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Challenge: Best of 2007 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: South Africa, Pretoria
Date: Dec 12, 2007
Aperture: f/11 or f/16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 24"
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 19, 2008

Macro using reverse mounted 50mm f/1.8 lens.

Flash with shoot-through umbrella camera left. The trigger contacts on my cheap flash don't work properly anymore so I had to do a long exposure and trigger the flash manually with the test button. I fired the flash six (or seven) times during the 24 second exposure, that allowed me to shoot at f/11 (or f/16, no coupling between camera and reversed lens means no aperture information recorded) while at ISO 200.

Converted from RAW in Lightroom. Noise reduction. Cloned out some sensor dust. Resize, smart sharpen and save for web.

Place: 311 out of 484
Avg (all users): 5.5861
Avg (commenters): 6.5714
Avg (participants): 5.4253
Avg (non-participants): 5.9857
Views since voting: 765
Views during voting: 375
Votes: 244
Comments: 8
Favorites: 2 (view)

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01/28/2008 10:08:30 AM
I thought I was seeing double ;) hehe
I like your really closeup macro take. Great job with the shadows
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2008 04:51:52 PM
i like the lines and the simplicity. 7
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01/27/2008 12:41:23 AM
I like this, although I wish I didn't see the rough edge of the paper
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01/26/2008 01:58:15 PM
Different. With the title I may have tried to at least have drawn a little line as if the pen was in motion gliding across the page. Good Luck. 6.
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01/23/2008 03:25:31 AM
Simple, but nice colour contrast and good lines. It gets me thinking about what it is, which is good.
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01/21/2008 07:28:43 PM
Gotta be Techo. Master of light and shadow. Love the gradients!
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01/21/2008 03:54:38 PM
The composition works extremely well, great minimalist design. And there's a contrast between hardness and softness in the image, and the different hues of blue work really well. Great work.
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01/21/2008 01:04:54 AM
Very pretty, lovely colours and the softness works well. 7
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