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Challenge: Black and White in Color (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 LD for Pentax
Location: Home Office
Date: Jul 19, 2006
Aperture: f13
ISO: 200
Shutter: 180th
Galleries: Still Life, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 19, 2006

Two black & white dice shot on a mirror with a background of black paper. Unfortunately, the only mirror I had access to was thick, hence the double reflection.

Adjusted contrast and white balance in RSE.
Further refined contrast in PS Elements, NI, resized, unsharp mask, added 1 px white border.

Place: 21 out of 263
Avg (all users): 6.1818
Avg (commenters): 6.2222
Avg (participants): 5.8214
Avg (non-participants): 6.3609
Views since voting: 974
Views during voting: 383
Votes: 253
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/01/2006 09:27:56 PM
The double reflection bothers me, otherwise good.
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08/01/2006 10:28:56 AM
Using a mirror silvered on top instead of under the glass would remove the double reflection. But nice shot.
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08/01/2006 05:54:19 AM
I think the double reflection is kind of distracting. Otherwise very well done.
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07/31/2006 11:41:13 PM
Good sharp image. Love the double reflection.
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07/29/2006 10:23:08 PM
I like the design of the picture, but the double image of the reflection detracts from the impact of teh picture a bit.
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07/29/2006 01:22:41 PM
A different mirror might of improved this photo. I'm thinking a primary reflective source would have avoided a double image of the lower dice.
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07/28/2006 03:25:51 PM
This is nice. Kicking myself for not thinking of it! ;) Had thought about using dominos...oh well, next time. He-he. You did a good job of controlling your B/W points and color temp. The only thing I don't like is the inside white border cutting thru the reflection of the right dice.
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07/27/2006 03:14:31 PM
8- just a great shot overall
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07/26/2006 12:07:52 PM
Just saw all the sevens. Is there a symbolism to that? Anyway, very nice image. I wonder how many others will add together the dots to get all those sevens. Of course, I need to try this using other numbers. Very creative.
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07/26/2006 03:06:39 AM
Excellent composition and lighting. Way to go NOT deleting the double reflection and getting yourself DQd. :)
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07/26/2006 12:45:15 AM
personally, the double reflection retracts much from the shot for me. it's a bit too distracting. otherwise, however, this is great
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07/26/2006 12:27:24 AM
the triple reflections mess with my eyes - good idea but wrong type mirror to be using
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