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Straight Shooter
Straight Shooter
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Six (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Houston, TX
Date: Jan 19, 2008
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Macro, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jan 19, 2008

Dice from Vegas, bought the craps felt at a local party store.

We'll see if anyone catches the Bad Company's Straight Shooter album reference.

Mounted the dice on sticks with putty, cloned out visible part of the sticks in PP.

Open in RAW
Mask off dice
up contrast and saturation on dice
Clone out visible sticks
crop
darken BG a little
size
USM
general clean up
Neat Image
border
save for web

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 134
Avg (all users): 6.3085
Avg (commenters): 8.0769
Avg (participants): 6.4211
Avg (non-participants): 6.2595
Views since voting: 2042
Views during voting: 346
Votes: 188
Comments: 20
Favorites: 2 (view)


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AuthorThread
07/08/2008 02:57:24 PM
Love it! Looks like a hard shot to get!
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01/28/2008 09:53:44 AM
You did a good job of capturing the dice and still having a good picture.
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01/28/2008 09:44:29 AM
Grats on the top 10 - I really had hoped this would do better though.
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01/28/2008 12:43:56 AM
Hey, nice idea, David. Clever setup, too. Congrats on top 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2008 12:25:57 AM
I like the effect you achieved here. The dice really stands out.
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01/25/2008 10:51:48 PM
Wow! Nice catch! 9
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01/25/2008 01:50:49 PM
This is a really cool picture! Like the focus on the dice but still able to tell what is going on!
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01/24/2008 11:59:18 PM
nice one.
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01/24/2008 03:20:17 PM
nice use of out of focus background to create the context for the shot - good work and extremely well delivered.
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01/24/2008 07:36:03 AM
nice capture. Would be cool to see how you did this. In a challenge full of dice shots, it's good to see someone pushing it. Played.
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01/23/2008 08:55:06 PM
Nice shot! Lots of tries or some other "trick" to the setup? Well composed, great blurred background that adds, not hinders. Good luck in the challenge.
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01/23/2008 05:20:31 PM
This is my favourite of the lot so far, and there's been a lot of good stuff in this challenge. I love your interpretation and execution - it's really simple but so bold. I love the muted green of the baize and the juicy reds against it, with just a hint of blue there to break it up. My vote to ribbon.
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01/23/2008 02:54:43 PM
Great idea.
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01/22/2008 11:22:45 PM
Very nicely executed. DOF really makes the dice stand out!
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01/22/2008 09:21:20 PM
The best of the dice shots so far.
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01/22/2008 06:55:29 PM
kinda like this one
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01/21/2008 09:01:14 PM
a nice, different take on the dice theme.
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01/21/2008 05:52:58 PM
Far more effective without the hand.
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01/21/2008 05:12:47 PM
Were the dice really thrown and shot suspended or are there strings attached?

Either way....love it!
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01/21/2008 09:34:04 AM
Terrific! What more can I say.
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