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Challenge: Shallow DOF in Red (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-500D Rebel T1i
Lens: Lensbaby 3G
Location: In ma kitchen
Date: Jan 6, 2012
Aperture: 00
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.4"
Galleries: Still Life, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2012

red chop sticks, red and black plate, red paper, natural light. Aaaannndddd... thats it. no i idea how this will do. Hopefully well though!!!


Place: 13 out of 123
Avg (all users): 6.2403
Avg (commenters): 7.5556
Avg (participants): 6.2373
Avg (non-participants): 6.2429
Views since voting: 1095
Views during voting: 264
Votes: 129
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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01/21/2012 01:18:36 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

First impression: Hard to find too much fault here. The only thing that did jump out at me is the pattern on the chopsticks in gold, I would have liked to seen the chopsticks placed together to make a complete crane...well as much as possible, anyway :-)

Artistic: Very elegant, subtle and simple shot. Great detail on the closest chopstick. I like the various tones of red here all working together. Have to admit I like the Lensbaby effect, even though I do shoot the *other* brand!

Technical: Looks fine in terms of lighting, comp etc and the voters seem to have agreed. Looks like you used very little pp which gives you a big thumbs-up in my book. The KISS principle rocks.

Overall: This was a pretty tough challenge to get a decent vote in, and you finished at a healthy 6.2 and in the top 15. So good work kiddo, keep it up!

Feel free to PM me,

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01/16/2012 12:05:56 AM
Yee Haw! Rockin' LensBaby!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/15/2012 08:48:03 PM
Beautifully composed and focused.
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01/15/2012 10:52:26 AM
Very nice simple composition shot,like it.
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01/13/2012 05:33:32 PM
This photo is really cool. I like the simplicity and how you've focused only a very tiny part of it
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01/13/2012 12:04:44 PM
Interesting, pretty, red, and tack sharp where it should be. Nice almost abstract. I can see this framed in an oriental restaurant or a dining room with an oriental decor.
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01/11/2012 08:25:58 AM
I like the simplicity and the composition... the shadow from the plate is a bit distracting though. I'm also wondering if a slight crop of the right edge would place the ends of the chopsticks on the magic "thirds" line. Nice photo.
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01/10/2012 10:36:26 AM
Elegant simplicity of design. I think I would prefer a clear focus on both chopsticks, but I still like this a lot.
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01/09/2012 03:46:19 PM
Very nice minimalistic approach to the challenge.
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01/09/2012 02:42:52 PM
Very nice! It has an elegant simplicity that really works.
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01/09/2012 08:48:40 AM
shadows so smooth and subtle.
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