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Orange You Going To Join Me
Orange You Going To Join Me
Luci11e


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Orange II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II
Location: My home
Date: Mar 28, 2010
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/2
Galleries: Still Life, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Mar 28, 2010

I wasn't sure I was goning to even enter this challenge as I had no idea what to shoot. As I was painting the display panels for my booth I realized I had something to shoot. I made several shots with the panels set up in different ways and with different props, all with a black cloth on the "table". I decided I was through and had put up everything when I found the tourquise blue cloth and had to set everything back up and re-shot. After I picked out the shot I liked and was processing it my son saw it on the screen and LOVED it so I decided I'd enter it.

crop
adjusted saturation and tempature
played with curves a little
added matte
added the Ortonish and vibrance effect
re-sized and saved

[Mar. 29th, 2010 02:47:46 PM]

Shoulda added for critique purposes....this was shot in my basement with no lights on, the lighting was natural light from an overcast day, through glass doors, with a VERY light weight blanket hung over the doors to help cut down on the glare in the glasses

Statistics
Place: 159 out of 175
Avg (all users): 4.3650
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 4.2429
Avg (non-participants): 4.4925
Views since voting: 489
Views during voting: 236
Votes: 137
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0


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04/10/2010 09:56:09 AM
A GREAT SHOT..... I LOVE IT..... :)
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04/07/2010 08:10:47 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

WooHoo, I LOVE it, 21_F.gif Luci11e! Yeah, I know, we have Critique Club things to talk about, but dang, this is GOOD.

Yes, this is an art piece and yes, with one modification, I'd hang it on my wall - if I could find space. You solved many problems, including the reflective glass problem. (and for those who haven't tried it, photographing glass is a PITA except as done here.) You found complimentary colors that just shouted "look at me!" and they worked. Your overall composition is just fine.

Are you waiting for the But? Yeah, it's that vignette. IMO it's just a tad too big. Your strong composition and colors do not need that wimpy white space at the edges. Sure, the vignette is okay, but not-so-much of it, again in my opinion, of course.

So the scoring was dreadful, so what. You have a fine image. Appreciate it.

Alice
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/03/2010 08:29:26 PM
A good one: idea + execution.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/03/2010 10:20:22 AM
for me this is to busy...way to many things in the picture...just my opinion
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04/01/2010 10:42:26 PM
Not a fan of the white vignette, sorry.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/01/2010 04:40:47 PM
I really like this picture. It almost looks like a water color painting. The vignette kind of ruins that effect. Take that off and it would be awesome!
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03/29/2010 10:51:57 AM
Lovely still life shot. You know that the processing is going to be the downfall with this one but, I like it.
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