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Entrance To Enchantment
JawnyRico


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Challenge: Soft Focus III (Basic Editing)
Collection: Top 10 Finish
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Date: Sep 24, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Nature, Blur
Date Uploaded: Sep 24, 2007

Found this spot outside of the Virginia Beach Aquarium. There was actually someone taking shots with a real nice setup and camera a bit further up and I was watching him work. I wanted to ask if he was a DPCer but decided not to because his lens was better than mine. Lol. I went further down to the end and started shooting. Took about 5 shots and got what I liked. Thought it would look enchanting with a bit of the Gaussian blur. I really wish I could have had this shot in the Rhythm Challenge because I loved the pattern and colors. I am sure there will be many beautiful shots with just blur added to them to look soft, so I don't expect to score high. I just really liked how this turned out and hope others enjoy also.

Adjustments:
Shot in Raw
Sharpened, Curves, Saturated
In Jpeg
Brightness & Contrast, Hue & Saturation, Curves
Heavy USM
Gassian Blur then Faded Image.
Sharpened, Gassian Blur and Faded image again.
Crop, Add Border, Resize, Save for Web

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 191
Avg (all users): 6.6044
Avg (commenters): 7.4615
Avg (participants): 6.3768
Avg (non-participants): 6.7434
Views since voting: 3517
Views during voting: 281
Votes: 182
Comments: 21
Favorites: 6 (view)


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12/06/2007 04:00:44 PM
The soft focus works well for me here - but it's the tones that really make the image (IMHO). The soft pinks and greens establish the mood that the composition supports. Good work.
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10/27/2007 03:25:00 PM
Really lovely effect you accomplished here - one of my favorites for the challenge.
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10/08/2007 04:24:58 PM
Enchanting image, beautifully done, congratulations.
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10/07/2007 08:15:43 PM
I expect Liv Tyler to come walking down that path any moment... lovely and ethereal! Congrats on 10th place!
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10/04/2007 12:43:55 AM
Magical and dreamy, a beautiful image. Congratulations on top 10, Sean!
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10/03/2007 08:28:36 PM
Nice shot Sean, your processing skills are wicked
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10/03/2007 04:24:54 AM
Congrats dude, for another great shot
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/30/2007 09:18:11 PM
This does look enchanting!
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09/30/2007 09:10:34 AM
Pulls me right in. Nice image, good luck.
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09/29/2007 11:36:10 PM
Fairy land for sure. wow nice psart 7
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09/28/2007 03:47:22 PM
just great ;-) 9
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09/28/2007 01:44:14 PM
Very surreal looking, I expect to see a unicorn on the path! Lovely.
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09/27/2007 06:28:04 AM
Yes. Enchanting. Dreamy. Draws you in. Colour. I just want to keep looking. Brilliant work.
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09/26/2007 11:38:50 PM
Almost magical. Well done.
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09/26/2007 07:33:57 PM
I like the triangle effect. Fits the challenge well.
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09/26/2007 04:50:10 PM
Lovely! Love the feel and editing that you've done. Nicely done! Reminds me of a Dr. Achoo shot in the Rhythm III challenge in July of this year...only soft focused. Loved that one too.
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09/26/2007 02:56:50 PM
can't figure out how this was done, or exactly what they are (flowering trees?) In any case it catches the eye and stood out so kudos to you!
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09/26/2007 10:00:12 AM
very nice capture and nice effects
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09/26/2007 04:54:52 AM
greta shot well done
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09/26/2007 02:29:14 AM
beautiful..excellent use of sf..8
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09/26/2007 12:03:38 AM
This is so VERY beautiful.
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