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Shades of Blue
Shades of Blue

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Challenge: Blue II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ4
Location: My room
Date: Jan 28, 2006
Aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/5
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jan 30, 2006

I know this has been done many a time, but I really liked the idea so I thought I'd give it a try myself. Used my laptop's monitor and Powerpoint to create the background colors. Then borrowed two glasses from my roommate, filled them with water and put them in front of the monitor on top of a dark blue cloth. Post processing wasn't very intensive at all, just some levels and curves followed by USM. Any comments and suggestions would be more than welcome.

Place: 55 out of 446
Avg (all users): 5.8033
Avg (commenters): 5.6364
Avg (participants): 5.9138
Avg (non-participants): 5.7031
Views since voting: 1264
Views during voting: 353
Votes: 244
Comments: 12
Favorites: 2 (view)

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05/10/2006 06:46:45 PM
There are a couple of things that would have helped this image. First it would be nice if the blue extended all the way to the bottom of the frame. The glasses could stand to be in sharper focus. And finally, I think the shades of blue are a little to close to one another. It would have made the image much more contrasty with a slightly wider range of the three shades. All that being said, you still did fairly well in the challenge and with a little tweaking this could go from a good image to a great one.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/06/2006 11:17:48 PM
Been done a million times - I also would have removed the labels from the glasses...
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02/06/2006 06:50:52 AM
Nice execution. After seeing this style of image here Iíve always wanted to give it a try.
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02/05/2006 08:45:17 PM
not sure about the logos on the glasses...but great shot...hope this does well for you
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02/03/2006 06:43:32 PM
Too cool. Nice shot. 8
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02/02/2006 07:45:25 PM
isn't this geting a bit tierd?
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02/02/2006 01:34:39 PM
Were you planning on bringing the glasses back? I'm not sure what the stickers are adding. I'd also prefer there were some true whites in the picture somewhere rather than an entirely blue cast. Nicely aligned though.
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02/01/2006 12:07:20 PM
The original has straight lines. The lighning look nice, though.
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02/01/2006 11:08:26 AM
A cliche, but nicely done. I whis you peeled off those stickers from the glasses.
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02/01/2006 09:26:17 AM
Very nice but I am wondering why you didn't take the stickers off the glasses....very distracting and really takes away from the simplicity and cleanness of the shot.
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02/01/2006 03:53:12 AM
Classic style of image, very nicely executed. Not sure if I'd prefer it with the stickers removed from the glasses.
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02/01/2006 03:04:43 AM
logos and unstraight horizon line are distracting in an otherwise very good shot
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