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Challenge: Michael Jackson Song/Lyrics (Expert Editing*)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Minolta/Sony
Date: Jul 4, 2009
Aperture: F8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/350
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Jul 5, 2009

Silkypix
- Strongest Contrast
- Memory Color 2
- export to TIF

PSP X2
- small bit of cloning to fill in some blue sky near the top of her head
- darken brush to knock down highlights in tree area on the left
- darken brush on upturned leaf on rose stem
- crop
- duplicate layer
- Virtual Photographer : color/dadscamera
- duplicate layer
- HSL (blue sat -100, cyan sat -20)
- erase away bottom 2/3's of HSL layer to bring back blue\cyans in that area.
- merge all
- darken edges
- resize
- sharpen
- resize
- USM (.35,100,10) +luminance
- Salt & Pepper filter (1,1)
- save as JPG

Well, I'm not a fan of Expert Editing challenges. Not one to do major digital workups much past Advanced Editing rules. However, because of a recent side challenge "Better Than Your Average Cup", I'm in - just in case I end up in the finals and need this entry.

It should be interesting to see how an entry in this challenge does that isn't a major fantasy type workup. I'm afraid it's going to get trounced!

I have to thank my wife for "modeling" for me (she hates doing that, and she's helped me twice in the last couple weeks). :-)

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07/13/2009 12:22:31 AM
I liked the simplicity and the emotion conveyed. Nice job with highlighting the flower. I like how the rose and your wife both get equal attention in the shot :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2009 10:02:37 PM
Challenge Relevance:5.5 Impact/Emotion/Mood:5 Technicals:5 Processing:5 Creativity:4
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07/06/2009 01:45:21 AM
sad:( very pretty editing btw. love the color in the rose
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