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Shootin Pool
Shootin Pool

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Challenge: Games II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Sony DSC-W55
Location: Livingroom/Gameroom
Date: Apr 25, 2008
Aperture: Auto/so not sure
ISO: Auto/so not sure
Shutter: Auto/so not sure
Date Uploaded: Apr 25, 2008

I don't really know how to take a good picture without the harsh lighting on the pool balls but I think it still looks cool.

Place: 109 out of 123
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05/19/2008 01:45:04 PM
yeah you have to fix your colors here. An easy way to get started is to set the 'true black', and 'true white' points of the image.

Try this: In Photoshop, click on adjustments > levels. Then you'll see these little eye-droppers looking things. One is for black, one for gray, and one for white. Lets forget about the gray one for now. Click on the white eye-dropper, and then click on the whitest white part of your image, this tool will make that pixel absolute white, and will adjust all of the other colors accordingly. So play around with it, here it will likely be the reflection on one of the pool balls. So with the white eye dropper, click on that reflection. The colors will shift. Then do the same with the black eye dropper, use it to click on the black numbering on one of the balls. Again, the colors will shift, and you will be on your way to getting rid of that unflattering yellow light you have going on in this image. You'll be amazed at how much this can transform your image! Get back to me if I haven't explained this in sufficient detail or if its confusing, good luck!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/02/2008 11:51:24 PM
Do I see whatever's supporting the three balls reflected in the six ball? A nice idea (if not somewhat cliche), but the lighting is way off.
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05/01/2008 06:30:45 PM
this is very cool i like the shot..10
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04/29/2008 03:17:54 PM
Tricky to do this - I know as I've done somthing similar! Well done.
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04/29/2008 01:50:45 AM
The lighting is ok but not great. The colors seem a little washed out.
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04/28/2008 12:58:06 PM
interesting take on pool. Looks like you missed your composition a bit, and the colours look to be way off. Play with the White balance tool if you're shooting raw.
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