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Challenge: Single Light Source III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
Location: home
Date: Nov 2, 2007
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2007

I was looking for ideas, found this, and had to try it. The original used a separate flash to light the face. In keeping with the spirit of the challenge, I had Jeff hold the egg open slightly, so the light would shine on his face.

When my new neighbor Jeff accepted the dinner invitation, he had no idea he was going to become my next victim...ummmm...model, but he was a very good sport. I had to convert to b&w because the light coming from the flashlight was not a single color. The middle of the beam was purple, the edges were more white. It could have been corrected using HSL, but I didn't have the skill to do a good job.

* RAW conversion
* NeatImage
* Shadow/highlight tool to bring out some parts of the image that were buried in shadow
* Curves layer to get rid of noise in the black areas
* Curves layer to improve contrast
* b&w conversion using channel mixer
* resize
* strong local contrast enhancement using unsharp mask
* slight Smart Sharpen
* save for web

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 199
Avg (all users): 6.3725
Avg (commenters): 7.5385
Avg (participants): 6.2800
Avg (non-participants): 6.4026
Views since voting: 2267
Views during voting: 294
Votes: 204
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0


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11/14/2007 07:18:38 AM
Totally awesome - i love the textures on the egg!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/13/2007 07:05:05 PM
Creative and very well done. Just enough light to tell the story.
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11/13/2007 01:04:14 PM
very creative shot - really nice work - i like how the defects in the egg shell are amplified. the lighting on the face is right on the money
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11/12/2007 10:35:21 PM
beautiful shot
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11/12/2007 12:39:01 PM
very creative, nice take on the theme as well.
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11/12/2007 02:34:03 AM
i like the idea, i'm not syre about the frame
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11/10/2007 03:30:00 AM
I like this one as a picture. I do have serious doubts about this pic being made using a single lightsource however. Since I am not sure, I will not vote. If you did use a single lightsource, I am pretty curious as to how you did it.
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11/10/2007 12:12:04 AM
Pretty cool looking
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11/10/2007 12:00:33 AM
Haunting. 7.
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11/09/2007 03:11:05 PM
great picture. absolutly love the idea, and you certainly captured it well.
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11/09/2007 09:27:37 AM
Awesome!
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11/09/2007 12:03:52 AM
pretty cool, i think the dead space in the center of the shot could have been reduced a bit. nice lighting from the egg and on the face.
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11/08/2007 04:24:36 PM
great idea and perfect execution. beautiful how you could focus the light around his upper head, around the eyes.10
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11/08/2007 03:06:15 PM
Interesting idea, only fault for me woult be the lonnnng black space between him and his hand...
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11/08/2007 11:26:29 AM
the egg looks so beautiful and intriguing, i wonder why didn't you just go for its close-up? in the second round, bumping you up to 8
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11/07/2007 08:40:41 AM
Good idea. It feels like there is a bit too much space at the bottom. I think the hands should be closer to the bottom right corner to match the face.
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11/07/2007 05:01:59 AM
great, almost science fiction...well lit 8
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