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Boy and Toy
Boy and Toy

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Color in Black and White (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Nikon D1X
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5
Location: Sonoma County, California
Date: Sep 22, 2008
Aperture: f 4
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 23, 2008

This toy (Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack) brings back many memories. My grandson still considers it as part of his arsenal.

I placed the toy in front of my monitor with displayed B&W image of the boy taken and edited earlier that same day, then captured images.

Rotate image, crop & straighten.
Noise removal with Neat Image - default "remove noise & sharpen" setting.
Convert to 8-bit.
Added curves adjustment layer.
Added selective color adjustment layer.
Added Hue/Sat adjustment layer, set master saturation at (-100).
Adjusted values of selective color to enhance color differences in toy.
Adjusted curves to enhance contrasts.
Resize image to fall within stroke command limits, stroke for borders.
FInal RGB curve for contrast.
Save for web.

Place: 30 out of 240
Avg (all users): 5.8642
Avg (commenters): 8.1667
Avg (participants): 5.5965
Avg (non-participants): 6.0095
Views since voting: 1035
Views during voting: 265
Votes: 162
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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10/01/2008 08:11:30 AM
Great finish, congrats.
I also had no idea it was a picture of the boy. :)
Well done
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10/01/2008 04:48:45 AM
Wow - didn't realize it was a shot with a photograph in it! Congrats on a good score and placement!
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10/01/2008 04:46:30 AM
Still screams colour to me, well done!!
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10/01/2008 01:05:47 AM
Nice job and congrats on a great finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/30/2008 10:26:58 PM
Very cute, wish it was a little sharper. 8
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09/30/2008 01:07:31 PM
Fabulous photo , love the framing
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09/28/2008 01:11:41 PM
Beautiful shot, one of the best and most original of the challenge.
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09/28/2008 04:04:33 AM
This is a great idea, I think the perspective could be improved though, as it looks a little lopsided this way.
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09/27/2008 01:08:17 PM
Great idea!! This is evocative of both colors and great childhood memories. I love the composition although the border seems a bit over the top to me. Still, one of my favorites of the challenge so far.
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09/26/2008 02:33:16 PM
dof is a little off.. nice shot for the wall
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09/24/2008 12:51:45 PM
Very interesting crop. I like it. Not 100% sold on the border ... but borders are a subjective thing aren't they. BTW commenting only
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09/24/2008 12:40:05 AM
I like your composition and wide border.
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