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Seaside Fare
Seaside Fare

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Challenge: Sand (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D
Location: My Terrace, Sydney Australia
Date: Jan 3, 2009
Galleries: Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2009

I really don't think the sand adds anything to this image, but by the time I had acquired the sand, cooked the scallops and set everything up, I wasn't about to not enter it, and the sand was the key to the challenge.


-Combined 2 bracketed exposures as layers in Photoshop (selected and erased relevant portions)
-Reduced saturation on a drop of sauce that has spilled on the napkin
-Cloned out an imperfection in the foreground shell
-Adjusted color curves independently on the two exposures.
-Auto levels
-Used Sharpen tool on the foreground
-Image Size and Save for Web

Hope it doesn't seem like too much of a shoehorn, but the challenge description really does only say to include sand, not make it the subject.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/10/2009 04:59:32 PM
A different cropping or comp. would've worked for me better.
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