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Challenge: Selective Desaturation II (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Easton, CT
Date: May 20, 2007
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Emotive, Studio
Date Uploaded: May 20, 2007

My main goal here was to make the desaturation itself part of the story. The idea was to have the color/life draining out of a rose. Special thanks to Michelle for modeling!

I used a peach-colored rose to allow light tones at the top, and the heart was red tempera paint applied with a spoon and toothpick (including a drip on the bottom edge of the rose).

Processing: Convert from RAW at two different settings for more dynamic range, Levels, Channel Mixer conversion to B&W, History Brush the color back into the paint and rose, Colorize/Color Burn the rose and desaturate the top, lots of Dodge & Burn, Curves, light Noise Ninja and several rounds of USM.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 556
Avg (all users): 6.5947
Avg (commenters): 8.2778
Avg (participants): 6.5371
Avg (non-participants): 6.7885
Views since voting: 8251
Views during voting: 397
Votes: 227
Comments: 35
Favorites: 19 (view)


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06/16/2007 06:06:06 PM
another scalvert masterpiece. beautiful and heart-touching, no pun intended.
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06/06/2007 01:49:32 AM
Yet another creative idea, Shannon. Congrats!
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05/30/2007 07:35:58 PM
An amazing idea. This was my favorite concept shot from the whole challenge. Easily made my top10 list. So glad you made it in but thought it'd place higher.
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05/29/2007 12:35:19 PM
This would have been perfect without the person in it. I love the way you faded the red on the rose. Excellent work as usual!
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05/29/2007 12:34:07 AM
Congrats on top 10, but this beautiful shot should have been top 5.
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05/28/2007 11:45:22 PM
A mind that never sleeps. A real short storey in a single image form. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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05/28/2007 11:27:11 AM
My Favorite of the Chalenge....hauntingly beautiful! Should have placed in the top3, IMHO. Congrats on Top 10!
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05/28/2007 11:25:23 AM
Love it! just wonderfull!
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05/28/2007 10:28:10 AM
Shannon,
This shot is by far the best interpretation of this challenge. Congrats buddy.
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05/28/2007 01:30:30 AM
Excellent shot and PP. Good placing.
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05/28/2007 01:09:54 AM
Originally posted by TechnoShroom:

This is the one I pegged at #1 when I was voting. Even though I normally don't pick the winners, I think the running of the DPL pushed this one down which is a shame because this one is very good on all levels.


By far the best in the challenge.
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05/28/2007 01:09:01 AM
This is the one I pegged at #1 when I was voting. Even though I normally don't pick the winners, I think the running of the DPL pushed this one down which is a shame because this one is very good on all levels.
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05/28/2007 12:19:18 AM
Boy, you been Robbedddd Shannon, this is one of your best shots ever!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/27/2007 11:54:02 PM
Great use of the device - very well done
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05/27/2007 11:21:28 PM
Now that's a creative idea! Excellent image, and desat use to convey a message.
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05/27/2007 03:26:01 PM
Excellent depiction of of "selective" and the further manipulation of it!!!! (9)
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05/26/2007 02:29:21 AM
Cool idea.
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05/23/2007 05:17:27 PM
Best in challenge so far. I can't wait to see the details on this one!
TC
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05/23/2007 01:49:08 PM
Great capture... Don't really have much more to say about this one. -7
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05/22/2007 11:42:55 PM
Nicely done. One of my 10's for this challenge.
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05/22/2007 09:51:02 PM
Cool image. One of my favorites of this challenge thus far.
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05/22/2007 07:25:55 PM
Very creative, nicely composed & shot. Great use of select desat. Good luck! 9
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05/22/2007 04:41:58 PM
Nicely done
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05/22/2007 01:42:22 PM
Beautiful...haunting...enchanting.
One of the best in the Challenge!
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05/22/2007 08:34:53 AM
nice shot.
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05/22/2007 05:36:26 AM
Wonderful idea for the challenge, and excellent execution. The dripping rose
is very clever and makes it a stand out. Good luck, well deserved 9
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05/22/2007 05:14:18 AM
Great image. The composition really works - everything in the frame draws your eye to that spot of colour. The heart is a bit gimmicky, but I'll overlook that, because I really like the concept you've used of colour bleeding out of the rose. Nicely executed.
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05/21/2007 08:13:48 PM
This one is so creative i love it! the drop from the rose looks a little unrealistic.. but i love it anyways! awesome
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05/21/2007 02:43:20 PM
there is always a new one
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05/21/2007 01:36:11 PM
REally great idea. Love the editing and the color works well with the greyscale. Nicely composed and edited.
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05/21/2007 10:16:00 AM
The selective desaturation really enhances the concept you went for. almost like the "color" in her is draining away. Great lighting, composition, and tones. Should do very well ;), 8
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05/21/2007 10:05:56 AM
Earth Wind and Fire rule. great idea and execellent execution.
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05/21/2007 09:22:14 AM
Nice concept! 9 from me.
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05/21/2007 02:23:22 AM
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh wonderful.
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05/21/2007 01:18:47 AM
WOW!!! 9
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