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sekarmalathy


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Challenge: Product Shot II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di for Nikon
Location: Falls Church, VA, USA
Date: Mar 21, 2010
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500s
Galleries: Studio, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Mar 21, 2010

Setup:
I placed the pebbles and the bracelet on a black glass plate and poured some water to create patterns.

Lighting:
I used my SB800 through white diffuser sheet behind the setup. And my SB30 bounced off the wall from left of the camera.

Processing:
Cloned and healed a lot of spots on the pebbles.
Cloned out a part of the bracelet just above the central part
Cloned out the gray spot on the upper left corner.
Adjusted levels, curves
Blended layers with multiply and soft light modes
Resized and selectively sharpened
Saved for web.

I would say this is my first Jewelry shot. So, any critiques and comments are most welcome.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 124
Avg (all users): 6.7660
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.7708
Avg (non-participants): 6.7634
Views since voting: 2062
Views during voting: 339
Votes: 141
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1 (view)


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04/01/2010 03:07:00 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

First jewelry shot?? This looks very professional! And you placed 10th with a 6.766 so obviously the other voters also thought that this was great. I like that you included the Swarovski box in it, shows that it is a real product.

The only problem I have with your photo is that it seems a bit cluttered. With the box, bracelet, rocks and water it's just a little too much. And that water that is hook shaped in the top right corner is distracting.

Overall you did a great job, there were a lot of high scoring images in this contest so making it into the top 10 is quite the accomplishment.


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Senay
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03/29/2010 07:21:43 PM
Ahhhh now I can see what's underneath the jewels lol
Great shot with cool composition, well done
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03/29/2010 08:38:10 AM
This photo was one of my top 3 winners, congrats on your excellent place nevertheless. Great photo, you should be proud.
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03/29/2010 05:14:49 AM
Congratulations with an excellent top 10 finish.
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03/29/2010 03:27:42 AM
Raj, you are becoming a hard competitor for me. Great work, congrats on the top10 finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/28/2010 03:31:22 PM
Love the contrast between the jewlery and the black stone. Nice placement of the designer logo. And I really like the way the top stones/water seem to curve alog the back edge of the bracelet (?). One of my favorites so far.
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03/28/2010 03:12:20 PM
The box and the ring are fabulous, but whatever the ring is sitting on is way too interesting, and I find myself looking at it far more, trying to figure out what it is.
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03/26/2010 12:42:01 PM
Nice concept but I find myself trying to figure out what that black thing the product is siting on is more then looking at the product (or even caring what it is).
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03/26/2010 10:24:27 AM
Very well executed image. One of my favorites. The contrast of the black pebbles and water and the blue and silver makes this photo very pleasant to the eye.
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03/24/2010 06:31:34 PM
Whew! I thought that was a shoe horn in the center of the frame there for a second....
This is a second look, and a bump.
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03/23/2010 03:49:55 PM
i like the rich tones and textures in this image - i just wish more of the bracelet was actually seen - it seems the black support is overwhelming the product being sold
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03/22/2010 06:33:40 PM
*10* because it's perfect to me
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03/22/2010 05:54:09 PM
I like the execution here, the only thing that is distracting is that I can't tell for the life of me what the jewellery is on and it's driving me nuts lol
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03/22/2010 11:03:21 AM
Splendid! Nicely done.
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03/22/2010 10:47:42 AM
Lovely piece of jewelry - very nice presentation! (Commenting only.)
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03/22/2010 09:46:51 AM
Very good, great detail and clarity. It took me a while to figure out what it was sitting on though. Maybe the backgorund of stones is a bit too much?
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03/22/2010 08:32:29 AM
Great lighting and high end look of a fashion magazine or catalog. Well done.
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03/22/2010 07:16:51 AM
Really stunning shot. Lighting is excellent and focus is good. My equal pick for the red. 8.
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03/22/2010 05:47:21 AM
very good lighting and focus, the setup is a bit cluttered, though
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03/22/2010 05:26:54 AM
excellent really
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03/22/2010 01:46:02 AM
Excellent shot, but feels a little cluttered to me without the product really jumping out.
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03/22/2010 12:11:17 AM
this should do well...really nice 9
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