Challenge: Risk (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: My dining table, Sydney Australia
Date: Sep 16, 2008
Date Uploaded: Sep 16, 2008
|I sat down to photograph 'safety matches' for the safety challenge, but the pyromanic in me just couldn't resist lighting them. Now, I suppose I could title it, "Safety Matches" and shoehorn it in, but I just wouldn't feel good about it. Darn it, the risk challenge has more than twice the number of entries!
I'm proud of the lighting on this one. Still using only my one SB-600, but after getting into Strobist, I'm wanting another one, or six.
Used a black clipboard at the back of my home-made light tent but the flash was shining off it. Then, thanks to Strobist I remembered barn doors, so I used a plate to block the flash hitting the background, and voila!
PP was just convert from raw, hue/saturation adjustment, cloned out some hot pixels, USM and save for web. I'm really proud of this image, straight out of the camera.
Hoping for a 6+, but maybe I'm kidding myself. Fingers crossed!
*Edit* After looking at the original closely, I think that the hot pixels aren't hot pixels at all, but maybe phosphorous?, so I've resubmitted without the spot editing.
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