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Old Apr 14, 2006, 3:13 PM   #1
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I happend to like this shot of an old sand watch over a textured chair. I took it 10 minutes ago and just cropped it a bit. I like the simple composition and the warm light coming from behind... It works for me but i'd like to hear your sincere comments since i'm not that sure this is a good picture. :?
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Old Apr 14, 2006, 3:21 PM   #2
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Great idea. I like the shot, I think it's as sharp as it could be. Did you use a tripod?
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Old Apr 14, 2006, 3:44 PM   #3
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Thanks for commenting Sergeant.
Yep, i used a (cheap) tripod mounted on another chair!
I think i exposed it for .8 secs... a big no no without the help of a tripod.
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Old Apr 14, 2006, 4:44 PM   #4
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Change out the background. This image would be more effective with a pure white background. Concentrate on exposing for the grain in the clock's wood. The shadow is interesting. This might be a playful image if the clock was placed in sand and rocks were place around... an hour glass turned sundial.
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Old Apr 14, 2006, 4:56 PM   #5
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This is a great idea to start developing.

i would like to see more detail in the sand watch. i think the shot looks a lil soft maybe due to focus of maybe motion in the cam when the shot was exposing.

i also think a lower light source would also help the shot. i think this wold throw a nice elongated shadow and also expose more sand inside it.

I also agree that maybe a less comple backng can be used. I too am thinking plain white to draw more attention tothe sandwaqtch.

Maybe even a wider fstop to really draw in the focus on the subject and maybe have the shadow dissapearing along the table slowly out of focus.

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Old Apr 14, 2006, 4:58 PM   #6
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I did a little edit...


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Old Apr 14, 2006, 5:34 PM   #7
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Thanks for the comments guys! Will try those suggestions, I'm impressed by the idea of making a sun watch with the sand watch as sundial!!!!

And thanks for the edit boily... with white background looks better!
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