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Challenge: Selective Desaturation II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: Hollywood, CA
Date: May 19, 2007
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: Unknown
Galleries: Humorous, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 20, 2007

Friends having a beer at the local pub - I told them both after taking pics for a bit that they should pretend they have just been announced as getting engaged - Thats the reaction!

Place: 281 out of 556
Avg (all users): 5.3783
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 5.2890
Avg (non-participants): 5.6491
Views since voting: 865
Views during voting: 309
Votes: 230
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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06/02/2007 04:00:55 PM
Quite a bit underrated. Very nice!
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05/30/2007 08:02:46 PM
Originally posted by glad2badad:

I think it would be a tad stronger if you had left the non-liquid part of the glass in grayscale (stem and uppper glass above the liquid).

But then it would look like pee...
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05/29/2007 06:19:56 PM
I really love this shot! I wish the index finger behind the glass was still in black & white .. but I think you should have received a higher score. Looks like yall were having a lot of fun! I love these moments!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/27/2007 10:58:39 PM
Terrific capture. the selective desat is subtle but seems to work. I'm not sure why. I guess it makes me feel like I'm the guy holding the glass. 8
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05/24/2007 12:03:28 PM
You've captured the moment well, what a lovely happy face the girl has and nicely cropped too. I would have liked to see his expression and perhaps a little sharper too but with similar DOF of the girl. Good range of tones but I think red wine in a plain glass may have worked even better. Good luck
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05/24/2007 09:20:58 AM
Nice emotive shot. Certainly leaves the viewer wondering what the story is. I associate the title and setting with an engagement type announcement yet it appears to be a man that is surprised. Did she propose to him? Did he win something? Did he just find out he's going to be a new dad? Hmmm...hopefully the story will surface after the challenge?

You did a nice job of isolating the glass and liquid for the desat. I think it would be a tad stronger if you had left the non-liquid part of the glass in grayscale (stem and uppper glass above the liquid).
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05/23/2007 01:59:02 PM
Great capture of the moment! The coloring of the wine is terific!
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05/22/2007 08:17:29 AM
Way to catch a moment!, Would have been extra great if you could have left the finger behind the class in gray, but still a nice shot
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05/21/2007 08:15:02 PM
I see the point of the photo, especially as it relates to the title, I'm *not* sure I see the point of desaturating everything but the glass. Granted, I don't know what would have made any more sense as regards desat for this photo, but perhaps that indicates that this might not have been the best of choices for selective desat. Not trying to offend, just offering an opinion.
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