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Challenge: June Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: Various & Sundry
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Louisiana
Date: Jun 6, 2004
Galleries: Emotive, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jun 30, 2004

this made me think of Sting's song, "Fortress Around Your Heart".

converted to greyscale and toned with a custom quadtone, then used the magnetic lasso tool in PS7 and isolated the barbed wire. selected inverse and toned again, despeckled, feathered and deselected. cleaned up a stray filament of a spider web and cleaned up the edges of the barbed wire.

Place: 102 out of 384
Avg (all users): 5.9020
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.8117
Avg (non-participants): 6.1800
Views since voting: 1263
Views during voting: 270
Votes: 204
Comments: 13
Favorites: 3 (view)

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01/17/2007 12:46:29 AM
I really like this one a lot, and I love the bluetones, re the DOF.....
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08/18/2005 10:08:37 PM
Talk about minimal dof - very effective.
Love the background on this too.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2004 08:23:31 PM
Nicely done. Simple, well shot. Nice composition and the background is nice. 8
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07/07/2004 05:19:49 PM
Strong focus and background selection. I've seen similar type shots here before and yours is well done.
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07/07/2004 02:10:46 PM
Simple, nice tones, good composition. Should do well.
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07/06/2004 10:06:55 PM
Neat macro shot. Powerful. 7
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07/06/2004 04:10:11 PM
nice contrast on the FG & the BG. technically flawless, IMO. I like the simplicity & the compo is good as well. good luck!
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07/05/2004 10:04:55 AM
Very nice study. Great detail and dof. The crop is the only thing that I'm not sure about.. Possibly this could be done in a more "panoramic" format? Really make the wire stand out, be the star. Here I find myself searching the background. 7
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07/04/2004 04:22:25 PM
Cliched content (I've seen similar images of a knot in the barbed wire with an out of focus background many times). That said, people say that there's nothing new under the sun and it's all about putting your own stamp on it. I like the composition and the lighting and the limited colour palette overall.
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07/02/2004 09:54:13 PM
I think the background works well with the shot.
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07/02/2004 10:46:40 AM
A cool symbolic picture.
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07/01/2004 05:22:49 PM
I would have used a different title. Something like: No Freedom.
Looks like an amnesty International promotional poster. Simple but with the grey backgroud it makes it moody... Great shot, with a catchy title I would have voted my 2nd 10, now I have to vote realy low. 9
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07/01/2004 10:08:44 AM
The background makes me think of stormy weather - very dramatic backdrop to the barbed wire. Overall I get a feeling of turmoil and threat. The dark bluish 'cold' tones add to the mood. Great detail in the wire too.
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