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Steel Peony
Steel Peony

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Challenge: Night Shot III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Yard
Date: May 8, 2006
Aperture: f/32
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/500s
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: May 9, 2006

105 macro, SB-800 bounced at a 24" reflector from about 2' away (left I think, can't remember). Used sugar water (strawberry Cool-aid actually) sprayed from a bottle.

Crop to 8x10, Levels layer-white/black point picker, Hue/sat layer - desat, levels - minor adjustments, save PSD. Save .jpg, Neat image, back to PS, adjust shadows/highlights - +33 lighten shadows, +25 or so midtone contrast, resize, sharpen 190,.2,0

ExposureTime : 1/500Sec
FNumber : F32.0
ExposureProgram : Manual
ExifVersion : 0221
DateTimeOriginal : 2006:05:08 22:29:59
DateTimeDigitized : 2006:05:08 22:29:59
CompressedBitsPerPixel : 4/1 (bit/pixel)
ExposureBiasValue : EV-2.3
MaxApertureValue : F2.8
MeteringMode : Division
LightSource : Flash
Flash : Fired(Auto/return light not detected)
FocalLength : 105.00(mm)
UserComment :
ExifImageWidth : 3008
ExifImageHeight : 2000
ExposureMode : Manual
WhiteBalance : Manual
DigitalZoomRatio : 1/1
FocalLength(35mm) : 157(mm)
SceneCaptureType : Standard
GainControl : None
Contrast : Normal
Saturation : Low
Sharpness : Normal
SubjectDistanceRange : Unknown

Place: 57 out of 287
Avg (all users): 6.0538
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.4205
Avg (non-participants): 6.3455
Views since voting: 1151
Views during voting: 459
Votes: 279
Comments: 17
Favorites: 3 (view)

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05/20/2006 12:10:11 PM
this is a stunning image. just lovely. tones, focus, exposure, composition - all spot on. if you ever have this as a print, i'm there, man!
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05/20/2006 12:01:00 PM
You were probably killed on the subject for the challenge, but had I voted in this challenge, I would have given it an 8. Awesome photo with beautiful clarity, and a great distribution of the drops. Really cool examples of different texture as well.
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05/18/2006 11:49:53 PM
I gave this a 10 and didn't comment? What is wrong with me.

I find the contrast, the focus, the whole thing simply glorious. Can't believe it scored so low. You were robbed.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/16/2006 08:29:51 PM
Not sure how this conveys night but it's a wonderful capture regardless.
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05/16/2006 01:15:57 PM
I am glad that I opened this thumbnail -- I really liked the light here and the details! Well done!
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05/16/2006 10:35:03 AM
Brilliant!! Best shot I've rated so far - so interesting and amazing tones in it! This definately gets a 10.
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05/14/2006 05:55:40 PM
Great Shot, great exposure, great composition....
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05/14/2006 07:40:27 AM
very nice and clear
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05/12/2006 12:40:20 PM
Cool, abstract look to this. Very crisp focus. I like it.
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05/12/2006 12:23:40 PM
Nice tone. This works very well in black and white.
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05/12/2006 12:08:53 AM
Another one of those shots that grows on me each time I return. The water droplets create a lovely texture.
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05/11/2006 11:26:02 AM
To me DNMC. It seem to be a Still Life in low light not a night shot, that is ideally places or people in obvious night situation.
05/11/2006 10:57:17 AM
The amount of detail and sharpness is awesome! Very well done technically speaking.
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05/10/2006 05:20:15 PM
Beautifull Exposure
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05/10/2006 06:41:05 AM
love the droplets and the sharpness
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05/10/2006 01:07:18 AM
Wonderful photograph! Well deserved 8
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05/10/2006 12:24:01 AM
It is worth entering still life.
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