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Challenge: Country Life II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Location: Marshfield, MA
Date: Feb 11, 2006
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/3
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Feb 11, 2006

This is from my kitchen. The stained-glass window is something I made from an antique fireplace screen. The family room on the other side gets alot of light and hence the glass glows at certain times of the day.

Unfortunately, the angle I had to take this image at was tough, so I expect that will get beat up for my composition. The effect I was looking for was to have subtle, muted tones on everything except the window. To do this, I added saturation to the window, and desaturated everything else. I also, cropped the image and sharpened the entire image a little. I removed a leaf on the far right, that looked out of place. Finally, I used Noise Ninja to minimize the noise.

Statistics
Place: 180 out of 219
Avg (all users): 5.0193
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 4.9898
Avg (non-participants): 5.0459
Views since voting: 782
Views during voting: 288
Votes: 207
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/16/2006 06:36:30 AM
Very well done
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02/15/2006 07:59:22 PM
a little too dark, but I like the window.
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02/15/2006 05:25:05 PM
Love the arrangement here. It would be even better if that galvanized metal jug had been all inside the composition. Nevertheless, a gentle, pleasant still life.
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02/15/2006 04:52:51 PM
Looks like my gramma's house in Ohio... Beautiful... a winner in my book!!!
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02/13/2006 09:55:42 AM
needs a pop of light somewhere
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02/13/2006 06:52:22 AM
I like this image. It could have scored even higher if it had a bit more 'punch'. More contrast in PP would have helped.
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02/13/2006 02:25:35 AM
I can't understand why this looks hazy ... and its a wondeful concept :)
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