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Challenge: Green* (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon
Location: Home
Date: Jun 24, 2008
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.8s
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 29, 2008

Never realised the amount of imperfections on a light bulb until now..... You don't see till macro and backlit.

Got the idea from //www.instructables.com/

Took the shot after building it on the 24th. The plant is still alive and putting out new roots (29th). Going to see if it keeps going.

Back from a 2 month break. Hoping for a 6+ to keep my goal average on track.

Steps:

Crop
Levels
Hue/Sat
Some cloning
USM
NI
Warming filter
Cooling filter
A luminosity layer to lighten plant
Resize
USM
Border
SFW

Post:
Thanks for the great result. Scored better than I expected.
I wanted to clean up the image more, get rid of some more of the specks, but cloning made it look too fake and I wanted to be careful with the amount of touch up I did.
Planned to reshoot it on the Sunday with a cleaner bulb, but the 24 hour challenge popped up instead and I spent my time working on that.
Oh the plant ain't doing so well anymore.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 110
Avg (all users): 6.5705
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.5227
Avg (non-participants): 6.5893
Views since voting: 2599
Views during voting: 424
Votes: 156
Comments: 22
Favorites: 8 (view)


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07/09/2008 08:29:21 AM
Originally posted by adrian45:

Very nice image - but how did you............?
1 get the plant in the light bulb
2 have the bulb at that angle and not fall over

I am interested, though we don't see the end of the cap, that gives me a clue, but still would like to know.


Plant was just pushed through neck of bulb and planted with a chopstick.
I used a piece of match on a thread to hold it at that angle. Placed the match in the neck and where you see the metal curve at the end allowed it to be wedged in.
07/09/2008 02:36:28 AM
Very nice image - but how did you............?
1 get the plant in the light bulb
2 have the bulb at that angle and not fall over

I am interested, though we don't see the end of the cap, that gives me a clue, but still would like to know.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/06/2008 04:04:03 PM
Awesome idea! Great focus.
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07/05/2008 10:15:07 AM
Nicely set up. Well executed.
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07/04/2008 08:22:24 PM
Nice pic. Great lighting
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07/04/2008 10:00:16 AM
Well done and one of the best of this challenge. - 7
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07/03/2008 06:15:25 PM
Entry fits challenge nicely the dust on the light-bulb is a bit distracting.
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07/03/2008 11:46:01 AM
This photo is amazing, great imagionation!!
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07/02/2008 08:12:09 PM
good concept, lighting and subject
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07/02/2008 06:15:05 PM
How the heck did u set this up...? Wonderful use of light too... Great shot... waiting to see your note on the setup...
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07/02/2008 05:00:35 PM
Lovely detail and lighting and meets the challenge well.
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07/02/2008 03:30:36 PM
Cool stuff inside a light bulb makes for good photography. That's just how it works! The top edge of the bulb is pretty toasty, but no big deal.
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07/02/2008 01:55:55 PM
Nice take on the challenge. Very nicely done. 7
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07/02/2008 02:33:18 AM
Clever image though I've seen same/similar a few times.
With the advanced editing allowed here, the small specks all over teh glass should have been cleaned up - would score far higher in my opinion.
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06/30/2008 09:20:30 PM
how did you how did you how did you?
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06/30/2008 05:54:03 PM
nice homage to the lightbulb/plant shot - i like the angle of the bulb - i just wish the line in the background were not there to distract
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06/30/2008 04:05:57 PM
Since this was advanced editing rules, I think I would have worked on the spots on the bulb a bit more. I like the reflection and the idea very much.
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06/30/2008 12:41:58 PM
I love this idea. I think it is great!
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06/30/2008 08:36:26 AM
beautifully lit...how you got the soil and plant there amazes me 9
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06/30/2008 05:32:59 AM
I wonder who's this could be :P
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06/30/2008 12:46:03 AM
how did you do this? fantanstic!
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06/30/2008 12:14:26 AM
Beautiful shot! I love it.
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