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Able Was I, Ere I Saw Elba
Able Was I, Ere I Saw Elba

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Challenge: Palindromes (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Location: Emeryville, California, USA
Date: Mar 3, 2012
Aperture: 3.51
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/1002
Galleries: Humorous, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 3, 2012

One of the "classic" palindromes.

Shot in late afternoon, backlit to over-expose to fade the horizon and bridge, finished them off with some Curves adjustments and a little dodging/burning and cloning to make the island stand out a bit more. Tricky having to model myself -- used the 10-second timer to allow time to prefocus, re-frame, and get into position.

-Tripod, timer, manual mode
-FL 118.2mm (35mm EQ)
-RGB Curve to BG
-Channel-mixer to monochrome mode
-USM at 88%/0.8 dia/TH = 5
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 10/10 = 232KB

File: Exile_IMG_8338-DPC

Place: 72 out of 88
Avg (all users): 5.1797
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.2449
Avg (non-participants): 5.1392
Views since voting: 401
Views during voting: 220
Votes: 128
Comments: 7
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03/26/2012 04:35:18 PM
I like the buttons- and the metal frame is a nice touch. a classic palindrome.(btw, Napolean was Italian!- but you knew that!)
my second comment and i didn't even realize! (SacreBleu!)

Message edited by author 2012-03-26 16:37:38.
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03/12/2012 08:45:35 AM
Well framed, I like the hand clutching at the crutch, foreboding. I too had thoughts of Napoleon or Garibaldi.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/11/2012 09:53:44 AM
The jacket looks quite Napoleanic.
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03/11/2012 09:05:43 AM
I see you went all the way with the "able" symbolism. I like the composition, putting the action at the edges of the frame.
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03/06/2012 11:07:01 AM
Love this. The slight overexposure works great. The man on the crutch, a nice touch. Love the shot.
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03/05/2012 05:59:02 PM
Wonderful take on this! I couldn't figure out how to shoot that palindrome.

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03/05/2012 10:39:37 AM
I like the vantage point of this, the blown highlights spoil it for me a bit though.
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