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Challenge: Selective Desaturation II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Federal Way, WA (Seattle)
Date: May 15, 2007
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 10 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: May 19, 2007

Originally had this thought for "Vanishing Point" (the infinite reflection was totally my wife's idea... I just added the ball), but realized that I couldn't get the horizontal line intersection from this viewpoint. I really liked the concept, so shot it for "Selective Desat" instead. Good timing - otherwise this would've been a wasted setup (and it was complicated).

A skoosh-ball suspended between 2 identical mirrors. The hard part was covering the peripheral reflections, which we did with foam-core cardboard sheets, and a black drop-cloth.

Shot with a long exposure to nail the details. The actual ball isn't even in this shot (it's off to the left)- only the reflections. Essentially - this is a pic of what I see in the mirror.

pp:
convert from RAW
rotate
crop
selective desat using channels
curves
cloned out the wire on the ball (tiny)
cloned out the wrinkles in the dropcloth
cloned out some dust and minor imperfections
resize
usm
ni
sfw

Hope this does okay - it's pretty abstract, but I like it!

:O)

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Post Challenge:

Wow! Thanks everyone for the votes & the great comments :O)

Didn't expect this to do so well, but it's one of my favorite shots... so REALLY glad that it made my front page :O)

Especially nice, as this was such a loaded challenge (554 entries) and the first round of DPL... so I don't think anyone knew what to expect!


Statistics
Place: 3 out of 556
Avg (all users): 6.8043
Avg (commenters): 8.1111
Avg (participants): 6.6610
Avg (non-participants): 7.2830
Views since voting: 10704
Views during voting: 396
Votes: 230
Comments: 38
Favorites: 15 (view)


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12/15/2007 08:06:31 AM
I peeked into your portfolio and i must tell you there are some really creative photos in there. This is one of them. You put lot of thought in composition which is very good thing.
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06/01/2007 12:15:01 PM
Wow, Congratulations on this incredible capture. The tones and colors are right on!!
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05/30/2007 07:33:32 PM
Congratulations :) Very glad this placed well.
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05/28/2007 11:46:49 PM
Astounding precision and stunning color...Congrats on your ribbon!!!
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05/28/2007 11:36:22 PM
A masterful execution with no visible weakness. Bravo! Congratulations on your Yellow.
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05/28/2007 11:45:39 AM
Very unique and perfectly executed! Well done!
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05/28/2007 11:28:19 AM
Very cool...congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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05/28/2007 10:49:42 AM
Wahoo!! Congrats on the ribbon. This is such a cool photograph!
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05/28/2007 10:04:27 AM
This was my pick for the blue. So a unique idea and very well executed. Congrats on your ribbon!
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05/28/2007 06:33:51 AM
Congratulations on a great idea, nicely executed, and your ribbon!

Jack
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05/28/2007 06:09:46 AM
Wow! This is brilliant, just the sort of shot I love. Big congrats on top 3, Robert. Your hard work in getting this certainly paid off.
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05/28/2007 02:43:44 AM
Perfect!!!! Congrats on your well deserved ribbon!
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05/28/2007 01:45:26 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. Well deserved. I thought it would do well.
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05/28/2007 01:27:31 AM
nice stargate! Congrats!
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05/28/2007 12:49:56 AM
For some reason I didn't know how to rate this one, so it's one of the few I didn't vote on in this challenge. I'm glad to see others didn't have that problem! Congratulations on another ribbon for your excellent portfolio.
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05/28/2007 12:11:55 AM
Very cool, never got far enough in the voting to vote on this one but I really like it.
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05/28/2007 12:04:20 AM
Congratulations on your yellow, what a totally cool shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/26/2007 08:56:03 AM
Nice execution and idea. The greys are a bit too warm for me (makes it look colored). Still a beautiful photo.
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05/26/2007 12:03:59 AM
Very cool.
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05/25/2007 06:38:38 PM
very nice composition, good technical skills. would make a cool poster
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05/25/2007 12:20:01 AM
whoa - what is this? I hate it when people comment like that on my images, but this one truly begs the question!

Nice work...
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05/24/2007 04:36:48 PM
Very cool.
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05/23/2007 08:40:59 AM
don't know, what it could be? but looks very nice! -8 -
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05/23/2007 07:59:05 AM
Interesting photo.
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05/23/2007 07:11:54 AM
Really cool. Never would have thought to use koosh balls like this. Great composition and use of mirrors. Nice job.
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05/22/2007 08:43:02 PM
Real abstract and cool.
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05/22/2007 07:16:50 PM
Dont know what this is, but I like it, good work.
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05/22/2007 04:16:51 PM
You did this shot perfect...I've tried before and they are very hard. Well done. 10
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05/22/2007 03:01:53 PM
Very freaky-cool!!
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05/22/2007 01:54:12 PM
Very interesting composition. Nice reflections on "infinity"!
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05/22/2007 09:39:06 AM
I have no idea why, but this is my favorite. Love the bold color and the repeated frames. Good luck in the challenge!
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05/22/2007 08:45:00 AM
very nice , love comp.
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05/22/2007 02:58:44 AM
do you have an outtake one which shows infinite?
i'm always intrigued with these mirror-mirrored shots.
nice work!
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05/21/2007 01:26:39 PM
good I like it 8
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05/21/2007 12:26:37 PM
watching too much TV ha - nice pic 8
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05/21/2007 10:27:47 AM
This is dead cool. Fantastic idea.
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05/21/2007 10:23:55 AM
Oh, I like that technique. I also like the colors. Nothing to improve. Good luck.
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05/21/2007 10:19:32 AM
Very interesting shot!
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