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Old Feb 21, 2007, 3:23 PM   #1
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My wife collects porcelain English figurines. This one is called Margaret.
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Old Feb 21, 2007, 3:23 PM   #2
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Old Feb 21, 2007, 6:41 PM   #3
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Excellent examples of white on white! Very nice work!

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Old Feb 21, 2007, 7:39 PM   #4
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I find these to be a bit too bright. I think I might have dialed the exposure down a bit but not much.

Nice job otherwise.

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Old Feb 21, 2007, 10:50 PM   #5
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I like the angle of the second one, but i'm with Cal re: the brightness. the intensity of the white really contrasts with the shadow, so it's a bit distracting!

As i say though, nice composition, esp. on #2!
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Thanks Bob, Cal and Vandertramps for your comments. I actually took many pictures with different exposures. I picked these ones because they were the whitest. I did not want to have white on grey. Here are two other versions.
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i think the biggest challenge in your subject choice is the glossiness or shine from the porcelain. it's pretty impressive that you didn't really blow out anything (that i can spot off-hand).

it's really nice work, i think after some consideration isn't so much the brightness but the shadow that jars me. maybe another lightbulb would counteract that? not sure!
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Thanks once again for your comments, Vandertramps. The fact that porcelain reflects backevery bit of light shining on itmade this attempt very challenging. I think next time I'll just pick a different item to photograph!
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Tullio, You did a wonderful job of this.

I have a porcelain Madonna I was going to photograph, but was concerned with the reflection off the surface so hadn't done it yet. Yours came out so well I might just try it.
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