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Challenge: Grunge (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Olympus E-520
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 Zuiko Digital Zoom
Date: May 19, 2009
Aperture: f 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 20 sec
Galleries: Floral, Textures
Date Uploaded: May 19, 2009

I've always liked what people do with those texture overlays so I thought I'd try and create one without the extra layer.

Shot in RAW.

Long exposure (20 secs) with about 8 seconds focused on the flower (with a light shining on it), then I put some plastic wrap in front of the flowers for about 10 seconds.

Messed with the color and contrast and WB in silkypix. In Photoshop, used a layer of Topaz Adjust (Beauty detailed preset) to enhance the details and lines (oh the background is a green colorwashed wall). Brightness, contrast, HSL, resize, sharpen, add border.

Statistics
Place: 33 out of 99
Avg (all users): 5.5930
Avg (commenters): 7.8889
Avg (participants): 5.5789
Avg (non-participants): 5.5970
Views since voting: 917
Views during voting: 340
Votes: 172
Comments: 22
Favorites: 6 (view)


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06/09/2009 08:11:49 PM
Michelle, I really like the texture in this shot and I think it should have done better. I love that you achieved this effect outside of photoshop and you pulled it off spectacularly. Good on you for being so creative and thinking outside the box.

All the best to you and yours.

MAX!
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06/05/2009 12:04:12 AM
I like this a lot. Can't believe it didn't score better.
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05/29/2009 12:57:24 PM
Wonderful capture, thank you for sharing your technique.
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05/29/2009 11:14:41 AM
Oh yeah - niiiice :)
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05/28/2009 10:16:22 AM
Wow, this came out really great. Thanks for sharing your technique!
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05/28/2009 09:39:51 AM
This is fabulous! The bacground is wonderful, the flowers are gorgeous, and your method of creating the overlay look is brilliant. A new fav!
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05/28/2009 08:57:28 AM
Fantastically creative! I would have never thought of the plastic wrap! And, it came out gorgeous to boot!
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05/27/2009 11:19:58 PM
VERY creative. I would have sworn it was an overlay.
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05/27/2009 05:17:24 PM
beautiful! not so much grunge to me, although obviously the voters disagreed..very creative how you managed this!
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05/27/2009 04:34:24 PM
Quite and achievement to do an overlay in a capture. I don't think I'd have the patience or expertise to try this. I like it a lot. The colors and texture are really nice.
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05/27/2009 03:40:01 AM
Beautiful shot, wonderful editing!!
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05/27/2009 01:27:18 AM
Very creative technique. Well done Michelle.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/25/2009 03:22:45 PM
bit kitchy 8
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05/25/2009 03:39:01 AM
Glad you had it validated...brilliant
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05/22/2009 04:55:32 PM
stunning image, but not very grungy in my eyes...
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05/22/2009 01:04:58 PM
stunning photo, pp is perfect for the image. this gets my vote - 10
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05/21/2009 09:38:46 PM
Fantastic. Love the overlay effect, gives an otherwise static composition life. 8
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05/20/2009 12:25:29 PM
Nice effect.
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05/20/2009 11:44:55 AM
Beautiful! Definitely a winner!
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05/20/2009 09:12:04 AM
awesome!!! 10
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05/20/2009 04:07:18 AM
is there a texture layer? I can see the same pattern of lines over the flowers
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05/20/2009 01:49:19 AM
Incredibly cool composition. Love the color & texture as well. Hope to see this ribbon!
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