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Red Swirls
2nd PlaceRed Swirls
giantmike


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Lamp (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM
Location: Verona, WI
Date: Jan 15, 2011
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Abstract, Interior
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2011

If you have seen my flickr stream, you may have already seen a photo similar to this. I took one about a week before the challenge that I liked so much, I had to replicate for the challenge. I did actually try various other lamps, but kept coming back to this one.

Post Processing:
* Crop
* Recovery
* Increase Black Point
* Increase Brightness
* Topaz DeNoise for the silky smooth feel
* Topaz Adjust to even out the exposure a bit
* Increase Definition
* Increase Saturation with higher Vibrancy
* S-curve
* Export to TIFF
* Resize to 800px
* Save as JPEG

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Woah! My first ribbon. I couldn't believe my eyes when I woke up and this photo was just first being voted on, I have a 7.03. During voting it dropped to as low as a 6.64 and back up into the 7's at one point. Thank you all for the great votes and comments!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 87
Avg (all users): 6.8743
Avg (commenters): 8.6250
Avg (participants): 6.7059
Avg (non-participants): 6.9394
Views since voting: 5268
Views during voting: 324
Votes: 183
Comments: 18
Favorites: 8 (view)


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AuthorThread
01/28/2011 04:23:55 AM
What a stunningly, unusual lamp!
Congrats on your red-to-match-the-red!
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01/27/2011 11:45:07 AM
Great stuff,Congrats to you.
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01/26/2011 12:57:58 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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01/26/2011 10:10:29 AM
congratulations mike well deserved
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01/26/2011 08:51:50 AM
Fabulous image, fabulous lamp!!! Excellent capture well done
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01/26/2011 01:20:21 AM
I was about to give you a "10" when they closed the voting. You did very well without me!
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01/26/2011 01:17:25 AM
Congrats on the red! Great shot. I knew this would ribbon.
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01/26/2011 12:20:53 AM
Congrats on the matching ribbon. Excellent tones.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2011 10:30:40 PM
Nice graphic lines and tones. Very cool! A ribbon winner in my book.
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01/25/2011 06:54:37 PM
Wonderful tones and color. Sharp and smooth and pretty much perfect. 10 from me.
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01/25/2011 12:58:25 PM
Nice shot,somewhere near the top for me.
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01/25/2011 12:45:44 PM
Nicely done. Should do well. My favorite.
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01/23/2011 03:46:52 PM
Really love the shapes on this lamp...wish I had this in my house!
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01/22/2011 09:55:02 PM
Interesting... almost an abstract... but not. (not voting)
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01/21/2011 11:02:07 PM
Magnificent. Superbly processed.
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01/20/2011 01:56:55 PM
Love it!! This should be scoring very well. My #1 pick.
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01/19/2011 12:05:15 PM
Excellent shot!
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01/19/2011 01:23:52 AM
Really great perspective, have'nt seen all the photos yet but I'm going to presume this will be a top 5.
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