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Standing proud, my licorice
Standing proud, my licorice

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Challenge: Textures VI (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Home
Date: Apr 6, 2009
Aperture: F2
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Humorous, Textures
Date Uploaded: Apr 6, 2009

I love to chew licorice once in a while and searching for texture, I noticed this dried out piece, still lying on my desk. To make it stand alone I used a mushroom. Then I put it in front of an old book and lighten it with a normal flashlight. I like the way the composition came out, but had a hard time getting it sharp. I took about at least 60 shots and none came out real sharp. Must have been the lack of light and handheld camera (don't have a tripod yet). Oh well, I'm sure I'll get bashed again over the quality imperfection, but I get used to that. Always loose a lot of detail by resizing it to 640.

Post processing: curves, layers (the ones that don't contain pixels), cropping, brightening, sharpening, a bit of saturation.

Place: 228 out of 334
Avg (all users): 4.8830
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 4.8193
Avg (non-participants): 4.9432
Views since voting: 465
Views during voting: 248
Votes: 171
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/14/2009 11:28:04 PM
What a strange and beautiful old hermit. He gets my Posthumous Red Ribbon.

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04/14/2009 08:32:29 PM
I like your choice of dof and bg. A little fill light from camera right would bring in more detail in the darks of the "licorice". It's an upside down mushroom right?
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04/11/2009 09:55:16 PM
An interesting choice for meeting the subject challenge - very abstract and different. The image could be a little more dramatic. A little more focus would have helped this image score higher. A good, solid entry into the challenge.
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04/10/2009 09:00:09 AM
very cool. it definitely looks like a standing person looking to the left with their arms folded underneath a robe. i like the tones and feel of this image
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04/08/2009 08:24:20 PM
at first glance of your shot I think it is a statue (a hairy one I might add)...until I scroll down...very nice
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