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Challenge: Light on White III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Tamron SP AF 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AD Aspherical IF for Canon
Location: Bedroom
Date: Nov 26, 2006
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Nov 26, 2006

Not highly modified. Editing done in PSE2, with no cropping. I don't like the lighting, but I like the shape added by the shadows. I hope some of the voters like it, too, but I doubt I'll be that lucky.

Overexposed in camera to correct for "white/gray" problem. Shot under a mixed fluorescent / tungsten light. Not the best but all I had at the moment with a sick kid to put to bed.

Convert from RAW, after a DPP exposure adjustment of +.083 and a click white balance adjustment. Sharpness set at 8.

PSE2, I created a duplicate layer, Gaussian blurred and masked out the center. This was intended for noise, but I don't think it was necessary. Added a curves layer, then USMed 300, .3, 0, and then another USM of some radical setting for contrast.

Resized and sharpened, then saved for web.

File name
Camera Model Name
Shooting Date/Time
11/26/2006 21:58:40
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
Metering Modes
Centerweighted average metering
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
Focal Length
77.0 mm
Image size
3072 x 2048
Image Quality
White Balance
AF mode
One-Shot AF
Picture Style
Tone Curve : -
Sharpness level : -
Pattern Sharpness : -
Contrast : 1
Sharpness : 1
Color saturation : 1
Color tone : 0
Color matrix
Color Space
File Size
5026 KB
Drive Mode
Shooting with self-timer
Owner's Name
Bernard Shuford
Camera Body No.

Place: 179 out of 233
Avg (all users): 4.9514
Avg (commenters): 3.8333
Avg (participants): 4.7640
Avg (non-participants): 5.1250
Views since voting: 729
Views during voting: 253
Votes: 185
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/02/2006 01:18:34 AM
Nice feathers. It would have been nice if the background was fully white.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/01/2006 05:17:20 PM
pity about the two dark patches at the top corners as this is a lovely photo and good focus
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/29/2006 06:18:22 PM
a little too soft, nice shot and I like the idea
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/29/2006 01:03:11 AM
not much of interest to focus your eyes on
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/27/2006 12:18:56 PM
Other than a wreath of feathers, I'm not sure what this is or why I should be interested in it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/27/2006 08:34:56 AM
I would have liked this better if the whole of the background had been white.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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