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Challenge: Purple II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Location: Rexburg, ID
Date: Sep 22, 2006
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/2 sec.
Galleries: Textures
Date Uploaded: Sep 22, 2006

What I did for this photo was take a paper towel, then soak it in water and purple food coloring. The photo is of a corner of the towel floating in a pool of the food coloring. I used a simple halogen light.

As for post-processing, I used hue, saturation, temperature, sharpen, gaussian blur, and noise reduction.

Place: 201 out of 290
Avg (all users): 4.6284
Avg (commenters): 4.1667
Avg (participants): 4.2474
Avg (non-participants): 4.8537
Views since voting: 550
Views during voting: 337
Votes: 261
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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10/09/2006 07:36:38 AM
The problem with abstract at DPC is that it doesn't please everyone and it usually gets voted down when "we" don't get it.

but... "Hello... This is an abstract!"

I feel that.. don't let the score bother you.. I felt that it should have been at least a 5.. so.. hang in there.

Technically, there could be a few improvements.
1) the lighting to show less of the whites
2) too much spaces work against abstracts. Zoom in and give it a really nice tight crop..

Hope this helps..
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10/06/2006 04:49:43 PM
The technicals: I think a big part of your issue is actually the halogen lamp. They give off such a shifted color that sometimes it's hard to work with, especially when you are going for purple (cool) rather than yellow (warm). What happens in PP is you get pixelation and saturation problems in the highlights like you see here. There are also noise issues, which seem to be a no-no on DPC.

The feel: nicely abstract. I may have included more of the paper towel and less negative space along the bottom.

The game: abstracts always have a tough time outside abstract challenges here on DPC.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/29/2006 04:28:28 PM
Meets the challenge. A hard image for me to look at though. Bit too abstract for me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2006 10:28:17 AM
Interesting. Not sure what it is, but interesting. I think there is too much negative space to be effective...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2006 06:13:10 AM
Boa foto. a parte do liquido está com algum ruido e é pena o canto superior esquerdo aparecer desfocado, dado que é para onde o olhar é atraido. 5 p
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/28/2006 09:56:56 PM
Interesting concept. I would attempt increasing DoF and sharpening to make the detail stands up.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/28/2006 09:43:50 PM
i can't figure out what this is...
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09/27/2006 12:14:20 PM

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