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For whom the bell(s) toll
For whom the bell(s) toll

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Challenge: Classy Holiday Decorations (Advanced Editing III)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM
Location: Living room
Date: Dec 19, 2004
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 1/5 sec.
Galleries: Interior
Date Uploaded: Dec 19, 2004

Small brass ornament on my tree.

Tripod, ISO3200, Mirror Lockup, (1) 60w bulb reflecting on wall across the room. At 42mm

Post Work: (digital image pro 10)
Small amount of Noise Reduction.
Applied Gaussian Blur for softness.
Cloned out one distracting needle.
Crop and Resize.

Place: 5 out of 137
Avg (all users): 6.3248
Avg (commenters): 8.6154
Avg (participants): 6.1029
Avg (non-participants): 6.4944
Views since voting: 1992
Views during voting: 255
Votes: 157
Comments: 16
Favorites: 3 (view)

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12/27/2004 09:50:56 PM
Thanx guys...I had a lot of fun with this one. I was just hoping to make it to the top 20 one day but 5th is a real treat.
12/27/2004 11:15:52 AM
Magical soft focus. Congratulations on your 5th placing.
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12/27/2004 01:16:33 AM
Congrats on your 5th place and fantastic photo!!!!!!!! This is just gorgeous.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/26/2004 05:45:09 PM
There is a softness here that is kind of nice. The colors work very well together in a way that says class. I don't care for borders though. 9
returning for last viewing, bumping to 10
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12/26/2004 01:04:29 AM
Effective use of soft focus. Well done. 8
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12/24/2004 05:26:09 PM
Beautiful and sure is classy/
It is hard to say if the focus is soft or the bells are too sharp that it's just reflection. In any case, it is very warm and merry.
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12/24/2004 02:17:41 PM
This looks like a Xmas card I would want to receive. Bravo.
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12/24/2004 01:44:46 AM
Love the soft focus. Exposure is excellent and I think the saturation and color balance is perfect. A very tasteful and aesthetic presentation.

I feel it was a shame that you added this border. IMO, it does nothing for this image, and is quite a distraction. Ultimately, this is not a major issue and does not warrant a major deduction in your score.
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12/23/2004 01:37:51 PM
one of my favorite poems ever, and one of my favorite shots in the challenge!! LOVE the border, love the soft focus effect, love the lighting.. plus this reminds me of my shot, which definitely helps ;) 10!
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12/22/2004 07:05:53 PM
I could definitely see this on a Christmas card 10
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12/22/2004 08:31:57 AM
Beautiful arrangement and a very tasteful border. My favourite of the challenge so far. 10
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12/21/2004 12:18:55 AM
One of the classiest in the challenge. The bow is a little busy, but an overall very nice shot. 9.
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12/20/2004 05:13:20 PM
nice soft-glowing photo, but the title?! in my mind it referes to a funeral service...
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12/20/2004 04:11:20 PM
Very pretty!
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12/20/2004 04:06:16 PM
What a warm wonderful photograph. Congratulations on [imo] a excellent photograph. Excellent 10!
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12/20/2004 03:58:17 PM
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