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Challenge: Best Friends (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: KC
Date: Mar 15, 2005
Galleries: Family, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 15, 2005

After realizing this was a basic editing challenge, I almost did not submit this. But then I realize I only adjusted saturation/shadows. No spot editing or dodge/burning.

Raw
Shadows
Sat/Hue
No crop, original size

Edit:
Here is the colored version of the shot: www.dpchallenge.com/image.php?IMAGE_ID=159060

Statistics
Place: 59 out of 242
Avg (all users): 5.6025
Avg (commenters): 7.0769
Avg (participants): 5.0116
Avg (non-participants): 5.8178
Views since voting: 952
Views during voting: 464
Votes: 322
Comments: 16
Favorites: 3 (view)


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03/23/2005 05:51:31 PM
This is a great photo! I thought it belonged in the top 10, myself. Wonderful imagery.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/22/2005 12:07:43 AM
Beautiful..love the coloring! Going into my favourites! 10!!!
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03/21/2005 11:42:59 PM
Unique subject idea. Works well for this shot.
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03/21/2005 02:09:07 PM
I sure hope you will share your technique. Interesting shot.
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03/21/2005 07:26:40 AM
great colors and message
best i´ve seen yet
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03/17/2005 10:17:49 PM
So beatiful! I love the soft amber in this shot and the composition is something any bride would kill for. Nice job.
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03/17/2005 09:59:35 PM
NIce I Really like the colors of this photo, and the message it sends!
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03/17/2005 01:50:10 PM
The selective desaturation doesn't seem right here. I'd have preferred to see only the hands in COLOUR.
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03/17/2005 07:28:57 AM
good picture with the color.
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03/16/2005 10:17:38 PM
Obviously much more than a simple snap. Your composition shows a lot of thought and careful setup. The black background is beautiful (I'm a big fan of flat black backs) and the centrality of the subject is very appropriate. What about the desat?? I'm not convinced that it was the best decision. You were apparently seeking to draw attention to the rings, which you do, but the blandness of the flesh gives the image a cold feeling that the light tones of the flowers can't quite overcome. I guess I'd have liked to see the natural warm flesh-tones, maybe a brilliant flare from the rings (tough to accomplish!), and the flowers de-saturated instead?? I'm not sure. While I like this picture a lot, it doesn't have the much-sought-after DPC "wow-factor" so it won't score highly with a broad spectrum of voters, but it certainly is above the average. I haven't looked at all, or even most, of the entries in this challenge yet, so I can't say how it will do overall, but it's clearly a very good shot and will likely finish well into the top half of the field. I'd score it a six, maybe bump to seven after reviewing the whole field.
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03/16/2005 05:02:10 PM
The desaturation gives it a little bit of a creepy feel to me... I think I would have much preferred the natural colors here.
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03/16/2005 10:23:54 AM
This is a very nice picture. I love the way you added color only to certain parts, it points out the importance. Nice shot.
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03/16/2005 10:14:08 AM
how did you do this with basic editing?
03/16/2005 10:03:41 AM
Aww That is sooo sweet! I love the way you used color accent with this image. You accented just the right things in the image. A very good idea for friendship.
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03/16/2005 01:09:09 AM
I think the desat takes away from this shot. My first impression is an almost dead feeling. It is a very good idea for the challenge though.
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03/16/2005 12:30:00 AM
Wonderful lighitng, I like the sc too! 8
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