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Challenge: Soft Focus II (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Aug 16, 2006
Aperture: f20
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160th s
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2006

I took advantage of the fact that the leaves are already turning brown here. This particular leaf had a sort of "suede" look which I love.
For soft focus I tried cellophane which worked but the look wasn't soft enough. Then added a touch of gaussian blur (for the first time ;-) It's so difficult striving for soft focus, it's the ones thing you normally try to avoid like the plague ;-)
Looking forward to seeing the other challenge entries.

Statistics
Place: 16 out of 252
Avg (all users): 6.2978
Avg (commenters): 7.5714
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.4214
Views since voting: 1368
Views during voting: 308
Votes: 225
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2006 01:06:26 AM
Lovely work!
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08/28/2006 07:55:48 PM
oh that blue frame...it hurts my eyes...8 for the image, 1 for the frame...hopefully I vote on image :)
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08/28/2006 03:27:46 PM
very artistic and abstract. nice!
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08/28/2006 12:33:54 AM
Exquisite. You've kept the detail while softening the shot overall, this is wonderful and abstract, my favorite shot in this challenge so far.
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08/27/2006 10:04:22 PM
Tones and texture work well with the soft focus. Nice job.
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08/27/2006 04:30:53 PM
nice picture, not big on the border. 9
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08/26/2006 04:49:00 PM
lovely photo
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08/26/2006 01:44:35 PM
This is a very nice photo! Love the tones of the shot itself but the frame seriously takes away from the overall composition.
TC
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08/26/2006 09:19:49 AM
Now this is one image that I like..... I love the composition, and the rustic softness.....
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08/26/2006 07:18:21 AM
Very nice capture. I think a black border would have worked better.
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08/25/2006 08:46:44 PM
leave is nice...blue border seems to light or not to 'add' to image...gl 9..10 with different or no blue border gl
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08/25/2006 12:42:13 PM
beautiful colors :-)
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08/25/2006 10:59:49 AM
Don't care for the border. An image should be able to stand on its own without one. I think this would have been good.
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08/24/2006 09:40:58 PM
Very beautiful and contrasty. The shapes created by the leaf's veins are gorgeous.
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08/24/2006 07:24:02 PM
I love the colours in this and the subject is so simple. Great job.
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08/24/2006 07:15:52 AM
Nice idea and lovely colour and light on the leaf :o)
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08/23/2006 01:54:10 PM
I like the colors.
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08/23/2006 12:36:01 PM
I love that color orange in this pic! Reminds me of suade or leather...
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08/23/2006 10:55:58 AM
Beautiful image, however, not a fan of the border colors- they are distracting because they are a bit too bright and take away from the dramatic image. perhaps a darker blue/navy would be more effective? or no border:) 8.
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08/23/2006 09:49:50 AM
I like the leaf and the complementary blue background, but the blue border is too distracting and takes away from the softness of the image.
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08/23/2006 07:35:44 AM
this leave looks so soft it is like suede to touch, lovely colours well done
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08/23/2006 06:04:55 AM
Wow...this is gorgeous. Love those colours.
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