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Six Pink Balloons
Six Pink Balloons

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Color in Black and White (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: Sep 20, 2008
Aperture: f/4.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/350
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 22, 2008

This shoot produced pics that were way better in color. And yes, this was a shoehorn. Hope you like it anyhow :D

Rotated a little as well as contrast/exposure/lens corrections in RAW. Then straight to the channel mixer with it. I had a more dramatic version that I liked way better, but I figured the white fringe it created would be a deal-breaker for you guys.

Finished 'er up, uploaded, decided I hated it, and threw an ultra-contrasty Curves layer on there.

Place: 76 out of 240
Avg (all users): 5.4850
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 5.0159
Avg (non-participants): 5.7692
Views since voting: 678
Views during voting: 293
Votes: 167
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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10/01/2008 08:17:01 AM
brilliant composition. I gave you an 8.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/30/2008 09:59:06 PM
I'm a sucker for balloons. Cute. 8
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09/28/2008 11:20:10 PM
very cool image, but it doesnt really convay pink.
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09/27/2008 05:33:13 PM
I like the composition here. The model draws me in more than the balloons. I think it would have played better with the balloons showing up in B&W darker.
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09/26/2008 09:28:02 PM
Nice concept, but I would like to see more detail on the balloons.
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09/25/2008 08:34:13 PM
They may be pink, but they are overexposed int he photo, making them white and loosing definition. Would have been much better if they were still a shade of grey, and the shaddows and shapes of the balloons obvious, as that wouldhave portrayed the colour better
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09/25/2008 05:56:19 AM
Love the attitude the girl has, she looks really like pink baloons are offensive to her! 8
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09/24/2008 07:40:28 PM
Perhaps its the confusing challenge description. This is one of the many images that is trying to give the color away in the title. IMO, that shouldnt be the case. The image itself should give the color away... indirectly. Please read the description.

Otherwise, the image itself is very strong technically. I would rate it much higher if it were a free study.
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09/24/2008 06:10:58 PM
nice black and white shot! Not sure what colors its communicating.. I know there should be colors, i just cant fill in the blank
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09/24/2008 02:05:42 PM
Very funky, good model too.
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09/24/2008 01:53:14 PM
That is so weird! The far right and bottom balloons actually do look pink to me. I had to pull it into photoshop to verify that they are truly gray. It's a cool shot, and I don't know how you could nail the challenge any better. A 10 from me!
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09/24/2008 12:45:08 PM
Cute shot. I like your choice of background.
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