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Dad's Agfa
Dad's Agfa

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Challenge: Square Crop (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: My Basement
Date: Mar 3, 2006
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/3.3
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Mar 2, 2006

The camera is my dad's old Agfa. He bought it at a flea market when I was a kid, and fixed it up. He used it for years. When he died 27 years ago, I inherited it. I haven't used it for probably the last 25 years.

Shot in my basement with two worklights at 1000w each through umbrellas, and -0.7EV on the camera. Cut circle out of black matboard to get black around the lens.

In Photoshop:

-cropped to square
-selected the rings around the lens and inversed the selection
-used levels adjustment to change the black point
-cloned and burned to clean up still light areas of the black background
-inversed selection again
-dodged & burned around the rings
-resized to 640x640
-USM 85/1/4
-healing tool to clean up some dust spots on lens

Place: 158 out of 369
Avg (all users): 5.5625
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 5.5303
Avg (non-participants): 5.6184
Views since voting: 690
Views during voting: 309
Votes: 208
Comments: 6
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/11/2006 02:53:57 PM
I like how beat up the lens is- good character. Like the lighting as well.
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03/09/2006 11:03:23 AM
I like the circle-in-a-square idea, and here it works perfectly. I love the aged metal. Hope this does well.
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03/08/2006 10:51:42 PM
lovely. clean and simple. and i like that you've resisted cleaning up the lens mount.
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03/07/2006 06:24:22 PM
Sharp and great detail here.....
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03/07/2006 02:03:24 PM
it needs a key light in the center of the lense
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03/07/2006 03:42:04 AM
That's quite an old lens, Rikki. ;-) Is it in working condition or just a museum piece.
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