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Starfish
Starfish
smurfguy


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Light on White III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Thornton, CO
Date: Nov 24, 2006
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1250s
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 24, 2006

This is my third submission to this challenge. I'm having a hard time deciding, but I think this one is best. The DOF may be a bit too tight for DPC voters, but oh well.

I love the Canon 50mm f/1.8! For $80, you just can't buy a more creative and fun lense.

This shot was a starfish on white paper with a tungsten lamp very close (mostly desaturated to remove the yellow hue). I used a +3 closeup filter to get me in really close.

PP was crop, levels, Neat Image, desaturation, resize, sharpen, and border.

Statistics
Place: 81 out of 233
Avg (all users): 5.6989
Avg (commenters): 6.0833
Avg (participants): 5.3736
Avg (non-participants): 6.0105
Views since voting: 751
Views during voting: 262
Votes: 186
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0


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09/21/2007 01:12:39 AM
I really L O V E this image, and feel your were robbed..... Adding it to my favorites right now.....
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12/04/2006 10:32:15 AM
Jeff, very nice use of shading here to bring out patterns and shapes. Really nice composition on top of everything else.
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12/04/2006 08:38:32 AM
Thanks ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' chele, and thanks for comments, all! I really liked this one, so middle of the pack is a little disappointing. But, it's still my second highest shot, and I didn't get any 1's ro 2's! =)
12/04/2006 07:26:04 AM
found it! :) too bad the voters were fickle about their white, i really love the DOF here!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/03/2006 07:38:49 PM
the starfish and background tones are so well matched -- one of my favorites this challenge
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12/03/2006 12:35:33 AM
I love how you framed this
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12/02/2006 02:49:47 AM
Very nice texture and the border complements the picture. Good lighting control.
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12/01/2006 08:20:38 AM
Nice idea and execution. I'd like to have seen a little longer DOF, but that really is only personal preference.
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11/30/2006 11:27:14 PM
Good composition and great use of shallow DOF. But what's with that frame? It's far too distracting for such a pretty picture.
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11/29/2006 03:23:22 PM
beautiful shot. 6
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11/29/2006 01:09:59 AM
beautiful
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11/28/2006 04:18:26 PM
HAHA! I get it! Starfish! As in "light" (star) on white?
I like the tone and sharpness fall off as the starfish goes out of frame.
Nice shot!
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11/28/2006 12:22:15 PM
This really isn't too terribly white.
11/28/2006 05:17:53 AM
i like the tones of this aswell as the use of short DOF
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11/27/2006 02:43:57 PM
i like it as it is, but i think the pink color cast hurts this one challenge wise...
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11/27/2006 03:54:31 AM
might have been better in b/w, lacks of contrast, border is overdone.
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11/27/2006 02:00:19 AM
Nice focus....
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