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Challenge: Fill the Frame II (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Fiesole, Italia
Date: Jan 20, 2007
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Abstract, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Jan 22, 2007

Photographer’s Notes
This was taken in Fiesole, a small hill town overlooking Florence, Italy. It is a sculpture dedicated to the Caribinieri. The real background, which I replaced, was of a hazy, washed out, valley which was also over exposed. I wanted to give the sculpture, which was perhaps 10 feet tall, a smaller museum piece look.
This is my first entry with “expert editing.” An experiment.

Post Processing
• Removed the background.
• Gen’ed up a new background with 3 gradient layers, each with about 50% opacity.
• Blurred the new background.
• Curves on the subject to get the color the way I wanted and to increase contrast.
• Crop.
• Resize.
• Save for Web.

Camera Data
• Nikon D200
• 2007/01/20 12:35:08
• JPEG (8-bit) Fine
• Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
• Color
• Lens: VR 24-120mm F/3.5-5.6 G
• Focal Length: 24mm
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Metering Mode: Spot
• 1/320 sec - F/8
• Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
• Sensitivity: ISO 100
• Optimize Image: Vivid
• White Balance: Auto
• AF Mode: AF-S
• Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
• Color Mode: Mode III (Adobe RGB)
• Tone Comp.: Normal
• Hue Adjustment: 0°
• Saturation: Enhanced
• Sharpening: Medium high
• Image Comment:
• Long Exposure NR: Off
• High ISO NR: Off

Place: 110 out of 211
Avg (all users): 5.4051
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 4.8875
Avg (non-participants): 5.9359
Views since voting: 620
Views during voting: 222
Votes: 158
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2007 02:20:53 PM
This is just a great shot, I love the colors in the background, its really set up nice. Good clarity and sharpness, composition is right on. Well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2007 11:46:19 AM
Wow great shot, incredible colors. I just wished it was filling the frame more.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2007 11:09:50 AM
Lovely contrasting background. Nice detail in the subject.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2007 10:43:03 AM
Nice color and texture!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2007 08:16:32 AM
fantastic colours ....
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2007 08:07:55 AM
Wonderful texture and colours.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2007 02:08:50 AM
Love your use of light and color.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2007 01:07:46 AM

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