Challenge: Three (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: Harwich Port, MA, USA
Date: Jan 26, 2005
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.
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