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Challenge: My Drug (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
Location: Ballarat, Vic. Australia
Date: Mar 18, 2012
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/40
Date Uploaded: Mar 18, 2012

I hoped this is not a DQable offense. I shot the self portrait within all the rules, (with my Canon Powershot), I'm just not sure whether the screen shot is allowed. I tried to take this a step further by taking another screen shot after I'd submitted my entry, but it ended up with an horrendous moire which I couldn't eliminate.

Step 1 was to take the original self portrait with Canon set to face detect self timer.
Open in PSCS3
Crop then process with Topaz Adjust, Topaz Detail and a Filter Forge frame. All this is for the preliminary shot and if any of that processing would have been illegal for the entry, that is not actually the entry, so I assume that that is irrelevant.

Step 2 - the actual entry
Take a screen shot of the photo open in Photoshop - it took a few shots to get it straight enough
Crop
Select
Transform distort to make a small adjustment to correct perspective
Crop a tiny bit off via canvas size
Topaz Detail
Image size
sfw

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03/22/2012 05:58:31 PM
Haha... yep. Know the feeling here too!
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03/22/2012 02:31:18 PM
I guess I don't get the "drug" part from this shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/20/2012 02:36:19 AM
Hmmm, not sure that this will fly past the rules police, but good luck.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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