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Challenge: Single Light Source II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ20
Location: Karachi. Pakistan.
Date: May 30, 2006
Aperture: 4.60
ISO: 80
Shutter: 4 sec
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2006

Stuck different stones together with rubber cement. Placed them on a black tshirt background ;-)

Used a small light with a tissue over it to make it soft. Exposure was 4 seconds. Did not move the light at all during the exposure.

Editing in PS CS2 :

-Rotate 90* CCW
-Duplicate layer
-Shadow/Highlight Tweaking
-Curves Adjustment, including setting the black and white points
-Blend Mode set to Hue
-Merge visible layers as a new layer
-Levels
-Crop
-Resize
-USM 20,74.1,0
-Cloning to remove minor distractions at the base
-Save as JPEG

Statistics
Place: 67 out of 238
Avg (all users): 5.9109
Avg (commenters): 7.4545
Avg (participants): 5.8873
Avg (non-participants): 5.9205
Views since voting: 753
Views during voting: 356
Votes: 247
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 04:56:54 PM
decent shot although not sure about the composition.
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06/04/2006 09:22:14 PM
Good picture, great idea
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06/04/2006 07:28:00 PM
This would certainly fit that Zen thread that was going on a little bit ago. Good use of light, fits the challenge to a tee. Actually reminds of some of the nudes in the challenge with the high contrast and smooth curves with a strong vertical format. Great job. 8
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06/02/2006 10:07:13 PM
Great balance and lighting. I like the slight curve to the pile and the placement of the rocks in the frame.
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06/02/2006 04:39:05 PM
great abstract
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06/02/2006 09:25:53 AM
Interesting shapes and textures
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06/01/2006 03:36:26 AM
I like the composition as the stones form a nice gentle curve the way they are stacked. I would have liked to see a bit more texture though - maybe an adjustment in curves and a bit stronger USM would help out.
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05/31/2006 08:25:27 PM
i like this one alot, intresting idea.
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05/31/2006 06:45:20 PM
very zen, I like it.
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05/31/2006 05:46:34 PM
Nice effect. Couldn't figure out how you got them to stack up like that at first. Good composition and quality of light.
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05/31/2006 12:35:51 PM
As I have told a few others...this is one of the best pics on here.

Accurately depicting "an artificial light source"

You have done wonderfully with this.
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05/31/2006 06:02:12 AM
wow, this is beautiful, 10
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05/31/2006 04:14:53 AM
I just wish the it has warmer tone and was taken from distance. Still a nice picture.6.
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