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In Cold Blood

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Challenge: Cold II (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2010 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-1000D Rebel XS
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Home
Date: Feb 2, 2010
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Snapshot
Date Uploaded: Feb 2, 2010

I haven't been home barely at all this week since I had to work snow removal (24 hours OT over the weekend). I shot a few photos for hotness but I didn't really like how they came out so I did these this last day of submitting and am pretty happy with it. We will see how it turns out.

Crop, levels, color correct, hue/sat, topaz, cooling filter, border, resize, usm, sfw.

[Feb. 9th, 2010 07:10:27 AM]

Ok I know this is my worst entry. I never should have entered it and it has so many issues. But I am thankful for the great comments. I probably shouldn't have attempted a new set up on no sleep and working so many days straight with snow removal. But this is a good test. As I improve I will be able to rush a shot and get decent results instead of this mess.

After voting

Well I don't think this finished where it should have. It should be a few places lower lol. This was a terrible entry but thank you all who commented. I still liked my idea but I executed it so poorly. I may have to revisit it and try to get something better.

Place: 148 out of 154
Avg (all users): 3.9952
Avg (commenters): 3.3333
Avg (participants): 3.8947
Avg (non-participants): 4.0329
Views since voting: 684
Views during voting: 353
Votes: 209
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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02/10/2010 12:28:38 PM
Hey, you learned a lot from this one. Nowhere to go but up. Unless you really want a brownie.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/09/2010 08:56:35 PM
A different take on the phrase. Hard to define a focus point.
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02/08/2010 09:45:30 PM
I'm afraid this is likely to come in toward the back end of the challenge. The depth of field is fairly shallow, and what is in focus comes off quite soft without a lot of detail and clarity. The cropping also seems a bit tight. My suggestion would be to get in closer to get some of the finer detail of the ice and "blood" in the pic. Shooting with a higher F-stop and not as much of an angle to the bowl would help to have more in focus.
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02/08/2010 06:55:09 PM
Interesting idea.
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02/06/2010 07:47:32 PM
Here's some things that stand out about this picture. You got a bowl of ice water on a doily with some orange stuff in it. It doesn't make a very compelling subject. Throw in a bloody hand or some fingers at least! The white balance is off quite a bit as everything has a blueish tint to it. Otherwise creative with the title, but a little too macabre for my taste.
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02/05/2010 05:32:19 PM
I don't like the blue
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02/03/2010 01:39:26 PM
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02/03/2010 12:20:24 PM
this really doesn't do anything for me but make me ask - huh?
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