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Boulder Brains
Boulder Brains

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Challenge: Textures VI (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8
Location: Fort Collins
Date: Apr 5, 2009
Aperture: -
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 7, 2009

Not originally intended for entry, but just me messing around with my new 50 1.8 held against the front of the body with my hand. I figured I hadn't entered for awhile and it worked well, so why not.

Post Challenge:
So, wishing I had received my extension tubes before I took this, as I can achieve a lot better results with that, but they arrived the day after submission. By the way, this is some lichen on a sandstone boulder, and I thought it somewhat resembled brains, hence the title. The DoF was really short (obviously) but I kinda liked the way the slice looked.

Place: 143 out of 334
Avg (all users): 5.3667
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 5.3263
Avg (non-participants): 5.4118
Views since voting: 1138
Views during voting: 242
Votes: 180
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/14/2009 11:03:28 PM
Good abstract, good sense of texture.
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04/14/2009 02:10:49 PM
Can't decide if I like the dof here or not. On one hand it helps bring the eye into that great texture but on the other hand that bottom right corner isn't attractive. Maybe just a little crop off the bottom or recomposing toward the top left but keeping the same dof? Not sure. Technicals look great and it isn't monotonous with a single texture/pattern over the entire photo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/12/2009 05:11:51 PM
Excellent find and excellent work behind the camera: 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/11/2009 05:36:30 PM
Nice colors. Nice texture capture.
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04/10/2009 07:18:45 PM
very good texture...what exactly is this??
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/10/2009 04:55:43 PM
The odd shape of the object created an interesting DOF effect that is very interesting. The colors and shapes make this a worthy entry into the texture challenge.
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04/08/2009 10:42:51 PM
very interesting texture, super sharp, and great colors. nice work
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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