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Purple Power!
Purple Power!

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Point of Color (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Date: Jul 6, 2008
Aperture: 8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 125
Date Uploaded: Jul 5, 2008


A stem of Mock Orange flowers in a vase, underneath a cherry tree in our yard to get some shadows on the flowers.

Post Processing:

BW Conversion (entire image, no layer mask)
Levels (RGB, not individual colors)
Temperature, Tint (again, entire image)
Dodge/Burn for Highlights and Shadows (only on the flowers)
Color Balance Layer (no mask, entire image)
Invert Layer (no mask, entire image)
Clone tool to clean up the image (some spot editing in the lower left corner and upper left)
Save for Web

I followed the row over the challenge rules (forums), and I'm going to say that this meets the rules. I didn't 'selectivly desaturate' with any masks, clone tools, brushes, dodge/burn or the like. The entire image was effected by the color balance layer. In fact, I wanted to enter this in it's BW form, but I'm certain that would get a fair number of DNMC votes. White and black are colors!!!!

I like the end result, and I'll be happy with something above a 6. Sorry for the cliche title


I'm guessing that the low score is because people thought that this was a DNMC image. Well...

Here's what I wanted to submit:

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/80000-84999/84520/120/698973.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/80000-84999/84520/120/698973.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/80000-84999/84520/120/698974.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/80000-84999/84520/120/698974.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

And thanks for the great comments!

Place: 107 out of 200
Avg (all users): 5.5068
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 4.9298
Avg (non-participants): 5.8681
Views since voting: 509
Views during voting: 238
Votes: 148
Comments: 6
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/13/2008 09:27:26 PM
Wow, that's vivid. Can't wait to read how you composed and processed this. Lovely. A nine for you.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/11/2008 10:47:18 AM
I was delighted when this came up on the screen! I absolutely love the crisp contrast and the different tones. Beautiful.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/10/2008 08:54:06 PM
A bit too high key for my preference, but I think that was the look you were going for.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/09/2008 11:01:02 PM
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07/09/2008 04:09:35 PM
Really neat image, I like it a lot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/07/2008 06:31:14 PM
A very nice artistic image, love the purple!
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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