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I want you soft-boiled
I want you soft-boiled

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Challenge: Soft Focus (Classic Editing)
Collection: 2003
Camera: Olympus C-5050Z
Location: In house, Ottawa
Date: Nov 30, 2003
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2003

Not a post-processing effect. White egg on a white background, picture taken through a colourful, transparent scarf.

This is more of a study in "soft focus" than a finished product, but learning about soft focus and what might work to achieve such an effect (outside of software produced) has been really interesting.

Place: 61 out of 99
Avg (all users): 4.9583
Avg (commenters): 5.6364
Avg (participants): 4.7714
Avg (non-participants): 5.1351
Views since voting: 1055
Votes: 144
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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12/08/2003 09:30:11 PM

Well, I liked this one, Ursula! Of course, I didn't know it was yours. Good work. Interesting effect.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2003 05:44:08 PM
Well that's definitely soft. It looks like you used some sort of material over the lens, but the color renditions, and especially the delineation seem too unnatural. In the white area, the soft focus looks good, but a bit yellowish, and some more light would have made nice soft highlights.
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12/07/2003 03:58:40 PM
this is far too out of focus.
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12/06/2003 08:39:38 PM
Hard to make out, I feel a bit too soft.
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12/04/2003 01:55:03 PM
good color not much interest 5
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12/04/2003 11:57:38 AM
Really soft, almost abstract image, I like it a lot. Great bands of color, maybe lower left corner a bit too dark. Good idea.
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12/04/2003 11:46:02 AM
interesting idea....very soft
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12/02/2003 01:50:13 PM
Works as an abstract! The bottom left corner is a little on the dark side. If you could have carried the pastel colors all the way through, I would have scored higher. Good composition. Nice soft focus.
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12/02/2003 12:45:15 PM
Clever and very soft and I like it.
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12/02/2003 08:32:37 AM
dear, it looks like an abstract to me. so soft and lovely. a kiss for you dear Scropio ;-) Biliana
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12/01/2003 06:49:53 PM
Interesting soft effect,7 from me!
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12/01/2003 05:20:51 PM
seems just a little too soft, almost unrecognizable
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12/01/2003 02:04:01 PM
Hrm, I'm not sure about this one. In some ways I like it, in others I dont. First thing I dont like is the black corner in the lower left - it ruins the flow and I dont see the need to have it there, but I can also see how you couldnt crop it either. It looks like a set-up studio shot so a reshoot could have been done. The two bands of colors - the yellowish white and the purplish white - I'm really not sure what purpose that serves. I kinda like it in a 'that's different' way, but on the other hand it looks like a white balance problem. Had the entire image been the yellowish white then it could have been an almost 'high-key' shot in that the subject blended into the background but could still be seen - camouflage of sorts. The connection with the title is cute, but that also makes it seem like the soft focus and egg is for humor rather than mood, but I suppose humor is a mood too. It's not horrid, but it's different for sure.
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12/01/2003 12:29:38 AM
i like the pastel colors
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