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Challenge: Numbers III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D3200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Date: Feb 10, 2015
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Feb 10, 2015

This is my backup shot. My initial ideas did not saw the light of day. One of them involved the number 5138008 :-) Maybe next time.

Having said that, i like this shot, but i don't have any high hopes, scorewise.

- Lit by a single flash, at 2 o'clock, bounced from the ceiling. An omnibounce type modifier provides some fill to the side and details around the buttons.
- Overexposed for high key.
- Played with the aperture from f/2 to f8, to get the optimal DoF. Compensated the exposure with ISO and flash power. The idea was to have only the numbers in focus. The 1 and the 2 are slightly off, but just slightly.
- Little bit of post processing. Noise removal, selective clarity, HSL tweaking...
- I tried to shoot it with a lit display but gave up on the idea. First, I wasn't sure how the orange colour will work with the rest. Second, getting the exposure on the back/side lit properly is tricky. ISO was raising to high and the shutter speed was dropping too low.

I should have re-shot it, to fix the (camera) right edge of the phone, but didn't have the time or the will. It's actually the edge of the battery cover.

Place: 44 out of 62
Avg (all users): 5.0978
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.0541
Avg (non-participants): 5.1273
Views since voting: 200
Views during voting: 155
Votes: 92
Comments: 2
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/14/2015 03:52:56 PM
Old school texting hell! :) Interesting shot.
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02/12/2015 12:45:24 PM
Feels subtle...and that's nice.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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