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A P R I L : Southern Hemisphere
A P R I L : Southern Hemisphere

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Challenge: Calendar II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: Melbourne Australia
Date: Feb 23, 2009
Aperture: F10
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 1/125 second
Galleries: Black and White, Macro
Date Uploaded: Feb 22, 2009

The Image: Put the autumn leaf in a ceramic dish and froze it. It wasn't frozen through, but worked OK overall. Shot raw with my brother in law's 17-55 2.8 Nikon, which is perfect! ISO1000 handheld.

The Edit: Massaged this. Black and white layer, then various tints with masking, levels adjustment layer to get the dark edges with masking, some sharpening and noise reduction, curves layers, levels layers etc...I like the final result.

The Prediction: Not sure. Haven't done particularly well lately. 6.2???

Post: Did better than I thought...so, well done Enz!

Place: 19 out of 182
Avg (all users): 6.3245
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.1613
Avg (non-participants): 6.4382
Views since voting: 1124
Views during voting: 241
Votes: 151
Comments: 11
Favorites: 2 (view)

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03/04/2009 03:49:55 PM
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Very nice!! Clearly, your Mojo is back where it belongs.
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03/02/2009 11:49:04 AM
Definitely well done, Enzo! I love this, it's one of my favourites in the challenge.
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03/02/2009 12:03:59 AM
Excellent. The essence of this photograph is what I wanted from this. Well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/28/2009 05:44:14 PM
Excellent... top 10 material. This is a great shot for a Calendar...
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02/27/2009 05:51:01 PM
nice shot,
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02/26/2009 12:00:09 AM
Great picture. Im not sure if I like the bubbles in the photograph but, the detail of the leaf is impeccable. Great!
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02/25/2009 01:05:33 PM
fun shot- Makes you feel cold.
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02/25/2009 02:00:23 AM
I really like the tonal range here, and the crispness of the image. Very well done.
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02/24/2009 01:33:03 AM
Gorgeous picture. The b/w, the shadows, very textured lighting on the leaf and the background. A real standout for me.
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02/23/2009 07:57:50 PM
Top 5 for me. Super shot! Congrats!!!!
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02/23/2009 09:39:04 AM
love the tones and the texture of your shot...great edit
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