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Aphrodite (The Shell)
Aphrodite (The Shell)

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Challenge: Edward Weston (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A350
Lens: Minolta AF 35-70 f/4.0
Location: Basement
Date: Mar 25, 2011
Aperture: f8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.6 sec
Galleries: Abstract
Date Uploaded: Mar 28, 2011

Hello, These are the steps:
- Auto Tone
- Auto Contracts
- Sharpen the image
- Alien Skin - Black and White
- Adjust Levels
- Adjust Curves
- Frame

Place: 44 out of 147
Avg (all users): 5.7169
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.2424
Avg (non-participants): 6.0300
Views since voting: 1060
Views during voting: 289
Votes: 166
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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04/13/2011 09:40:43 AM
Originally posted by KarenNfld:

I think this is the best in the challenge.
Thank you so muc for the kind words
04/12/2011 07:47:54 AM
Hello and greetings from the Critique Club.
Weston was known to stress the form of his subjects, to remove them from our mind as simple objects (a shell) and convey their very “is-ness” or essence through his photos. I think you’ve done a decent job of that with this entry. The crenellations in the shell, particularly the fashion that they reach deeper into the subject, really defines things well. I also particularly like the right side of the shell, with the inlet leading into it, an access point to its depths. I’m quite alright with the edges not being so definite, so absolute, as it encourages a departure from the objective identity of the subject. All in all, I think this was a good product put forth for the challenge. There appears to be a little bit of the background evident, ever so slightly, in the top and bottom right, which could have been darkened, but this is minimal and of little consequence. All in all, good entry in a tough challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/04/2011 08:01:28 PM
what a cool shiny shell - not crazy about the tight crop
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03/31/2011 08:31:07 PM
I like how the light catches on the shell just wish the outline was better defined..
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03/31/2011 06:00:05 PM
I think this is the best in the challenge.
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03/30/2011 12:30:57 PM
Killer.Looks like a Great White Shark mouth - with dull teeth :-) (not voting)
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