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Challenge: 7 Deadly Sins II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Lens: Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM
Location: Luxembourg, my bedroom
Date: Feb 14, 2006
Aperture: F/5,4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/50s
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Feb 14, 2006

Gula is the Latin name for Gluttony. The image has some elements of Greed as well, I guess.

The setup was a mess. I basically used the same lighting technique as for Aphenphosmphobia. The problem was as usual to get a black background, since I don't have any decent backdrops. So I moved very close to the light source and the camera, in order to increase the contrast between the light in the face and the light in the rest of my bedroom.
I also had to use my laptop for 'chimping', the camera and viewfinder were against the wall.
The money is partly my own (I actually went to the bank for this shot), partly my sister's savings and some money from my mother. They were so nice to borrow it to me.

RAW conversion with Canon Photo Professional
Post Prossessing in PSPX
-3 separate HSL layers. I mainly tried to give my skin a sick, pale, yellowish look while pushing the colours of the bills.
-USM 1,35/65/8

Place: 65 out of 133
Avg (all users): 5.1559
Avg (commenters): 5.2222
Avg (participants): 4.8333
Avg (non-participants): 5.2089
Views since voting: 899
Views during voting: 484
Votes: 340
Comments: 10
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/20/2006 01:25:28 AM
a pic of money. just seen too much of this idea
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02/19/2006 04:15:40 PM
Too set up.
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02/18/2006 09:03:28 PM
Good job! Creative
02/18/2006 10:51:30 AM
02/17/2006 09:21:43 PM
I like!
02/17/2006 02:34:06 AM
there is some sort of light reflection in the right eye of the model which is a bit distracting. Needs better lighting, the light seems to concentrate on the forehead of the model, making it shiny
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02/16/2006 05:38:44 PM
great concept. I wish the image were a little brigher.
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02/15/2006 11:55:06 PM
02/15/2006 02:28:34 AM
Well that's a different take on the challenge, very engaging. Lighting is good and the fade to black halo focusses on the point of interest
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02/15/2006 01:31:29 AM
Nice interpretation of greed.
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