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Challenge: Image Grain (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: Challenges 2005
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S7000
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Oct 23, 2005
Aperture: f/ 2.9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/21 sec.
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: Oct 23, 2005

Shot this dark and kept it sort of dark. Got a work think going on and its pretty much how I feel right about now. Not sure about working with noise since I have to all the time with the Fuji from low light pics. Think this could be noisier and bash you over the head with noise but higher levels ruined the mood for me. Like this subtler version of the 5 I tried the best.

Post: Layer adjustments for levels, brightness/contrast. Layer adjustment for hue/saturation: colorize to sepia. New adjustment layer for levels to darken a bit. USM. Add noise, gaussian 10%, Crop. Resize. USM. Add noise, gaussian 2.03%.

Place: 19 out of 274
Avg (all users): 6.1277
Avg (commenters): 7.8571
Avg (participants): 5.9298
Avg (non-participants): 6.4324
Views since voting: 1212
Views during voting: 323
Votes: 188
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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10/31/2005 11:44:08 PM
Thanks, susi!
10/31/2005 02:10:39 PM
This is beautiful Robert, they do look as though they are forlorn.
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10/31/2005 12:42:31 AM
Thanks, Daniel!
10/31/2005 12:27:50 AM
Almost weeping. Lovely and tender. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/30/2005 07:18:15 PM
nice feel to it
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10/29/2005 11:43:36 AM
This is a perfect image to add the grain to. It so looks like it belongs, and it enhances this photo really well. I love the composition, and your use of sepia for this. You did really well on this! I love it.
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10/27/2005 01:59:00 AM
this image would be sooooooooo great, but the color noise was a major- No,No.....
i think u should've added grain instead of noise to this and it would be a winner in my book, as it is it gets a far lower score than i would have dubed it, b/c of that wrong move in edit.

(the sepia was the right was to go tho.... :O) thumbs up on that, gives u another point back)
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10/26/2005 02:55:04 PM
There's a nice harmony and dynamic between the two elements of this image that moves your eye constantly from one to the other. The strong grain adds interest. Nice.
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10/25/2005 09:22:34 PM
This low-key image is very good..nicely composed and unusual subject; the grain suits it well...the sepia is an excellent choice.
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10/25/2005 08:58:07 PM
Coming back for a second look, very beautiful indeed. 8.
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10/25/2005 06:15:07 PM
Spectacular lighting and wonderful tones!
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10/24/2005 04:03:02 PM
Nice lighting!
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10/24/2005 01:39:56 PM

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10/24/2005 02:17:11 AM
NICE use of grain with flowers!! definitely appropriate, and a nice image! I can't decide whether I would have liked another angle or not... but this works I think... good lighting, and good job. Good luck! -9-
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