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"All in!"
"All in!"

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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.

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

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.

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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