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Life Lines
Life Lines

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Challenge: Brown Ribbon Deja Vu II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: India
Date: Feb 7, 2009
Aperture: f 9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200s
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Feb 7, 2009

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Now coming back to the details of this shot:

It took few steps:

1. Gather dried leaves. Fortunately I had a dinner at
my Boss' residence, and he has enough trees in the
garden. I collected a small-bag full of the fallen

2. Wanted to go back-lit as an attempt to improve the impact of lines. Tried sun backlit on the kitchen window, did not work very well. Then tried I flash. Seemed better. Later used a micro-wave container(yellow/orange color), filled it with water, balanced it between two lens boxes so that some space is available to use the flash as under-light.

3. Dipped the leaves in the wanter. Experimented with various combinations. Started with one leaf and tested few of them for texture and photogenic appeal. :-). Shot with one leaf. Then added one more to add to the story.

4. Shot with a Macro Lens perpendicularly, from top.

Hope you like this!

Have a Good Week!


Place: 22 out of 126
Avg (all users): 6.1679
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.8043
Avg (non-participants): 6.3647
Views since voting: 1141
Views during voting: 233
Votes: 131
Comments: 6
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/13/2009 11:01:53 PM
Excellent lighting and textures. The border works.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/13/2009 12:41:48 PM
Searching the image/challenge titles for "life lines" gives me no hits so I have no idea what this is referencing. For that reason, I'm giving the image a 4 for now, and will decide how to deal with these unknown-referent images later. It's very nicely done, though :-)


I have stopped voting shy of 20%... The scrubber will erase your 4.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/10/2009 02:26:10 AM
Tried but could not find the original brown.
Lovely image though with a nice background and pleasant vibrant colors. Nicely composed and presented. 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/10/2009 01:47:23 AM
i feel that the border is a little bit overpowering
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/09/2009 06:10:14 PM
love the shades of yellow, orange, red
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/09/2009 05:21:46 PM
If based on Lines are Everywhere, a vast improvement. I really like the narrow band of color, and the highly directional backlighting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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