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Tasting Red
Tasting Red

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Challenge: Soft Focus (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 3800
Location: bedroom
Date: Nov 30, 2003
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/20 s
Galleries: Advertisement, Persuasive
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2003

i had hoped to desaturate everything but the tongue, lips and gumball. but, being new to PS, I wasn't able to do so without losing the red colour everywhere. the skin tones were the problem.
originally I had wanted a cherry with a tied stem leaving her mouth. unfortunately cherry season is long gone here.
there were also a few issues with light that i was unable to correct such as the reflection of the window in the gumball. more work with PS i guess.

Place: 85 out of 99
Avg (all users): 4.6174
Avg (commenters): 5.3333
Avg (participants): 4.3429
Avg (non-participants): 4.8608
Views since voting: 1367
Votes: 149
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/08/2003 12:05:19 AM
After submitting, I found several articles on how to use soft focus. Unfortunately too late for me.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/04/2003 09:38:47 PM
My only complaint here is that you could use a little more softening technique, other then that great photo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/04/2003 11:08:55 AM
Good concept and composition, but the image seems grainy and, to my eye, the soft focus detracts from the image rather than adding to it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/02/2003 07:52:38 PM
This feels more out of focus than soft focused. I like the theme and composition tho.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/02/2003 01:20:32 PM
LOL This has a nice soft focus. Something about her tongue that is kinda, well, unappealling. Maybe its the ranch dressing or whatever the white is thats on her tongue. Great composition!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/01/2003 08:22:59 AM
very kiwiesq! Would be fantastic but such a low quality image. why? Low MP camera?
12/01/2003 03:33:41 AM
Very sensual. Love it.
12/01/2003 12:26:47 AM
A brilliant idea for a photo, but I think the wet gloss would work much better if it were tack-sharp, rather than in soft focus. Great potential, but wrong challenge! 5

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