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The Ascension of Nefertiti
The Ascension of Nefertiti

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Challenge: Breaking New Ground (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon Digital IXUS v3
Location: Gloucestershire, UK
Date: Jan 12, 2005
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Abstract, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jan 12, 2005

I took 86 images, this was the 27th
I used the PC screen to display the background, then placed a tower shaped salt cellar directly in front of screen

The Tower was illuminated with two small flashlights to focus light without affecting background.
Reflection of one of the flashlights caused a cog like image top left of tower, this was accidental, but I liked the effect, so chose this image.

Rotated image to bring Tower vertical.
Then I used Selective Colour to adjust background , Colour Balance to bring a more golden feel to the Tower, then hit Auto Colour and liked the outcome.
Followed by some USM, Crop, and reduced to 640dpi then save for web

I wish I could reduce the hot spot on the leading point on top of the tower.

I tried putting a fairy light inside the tower to shine out the holes at the top, but this did not look as good.

Hope you like the outcome.
No fancy lenses or filters; no clever Photoshoping; just a very simple camera.

Place: 43 out of 191
Avg (all users): 5.6760
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.4375
Avg (non-participants): 5.7634
Views since voting: 1182
Views during voting: 520
Votes: 358
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2005 06:16:05 PM
Very cool!
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01/24/2005 05:04:00 PM
How did you get the background to look like that?
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01/24/2005 08:46:26 AM
When I consider breaking new ground, this pic does it for me.. I looked again and again, admiring your ability to create. 10
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01/20/2005 03:59:43 AM
this meets the challenge! At last! Nice colors too!
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01/19/2005 12:10:20 PM
The background is very cool, the color and texture is well represented but the overall composition isn't all that interesting. 5
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01/19/2005 02:04:10 AM
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