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Challenge: Beginnings (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Pentax K-3
Lens: Pentax SMC DA 35mm f2.4 AL
Date: Jan 5, 2014
Aperture: 14.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/180
Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2014

"The Egg is Life"

This is a glass egg my wife got me for Christmas... It's just plain green glass. I used it to test the lighting for my Transitions III shot with the ice cubes and saw potential in it for something.

And this is it.

The inside originally reflected the blue backdrop. It's sitting on non-glare glass with black foam board beneath. The separation inside is the defraction of the blue backdrop in the glass. I did an orange overlay and selectively replaced the color with a layer mask. Then added a second yellow overlay too. Both are set to overlay mode actually. Before that I'd converted to black & white and masked so only the inside of the egg went grey (in the reflection too) so I wouldn't be putting the orange and yellow overtop the blue and blending colors.

I like the result. Hopefully the voters will too!

Place: 35 out of 84
Avg (all users): 5.5682
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 5.5152
Avg (non-participants): 5.6000
Views since voting: 266
Views during voting: 180
Votes: 88
Comments: 2
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/13/2014 06:13:15 PM
Interesting and beautiful. The texture is a little distracting to me though.
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01/13/2014 11:19:12 AM
what a pity that the reflection is cut off
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