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Crystal Etching
Crystal Etching

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Challenge: Macro V (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A80
Location: Living Room
Date: Jul 3, 2005
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 3, 2005

About as macro as I can get with my Canon A80.

A shot of some etching on a crystal candle holder I have.

Cropped, adjusted contrast, shifted hue, cloned out some specks from imperfect/dirty glass, resized, USM (.7-radius, 85-strength, 5-clipping) added border.

Place: 333 out of 374
Avg (all users): 4.4896
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.4146
Avg (non-participants): 4.6494
Views since voting: 610
Views during voting: 344
Votes: 241
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/10/2005 09:28:13 PM
something about the lighting seems wrong here. Not sure how you would have corrected it prior to the shot, but needs some work in editing to get rid of the glare.
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07/06/2005 01:42:06 PM
pretty image. I can't tell if it is soft on focus or if the etching just isn't sharp. Nice lighting.
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07/04/2005 07:03:51 PM
The images that always suffer due to lack of comments are the ones that are right in the middle ground. Everyone comments on the awesome shots. Some comment on the bad shots. But the middle ones, very few people say anything. So here I am to explain why I voted a 5:

I think the two things that hurt this image most are: 1) the subject itself lacks in interesting, and 2) the overly strong highlights. I do like the sharpness on the edges, and the light helps in that regard.

So it's neither a bad shot, nor one that stands out from the crowd... and that's why I ended up giving it a 5. Hope this helps.
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07/04/2005 12:20:10 PM
I'm a little lost on this on, def needs to be a little sharper. Its just not an exciting pic.
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07/04/2005 11:43:51 AM
Base: 5
Tech: +2

Total: 8
07/04/2005 08:41:15 AM
Because of the softness of the glass the image doesn't feel sharp. I guess some people will misinterpret that and mark it down. Also because of the colour scheme it doesn't have any WOW, which is one of the main things voters look for.
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07/04/2005 03:35:48 AM
Very nice but, the darkness on the left edge detracts from the picture.
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