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Wabi Sabi - beautiful imperfections.
Wabi Sabi - beautiful imperfections.

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Challenge: Beauty In The Everyday II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Mar 9, 2013
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/80
Date Uploaded: Mar 8, 2013

I loved participating in this challenge as I identify with the wabi sabi aesthetic and minimalist way of life.

I attempted to apply a Post Processing effect pushing the image more toward an illustraited look. I am aware some will dislike the deviation from a standard photograph apearance but the very sharp edges and soft colours are deliberate. I am hoping the losses I get from the people who dislike the effect are offset by the bonuses I get from those who do.

Place: 10 out of 103
Avg (all users): 6.1402
Avg (commenters): 7.5556
Avg (participants): 6.2558
Avg (non-participants): 6.0625
Views since voting: 703
Views during voting: 213
Votes: 107
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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03/19/2013 11:36:07 AM
I agree with Tangy -- I think it's a little over embellished in the sharpness as Nikki said, the border. Trust your image -- it was a great shot, and could have stood much better on it's own a little more realistically. It was still a 7 from me, but I think it could have been more. :)

Huge congrats on your top 10!!
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03/18/2013 10:42:18 AM
Originally posted by MNet:

Does not feel authentic

? I might expect the boots to be less tidily placed, but otherwise the ingredients are wonderfully "authentic" in my book. Congratulations on the top ten.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2013 06:19:53 PM
Tempted to bump and may yet - adore the scene, composition, tones, light. I am not normally a person who adds or subtracts points for a frame, but I really think it detracts here. Can't quite figure out why as it seems well chosen in terms of style and the jagged, torn look should complement the subject. Maybe I don't like it because it seems affected, an unnecessary embellishment to an otherwise perfect composition. 8 Voted earlier; back to comment.
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03/17/2013 12:26:36 PM
simple but effective
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03/16/2013 04:26:59 PM
Very nice.
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03/15/2013 10:04:56 PM
Great simplicity and neutral colors. Nice job.
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03/15/2013 09:22:42 PM
Very nice.
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03/13/2013 01:32:10 PM
I like this - great composition
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03/12/2013 10:18:51 PM
Does not feel authentic
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03/12/2013 01:29:28 AM
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03/11/2013 10:41:29 PM
I think you didn't trust the image, and sharpened unnecessarily.
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03/11/2013 08:29:18 AM
Very nice shot. Love the composition.
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