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With These Hands

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Challenge: Seed (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenge Outcasts
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Location: Our garden at L.P.H.P. Caloundra Qld. Australia.
Date: Sep 17, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Emotive, Textures
Date Uploaded: Sep 17, 2006

OK, this is it, and I am just so very proud of this image. Yes, it is similar to other images that have been in various challenges, but I have always admired them so much, and had to enter this one of my husbands hands, as I just love it.
This image is just how I have seen my hard working husband in the garden so many times, during our married life.
He is my strengh, my energy, and my soul mate.

This is a collection of various types of vegetable seeds, beans, peas, and corn, in my husbands hard working hands.

I firstly used shadow and highlights, sharpened, and then selective color, color balance, noise, little bit of spot cloning, and brighten contrast.

I am playing around with new processing, and nearly there, with this one but uploaded this, at the last minute, so should have done better.
Never mind, as I love it, as they are my husbands hands.....

Place: 53 out of 163
Avg (all users): 5.6871
Avg (commenters): 7.6154
Avg (participants): 5.5246
Avg (non-participants): 5.8023
Views since voting: 831
Views during voting: 263
Votes: 147
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/25/2006 05:32:22 PM
what a great photo...love all the colors!!!
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09/25/2006 07:16:23 AM
I thought this would be near the top. Very powerful image you should be proud of.
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09/25/2006 05:39:46 AM
Ahaaa! So this one was yours! I bet this will remain one of your favorites eh Shez? A very special and heartwarming shot.
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09/25/2006 01:25:21 AM
Came in very strongly, well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/24/2006 01:23:25 PM
This is a great idea, great pair of interesting hands, and the hand position you chose is very good. I think saturating the seeds resulted in lovely colored seeds but unfortunately it also resulted in a couple of unattractive artifacts such as an oddly colored shirt and skin. Advanced editing rules would have served you well here eh?
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09/24/2006 06:03:00 AM
Very good image, but I am a bit thrown by the artefact-looking skin: is this some kind of weird filter and was applied on purpose or a consequence of inferior quality on shooting stage?
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09/23/2006 06:08:19 AM
Wow, colorfully beautiful !
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09/22/2006 03:02:42 PM
This picture reminds me of my family and the love of gardening.What a beautiful shot!!!!
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09/21/2006 04:25:04 PM
Wowsers!! great!
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09/20/2006 03:23:04 PM
wow. this is a very powerful photograph
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09/19/2006 10:49:07 PM
Those look like beans you cook with. xD LMAO.
Anywayyysss. Great picture. I enjoyed the photoshoping. ; D
Good Luck
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09/19/2006 02:54:17 PM
The hands look very over processed to me.
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09/18/2006 10:11:29 PM
Down to earth I love it. Good luck
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09/18/2006 10:31:33 AM
great color
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09/18/2006 02:15:24 AM
High impact image for this challenge,the hands say it all, the seeds appear a little overdone here...8
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09/18/2006 12:52:09 AM
was waiting to see a shot like this, and you are the first one (127 images in)...I like this, great colour and detail, but the neat image (?) makes the detail look plasticky...8
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09/18/2006 12:12:11 AM
I like the variety of beans and peas, but something bothers me about the focus of the hands. My eye keeps trying to make it clearer.
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09/18/2006 12:11:49 AM
the processing looks a bit overdone to me
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