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Focusing on Change
Focusing on Change

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Challenge: Bokeh III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: University of Kentucky
Date: Oct 22, 2006
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Oct 24, 2006

Thanks to Magnus for holding the gutted picture frame for me. I was inspired by DrAchoo's seed entry. I gutted a poster size picture frame and used sticky tack to hold the leave on the glass.

Not expecting much from this to be honest. I really enjoy it so it is probably in the 4.0 - 4.8 range. I really like the background colors but I'm sure it is distracting from the leave which is the subject so...here we go.

Levels & Curves while still in Raw
Converted to 8-bit and adjusted curves again.
Added Hue/Saturation adjustment layer
- Red: +44
- Yellow: +60
- Green: +20
Added Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer
- Contrast: +13
Added Hue/Saturation adjustment layer
- Red: Saturation: +11, Lightness: -10
Resize for Web
Applied Unsharp Mask - 2 passes
Save for Web

Place: 78 out of 440
Avg (all users): 5.7969
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.8722
Avg (non-participants): 5.7154
Views since voting: 715
Views during voting: 353
Votes: 256
Comments: 9
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/31/2006 12:04:07 PM
excellent bokeh
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10/31/2006 12:19:04 AM
I think that your bokeh detracts from rather than enhances your intended focal point. The white in the OOF area pulls my eye into the background away from the intended focus point in the foreground.
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10/30/2006 01:11:45 AM
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10/28/2006 11:42:49 PM
Now thats a lot of Bokeh".....
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10/28/2006 09:09:43 AM
Very lively
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10/26/2006 01:31:50 PM
Pretty intense bokeh going on here. Maybe a bit too much as it is stealing away from your front leaf. The area of the background that I find most pleasing is the lower half. It seems that that area compliments the leaf well. The upper part is just too intense IMO.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/26/2006 04:45:07 AM
Good concept, color and leaf placement within the frame. Your image is very much like my own entry.
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10/25/2006 06:34:16 PM
Awesome !! Need I say more?
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10/25/2006 07:15:40 AM
perfect for this challenge...some of the most stunning bokeh in the challenge...9
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