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Presentiment of Death
Presentiment of Death

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Challenge: Shallow DOF II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Location: cemetery
Date: Dec 14, 2005
Aperture: 2.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Dec 14, 2005

Couldn't resist the selective desat...

Place: 121 out of 346
Avg (all users): 5.5166
Avg (commenters): 6.1111
Avg (participants): 5.2991
Avg (non-participants): 5.6818
Views since voting: 1019
Views during voting: 398
Votes: 271
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2005 03:30:32 PM
nice image
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12/26/2005 09:23:41 PM
Alright, I'll bite. How'd you do this? :-)

For the background, it seems easy enough... it's grey stone with snow, so not much chroma to be had... But you seem to have gotten the leaves to go away, too.

Hmm, per-channel levels and/or curves?? Anyway, I'm curious. It's a nice shot, and neat to think it was done with only basic editing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/25/2005 07:56:20 PM
the emphasis of the rose by color is excellent but maybe a more grey toned photo would be better
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12/23/2005 09:25:10 PM
Nice. A bit cheesy with colouring, but quite good as far as dof is concerned.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/22/2005 04:11:54 PM
This is kind of hokey for my taste and almost as a rule I hate selective desaturation, but I do like the background quite a bit. I like the the way the gates create a visual maze leading you in and out of the picture. I think I would have enjoyed this more without the dying flower and instead the focus being on the headstone. The flower just interrupts my enjoyment of the background.
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12/21/2005 01:08:34 PM
ehh, I'm torn. You do have a shallow depth of field here, but then you went and desaturated selectively as well, which almost takes away from the effect of the shallow dof and turns it into an effect of selective desaturation. I do like the image very much, just trying to decide if the selective desat is kind of a cheap shot (but very effective, visually.). OK. Giving this an 8 because it is such a compelling image and you did meet the challenge criteria.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/21/2005 09:04:43 AM
I feel like the color, not the DOF, is what makes this image what it is. Still a great idea.
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12/21/2005 02:10:28 AM
I don't think you used basic editing to get this effect
12/21/2005 01:25:22 AM
Excellent idea and selective desat. 10.
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