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Challenge: Free Study 2008-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital ED
Location: Woods behind my parents house
Date: Jul 4, 2008
Aperture: f2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 10, 2008

Went hiking in the woods with my sister. We came across a lot of mushrooms. It was cloudy and in the early evening.
My post processing steps is as follows:
converted from raw
selective color
dodging and burning
converted to B/W
noise ninja
smart sharpen

Place: 280 out of 524
Avg (all users): 5.5226
Avg (commenters): 6.1429
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Views since voting: 522
Views during voting: 236
Votes: 155
Comments: 8
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2008 10:31:47 PM
cute title :)
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08/06/2008 08:47:57 AM
nice as a high contrast image...
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08/05/2008 04:24:19 PM
Too dark and the DOF is too shallow on the stem of the mushroom.
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08/04/2008 03:52:14 PM
Black & white works really good here, well done
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08/02/2008 07:15:51 PM
Black and white works well here. It's a pity there isn't more depth of field so the edge of the large fungus is sharp.
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08/02/2008 12:21:58 PM
Love the contrast!! It has that mysterious, magical feeling to it. The little one looks like it just popped up out of the ground! Nice choice for black and white!
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08/01/2008 11:20:16 AM
Love the contrast. This is cool but I am afraid a bit too dark for the DPC crowd. I hope I'm wrong. My only complaint is the blur along the front rim of the large mushroom. :~)
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08/01/2008 11:15:05 AM
On one hand I like the extreme darkness, and on the other hand it's a bit too much. For me, it's the area around the main mushroom top. If I could see more of an edge and not have it... "disappear" into the blurred background I don't think the heavy black would bother me. I do like the composition and lighting. Nicely done.
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