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I love when your safety's on
I love when your safety's on

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Challenge: Soft Focus (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-750UZ
Location: Huntington, WV
Date: Nov 25, 2003
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Nov 25, 2003

in camera sharpness = -5
adjusted levels
auto color correction, then removed color
tweaked brightness & contrast to emphasize middle values
unsharp mask 2.6 pixels 60%
slight gaussian blur added

Place: 93 out of 99
Avg (all users): 4.1096
Avg (commenters): 4.6250
Avg (participants): 4.1667
Avg (non-participants): 4.0541
Views since voting: 1056
Votes: 146
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2003 02:23:12 PM
An image and title rife with double-entendres ...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/04/2003 11:42:32 AM
I think it would be difficult to make a gun look soft.....but, you did!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/03/2003 11:48:31 PM
I'm not quite sure exactly what concept you were after here. The soft focus works pretty well with the low contrast. I guess the idea might have been using traditional means of a romantic or "beautiful" shot (i.e. the flowing white background) in contrast with the subject of a handgun, but all in all this shot leaves me cold. It's maybe a little too straightforward and consequently not especially interesing to me. Nicely executed though. 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/02/2003 07:51:56 PM
Not a great subject for soft focus... if there is soft focus here, it's a bit weak also.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/02/2003 09:25:31 AM
The thrill is when it's off and kicking.
12/01/2003 08:19:47 PM
I admit, a gun is not the first thing I think of for a "soft focus" challenge. :) I don't think it is soft focused either, but it is a super shot and should score well. Those pesky "purists" might disagree. Dang them!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/01/2003 05:30:52 PM
Doesn't look to be soft focus to me?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/01/2003 12:34:01 AM
Hmmm. So was this put in the wrong challenge? Don't get it?
12/01/2003 12:33:47 AM
I hate guns, dont see anything soft about this photo..

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