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...To Burn
...To Burn

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Challenge: Affluence II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Living room
Date: Oct 21, 2008
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80 sec.
Galleries: Black and White, Studio
Date Uploaded: Oct 21, 2008

Another last minute entry, but I think this turned out alright.

Yes, that is a real $20 bill. Luckily I think enough is left of it that it is still legal tender. :)

Pretty simple.. A studio light to the right side, lit the cigar and $20 bill and snapped some pictures.

Editting mostly done in Lightroom 2 including sharpening, slight crop, and greyscale. Final USM, resize and Save for Web done in the GIMP.

Place: 19 out of 115
Avg (all users): 5.8683
Avg (commenters): 7.7143
Avg (participants): 5.6087
Avg (non-participants): 5.9434
Views since voting: 1239
Views during voting: 358
Votes: 205
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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10/29/2008 03:52:41 AM
Nice Idea and well executed. But you better hide your identity now, burning money is a criminal offence punishable by imprisonment in Canada mate !
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10/29/2008 12:05:42 AM
Congrats on your high score!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/24/2008 11:01:16 AM
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10/23/2008 05:28:03 PM
This is the highest rated one for me.
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10/23/2008 02:15:28 PM
a Shame to waste a 20 dollar
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10/22/2008 11:00:26 PM
awesome. while I like shallow depth at times, I'd be interested to see this with a deep field. might be even better if we could see the girl better
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10/22/2008 07:49:52 PM
Good concept for this challenge! Nicely pulled off too!
10/22/2008 02:31:57 PM
Great idea for this challenge! Great lighting as well!
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10/22/2008 01:19:31 PM
Wonderful conceptualization! Hits you hard. 9.
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10/22/2008 11:45:14 AM
that's just a terrible way to light a cigar would ruin it...
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10/22/2008 03:16:57 AM
A classic take on the topic.
The exceptionally narrow depth of field, while well done technically, does not work for me here. It makes the photo a little too much OOF for my liking, and also the overall photo too dark as well as a result
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