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A Penny Saved
A Penny Saved

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Challenge: Light on White III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Location: Williamstown, MA
Date: Nov 23, 2006
Aperture: 9.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50
Date Uploaded: Nov 23, 2006

Well...don't really care how this scores. While the rollover occurred I was happily in..well, I got married the day this challenge ended so it matters not how this does.

White piggy bank, lit from beneath, top and both sides with multiple diffusers on all sides of different thicknesses (total of 1750 watts). Pig had pennies taped to top of inside and was propped up with a lighter to keep it off the background and eliminate the shadow, inside a light tent.

Raw - +.3 exp. comp., transferred to editor
Editor as RAW:
1 layer pig only:
WB - pick color - spot on top of head at end of slot; sensitivity 1; ambient light 300
Levels - 0/1/221
NI - default profile
1 layer background and pennies:
levels 0/1/166
Merge all layers
NI - default
Touch-up - spots on face
Clone - dust spot removal
Blur - edge - bottom of pig (eventually cropped out)
Sharpen - edge - bottom of pig (eventually cropped out)
Brightness -6
Contrast +6
Sharpen +10
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Place: 196 out of 233
Avg (all users): 4.8220
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 4.6882
Avg (non-participants): 4.9490
Views since voting: 557
Views during voting: 260
Votes: 191
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/30/2006 11:25:18 PM
Great composition. But I'm not fond of the greenish pig, I think it would have worked better with just the pennies in color. I'd also prefer a deeper DOF, so the whole pig were sharp.
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11/30/2006 11:26:56 AM
IMHO...a little too dark of subject to be Light on White. Sorry! :(
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11/29/2006 06:54:09 PM
I love the colour and the soft focus in this shot but the crop is a little severe
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11/29/2006 01:43:29 AM
Nice gold touch
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11/27/2006 08:02:19 PM
This would make a great stock photo!
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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