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Challenge #11 in the Photo chat series. Hosted by AndrePooh, barb_s.
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This is a complex challenge, please read the instructions and the and the comments first.*** Enter one photo of a still life with objects of your choice, which you can rearrange and reproduce later. Also enter a -dummy- photo as shown in the example below as a second picture. Then make comments about the compositions and arrangements and pp of the other photo's in this challenge. Eventually you can take and enter the second picture of your rearrangement of the same objects, by withdrawing the dummy photo.
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Kokeshi Dolls, Version 1
by RuthC
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These are a few of my Japanese Kokeshi dolls. I've ignored the rule of thirds, preferring to group the dolls aesthetically, in the Japanese way. (NB, there MUST be an odd number, and the elderly man ALWAYS precedes his wife...)
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Submitted: Sunday, 19th February, 2012 05:48 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 19th February, 2012
Focal length: 4.3 mm
Shutter speed: 1/30 sec
Aperture: F2
ISO: 160
Notes: Hand-held, filtered light from side window which gave me problem reflections.
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