:07:28 PM
Simple elegant and I can see your efforts behind shooting this. Great work.

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03/22/2010 10:21:16 AM
Bold and different product shot - would work well in a catalog, I think. (Commenting only.)
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03/22/2010 09:55:54 AM
nice product placement with planet of room for text for the advert. I think that the snow is just about right maybe a tad too bright. There does appears to be some white spots appears in the shot. I don't know if they are falling snow or dust on the lens but I would have cloned them out.
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03/22/2010 05:31:22 AM
that is an effort to take a good catalog shot! how long you had to hike for this? hehe
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03/22/2010 01:13:10 AM
first thought was that someone was trapped under the snow, but managed to stick his pick out for help. at least this caught my attention to make me think about what I was seeing, that's gotta be good for sales right?
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03/22/2010 12:14:30 AM
This was actually almost exactly one of my alternate ideas... except I was going to use the Raven Pro, not ultra. Nicely Executed.
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