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the white gum
the white gum

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Challenge: Free Study 2011-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Date: May 20, 2011
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 20s
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2011

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The original taken jpeg 12:30am brrrrr.
Followed the Guy Gowan workflows, action sets etc //www.guygowan.com A lot of dodge & burn, photo filter boosting cyan to counter the yellow cast. Alien Skin exposure 3 -> color film/polaroid/669-shadows cyan filter to give a bit more cyan, channel mixer to darken the blacks, 3 x (unsharpen mask + Alien skin focus glamor shot strong) gives the really soft focus. Convoluted but I have a process that I follow. To me it's still blotchy and the gum needs relocation, but it got near the feel I wanted, benevolent mystery with a confident loneliness. Hope that helps, I looked at the CS5 log file and nearly fainted, so I spare you of that.

Place: 40 out of 344
Avg (all users): 6.2624
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 6.3077
Avg (non-participants): 6.1351
Views since voting: 629
Views during voting: 232
Votes: 141
Comments: 8
Favorites: 5 (view)

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11/14/2011 01:48:41 AM
I love this! It has a cool and mysterious feel!
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06/08/2011 08:17:23 AM
I absolutely adore this image. Didn't vote on FS, but clicked through a few of the (very same-ish)images, when I came across this. Brilliant post processing, brilliant eye. Completely mesmerizing.
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06/08/2011 12:07:10 AM
Wow John, THis was great, how did you achieve it. SHould've been top 10, or ribboned.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/02/2011 07:16:56 PM
THis is BREATH TAKING. I love how the Gum is centred, you'll have to tell me your secret in how you achieved this later. Front page for me.
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06/02/2011 07:45:35 AM
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06/01/2011 11:29:48 PM
Just STUNNING, can't say enough about how I love this!!
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06/01/2011 09:43:20 PM
Enchanting. I love the tones and softness you conjured out of this.
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06/01/2011 12:48:33 PM
Very mystical
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