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Challenge: Your Final Entry (December 21, 2012) (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Lens: Canon 12x IS USM (S3 IS built-in Lens) -- 36-432mm (35mm EQ)
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: Dec 11, 2012
Aperture: 2.71
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1 second
Galleries: Abstract, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Dec 11, 2012

Macro of my lens resting against a mirror, long exposure in the dark plus flash, modified with a variation of the Flip/Blend technique and a couple of extreme Curves.

-Handheld, manual mode
-SuperMacro mode
-Flash fired, rear-curtain sync
-Duplicate Background; flip horizontally
-Set blend mode of duplicate layer to Overlay
-RGB Curve, "inverted W" pattern
-RGB Curve, mostly inverting colors
-Merge layers to composite
-Local Gaussian Blur to fuzz-out remaining letters
-Local Dodge/Burn to even out "eyes"
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 9/10 = 252KB

File: LensBat_IMG_3579-DPC9.jpg

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Place: 47 out of 52
Avg (all users): 4.6557
Avg (commenters): 6.2000
Avg (participants): 4.6857
Avg (non-participants): 4.6437
Views since voting: 485
Views during voting: 261
Votes: 122
Comments: 5
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/17/2012 11:13:58 PM
well as a image its interesting :O)
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12/16/2012 05:23:28 AM
...gas? ...energy? fruit?? Awe heck I give up. :P :P
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12/14/2012 02:47:47 PM
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12/14/2012 09:23:21 AM
Creepy! Love it. Great design and colors.
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12/14/2012 12:52:31 AM
Nice trippy edit
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