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Helping Hands
Helping Hands

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Challenge: Selective Desaturation II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Home Studio
Date: May 20, 2007
Aperture: f/22.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 20, 2007

Attempting to really apply myself, i thought a lot about this challenge before creating an image, then i came up with this idea. I hope it pays off.

The lighting is a single AB800 strobe from above with a 20 degree honeycomb.
Cam on tripod with timed exposures. Pretty tricky.

Curves, D&B, Selective Desat.

Place: 83 out of 556
Avg (all users): 5.9325
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 5.8000
Avg (non-participants): 6.3509
Views since voting: 1001
Views during voting: 347
Votes: 237
Comments: 11
Favorites: 3 (view)

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05/31/2007 11:29:08 AM
Why on earth did this get dumped in the 5.9's? The moment I laid eyes on this during the voting, I just knew it would ribbon. And then....? I thought this was exactly what the voters liked. Kind of like this image:
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Apparantly not... Oh well. :) Personally I think it's a wonderful shot.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/25/2007 06:15:31 PM
Completely awesome. Thrilling. The lighting is great, and the contrasts and vivid colors are beautiful. Excellent shot.
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05/25/2007 04:19:34 PM
Great composition and lighting. The plant looks a bit too green and out of place. I like your vignetting around the edges.
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05/24/2007 11:09:46 PM
Nice composition. And great lighting, I'm interested in how you created that glow around the hands. Well done
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05/23/2007 03:52:28 PM
I think that a tighter crop from the top and the right would have made this a better shot
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05/23/2007 01:17:02 PM
Nice lighting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/22/2007 10:40:05 AM
this is a very nice shot, I could see this being used by an organic company as a poster/flyer. Nice work
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/22/2007 01:16:57 AM
reminds me of joey lawrence's ribbon winner.
effective use of desat here and nice vidgnetting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/21/2007 05:46:20 PM
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05/21/2007 01:44:38 PM
Really nice shot. Love the setup and idea. The lighting is especially great, and good use of the green wjith greyscale. Nicely composed also. Nice job.
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05/21/2007 03:12:17 AM
overused concept. light on plant could be enhanced
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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