C&C "Watch"

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  1. Clawed

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    I took this pic of my wife's watch. Let me know what you think! (CLICK INTO IT OR IT GIVES AN UGLY RESIZE)

    UPDATE (added pic 1): Does the first work any better?
     
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    nice! watch looks expensive as well[​IMG]
     
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    I lke how the glittering background helps point out that it is a glittering watch. Usually I would think this background is too busy, but for some reason I can't really point out well enough, it works fine (for me) here! DOF is a bit shallow, though, it would have been nice to also have the near rim of stones in focus.
     
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    Ahh, yes, I would have liked to get a bit more in focus as I shot this at f/2.0. I just wanted the background to blur out as much as possible.

    Thanks a lot for looking though!
     
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    Nice bokeh. I actually would've like this with just the background, no watch.
     
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    It's funny you say that. It does almost feel as if the watch is in the way... Thanks!
     
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    Another advert photo ;-) Nice.
     
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    I like both of them, and the watch does look expensive. which works better in the first picture I think, because the colors make it look more luxurious and classy.
     
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    I suppose not a very good advert. photo though... the hands covered the name :D
     
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    +1 for bokeh:D
     
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    #1: The lack of focus on the whole watch face is the biggest ding on this pic. Also, there's a light band across the lower left side of the image that's very distracting. I know it's just part of the background lighting, but it looks odd because it goes dark then all of a sudden a band of light appears.

    #2: The whole image is too dark (under exposed) and the white balance if off. The watch face looks yellowish. The lack of focus is also distracting.

    Good shots though. I know how hard it is to shoot watches, especially if you use a strobe of any sort... Natural lighting does help with the glare issue, but then you're forced to use a really wide aperture (in this case) which leads to a partially out of focus subject.
     
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    It's difficult to understand how you can point out so many negatives, but then add "Good shots though..."

    I took these with almost no light at all (a small flashlight... I'm not even sure what a 'strobe' is). Therefore, there is very little DoF. As far as the white balance goes, I know that it's off in one shot and it was intentional. However, I agree that it does not look right, especially after posting a second shot that is correct. You mention the distracting band of light in the first... I can definitely see that as a problem, so thank you for bringing an outside perspective on that.

    Thank you for taking a look and the time to post your thoughts :D
     

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