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Challenge: Free Study 2009-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: Jan 13, 2009
Aperture: 3.51
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/501
Galleries: Emotive, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jan 14, 2009

One last dead leaf clinging to its branch. Long zoom and wide aperture used to through background branches out of focus. A little color added back with Curves adjustments.

-Handheld, Av mode
-Made mask for leaf in RGB Curve adjustment layer
-Duplicated mask for Blue/Yellow Curve adjustment layer
-Duplicated mask for Red Curve adjustment layer
-Crop a tiny bit from top and bottom
-USM at 88%/0.8 dia/TH = 5
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 7/10 = 183KB

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Place: 388 out of 454
Avg (all users): 4.9188
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.8224
Avg (non-participants): 5.1132
Views since voting: 778
Views during voting: 211
Votes: 160
Comments: 2
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/03/2009 07:57:32 PM
technicals are good, not sure that the leaf really makes enough of a statement for me
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/01/2009 12:19:20 PM
Cool isolation of the leaf. I think it would have been a better shot if you were closer... fill the shot a little more with the leaf.. yet still show its the only one.. all of the limbs/twigs just get a little busy in my opinion.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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