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Challenge: Periodic Table II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: New Jersey
Date: Dec 6, 2012
Aperture: 13.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: Dec 5, 2012

single capture

initial pp using Capture NX2
-straighten horizontal
-brightness/contrast
-spot touchup
-gaussian blur applied to tabletop area
-unsharp mask applied to beaker, "smoke", nitrogen lettering

addition adjustments using Color Efex Pro
-Detail Extractor
-Classic Soft Focus
-Colorize

final adjustments using Capture NX2
-spot touchup
-gaussian blur
-noise reduction
-brightness contrast
-saturation
-crop, size, and save for DPC

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 54
Avg (all users): 7.5851
Avg (commenters): 8.4375
Avg (participants): 7.3750
Avg (non-participants): 7.6935
Views since voting: 2483
Views during voting: 229
Votes: 94
Comments: 25
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/17/2016 10:58:29 PM
Super nice photograph and extremely creative.
12/23/2012 08:20:16 PM
Whoa, I somehow let this pass me by. Great job on lighting & atmosphere!
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12/14/2012 10:52:32 AM
Very cool. Love it!!
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12/14/2012 07:04:30 AM
Congrats. Nice processing. Really well presented effect with the smoke, blur, and cool tone.

Message edited by author 2012-12-14 07:05:52.
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12/14/2012 02:34:59 AM
Very creative, and eye catching. I love the whole effect.
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12/14/2012 01:15:47 AM
Congrats for the Red! Were you can buy liquid nitrogen?
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12/14/2012 01:10:40 AM
Splendid lighting. Congrats on the ribbon. Cool smoke
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12/14/2012 12:20:03 AM
This is awesome and literally, so cool. Congrats on the red!
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12/14/2012 12:12:09 AM
Congratulations on the well deserved ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/13/2012 11:40:17 PM
Interesting, informative and esthetically pleasing. Top 3.
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12/13/2012 11:29:56 PM
Very effective.
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12/13/2012 09:28:28 PM
Sure -- my husband as liquid nitrogen, and does he bring it out for a photo shoot? Not this time!! Well, there was that other time, and that other time, and even that other time... Oh well. Even if he did, my idea wasn't as cool as this one... Nicely done!
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12/13/2012 05:44:34 PM
Very eery looking. I really like the blue tone with the smoke
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12/13/2012 06:59:45 AM
Beautiful lighting. I expect this to be on the front page.
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12/11/2012 10:53:26 PM
Cool
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12/11/2012 09:44:13 AM
Top 3
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12/10/2012 11:29:06 AM
Excellent! Perfect use of lighting and duotone.
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12/09/2012 02:33:56 PM
Love the steam and lighting. Very mysterious picture of nitrogen :)Nice composition and edit. 9
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12/08/2012 07:52:34 PM
Very mysterious, almost spooky. I like.
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12/08/2012 11:23:51 AM
Cool! (Pun intended)
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12/07/2012 12:16:15 PM
Nice shot,top tenner for me.
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12/07/2012 08:54:27 AM
WOW cool shot. Mad scientist style.
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12/07/2012 07:11:25 AM
very well done. great presentation.
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12/07/2012 12:32:08 AM
No doubt it will be near the top
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12/07/2012 12:11:49 AM
awesome shot!
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