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Cheap Sunglasses (ZZ Top)
Cheap Sunglasses (ZZ Top)

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Challenge: Rock Song Titles (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Mar 29, 2009
Aperture: f'/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1 second
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2009

Rock is not my bag. But I have at least heard of ZZTop. So I went through a list of 2,500+ Rock Song Titles and spotted this one. I have never heard it so if any one else wants to comment that it has nothing to do with the song, that is fine. It does have something to do with the title.

I bought 7 pairs of cheap sunglasses at a Dollar Store for the Glasses Challenge and ended up using only one pair. I wanted to try to use the 6 remaining pairs in this image. The first set up did not work. So I pulled out the CD Jewell cases that I use for taking images. Put it on top of my keyboard table and backlit it with a 100w equivalent energy saving bulb in a clamp lampe. Positioning the glasses was a pain. I got four in and went with three cause I could not get them to stand together and still reflect the jewell cases. So that's about it. Shot with the camera on tripod and used the cable remote release. Shot only with the ambient light of the backlit jewell cases.

Goin' suck....ya think?

Post: Camera Raw adjustments in PSElements 6.0. Layer adjustments for levels, brightness/contrast and hue/saturation. Adjust sharpness. Rotate 90 right. Cropped twice. Burned some debris on the velvt mid right but ended up cropping it. Some minute spot editing, hot pixel near on of the glasses. Resize. USM.

Place: 94 out of 175
Avg (all users): 5.4645
Avg (commenters): 5.5714
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Views since voting: 714
Views during voting: 288
Votes: 155
Comments: 7
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/04/2009 04:27:45 PM
like the angles and lines in this
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04/04/2009 11:44:48 AM
A fairly odd title. Cool photo!
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04/01/2009 10:53:49 PM
this works well
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04/01/2009 10:36:39 PM
Nice reflection!
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04/01/2009 04:22:10 PM
Interesting idea. I think it might have worked better without the coloured strips at the top - so that you just have the coloured reflection in the glasses.
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03/30/2009 12:56:02 PM
Great color.
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03/30/2009 05:07:34 AM
I love the idea....great effect!
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