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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
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Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon
Location: London, UK
Date: Nov 11, 2005
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60th sec
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2005

Originally shot for my PaD (one of a month's worth of macro shots), this one seemed to be the obvious choice for this challenge - however, whether it has mass appeal is a totally different matter... Needless to say I love it, especially the very shallow DoF, and the tones took me forever to get just how I wanted them. Oh, and just so you know, this is the corner of a small pile of Post-It notes!

The editing steps were: crop, sharpen, auto contrast (twice), virtual photographer 'character' filter, nik Efex lighten/darken centre/edges (circular/100%/25%/50%) filter (twice).

Statistics
Place: 252 out of 519
Avg (all users): 5.5423
Avg (commenters): 6.4286
Avg (participants): 5.4178
Avg (non-participants): 5.9155
Views since voting: 1355
Views during voting: 434
Votes: 284
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/16/2006 08:28:01 AM
very nice shot
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2005 11:10:28 PM
Now that is creative....excellent.
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12/07/2005 09:09:22 PM
Unique shot. That's some extreme shallow DOF, really makes the shot.
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12/06/2005 11:34:30 AM
Interesting idea. I think having the corner off-center and maybe a little more at an agle would have added interest.
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12/06/2005 09:26:49 AM
Not too fond of how the focus seems to be right in the middle of the shot. Such a narrow band in focus... did you blur the rest? I like the color and overall effect, but think a less centered shot with more in focus might appeal to me more.
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12/05/2005 09:19:29 AM
good angle, but i want to see more depth of field
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12/03/2005 12:49:35 PM
interesting... 6
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12/03/2005 05:48:58 AM
superb
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12/03/2005 03:53:05 AM
This really appeals to me but I'm not sure why! I gave you an 8.
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12/02/2005 04:24:33 PM
A different perspective. Good luck.
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12/02/2005 11:12:42 AM
IMHO needs a tad more DOF. Good tonal range and interesting subject matter.
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12/01/2005 08:32:49 PM
great DOF! nice work..
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12/01/2005 08:04:28 PM
Cool shot.
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12/01/2005 12:31:59 PM
Composition: 5
Technical: 3
Appeal: 3
Challenge: 9
Overall Calculated Average Score: 5, Interesting study in DOF, but it just don't get my juices flowing. Might do better in a specific challenge though.
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12/01/2005 12:01:14 PM
Oooh, way way macro with very shallow DOF. I do like that aspect of it, plus the toning and the abstract feel of the image. Composition doesn't particularly grab me and there's no real focal point for me.
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12/01/2005 11:45:12 AM
What a great idea. I love this. And B&W made it perfect.
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12/01/2005 02:08:04 AM
Great demo of DOF!
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