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Challenge: Single Light Source II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Location: My Home In Mullingar
Date: May 28, 2006
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/55
Galleries: Macro, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2006

I placed a leaf directly onto the bare bulb of a desk lamp. I love the detail brought out by the light and also the transparency in some places. Another leaf I know, but remember it's MY first leaf and I think it's beautiful :-)

I hope to improve on my score in my first challenge.

Nik Sepia Filter
Lowered Saturation
Cloned out a few spots on leaf
A little Dodge and Burn
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Place: 55 out of 238
Avg (all users): 6.0643
Avg (commenters): 7.7273
Avg (participants): 5.7407
Avg (non-participants): 6.2202
Views since voting: 732
Views during voting: 333
Votes: 249
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/25/2006 02:58:28 PM
Wow I love this one, and am I the only one who loves the white background? With no background it will; be just one of the many leafstructures pics, the white background adds a bit extra! Faved it!
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06/09/2006 01:09:26 PM
* Greetings from the Critique Club *

First up, well done on your 2nd entry in DPC challenges. This is a simple photo showing great detail in the leaf. Looking at your comments you also made the most of a simple lighting setup.

I agree with some of the comments you received about filling the frame with your subject rather than having the white background in the top corner, but by doing that you may run the risk of people looking at it as too much of an abstract of some sort.

The lovely warm tones of the sepia filter are apparent here and works really well with the leaf. Your focus seems to be pretty close to spot on except slightly around the edge of the leaf at the top.

Well done on this entry and it scored very well. Best of luck with your future challenges.

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06/07/2006 04:45:21 AM
Thank you everyone for your comments, especially General. Appreciated!
I was hoping for a top fifty finish, but never mind. I did better than my first challenge, so that's the main thing :-)
06/07/2006 03:31:36 AM
56 Rank is not what i thought you will be placed at, I expected it to be ranked higher
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/03/2006 02:06:28 PM
Love the warm brown tones and intense textures brought out. Tack sharp focus!
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06/03/2006 11:51:11 AM
Wonderful detail that you have captured. A really interesting photograph.
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06/02/2006 05:43:45 PM
What do i say? i am speech less, 10
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06/02/2006 09:24:51 AM
Really good craft work of such a simple item.
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05/31/2006 08:05:45 PM
Good shot but I would have filled the frame with the leaf eliminating the stark white background.
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05/31/2006 07:35:26 PM
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05/31/2006 07:13:54 PM
Lovely hue and texture.
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05/31/2006 02:27:20 PM
Beautiful details and textures in the leaf. I think I like it better with no background.....just filling the frame with the leaf.
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05/31/2006 12:32:18 PM
Nice colors and brightness :o)
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05/31/2006 02:28:43 AM
I love the leathery appearance. Looks rather like a dinosaur wing.
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05/31/2006 12:54:16 AM
There are four leaf entries in this challenge.
This is my pick off the lot. I hope this does better than the others.
Nice title too. Good luck.
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