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Golden Sundae
Golden Sundae

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Challenge: Gold II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: South Dakota
Date: May 9, 2011
Aperture: F/16
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/80 sec
Galleries: Macro, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: May 10, 2011

I couldn't quite figure out what to do for this challenge, so I headed to a local crafts store for some inspiration. I first saw the golden flakes and thought of toppings... then I saw the paint and it looked like golden syrup! The rest is history, I grabed up enough supplies to make my first micro studio and grabbed some flashes and went to town.

Lightroom Post processing:
1. RAW Conversion
2. Cropped
3. White balanced
4. Global tone adjustments
5. Global sharpening
6. Global Saturation
7. Global Clarity
8. Dust Removal
9. Export

Thanks DPChallenge for providing such great opportunities to challenge our imaginations! I'm having so much fun here :D

Place: 52 out of 98
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Avg (commenters): 7.6667
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Views since voting: 1465
Views during voting: 321
Votes: 199
Comments: 7
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05/18/2011 07:30:08 AM
I had a similar idea in mind, a sundae topped with gold, but couldn't find gold flakes, just sugar crystals with gold colouring. Then my topping kept melting. Argh! :-) But glad to see you were able to make a go it! Good work and like tanguera says, enjoy yourself and have fun.
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05/18/2011 07:21:06 AM
No kidding Tanguera! I'm not sure how long it will be until the next gold challenge, but I'm ready for it!
05/18/2011 02:57:02 AM
I'm so glad you're having fun. The single most important thing about being here. Ok, maybe the second - the first being an excuse to go shopping for weird stuff you'll never use again or anywhere else. Just to take a picture :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/17/2011 11:27:34 PM
Brilliant use of gold! LOL! 7 (voted earlier)
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05/13/2011 02:58:59 PM
Looks delicious. Wasn't sure about the background though at first it almost made my eyes ache, but there is something about it I really like.
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05/11/2011 01:32:13 PM
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05/11/2011 02:25:08 AM
Holy WOW!!! Where can I get one of these!!??? Perhaps cropped just a tish too tight, but this should do well.
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