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Atrium #2
Atrium #2

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Challenge: Selective Desaturation (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon D1X
Location: Marin Civic Center
Date: Jun 18, 2004
Aperture: f4.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Snapshot, Candid
Date Uploaded: Jun 21, 2004


Place: 200 out of 227
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Views since voting: 655
Votes: 204
Comments: 11
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/25/2004 06:36:14 PM
This looks like a normal picture - what ever you desaturated is not recognizable to the viewer - looks like normal concret wall and your basic floor. You needed to start with a high contrast picture where the missing colors would have been easily recognized as missing by the viewer, and, the result highlighted something else in the picture. In this picture - you could have made the figure or the tree your main subject and greyscalled all the rest.
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06/23/2004 09:13:20 PM
Gray area at top a bit excessive. Also desaturation doesn't follow the line of the ceiling on the left side, seems a rather arbitrary cut off point. I'm sure a beautiful picture could've been produced here, just not photogenic at this angle or method of post processing.
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06/23/2004 09:05:12 AM
to be honest, there isn't that much indication that the shot's been desatted at all - for all the viewer knows the floor tiles and underside of the staircase might be grey anyway. on closer inspection the selection or area where the top of the stair soffit abuts the wall appears a bit clumsy. i don't know how you selected your areas, but i suspect you might find more control using the lasso (or equivalent - if you have Photoshop the magnetic lasso is wonderful).
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06/22/2004 11:43:27 PM
i find it hard to see the desaturation, though i do like the composition. four.
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06/22/2004 08:30:46 PM
too much color here...looks like photo might even be unaltered. i'm not picking up on the selective desaturation.
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06/22/2004 10:12:13 AM
This shot has a lot of potential but as it is right now, it leaves me wanting more. There are so many colors left in the shot that as far as I can see, only the floor has been desaturated and that's fine but there is no balance in the shot to me. If you had just left the blues on the plants on the left or just the orange of the trunk of the tree I think this shot would really pop. Also the focus is wanting, especially around the top of the tree. I like the curve of the ceiling around the tree but the angle, again, left me wanting. Maybe if you came at it more head on, centering the U shape rather than coming from the side? If you play with this shot at all, taking the colors out, leaving just the blues or orange, I would love to see it. As is, a 3, sorry ;(
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06/22/2004 07:34:50 AM
beautiful colours and focus
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06/21/2004 05:37:41 PM
good use of the lit walls for the colour nice pic
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06/21/2004 02:34:11 PM
Because of the white/gray background, it hardly looks like there is desaturation. It looks too natural. Too much color.
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06/21/2004 07:58:49 AM
Interesting choice, what made you select this image?
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06/21/2004 01:56:22 AM
Not very obvious that parts are b&w. The floor and ceiling could easily be grew naturally. For this challenge I wanted to see something highlighted, bringing your eye to the color.
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