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Six String
Six String

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Challenge: Perspective IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: My basement
Date: Nov 19, 2006
Aperture: f22
ISO: 400
Shutter: 30 seconds
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Nov 20, 2006

Shot RAW in my basement. Guitar was lying on a table that was draped with a piece of black felt pinned to the wall. The lighting was a single 100 watt bare bulb and I held an umbrella over it to kill the shadows.

Adjusted a few things in RAW and converted to PS
Levels (black point)
Photo Filter (Cooling 82 - 25%)
Noise Ninja
USM (100, .3, 0)
Slight bump in curves
Slight cyan color balance
Stroke matching the color of the brand name
Adjust master saturation +25
Rotate 180 degree
Save for Web

It looks good on my calibrated monitor, but I've looked at it on a couple LCDs and you can see the background and a shadow. I hope most voters have calibrated CRTs!

Place: 57 out of 319
Avg (all users): 6.1618
Avg (commenters): 7.4545
Avg (participants): 5.9398
Avg (non-participants): 6.3667
Views since voting: 633
Views during voting: 231
Votes: 173
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/28/2006 11:54:21 PM
Extreme perspective and depth of field and a great job on the lighting - top 5 for sure.
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11/28/2006 02:53:17 PM
Gives the guitar a rather toothy grin, doesn't it?
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11/27/2006 08:49:58 PM
I really like this image - it's clean and simple!
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11/25/2006 04:58:18 PM
I like that you flipped this photo 180. Adds interest.
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11/24/2006 01:10:09 PM
I love the simplicity and summitry of this image. I hope you will tell how you did it.
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11/24/2006 11:04:02 AM
Nice job. This is so clean and composed perfect for this challenge!
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11/24/2006 12:38:43 AM
ooo, i like
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11/22/2006 03:08:46 PM
Very clever, when it finally clicked in what I was looking at it was like wow.
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11/22/2006 01:32:16 PM
i like the focus and lighting on this - almost wish it was flipped and converted to B/W to see what it looks like
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11/22/2006 01:03:05 PM
Thats an unusual perspective for sure! Having it "upside down" was a nice touch. Wouldn't have been the same on its back downwards.
11/22/2006 07:51:50 AM
this is so unusual ........ love the colours, the black background and the way it looks distorted but isnt ........
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11/22/2006 01:21:56 AM
Very intriging image... Very clever composition.
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