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Challenge: Deck Of Cards (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: My Bedroom ;)
Date: Apr 22, 2012
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Apr 22, 2012

I have been learning how to do this over the course of the past couple of weeks and when the challenge came up there was no other photo to take...

One flash bounced off the eaves i was under (ie makeshift reflector). I set up the shot, girlfriend pressed the button. Also - this is not rotated in any way, this is how it looks when i do it...

Cropped from original.
two originals overlaid:
#1 the cards with high contrast and some messing around with the colours.
#2 the hands, slightly lowered exposure and contrast and made into monochrome.

Joined in PS CS5 with a few tweaks (burnt my black top to take out the background and sharpened). Resize and sharpen.

Ta da... magic!

Place: 17 out of 64
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Votes: 111
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05/04/2012 01:06:37 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

This image should have placed a lot higher, imho, just on the basis of technical difficulty alone. Very good shot, like the use of overlays. Love the sharp focus on the hands and the blur of the cards. Wish I could do that, I just make a mess :-)

The only thing I'm not so crazy about is the strong saturation - to my eye it's bordering on cartoony. But other than that a very good shot, and the setup you used sounds so much like many of mine I can pretty much see it. Keep up the good work!

Feel free to PM me

 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/28/2012 03:05:56 PM
04/28/2012 02:54:48 PM
+ points just cause this amazes me to see in reality and so cool in stopped action!!
04/23/2012 04:32:20 PM
Interesting take on color and movement - I think a little faster shutter speed might have made this a better image.
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