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Backlit Basil
Backlit Basil

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Challenge: B Is For _______ (Advanced Editing VII)
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: Mar 2, 2013
Aperture: 3.19
ISO: 80
Shutter: 15 seconds
Date Uploaded: Mar 2, 2013

Pointed the camera straight up at a CFL bulb and covered the lens with dried basil leaf.

-Tripod, timer, manual mode
-FL 36mm (35m EQ) in SuperMacro mode
-Custom White Balance
-RGB Curve through graduated mask
-RGB and Blue/Yellow Curves
-USM at 88%/0.8 dia/TH = 5 (applied twice)
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 7/10 = 260KB

File: Basil_IMG_4564-DPC7

Place: 152 out of 161
Avg (all users): 4.1897
Avg (commenters): 4.0000
Avg (participants): 4.0476
Avg (non-participants): 4.3585
Views since voting: 297
Views during voting: 204
Votes: 116
Comments: 2
Favorites: 0

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10/08/2013 04:09:48 PM
Looks like some of that good California basil. ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/10/2013 08:15:13 PM
I like your idea to take something unusual and light it up; however, the light spots are too hot and are a bit distracting. I do like the that it is abstract!
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