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Challenge: Peanuts (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Location: Humble, Texas
Date: May 22, 2010
Aperture: /16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 10 Seconds
Galleries: Macro, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: May 22, 2010

Put a bunch of peanuts in a bowl. Opened one up and removed the thin shell before placing the nuts back into the shell. Lighting is from an antique lamp over head towards top of photo and a reflector level with nuts at bottom of picture. Wanted to remove some but not all of the shadows as feel they give the photo depth.

In Aperture:
- Raw fine tuning adjusted: Sharpening to 1 and edges to 0.86
- Exposure adjusted: Exposure to .23, Recovery to 1.5, Black Point to 13.19, Brightness to -0.1
- Enhance: Contrast to .5 and definition to 1.0
- Auto levels: It looked good so I left it
- Sepia: to 1.0
- Exported JPG at 800 x 800

- Ran USM several times to get the sharpness I was going for.

Expecting this to score above 6 and hoping for something around 6.5 to 7.0

Post challenge:
Well it did not score the 6 I was hoping but was close and I am happy.

Place: 27 out of 177
Avg (all users): 5.9605
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.9750
Avg (non-participants): 5.9554
Views since voting: 1068
Views during voting: 281
Votes: 152
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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06/02/2010 07:06:05 PM
I liked this shot during the voting. Gave it a 7. The post processing is well done as well.
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06/02/2010 06:02:13 PM
I like the processing, it looks gilded.
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06/02/2010 05:57:22 PM
Great job getting the peanuts saturated to the right color. Crisp focus and well composed.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/27/2010 03:54:58 AM
nice,,,, i like,,,,,,,,
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