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Challenge: Macro Without Bugs or Flowers IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Lens: Canon 250D 58mm Close Up Lens
Location: Concord, California, USA
Date: Jul 11, 2011
Aperture: 8.00
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 12, 2011

A broken piece of red plastic tail-light with refracting prisms. Turned it at an angle to the sun to make it partly transparent. Used mini-tripod and timer, but had to hand-hold the subject material.

I was "on location" and had nothing to remove the bits of dirt, so I tried to de-emphasize them with an oval vignette, darkened and blurred a bit.

-Hand-held, manual mode
-FL 412.2mm (35mm EQ) plus Close-up lens
-RGB Curve
-Oval feathered selection
-RGB Curve through mask
-Gaussian Blur through mask
-USM at 88%/0.8 dia/TH = 5 (applied twice)
-Rotate 180
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 10/10 = 273KN

Place: 53 out of 143
Avg (all users): 5.7109
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 5.5781
Avg (non-participants): 5.8438
Views since voting: 653
Views during voting: 227
Votes: 128
Comments: 3
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2011 10:54:52 PM
Q-bert Reincarnate. I like it.
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07/23/2011 03:58:27 PM
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07/18/2011 08:10:29 AM
I think I see Q*bert trying to sneak in on the top right! This is my favorite so far and my only "8" of the bunch...great stuff.
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