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Touching Nature
Touching Nature

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Challenge: Time Capsule II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G
Date: Aug 27, 2014
Aperture: 16.0
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2014

I thought this was a tough challenge, it really called for some creative thinking. As I was reviewing some photos at work, one happened to remind of a photo of a tiny plant in a small pile of soil. Perfect.

Even more perfect would be someone holding said plant and soil. (I love nature, and thought that were the earth gone that the beauty of nature would be a major loss.) But, I am not strong taking landscape photos. I'm just not, yet. But I did think I might be able to pull off photographing a tiny plant in studio.

Bless my husband for modeling. (I tried a few shots where I held the plant, but I couldn't get any shots with just one hand to look really great.) I tried over two days for this shot. On day two I tried the shot with dirt underneath his hands, but when I went to processing I noticed the plant in those shots was not in quite the right spot so those images just were not as strong as this one. But I was happy with the final product.

I have to thank my team (The Magnificent 7) for helping with tips after processing so I could bring out the best in what I did capture.

It was exciting to get a PB on the last day of TPL.

Place: 10 out of 39
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09/05/2014 10:22:22 AM
Congrats on the PB.
This was my top pick.
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09/05/2014 09:26:02 AM
Way to end the TPL with a new personal best...

Good job!
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09/05/2014 08:01:34 AM
Congratulations Julee on a new PB! Very well captured and well done B&W photo.
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09/05/2014 04:23:30 AM
Congratulations Jules
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09/05/2014 12:53:14 AM
Beautifully done. Congrats on the new personal best and top ten finish. You are coming along nicely -- keep it up.
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09/05/2014 12:04:16 AM
Waaaaa Whooooooo!!!! Top ten and a NPB!!!! Way to go Julee!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2014 08:59:06 AM
Great detail
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09/02/2014 11:14:59 AM
Great subject for the challenge and beautifully captured. One of my favourites.
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08/30/2014 10:44:37 PM
Earth and the hope it brings. Good interpretation and skillful treatment of the subject. Good luck.
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08/29/2014 08:26:30 AM
Wonderful, strong hands against something so delicate has always been a favorite of mine..
Love this exposure too!
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