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Challenge: Risk (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 28-85mm 1:3.5-4.5
Location: My pool table
Date: Sep 14, 2008
Aperture: f 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2 s
Galleries: Family, Urban
Date Uploaded: Sep 14, 2008

Well I had absolutely no idea what to do for either one of these challenges, so I typed in "risk" to a thesaurus and one of the synonyms was "gamble." Then this idea just hit me on the head. So I vacuumed off our extremely dusty pool table and grabbed my dad's poker chips and cards. I tried several different arrangements and my dad helped me design a layout. I'm happy with the final composition. Post processing was a nightmare. The colors were so bright and hard to make look right.

PP:
Open in Photoshop
Selectively hue and saturation adjust using "replace color"
Levels
Dust and Scratches
Reduce Noise
Save for web
Reduce Noises
Sharpen
Save

The only thing I wish I could change is the annoying spots on the felt. I vacuumed really good, lol, but there's those spots all over the table. I was extremely tempted to clone them out, but I resisted. :) Reducing the noise helped them a little. I hope it doesn’t affect my score.

Statistics
Place: 34 out of 127
Avg (all users): 5.7460
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 5.4889
Avg (non-participants): 5.8264
Views since voting: 1191
Views during voting: 322
Votes: 189
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0


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10/06/2008 11:42:35 PM
this pic is very well executed and conceived, there might be some muddiness in the colors a bit, but I don't know why you didn't score higher
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/22/2008 07:55:29 PM
wonderful motion.
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09/21/2008 02:12:05 PM
Nice camera work. Details like the stains on the table could have improved some peoples outlook I think.
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09/20/2008 01:21:29 PM
If you are holding a jack and a ten I'd be all in as well. I like the sense of motion.
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09/19/2008 06:02:38 PM
=]
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09/19/2008 12:31:57 PM
I like the motion!
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09/18/2008 09:59:17 PM
Very dynamic.
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09/18/2008 03:23:32 AM
Good shot. I like the movement blur.
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