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Challenge: Abstract Black and White (Basic Editing)
Collection: Macro
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Aug 26, 2008
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Black and White, Macro
Date Uploaded: Aug 24, 2008

Had a hard time picking something for this. Took tons of pictures which looked fine as abstracts till I converted to B&W, at which point ... yuck! Settled on this one for the patterns. They're Morning Glory buds.

PP - converted from RAW, rotated, cropped, levels, increased contrast, converted to monochrome, added border, resized, sharpened with noise reduction.

Statistics
Place: 104 out of 318
Avg (all users): 5.4214
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3971
Avg (non-participants): 5.4396
Views since voting: 653
Views during voting: 237
Votes: 159
Comments: 4
Favorites: 1 (view)


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10/06/2008 12:16:03 PM
This looks quite fine in B&W. I love the way subtracting color renders shape and form more prominent. The swirlies are wonderful!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/02/2008 09:23:29 PM
Very neat! Nice DOF!
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09/02/2008 11:59:06 AM
Very nice use of a shallow DOF to render a common subject into a more abstractive work. Perhaps a little too much on the top, placing the focal subject too near the framing for my tastes, but nicely done otherwise.
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08/27/2008 01:35:55 PM
so interesting, my eye keeps wandering to the rest of the photo, it seems a bit distracting (the background) the detail is nice and the focus is sharp 7
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