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Challenge: Money II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II/III USM
Location: West Lafayette, IN
Date: Oct 27, 2008
Aperture: F/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 27, 2008

This required one of my more excessive setups. I taped my 50mm prime lens reversed onto onto the front of my 70-300mm lens. I then had to tape some aluminum foil around the two to act as a heat shield. I needed as much light as possible, so I positioned a 150W incandescent light bulb a few inches away from a $20 U.S. bill. I attached my gorillapod to my camera to help stabilize it, and then rocked it up and down to focus.

Post processing was minimal:
Crop
Curves
Desaturated slightly
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Statistics
Place: 62 out of 119
Avg (all users): 5.1921
Avg (commenters): 4.5000
Avg (participants): 5.0750
Avg (non-participants): 5.2263
Views since voting: 500
Views during voting: 301
Votes: 177
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/04/2008 04:21:36 PM
This is a nice image, well exposed and focused, but it lacks the visual interest to draw you to look at it....OK, after looking at it closer I am going to raise your score one notch...good job
11/02/2008 03:03:46 PM
very nice macro shot.
wish you had shown something more "interesting" part of the currency bill. especially when the complete texts (Big text-United States or Small text-The United States of Am) are not entirely in focus.
10/31/2008 09:34:55 PM
Meets Challenge:2
Technical:2
Interestingness:2
Creativity:
TOTAL: 6
10/30/2008 05:55:58 PM
good close up
10/29/2008 02:25:30 PM
That's nice but this photo isn't inspirative at all
10/29/2008 11:43:32 AM
wow, very creative idea. I like this image a lot. Great detail.


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