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Just a Moment
Just a Moment

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Challenge: Candid V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III
Location: Hervey Bay,Queensland,Australia
Date: Apr 18, 2009
Aperture: 18.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 21, 2009

Inverted Moment

Have no idea who the subjects are as I was about 80mtrs away with the camera set on a tri-pod in a direction towards the pier hoping something would happen in this area, after about 10min. along came this couple and stood in the viewing area, at first he had his arm on her shoulder, and when he dropped it to her waist, they turned to each other and kissed, this shot is as their lips parted. The original looked ok but I decided it needed a kick so inverted with an adjustment layer. creativity has brought the subjects to life rather than the dull original image for the moment.Basic processing did not do this without vialating the rules.As the challenge is about A candid moment IMHO this has also brought that moment to the viewer in a creative way, and hope this is what the viewer looks at rather than the processing.

Open raw file lightroom 1.4
Tone, clean dust spots sharpen.

Adjustment Layers
Selective Color
Black /White
Merge Adjustment Layers
Resize Usm

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Post: well it is obviouse from the score that viewer did not look at the Candid Moment and scored the image down because of the Processing, this is no different than Black & White just the darks become lighter and the lights darker, it does not change the candid moment of the challenge details..
Thak you for your negative :-) comments

Place: 149 out of 170
Avg (all users): 4.4948
Avg (commenters): 4.4286
Avg (participants): 3.9600
Avg (non-participants): 4.6806
Views since voting: 556
Views during voting: 303
Votes: 194
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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05/01/2009 05:07:27 AM
The processing appears to have been both clever and disastrous :(

The couple are highlighted, no less, whereas the original suffers for them being indistinct.

The other thing you did right, of course, was to capture a magnificent candid moment.

Onward and upward! Basic editing is a drag at times...

Taking a little longer to look at it is rewarding - another dpc no-no ...

You've definitely done better than most in presenting a moment of private tenderness and joy. Thanks :)

Message edited by author 2009-05-01 05:09:45.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/27/2009 10:01:20 PM
Cute. Nice contrast.
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04/27/2009 04:17:06 PM
I think this could have been a great photo if not for the negative exposure. Just doesn't fit the mood of the moment.
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04/26/2009 11:08:56 PM
It's perhaps a nice moment, but to me the processing takes away from that moment.
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04/26/2009 09:26:46 PM
interesting, certainly candid.

my daughter says she likes the way it makes the subjects seem to glow.
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04/25/2009 11:31:57 PM
What is the negative adding to this?
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04/25/2009 02:54:21 PM
I like the candid but not so much the way it was edited but that is just me personally problem not the norm!
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04/25/2009 07:37:42 AM
It is a truly candid moment that certainly demonstrates how fleeting truly candid moments are. However the unfortunate post processing treatment is a huge negative - no pun intended - and was not a good choice - if it were a color image, then a straight conversion to black and white or grayscale would have been better. A good solid entry into the challenge which would have rated higher with better post processing treatment.
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04/23/2009 01:15:45 PM
I would rather have seen it in balck and white or in color.
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