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Negative Ficus Elastica Variegata
Negative Ficus Elastica Variegata

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Challenge: In The Style Of: sherpet (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2011 Challenges
Camera: Canon Power Shot SX10 IS
Location: Ballarat, Vic. Australia
Date: Aug 23, 2011
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/40
Date Uploaded: Aug 23, 2011

This plant was on display in the hot house at the Ballarat Botanical Gardens.
I wanted this to be square because a lot of ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' sherpet's images are. I got close but not absolutely. As it is I've cropped in a bit too tightly to leaf tips at top and bottom. I tried another version with more room, but it was too far off square and didn't look quite right proportion wise. I chose to do this in negative because as shez has several negative images in her port folio I thought that this was therefore a legitimate way to achieve the colourfulness that I associate with her.

Open PSCS3
Crop and rotate slightly
Duplicate layer
Topaz Detail
Select background layer
Topaz denoise strong
Select layer one
Magic wand select background
Cut pixels
Clone out small imperfection in background
Save as TIFF

Open in Picasa
Export to Picnik
Auto fix

Open in PSCS3 again
Clone tool, remove a couple of little white spots in top left leaf
Image size


Place: 22 out of 120
Avg (all users): 6.3986
Avg (commenters): 7.8889
Avg (participants): 6.2029
Avg (non-participants): 6.5696
Views since voting: 1017
Views during voting: 251
Votes: 148
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/30/2011 10:36:15 AM
Lovely pp 9.
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08/30/2011 05:22:13 AM
very creative and colourful. nice job
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08/29/2011 11:44:48 PM
NOW THIS is just BRILLIANT.....LOVE THE RICH ORANGE colored background and the CLever idea of an invert image in the middle Very pleasing to the eye in a bright colorful stong image that I hang on my wall...Love the way you have done the border in my favorite square crop style...

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/45000-49999/48228/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_700559.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/45000-49999/48228/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_700559.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' EXCELLENT

THANK YOU for entering this beautiful COLORED NEGITIVE image
from shez with love xox
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08/29/2011 07:08:46 PM
This turned out really nicely. Fun colors and nice diagonal composition..
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08/25/2011 12:56:07 PM
Relly jumps out of the screen,top shot.
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08/24/2011 11:48:44 AM
Very cool.
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08/24/2011 09:31:03 AM
This is wonderful! One of my 3 tens.
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08/24/2011 07:50:55 AM
Gorgeous contrast!
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08/24/2011 06:14:59 AM
Nice idea with the border.
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