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¿  Far Side of the Moon  ?
¿ Far Side of the Moon ?

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Challenge: Textures IV (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: Challenge Submissions
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Kirkland, Washington USA
Date: Apr 4, 2006
Aperture: F/13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1.3 Seconds
Galleries: Still Life, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Apr 4, 2006

Photographer’s Notes
On one of our many trips, we bought a small (6 inch diameter) vase/urn/art object. I liked it because of its shape and "texture." I have wanted to photograph it for some time but never overcame my inertia to do it; until now.

In one of the takes, I saw a similarity to another challenge entry of mine featuring the moon. It seemed to me the texture was similar to the lunar surface. And perhaps humorously, maybe this was what we’d see on the far side of the moon. This led me to my title.

I think the two side lights did a nice job bringing out the texture. I hope you enjoy it as a hopefully unique entry in the challenge.

Post Processing
Convert from Raw
Levels (Flatten Background)
Clone Out a Distraction
Curves (Correct Color)
Reduce Noise
Shadow/Highlight (Bring Out Dark Details)
Save for Web

Camera Data
Nikon D200
2006/04/03 23:37:00.2
RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: VR 24-120mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 65mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Spot
1/1.3 sec - F/13
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode III (Adobe RGB)
Tone Comp.: Normal
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high
Image Comment:
Long Exposure NR: Off
High ISO NR: Off

Place: 30 out of 311
Avg (all users): 6.3077
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 6.0753
Avg (non-participants): 6.7400
Views since voting: 1311
Views during voting: 196
Votes: 143
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/10/2006 12:37:45 AM
LOL, the title and the photo made me chuckle (yeah what if the moon is just a jug?!)
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04/09/2006 07:57:32 AM
Good textures...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/08/2006 01:20:54 AM
Great shot, nice light.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/07/2006 06:19:26 PM
wonderful composition and subject with fantastic use of lighting!
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04/07/2006 02:47:04 PM
Here's an "8" for you - your urned it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/07/2006 08:24:21 AM
Beautiful! No other comments needed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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