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Challenge: Macro Without Bugs or Flowers (Basic Editing I)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Nov 6, 2004
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 7, 2004

OK, so this really isn't a macro shot in the traditional sense. This domino is actually about 15 feet tall (it's standing on its end). Shot with my 50mm lens.

Editing steps as best I can remember, using Adobe® Photoshop® CS:
-Convert from raw. Used default settings except Shadows=16
Levels

**The next 2 steps were to hide some dirt and smudges on the domino**
Selective colors to drop lightness on neutral channels
Hue/Saturation Adjustments to increase saturation and lightness on blue channel (I think +30 on each of those settings

Resize
USM - 100%, raduis 2, threshold 2
Convert to 8 bits/channel
Convert to sRGB

Statistics
Place: 297 out of 528
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Avg (commenters): 4.7500
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Views since voting: 830
Views during voting: 405
Votes: 329
Comments: 9
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/16/2004 08:56:05 PM
Where is the domino effect ?
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11/16/2004 08:39:12 PM
Is this a photograph?? ;)
11/14/2004 05:25:50 PM
doesnt look like a photograph at all.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/12/2004 03:02:11 PM
Hmmmm,WOW! Hmmmm....dear SC......LOL! It came it aout really nice and the composition really makes it look like you got in realy close. I might have thought about knocking off the dot and partial on the right just for abstract purposes....but that is probably just me! Good luck.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/11/2004 05:16:15 PM
Either that's a huge domino or you have a macro lense with IMENSE depth of field. I've never seen a macro lense get that much clearly in focus. Is it even possible? In any case, the effect remains and meets the challenge perfectly. - 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/10/2004 03:37:54 PM
There isnt enough in this photo to held my interest. No texture, shading, just lots of flat colours. It doesnt appeal to me, sorry.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/10/2004 08:20:02 AM
Oh, very nice... Good job of showing us a very small part of something and yet making it immediately recognizable!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/10/2004 03:27:27 AM
cool shot
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11/10/2004 12:36:46 AM
This makes my eyes buggy. Kind of like a 3D effect. It's weird like that. But I like it. The background is very nice. Nothing distracting there. My only tiny nit pic is that there are a couple scratches in the lower right of the photo on the domino. Otherwise, nothing to complain about! Definately extreme close up. ~Heather~
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