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Two lonely christmas lights
Two lonely christmas lights

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Challenge: Shallow DOF II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Location: Ægissíða, Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Dec 20, 2005
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Dec 20, 2005

Most of the editing was done in Adobe Camera RAW. I added some vignetting, messed with exposure, contrast, white balance and so on. Other than that I fixed the red lights in Photoshop as there was an yellow/white spot inside both of the red lights which I didn't like. As spot-editing is not allowed I converted the image into lab mode and used both curves and hue/sat adjustment layers to fix the lights and to get a nice red hue without affecting the rest of the image.
Slight Smart Sharpen after rezise.

pekesty wanted to know about the background object. To answer that it is a sort of chimney. I photographed this at a small sewage pumping/cleaning station by the sea.

Place: 181 out of 346
Avg (all users): 5.2569
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 5.0354
Avg (non-participants): 5.4357
Views since voting: 670
Views during voting: 388
Votes: 253
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/22/2005 09:25:00 AM
Very unique and creative photo. One of my favorites of the challenge. Can't wait to find out what the background object is.

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Message edited by author 2006-01-17 12:26:58.
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12/21/2005 06:59:47 PM
i have no idea what this is but I like it, the colors, tones, vignet and composition good work!
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12/21/2005 12:54:20 PM
And one lonely UHF Yagi antenna :-) Interesting .. I like it, and I don't know why.
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12/21/2005 12:14:53 PM
nice picture - 9
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12/21/2005 01:12:05 AM
to bad you couldn't take them red lights out of the photo. I like it great shoot
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