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I Promise on our new Orange Wall I'm telling the Truth
I Promise on our new Orange Wall I'm telling the Truth

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Challenge: Orange II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1000D Rebel XS
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Bangalore, Karnataka
Date: Mar 26, 2010
Aperture: F/6.4
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/99 Seconds
Galleries: Humorous, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Mar 27, 2010

I was running short of ideas for this one. These are the same penguin toys which I used for Children's Toy II challenge. Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_858392.jpg

Downloaded an orange wallpaper onto my laptop. Opened it and enabled full screen view
cleaned up the LCD screen using a wet tissue to clean some dust spots.
Kept a considerably big on top of the keypad, and arranged odd shaped items to have an irregular plain
Covered the entire mess using a thick layer of white lining cloth
Placed the penguin toys on top of lining cloth

Duplicate Layer
Increase Hue/Saturation plus a little of Colour balance
Unsharp Mask (x2)
Reduce opacity to 67%
Add border
Save for web

Place: 164 out of 175
Avg (all users): 4.2920
Avg (commenters): 5.3333
Avg (participants): 4.0290
Avg (non-participants): 4.5588
Views since voting: 650
Views during voting: 249
Votes: 137
Comments: 4
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/07/2010 09:32:09 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Wow! Welcome to one of our members from India. I see you joined a long time ago, and just recently found your way back to the site. I'm so glad you did.

You have a cute image here but it didn't score well. Yes, you set it up nicely and it is arranged pleasingly in the frame. Still, there were drawbacks. Because the main subject of the Challenge was "Orange" it would have been better to have the orange color in front of the viewer, rather than in the background. Then, sad to say, toys just don't do well - as a rule - in Challenges. There are exceptions, but not many. So, your fun set-up with toys just did not take the fancy of our voters.

But you obviously had fun making this image and that is what counts in the long run. And I do look forward to seeing more of your images. Be sure to use some of the wonderful sights and colors of India. They are beautiful and may score nicely, indeed! (Can you tell I've visited India and loved it?)

Best regards,

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/03/2010 08:34:41 PM
A very good one: idea + execution.
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04/03/2010 10:18:50 AM
not the most engaging picture...sorry
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04/02/2010 05:08:20 PM
nono dont like sorry,,,,,

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