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Challenge: Painting With Light II (Basic Editing III)
Collection: 2006
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Trail, BC
Date: Feb 28, 2006
Aperture: F29
ISO: 200
Shutter: 5 secs
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Feb 28, 2006

Shot RAW, on tripod.
Converted to TIFF using RawShooter, adjusted exposure to -.7.

Opened TIFF in PSP
Straightened and cropped
Increased saturation
Adjusted b/w point
Used clarify
Adjusted colours to cooler
Intensified blues/greens
Resized
Used very mild salt/pepper filter
Ran through digital noise reduction (heavier than I usually do)
Sharpened twice
Saved as JPG

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 187
Avg (all users): 7.4466
Avg (commenters): 8.6190
Avg (participants): 7.0833
Avg (non-participants): 7.5808
Views since voting: 18326
Views during voting: 768
Votes: 356
Comments: 93
Favorites: 73 (view)


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06/30/2010 03:37:38 PM
I just figured out how you got that very particular lighting effect. How perfect.
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09/01/2007 03:19:54 AM
This is a work of art - it could easily be framed and hung in the dining room of the most stylish, well decorated home.
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08/15/2007 05:57:49 PM
WOW-zah!!
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07/04/2007 04:13:29 AM
Great picture and art,very well done!!!!!!!!!!!
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07/14/2006 11:46:55 PM
smooth as silk Ursula - you are one of my favorites!
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06/20/2006 09:01:59 AM
This a magical shot.
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03/15/2006 01:41:46 PM
It indirectly reminds me of the Eastern Philosophy...
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03/13/2006 08:15:10 AM
Awesome shot. Bravo!
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03/12/2006 01:32:48 PM
Originally posted by cking4:

This is a great shot. I'm a high school photo teacher, would you have a problem if I tried to recreate this for my students?


No problem at all.
03/12/2006 10:11:41 AM
This is a great shot. I'm a high school photo teacher, would you have a problem if I tried to recreate this for my students?
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03/11/2006 11:11:07 PM
Excellent work...this just shines.
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03/10/2006 12:59:52 AM
YOu got me wanting to do this. I think I might try it for one of my PaDs this week.
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03/09/2006 09:23:59 PM
This is such an amazing image! Congrats on your ribbon!
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03/09/2006 06:19:20 PM
Absolutely wonderful Ursula! Congrats! :)
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03/08/2006 11:08:19 PM
This is a great image!
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03/08/2006 10:05:39 PM
Originally posted by sprite777:

Ghostbusters!


You got it!!!!
03/08/2006 10:03:18 PM
Ghostbusters!
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03/08/2006 09:11:34 PM
This was my favorite of the challenge. Great job.
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03/08/2006 07:35:18 PM
this is very nice ! congrats !

going to give it a try myself i think...

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03/08/2006 05:20:19 PM
i guessed that this would get first...looks like I wasn't far off.
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03/08/2006 03:23:01 PM
Thank you all!
03/08/2006 02:44:37 PM
Congratulations! Wonderful work!
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03/08/2006 01:53:09 PM
I had a feeling this photo I gave a 10 to would be one of the top 3! Congratulations! Very well deserved!

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03/08/2006 01:04:49 PM
Congrats, Ursula, well deserved! This was one of my top picks.
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03/08/2006 12:49:30 PM
Wow Ursula! This is really wonderful. Truly a piece of art that you need to exhibit!
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03/08/2006 12:30:07 PM
Amazing!
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03/08/2006 12:15:47 PM
Wow!!!! This is an amazing shot! This would be a great piece of art to hang on a wall anywhere. Congrats!
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03/08/2006 11:57:04 AM
Ursula: you are displaying a deftly display of versatility along with an acute artistic flavor that is very refreshing. I tip my hat off to you! Congratulations on your RED with this super image.
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03/08/2006 09:53:31 AM
Congratulations, great shot!
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03/08/2006 08:54:23 AM
Way to go Ursula!!! Proud of ya!
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03/08/2006 04:46:12 AM
congrats! well done!
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03/08/2006 04:33:05 AM
Ursula, you amaze me. This is stunning. Congratulations on ANOTHER ribbon!
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03/08/2006 03:13:15 AM
WTG Ursula, this is quite stunning, and exquisitely crafted!

R.
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03/08/2006 02:27:48 AM
Congrat on the Red. One of my favourites. Perfect PP.
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03/08/2006 12:42:43 AM
I marvel at your works. Sensational!!
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03/08/2006 12:41:04 AM
Ursula, congrats on the red. This is a really fascinating image.
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03/08/2006 12:36:09 AM
How did you do it Ursula...it's fascinating! Beautiful too. Congrats on your well deserved ribbon!
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03/08/2006 12:30:37 AM
WOW Ursula this image rocked! Very well-deserved ribbon!
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03/08/2006 12:19:15 AM
Terrific stock-quality image, I love the contrast of sharp edges and soft light. Congrats on the red!
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03/08/2006 12:19:10 AM
Dang Nice Job Ursula! F29 huh? Guess thats how you avoided the blow outs.
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03/08/2006 12:18:56 AM
so glad this ribboned! Congratulations, ursula :)
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03/08/2006 12:14:33 AM
Now where's mine looks yummy :-) congrats on your red
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03/08/2006 12:14:27 AM
Very cool pic - congrats !
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03/08/2006 12:12:39 AM
Another fave! great work!
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03/08/2006 12:11:53 AM
Congrats Ursula, well deserved!
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03/08/2006 12:11:21 AM
Wow, this seems really different for you! I love it, though! You continually surprise me with your range of photographic ability.
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03/08/2006 12:09:35 AM
Fantastic Ursula! Congratulations!
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03/08/2006 12:08:06 AM
Ahhhh. You fooled me with this one. beautiful! Wonderful capture. An instant fave Ursula! Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2006 11:49:41 AM
Too much like a comercial
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03/07/2006 10:01:13 AM
Very nice photograph. The light painting done on this is very beautiful. Good luck!
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03/06/2006 12:24:16 PM
Very interesting effect!
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03/06/2006 08:48:15 AM
Beautifully done - I really, really like the ethereal, smokey feel to the light here. Deserves a ribbon I think.
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03/06/2006 06:01:27 AM
I am lost for words. All I can say that this is just brilliant!
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03/06/2006 12:57:26 AM
Voted on 41% now, but so far this is my choice for a ribbon, I think the .... the.... glowy thingie looks very cool and the curve of the glass does very much for this photo
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03/06/2006 12:43:45 AM
I think if the flashlight was not recognizable at the bottom, it would maintain the "spirit" of the name better. The exposure ending before the movement of the light would have done it. I really dig the concept. And subtle pallete is great.
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03/05/2006 05:59:25 PM
nice capture
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03/05/2006 02:15:01 PM
Very artistic. Excellent composition. Stylish and beautiful.
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03/05/2006 03:31:01 AM
Ow wow, this is realy nice...
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03/04/2006 10:50:50 PM
Some may find your photo to be an interesting play on words. That is because they, like you, are cool.
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03/04/2006 07:15:39 PM
Very well executed... a great challenge entry. Congrats... :)
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03/04/2006 04:12:22 PM
A lovely almost graphical representation with charm galore! 7
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03/04/2006 01:59:06 PM
how did you do that?
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03/04/2006 12:39:56 AM
Super duper!! My favorite so far. Great line and composition, and the lighting is excellent. Good job!!! 10...and I'd give more if I could.
Second pass...still love it!!
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03/03/2006 06:25:49 PM
Very impressive! I really like the way you pulled this off. It's nice and uncluttered, and the swirly effect is really slick. Kudos! - 10
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03/03/2006 04:33:05 PM
A lovely photo; intriguing, different and very well composed. Well done!
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03/03/2006 04:15:01 PM
clever title for a magnificent photo with lots of movement! Thanks for the visual delight.
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03/03/2006 03:49:28 PM
Very good one of my favourites, the effect comes over with full impact.
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03/03/2006 06:25:23 AM
You have done a great job here, I think it will end on the top, hope so!
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03/03/2006 04:14:11 AM
Awesome shot! I really like your use of light here and the composition.
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03/03/2006 01:53:17 AM
Great image shame about the validation, hope it gets through.....
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03/02/2006 08:43:02 PM
sweet processing. looks like oil pastels. this would look great in a trendy cocktail lounge.
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03/02/2006 07:54:38 PM
Amazing
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03/02/2006 06:17:27 PM
Very nicely done, your exposure is perfect.
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03/02/2006 05:31:23 PM
I gave 2 10's, this is one of them. Exceptional photo!
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03/02/2006 04:12:38 PM
Awesome shot! I expect this will ribbon!
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03/02/2006 11:37:13 AM
What an amazing photo! The curved stem of the glass was a perfect choice. Great job!
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03/01/2006 10:42:31 PM
I love it!
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03/01/2006 09:53:50 PM
WOW, well done.
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03/01/2006 04:41:35 PM
wow!!!! Executed to perfection! This is so clean and crisp. One of my favorites in this challenge! 10
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03/01/2006 02:24:43 PM
Very nice! Great effect!
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03/01/2006 11:17:44 AM
IreneM? ribbon winner. bumping up
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03/01/2006 11:06:42 AM
I'm a fan of this one, it has a magical look to it. Well done with the swirls and choice of colors.
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03/01/2006 09:55:29 AM
Amazing. It looks as if it is an oil painting. I love it. 10
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03/01/2006 08:52:49 AM
10
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03/01/2006 08:22:54 AM
wow ... you should definately get a ribbon here. great composition, great exposure, interesting subject, insane to achieve this look in basic editing, very nicely done.
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03/01/2006 08:14:31 AM
stunning and spectacular 9
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03/01/2006 06:02:45 AM
Wow! If this is basic editing then its very well set up and executed. 8
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03/01/2006 03:12:44 AM
Friggen love it ! 10.
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03/01/2006 02:15:28 AM
great shot very well done
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03/01/2006 02:03:13 AM
Perfect, love the use of curves, colors and contrast in this.
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03/01/2006 12:53:02 AM
I really like this. great job.
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03/01/2006 12:29:30 AM
This is great.
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03/01/2006 12:27:37 AM
This looks cool, but I sort of want to see the light flowing only out of the mouth of the bottle and into the glass. Well done though.
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