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Challenge: Complementary Colors V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AD Aspherical IF for Canon
Date: Nov 9, 2010
Date Uploaded: Nov 9, 2010

i'm rusty

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Post: wow, I guess I should be rusty more often. It seemed to work out this time. I'm stoked to get my second ribbon, and this time, it didn't even take a DQ from someone else to bump me up!

I guess I should also name everything some kind of "aperitif," since it seems to work for me...

I got a question about the lighting--there were three lights. Two clip-on lamps for the background; one in the lower left and one in the upper right. Then a small hand-held flashlight to spotlight the orange. (It was this maneuver that led to the appearance of my face in the corner of the martini glass.)

Here's a look at the setup, from which you can see the importance of coke cans in keeping everything together (this was also after I tried coloring the water green, which was just a bad idea):

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A brief comment on the border: my first instinct was to put the border on, although I made a second version without it and would have submitted it if I weren't half a second past deadline at that point. My thinking was that the orange and glass needed more space from the edge of the frame, which wasn't possible with the crop I had to make. The whole thing was a bit of a rush job, starting two hours before rollover...

Anyhow, thanks for all the votes and comments! All the constructive criticism is entirely appreciated and most welcome, and I agree, there are ways I could have improved on this.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 100
Avg (all users): 6.9860
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.9388
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 3577
Views during voting: 371
Votes: 214
Comments: 32
Favorites: 3 (view)


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08/17/2011 02:49:43 AM
I like this shot...except for your face in it. I feel like it doesn't belong.
11/20/2010 10:43:42 AM
Great quality control you have there,Congrats.
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11/19/2010 10:41:29 AM
Congrats Damon. Your photography is improving in leaps and bounds. Great work
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11/18/2010 04:52:15 AM
Very crisp, love it. Well done.
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11/17/2010 08:22:01 PM
Congratulations Damon! Beautifully done!
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11/17/2010 04:28:52 PM
For me, these were the most complementary colors. Congrats on your ribbon.
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11/17/2010 10:37:49 AM
Very glamorous and elegant image, Little Mushroom.
Congratulations. Well done.
:))
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11/17/2010 09:19:11 AM
Beautiful very well done congrats on your ribbon.
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11/17/2010 06:59:53 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, well deserved - even with the border
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11/17/2010 05:55:09 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon. I liked this best of all.
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11/17/2010 05:49:18 AM
congrat's Damon :)
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11/17/2010 12:25:38 AM
So wonderful... in so many ways! Congrats on your ribbon and on your PB!
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11/17/2010 12:07:14 AM
Well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/16/2010 08:47:31 PM
This is such a beautiful photo. Love the composition, the detail and soft background. I would have given it the highest mark, if it weren't for the thick border. This image would do well with thin border. 9
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11/16/2010 07:42:38 PM
very nice
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11/15/2010 06:47:00 PM
Would be better if the orange rind was a bit of a fuller orange. Cool concept though.
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11/15/2010 10:04:15 AM
Overall, a nice photo. Some things that could have brought the score up a bit: the depth of field is very shallow, I would like to see the details in the orange better. Also, the blown highlights on the orange are somewhat distracting.
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11/14/2010 05:53:05 PM
4.5
11/13/2010 07:56:43 PM
Beautiful
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11/11/2010 08:41:00 PM
Yup. Wonderful. 9
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11/11/2010 04:58:48 PM
Sharply observed and framed with excellent lighting.
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11/11/2010 02:49:28 PM
This is a tricky shot. Very well done. I think if the orange really "popped" in the shot that would make it a 10.
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11/11/2010 12:13:50 PM
Nice light,nice shot.
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11/11/2010 11:32:17 AM
well composed; orange is a tad dark; border seems overdone; bit of a strange reflection /refraction at the bottom right of glass - is that your face?
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11/11/2010 01:23:37 AM
Simple, elegant, balanced, sharp with interesting light. 8
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11/10/2010 08:04:05 PM
Very nice work. The frame helps it.
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11/10/2010 06:29:26 PM
border so over the top that it knocks a certain 10 to a 7. why? gl
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11/10/2010 05:49:55 PM
This is a real standout, and one of my picks for the top 3. Intrigued by what looks like a face reflected in the bottom right of the glass.
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11/10/2010 12:55:06 PM
Great image, nice balance and lighting. Is that sort of border legal in basic though? If so, you'll have to teach me how to do it... looks really good!
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11/10/2010 10:08:43 AM
10 from me. I hope to read about the lighting setup later.
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11/10/2010 04:52:05 AM
very nice setup here, good composition
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11/10/2010 01:20:43 AM
excellent. the one thing i can complain about is the lines on the glass are a little distracting.
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