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Simply Bokeh
Simply Bokeh

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Challenge: Bokeh III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Pentax FA 135mm F2.8 IF AF
Location: My study
Date: Oct 21, 2006
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/45
Galleries: Abstract, Studio
Date Uploaded: Oct 21, 2006

Font size Firefox was made huge. A screen grab was made of the Challenge details. This was opened in PSP as an image. The dpchallenge logo was moved from the left of the image to above the word 'bokeh' so that it was in the final photo. I actually had to experiment with a few positions for it until I was happy. The photo was taken from above the monitor and was handheld. Being an LCD screen at an extreme acute angle, the colours all went to pot.

All processing was done in RawShooter. The white balance picker more or less brought the colours back. The shadow point was selected technically correctly. The highlight point was dropped agressively low to cut the nose off the histogram because it made the bokeh nicer. All the exposure and shadow sliders were left alone. Not even ALT-E. Cropped. Proof made at 640, high setting. Finished.

Place: 398 out of 440
Avg (all users): 4.2213
Avg (commenters): 4.2000
Avg (participants): 3.9426
Avg (non-participants): 4.5000
Views since voting: 883
Views during voting: 448
Votes: 244
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/30/2006 08:15:23 PM
great job. original
10/27/2006 09:37:14 PM
10/27/2006 12:55:08 PM
This is great! 9
10/27/2006 09:19:28 AM
Laughing out loud - nice job.
10/26/2006 06:28:16 PM
interesting take.
10/26/2006 05:11:46 PM
Kinda lazy, no? :)
10/26/2006 03:46:23 PM
clever concept!
10/26/2006 11:40:02 AM
I realize that this is within the DPC rule set but these type shots just dont impress me. I get the irony and all but as an image it does very little.
10/26/2006 07:19:57 AM
not at all, cause you have no fore- and background
10/25/2006 01:23:50 PM
Perhaps you should step away from the computer from time to time and aim your lens at some of the big, wide world out there. Sorry, I'm really not a fan of screen shots.
10/25/2006 07:28:05 AM
I am not sure this is in the rules, but it's a great image with the word bokeh, but no bokeh as most understand it...5
10/25/2006 01:51:16 AM
Sorry, but, this technical demonstration of bokeh doesn't make for a particularly interesting photo.

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