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A Shot in the Dark

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Challenge: Painting with Light V (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Lens: Canon 12x IS USM (S3 IS built-in Lens) -- 36-432mm (35mm EQ)
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: Jan 23, 2014
Aperture: 3.51
ISO: 80
Shutter: 15 seconds
Date Uploaded: Jan 23, 2014

Made target in Photoshop and printed it out at the library. Used a mini-LED flashlight, some foil and a plastic drinking straw to make a narrow snood (see link below).

-Tripod, timer, manual mode
-FL 36mm (35mm EQ) in SuperMacro mode
-Clone out blurry copyright type in upper-left
-RGB Curve through raduated mask to even out lighting
-RGB Curve
-USM at 88%/0.8 dia/TH = 5 (applied twice)
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 10/10 = 207KB

File: ShotDk_IMG_9707-DPCusm

Setup shot: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1099643.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1099643.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Place: 32 out of 39
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01/31/2014 10:53:46 AM
What a clever shot General!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2014 07:55:05 PM
and right on target too
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01/24/2014 08:37:02 PM
Great idea, simple yet effective
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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