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Challenge: Calendar (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Stairwell
Date: Nov 7, 2004
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 15
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Nov 7, 2004

So, as a response to some of the comments, I thought I woud add some comments on how I cames p with the final shot here.
Basically, I shot it with the kit 18mm-55mm lens.
The DOF is natural not manufactured in PS. No extra sharpening beyond a bit if USM. Some curves to get the BG all white & added diffuse glow, mainly bc I wanted the centre of the flower (what's it called? Alluding me right now)to stand out. After the DG, I used a ector mask & paint brush to reveal the natural colours of the centre. Of course I cropped & then resized, with a final 150kb save for web.
Thant's all folks!
Big ups to those that liked it enough to choose this shot as a fave. Thanks!

Place: 99 out of 190
Avg (all users): 5.3970
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1698
Avg (non-participants): 5.6559
Views since voting: 732
Views during voting: 273
Votes: 199
Comments: 8
Favorites: 2 (view)

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11/15/2004 08:11:29 PM
That score is a shame. It should have done a lot better. Congrats on an amazing image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/14/2004 02:00:47 AM
is it selective blur ? doesn't look natural to me
11/13/2004 06:13:02 PM
This seems to be over sharpened. I think a dark background would help.
11/12/2004 07:53:14 PM
I am really torn on this shot. The huge difference in focus is unsettling to me one moment, and a bit intriguing the next. I am quite familair with shallow DOF for this type of shot, but in this case it just really jumps out with no gradual inbetween.
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11/12/2004 07:04:10 PM
I LOVE shallow DOF when used for a reason and I love it in this shot. Beautiful composition, wonderful colours. One of my favourite entries! 9
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11/09/2004 07:45:52 PM
Great colors and good use of shallow DOF.
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11/09/2004 04:41:08 AM
Normally a big fan of extremely short DOF I think this is a bit too short, but it´s a strong image and good colours, would be surprised to see it anywhere but in the top 90%.
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11/09/2004 03:44:23 AM
interesting image, the focus make the flower look almost detached with the center representing a bunch of flowers, very compelling pic - you should it into dpcprints - well done!
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