Still life - retake - and chat

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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Timeless Fundamentals: Reading and Writing (Second Version)
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As per comments, I adjusted gamma to lighten the image shadows and applied noise reduction using Imagenomic Noiseware Community Edition. Thank you for your suggestions.
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Submitted: Wednesday, 22nd February, 2012 14:21 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 23rd September, 2011
Focal length: 50 mm
Shutter speed: 1/30 sec
Aperture: F22
ISO: 6400
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