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Secessionist To The End
Secessionist To The End

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Challenge: Cemetery (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: 2005
Camera: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2
Location: Confederate Cemetery - Fredericksburg, VA
Date: Mar 26, 2005
Aperture: F3.2
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 26, 2005

Confederate Cemetery - Fredericksburg, VA
This marker for a South Carolina soldier stood out at first for being different amongst the many other cement markers. Only afterward did I remember that South Carolina was the first State to attempt secession from the US, ultimately leading to the civil war. Therefore the title.

Post-processed with PSP 9

Brightness & Contrast: Histogram (35, 1, 225)
Brightness & Contrast: Clarify +5
Brightness & Contrast: HMS (0, 0, -10)
Brightness & Contrast: Brightness 0, Contrast +10
Sharpness: USM (1,125,2)

Select white cross - promote to layer (cross)
Invert selection - promote to layer (bg)
- select top of cement markers
- Brightness & Contrast: Brightness -30, Contrast +11

Clone, dodge, burn and blur white rectangular spot on lower section of cross to darken/match.
Save as JPG
Sharpness: USM (.35,125,3)
ReSave as JPG

Place: 44 out of 281
Avg (all users): 5.8163
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 5.8099
Avg (non-participants): 5.8267
Views since voting: 1040
Views during voting: 294
Votes: 196
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/03/2005 12:29:24 PM
Nice composition. Bumping up.
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04/02/2005 07:46:50 PM
good composition and dof
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03/31/2005 10:52:19 PM
nice composition, I like the repetitive nature of these and how they seem to just fade away. Good use of black and white
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03/31/2005 02:03:27 PM
Interesting image. Sometimes it's difficult to finde something like this.
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03/29/2005 07:49:48 PM
I am making two passes on this Challenge. I will vote on your photo then return later(before voting is over) to comment on what I like and dislike about your shot. You can take the comments however you wish and I will try not to be mean. Just don't take it the wrong way.
Had to lookup the definition of that work. Now I get it. Good work. everything is in focus.
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03/29/2005 06:46:55 AM
This is a really cool image . . . I really enjoy looking at it. You did a great job with the composition Nice work, 10
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03/28/2005 05:31:52 PM
very interesting pic really tells a story.....8
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