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thats not a trowel
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Challenge: You're Doing It Wrong (Expert Editing)
Date: Nov 20, 2012
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Nov 21, 2012

first entry with samsung nx10

Place: 34 out of 46
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Avg (commenters): 7.0000
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Votes: 122
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/29/2012 04:34:29 PM
every time i look at this i think of a barbecue
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11/28/2012 07:22:44 PM
Voted earlier coming back to comment.

Using a spoon is going to take a loooooonnnnngggg time to lay those bricks:-) Yup, you are doing it wrong. I think the picture would be better if you had better dynamic range in the B&W tones. The scene is mostly grey and lackluster with no strong highlights or shadows. Processing can help with that - don't just use straight greyscale because it generally doesn't yield strong shadows and highlights. Recommend trying Colorize Strength 0 Saturation 0 to start with. Then play with adjust shadows/midtones/highlights as well as curves and level adjustments.
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11/27/2012 05:06:02 PM
The nails are an even bigger question for me, but maybe that is because I know nothing about masonry.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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