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Nature's Candle
Nature's Candle

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Challenge: Fine Arts: Exhibit III (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: 2013
Camera: Sony Alpha a77
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM for Sony/Minolta
Date: Jul 12, 2013
Aperture: F8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Jul 13, 2013

Post Processing with PSPX4
adjust highlights (-20%)
select "candle" opening / promote to layer
duplicate bg layer
desat yellow (-25%)
merge all
duplicate layer
clean up (via cloning + lighten/darken brush) around base of candle
merge all
duplicate layer
Nik CEP3 - Midnight filter
adjust layer opacity to 61%
merge all
duplicate layer
Nik CEP3 - Vignette using Darken/Lighten Center filter
merge all
duplicate layer
adjust layer opacity to 80%
merge all

Place: 22 out of 102
Avg (all users): 6.0708
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 5.9623
Avg (non-participants): 6.1667
Views since voting: 454
Views during voting: 207
Votes: 113
Comments: 4
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/22/2013 10:46:02 AM
That is brilliant! I can see it hanging in a museum for future generations to admire.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/21/2013 10:44:44 AM
Looks a little like a lighthouse..
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/20/2013 09:42:59 AM
I have tried many times to get this shot because I like the way the tightly furled leaf contrasts against the open leaves. I would be very happy with this shot if it was mine, so it's an instant fav for me. The green is strong without being overpowering, & the highlighted areas keep my eye moving. Nice DOF. The BG leaf in shadow makes a strong counterpoint to the candle leaf. Like a good song, to listen to over & over, I linger to move my eye around this. Good job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/17/2013 09:34:58 PM
Good find. Lovely color. voted earlier
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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