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Challenge: Tacks! (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Olympus D-490Z
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: Apr 15, 2005
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/8
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2005

Held some nylon webbing in front of a photo of a rock cliff which I took yesterday.

Handheld under incandescent light (and with monitor backlight).
-Exposure Compensation -1/2
-Crop and rotate
-RGB Curve
-Copied Red Channel to new Grayscale image
-Grayscale Curve
-USM at 16%/64 dia/TH=0
-USM at 88%/0.8 dia/TH=7
-Clone out tiny white spot which showed up with sharpening
-Add 1 pixel to Canvas on bottom, then 1-pixel black border
-Convert to RGB Mode
-Save as JPEG = 9/10

Place: 133 out of 137
Avg (all users): 4.0966
Avg (commenters): 5.1250
Avg (participants): 3.8250
Avg (non-participants): 4.2677
Views since voting: 756
Views during voting: 318
Votes: 207
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/19/2005 11:23:57 AM
dirty fingernails -2
jj, but it is rather blurry
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04/17/2005 02:52:12 PM
Interesting idea, and liked how you cropped it, but, it needs to be much sharper.
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04/16/2005 07:24:14 PM
Good work thinking outside the square! I'm guessing people will be marking you down because of their narrow minded views. The picture itself is a little out of focus, but I'm going to give you and the sailing photos a 10 to make up for the others! Read the forums if you get a chance.
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04/16/2005 12:16:52 PM
looks like a camera strap
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04/16/2005 09:59:34 AM
There are no tacks in this image. ;) Interesting comment, out of the box. 7 for originality. Image is a little to tight for me.
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04/16/2005 08:42:15 AM
I think it would have worked better if the reins were the focal point.
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04/16/2005 04:48:17 AM
I like the compositon of the photo. Although some of the blurrines helps the photo, I wish more of it were in focus. Had I not read the thread on tacks yesterday, I'd probably not realize that the reins that control a horse - to which this camera strap alludes - are referred to as tack. And I think collectively all the reins in the world are referred to as 'tack' not 'tacks.' But I'm inclined to give as many points for thinking outside the box and presenting an offbeat image as I'd be to deduct for not meeting the challenge.
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04/16/2005 02:29:57 AM
Reins is good idea, but they should be the forcus....
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