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The Three Dimensions of Our Love (Because the Heart Remembers)
The Three Dimensions of Our Love (Because the Heart Remembers)

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Challenge: Three (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: Harwich Port, MA, USA
Date: Jan 26, 2005
Aperture: 7.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4
Date Uploaded: Jan 26, 2005

Background is a trivet in diamond-patterened metal. Lighting is 2 strong tungsten downlights. Each element is tripled, INCLUDING THE SHADOWS: 2 shadows, where they cross creates a deeper shadow.

Each element of the photo represents an element of "love"; the eggs represent fertility and family, the jalapenos represent heat and passion, the carrots represent roots, being grounded in the earth. The background represents cold, harsh, modern "reality". I don't expect anyone to "get" this, but this is what I was after.

Very complex selection of the colored elements out of the metallic background.

Hue/saturation of the "subject" elements.

Minor desaturation of the metallic BG.

Relatively significant "smoothing" of the colored elements, similar to NeatImage, accomplished with a "xero" supersmooth filter.

Xero "mistify" filter applied to BG, and faded so it's just a hint.

Resized, border added.

USM on subject elements only.

Flattened, converted to jpg.

The asymmetry in the details is deliberate.

Place: 168 out of 183
Avg (all users): 4.2609
Avg (commenters): 3.8571
Avg (participants): 4.1758
Avg (non-participants): 4.3276
Views since voting: 1087
Views during voting: 300
Votes: 207
Comments: 7
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/03/2005 12:40:42 PM
This one is really strange.... not entirely sure how the title reflects some Jalapenos balanced on eggs...surround by what looks like cocktail sausages!

STILL 10 for originality!
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01/30/2005 09:11:18 PM
I just don't get this image. I know what the parts are, but why the arrangement and how does the title fit in? The peper color is off, and the rest of the image is out of focus in my opinion
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/29/2005 08:20:26 PM
Great Shot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/28/2005 04:44:52 PM
How do pepper slices, carrots, and eggs relate to the three dimensions of our love?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/28/2005 03:11:00 PM
The highligts on the metal are realy distracting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/28/2005 02:53:27 PM
The filter doesn't do much for the picture, I can't say that I'm charmed. :/
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/28/2005 12:24:17 AM
The lighting is just way too harsh. I also really have no idea what the title means in comparison to this photograph.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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