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Challenge: Lighter Than Air (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: May 30, 2011
Aperture: 6.30
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/501
Galleries: Humorous, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2011

Poker chips and coins against a black cloth background. One of those tricky set-ups involving beng both model and photogtapher simultaneously.

-Tripod, manually-actuated
-Manual mode
-Manual focus -- FL: 36mm (35mm EQ)
-Flash, 2/3 power
-RGB Curve
-Blue/Yellow Curve
-Noise-reduction with PictureCooler
-Isolate Green Channel to Grayscale
-USM at 12%/48 dia/TH = 0
-USM at 88%/0.8 dia/TH = 5
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 10/10 = 232KB

Place: 53 out of 73
Avg (all users): 4.8325
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 4.9500
Avg (non-participants): 4.8025
Views since voting: 548
Views during voting: 394
Votes: 197
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/05/2011 10:20:39 AM
Good sense of humor!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/04/2011 08:52:25 AM
the lighting is a bit harsh and with the black background I almost lose the sense of being mid air
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/02/2011 09:18:37 PM
Ha! Well done! 7

(but... on my monitor, there are bunches of light spots on the right third. To see how it will look on most monitors, I take my finished edit and slide the sliders on Levels)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/01/2011 09:48:46 AM
Nice idea, would have preferred to see more of the hand and maybe a more centred composition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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