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Challenge: Bokeh VIII (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D80
Location: Spring, TX (living room)
Date: Aug 7, 2013
Aperture: 4.2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 0.8
Date Uploaded: Aug 9, 2013

Background:
Leather scrap hanging from door. Christmas lights hanging from door as well.

Object:
Brass container set about 1 - 1.5 meters from the background to get proper focus. I set the camera to manual. Set the aperture to the maximum available to get the blurred background.

Camera setup about 1 meter in front of the cup.

Post Processing:
Minimum adjustments to exposure and color in RAW.

The background was left alone for the most part (I spot healed a few spots on the upper orange circle), and all of the editing was done on the cup.

In PS CS3 I used an adjustment layer and selected the cup using the polygonal tool. I filled the layer with "black" and then used the paintbrush tool to paint the cup "white". This brought the brightness of the cup up.

I then used unsharp mask on the cup only with a high radius and lower intensity. This brought out the engravings on the cup.


Statistics
Place: 26 out of 88
Avg (all users): 6.0115
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 5.7073
Avg (non-participants): 6.2826
Views since voting: 400
Views during voting: 243
Votes: 87
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/18/2013 08:29:39 PM
Looks so magical
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08/18/2013 09:01:12 AM
great concept and imagination. the only thing you cant wish for is more wishes...
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08/15/2013 08:02:02 PM
I love the way the bokeh appears to effervesce out of the vessel - a touch of magic in keeping with your title.
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08/12/2013 07:27:07 PM
Beautiful use of bokeh as a part of the subject. Where foregrounds and backgrounds meet to make something new is something only camera's can hold for a viewer to see. Beautifully done.
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08/12/2013 03:07:09 PM
Did you let the genie out??? No!! But the result is to be called a success :)
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08/12/2013 09:13:42 AM
Very creative image and very well done.
Good job on this.
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08/12/2013 05:17:28 AM
Rising from the cup. Neat idea.
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08/12/2013 01:11:25 AM
The bokeh is great. I find the foreground a bit too yellow
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