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At My Finger Tips
At My Finger Tips
BeckyT


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Challenge: Centered Composition III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 50mm f/2.0 Macro ED Zuiko Digital
Location: Tureky Creek
Date: Apr 4, 2008
Aperture: f10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125sec
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 5, 2008

Yes it is one of my many marble shots that I have been doing for the April side challenge. I especially liked this one because I didn't use a tripod. I held the marble up in the air with one hand while holding the camera in the other hand. I moved the marble back and forth until I felt it was in focus. I took a chance on the exposure being somewhat correct. I only took one shot and this is it. Every marble shot is different. When I look in this one I feel there is another little world I am holding in my finger tips. I keep looking into the little world waiting from someone or something to come walking into view. I know by the end of the month people will be sick of my marble shots but oh well, I find them to be an interesting subject at the moment and it is challenging to try to come up with something new to do with them. My steps are as follows:
shot in raw
rotated 180 degrees
cropped down real tight
levels
curves
selective color
saturation
noise ninja
shadow/highlights
resize
smart sharpen
saved for web
Enjoy!

Statistics
Place: 26 out of 380
Avg (all users): 6.4654
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 6.2381
Avg (non-participants): 6.6786
Views since voting: 1461
Views during voting: 358
Votes: 217
Comments: 19
Favorites: 2 (view)


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04/16/2008 10:09:51 AM
Becky!!! Your marble shots are so amazing. You did good to save this one for the challenge. It is AWESOME!!!

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04/16/2008 02:13:38 AM
MARBELLOUS .. !!!!!! .. love the detail in the marble and the oof background ... excellent the nearly translucent look of that finger, or is it the thumb ??!!.. great shot .. :):)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/15/2008 11:12:04 PM
Beautiful- Certainly a top ten for me!!
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04/15/2008 06:43:42 PM
The Marble Master is at it again with her trusty macro lens and a bag of marbles. The detail and is superb and I love the blues and greens. Looks so lush and cool! It just draws you in to linger a while in this little marble world!
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04/15/2008 12:42:23 AM
This looks like an add for something Al Gore might be involved in.
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04/14/2008 11:58:14 PM
Very cool.
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04/14/2008 05:14:35 PM
Absolutely one of the best in this challenge - well done in every way...
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04/12/2008 06:58:36 PM
I really like this image... the reflection is very nice..
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04/11/2008 06:09:30 PM
Neat shot - good d.o.f. The light under your thumb is a little too bright for my taste, but otherwise i like it.
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04/11/2008 05:45:49 PM
nice effect
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04/11/2008 11:34:45 AM
Clever idea, the sun is distortion the shape of the thumb at the top, though.
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04/11/2008 04:39:50 AM
If your fingers were lit, this would have been a super shot!
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04/10/2008 01:52:03 PM
soooo awesome 10
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04/10/2008 01:37:56 PM
Nice idea. Very nice colours overall.
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04/10/2008 12:51:57 PM
Excellent! Love the depth and saturation.
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04/10/2008 10:42:27 AM
really n ice idea. also a wonderful bokeh!
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04/10/2008 05:38:01 AM
Dejavu. The bright spot on top is little distracting though.
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04/09/2008 10:54:35 AM
Wow... Amazing!
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04/09/2008 09:39:44 AM
Beautifully executed. A magical effect. 9.
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