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Challenge: Bokeh III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Location: Athens, Greece
Date: Oct 23, 2006
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Oct 24, 2006

Didn't want to shoot an other flower/bokeh photo. I guess there will be a lot of them, in this challenge, so i tried something different here.
For this photo i used existing light and one off-camera SB-800, in manual mode, to enhance the book and glass.
I'm not quite happy with this image. I'd like some more, small flames οn the background, for a stronger bokeh, and i'd like different reflections on the glass. But time is running out and i don't have the chance to reshoot it.

Not much post process here. Slightly levels, curves and color correction, crop, usm and save for web.

PS: Watching the previous "bokeh" challenges, i see that almost 95% of the submissions are flowers or bugs shots. Voters might think i'm in a wrong challenge. LOL. I think this is gonna be fun!!!!!

Place: 42 out of 440
Avg (all users): 6.1236
Avg (commenters): 8.1111
Avg (participants): 6.1418
Avg (non-participants): 6.1032
Views since voting: 916
Views during voting: 371
Votes: 267
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/31/2006 01:02:07 PM
Very nicely done -- one of my favorites this time around. The light on the book seems just slightly too hot for me... that's the only thing keeping me from voting it a 10.
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10/31/2006 05:32:45 AM
niec, classy...cool shot!!
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10/30/2006 07:27:53 PM
This is just really nice...great light, great mood, great color...just really well thought out.
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10/30/2006 05:20:17 AM
wow .........
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10/27/2006 05:18:20 PM
Excellent image. Light a little harsh coming from right side but very well taken. 7
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10/27/2006 12:25:52 AM
I like how part of the out of focus candles (is it candles?) looks like a heart. Nice setup.
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10/26/2006 06:09:26 PM
Nicely setup, good composition, bokeh supports main subject. Wish the reflection off the book was not overexposed.
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10/26/2006 10:41:22 AM
This photo makes me feel relaxed.
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10/25/2006 01:24:33 PM
Excellent! Beautiful lighting, and a subject that isn't a leaf, flower, or bug.
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10/25/2006 12:55:54 PM
wonderful..!! very good lighting and background...
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