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Last Year's Christmas Bonus
Last Year's Christmas Bonus
EverydayKumquat


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Challenge: Money II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Pentax FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited AF
Location: Mooka bath & body studio
Date: Oct 23, 2008
Aperture: 2.2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 23, 2008

I intially had this idea for the Bummer! competition a wee ways back and I was really excited about submitting this as my first ever entry for DPChallenge. Unfortunately things came up, I was lame and I missed my chance. I did a little happy dance when I saw "Money II" and realized I still had a chance to use the idea.

This is a shot of my sister, the soapmaker. She has her own natural bath and body studio and loves what she does. She is also very very broke. Last year she didn't get much of a Christmas bonus - in fact, she didn't give herself much of a Christmas vacation either. Jokes about her boss being a slave driver never get old (I'm easy to entertain it seems).

Handheld shot using available light, processing as follows:
Conversion from RAW
Levels
B&W conversion
Curves
Flatten and resize image
Sharpen
Add border and save for web

Special thanks to my sister for staying still, looking at the penny, looking at me, no look at the penny again - now look at me - and trying to maintain a disgruntled look throughout it all.

Statistics
Place: 47 out of 119
Avg (all users): 5.4641
Avg (commenters): 6.6250
Avg (participants): 5.1707
Avg (non-participants): 5.5500
Views since voting: 687
Views during voting: 312
Votes: 181
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0


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11/06/2008 03:49:13 PM
That is just great! I received the same kind of Christmas Bonus myself. Carolyn isn't the only one so special! Hopefully, all that stuff she makes that looks good enough to eat will let her have a bonus this year. Nice DOF! B&W worked really well. Some nice shots on your www, Michelle.

Carolyn and yourself are both really Wyse and will go far! (that was terrible!)

Regards,

Ken
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/04/2008 10:57:41 PM
at least it's money, my employer gave out two kinds of dried beans to it's employees last christmas!!!
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10/31/2008 09:34:39 PM
Meets Challenge:2
Technical:2
Interestingness:2
Creativity:
TOTAL: 6
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10/31/2008 02:16:54 PM
Very beautiful - the black and white is perfect and the border compliments it nicely.
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10/30/2008 06:00:28 PM
Are you getting payed by the same people who pay me :) Good DOF
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10/30/2008 12:58:01 AM
i love the DOF!
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10/29/2008 09:51:48 PM
closer on the coin
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10/29/2008 01:35:49 PM
Absolutely fantastic, my fav for this contest
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10/29/2008 09:50:13 AM
Ha! Looks about right.
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