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Silken Intricacy
Silken Intricacy

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Challenge: Complexity (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G5
Location: My yard
Date: Sep 26, 2004
Aperture: F/3
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Nature, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2004

I was scared to death of this spider, but I had to find a web somewhat quickly, so I went ahead and forced myself to deal with it. I had the idea of photographing a web for this challenge as soon as I first saw it, and I haven't had a better idea since, so I went with it. I've been very busy, so this is a bit of a last minute entry. I am pretty sure people will complain about the blown out highlights and oversharpening, but I like this as it is.

Editing: Resized, cropped, USM, Neat Image, curves, conversion to b&w, hue/saturation, sharpening, adjustment layers. I had a hard time choosing between black and white and sepia.

Place: 46 out of 148
Avg (all users): 5.7098
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
Avg (participants): 5.4490
Avg (non-participants): 5.9789
Views since voting: 723
Views during voting: 313
Votes: 193
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/03/2004 07:29:11 PM
The highlighting of the spider is incredible.
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10/02/2004 09:45:55 PM
Excellent use of the OOF background shapes to frame and contrast the subject.
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10/02/2004 08:24:49 AM
A lucky capture with the spider on the web! The light in the upper-right corner of the photograph is a little bit distracting but not enough so to affect my overall impression of the photo. Beautiful shot.
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09/30/2004 01:28:07 PM
the BW shadows are more visually dramatic than the spider itself
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09/29/2004 08:26:20 PM
Super! This is great. Nice angle, and the background isn't too simple, like the other spider web shot I just voted on (it was pure black background).
The spider looks awesome!! 8
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09/29/2004 05:52:02 AM
Very nice, good framing, well thought with the background. A top 10 photo imo.
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09/29/2004 01:07:14 AM
This is insane, how the hell did you do that! You're like my hero- this is amazing- the focus is awesome and that spider is freaking me out- SO good! 10 10 10
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09/29/2004 01:06:08 AM
best spiderweb
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09/28/2004 06:27:52 PM
Nice capture. Good luck in the challenge I hope this will score well.
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