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Challenge: Bokeh II (Basic Editing III)
Collection: 2006
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Trail, BC
Date: Jun 20, 2006
Aperture: f 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000 sec
Galleries: Macro, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jun 20, 2006

Shot RAW, adjusted in Nikon Capture and saved as TIFF.

Opened TIFF in PSP9:
- Straightened
- Cropped
- Adjusted b/w point
- Adjusted contrast
- Intensified colours
- Resized
- Ran through noise remover
- Sharpened
- Applied salt/pepper filter, lightest setting
- Saved as JPG

Statistics
Place: 36 out of 432
Avg (all users): 6.2684
Avg (commenters): 7.9394
Avg (participants): 6.2536
Avg (non-participants): 6.2836
Views since voting: 1706
Views during voting: 459
Votes: 272
Comments: 51
Favorites: 1 (view)


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AuthorThread
07/02/2006 01:53:17 PM
Thank you, Christopher, much appreciated. So called "artistic license" doesn't excuse poor execution. I appreciate your insight.
07/02/2006 12:06:15 PM
Creative. I thought you might enter something with circular OOF points :) You are definitely a macro master, and you're on my short list of favorite photographers. But what bothers me about this shot is the lighting on the spoon and table. IMO, it is too harsh. Many areas are "blown" to pure white. Although, of course, there's nothing necessarily wrong with that, it just isn't working for me on this shot. Personally, I would have used a more diffused light and taken care not to blow highlights. I think that would have given the shot a more pleasing, gentler feel (not to mention a more "professional", DPChallenge-voter-pleasing look!) But that's just me :)

Great colors as always :)
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06/30/2006 05:08:06 PM
Cannot believe this placed where it did (not that it's bad but ...) I definitely agree with your "artistic license"! :)
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06/28/2006 04:47:39 PM
Wonderful entry! the beautiful Bokeh certainly enhances the subject in this entry!! Fantastic work!!
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06/28/2006 01:22:01 PM
Thank you all very much, all the comments are much appreciated.

As for most of the spoon being out of focus, I call it "artistic license". I like it that way :) All I wanted in focus is the tip and a bit of the rim of the spoon, the handle and the back/inside were supposed to be out of focus, the handle has bokeh circles on it.

He, he, I guess that goes to show that artistic license isn't going to get me anywhere here. Oh well.



Message edited by author 2006-06-28 14:39:07.
06/28/2006 01:04:28 PM
Magical capture. Amazingly creative yet simple image. Really thought this one would place better. Most of the spoon being OOF wasn't a big deal for me.
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06/28/2006 06:14:11 AM
beautiful bokeh, awesome interpretation. too bad you couldn't get enough detail on the spoon (i imagine that's what all those uncommented 2s & 3s were thinking)...
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06/28/2006 01:51:22 AM
You know, this really should have scored higher.. I pegged it at top ten. Really like this shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/27/2006 11:29:42 PM
Great color, bokeh and creativity!
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06/27/2006 08:28:46 PM
One of the most original uses of bokeh in this challenge. And at least a technically correct application of the term bokeh. Brilliant.
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06/27/2006 07:22:52 PM
nice
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06/27/2006 04:12:13 PM
Give me some of your magic. :)
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06/27/2006 07:52:28 AM
Very creative and the concept is great. Well done.
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06/27/2006 12:43:34 AM
Nice concept!!
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06/25/2006 01:32:37 PM
I like the concept here, and also the colorful bokeh! good luck ;)
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06/25/2006 12:54:22 PM
Just a spoon full of bokeh makes the medicine go... ok never mind.. Nice shot, well thought out, set up, executed. A textbook picture. Wish I could score it higher than a 10.
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06/25/2006 08:03:27 AM
Clever and love the bokeh! Bumping this up to 10. Very well done.
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06/25/2006 05:35:29 AM
Lovely colours
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06/25/2006 02:00:57 AM
Nicely done!
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06/24/2006 10:45:16 PM
I really like this shot. Very creative!
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06/24/2006 03:55:31 PM
like what you did here
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06/24/2006 09:16:53 AM
Magical "Bokeh" circles....
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06/24/2006 06:23:03 AM
Beautiful colours...Awesome.
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06/23/2006 11:41:36 PM
Love it!
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06/23/2006 02:56:40 PM
Very nice, definitely my idea of bokeh! My only qualm is that the light is too intense on the spoon.
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06/23/2006 01:43:54 PM
Colorful representation of bokeh, lovely black to color contrasts, white to silver, and white to black. Plus an extremely simple compositon.
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06/23/2006 12:26:03 PM
Very pretty, and great concept!
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06/22/2006 07:28:23 PM
Great idea for a picture, but I wish the spoon was in better focus.
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06/22/2006 04:58:08 PM
could have been a good shot..if the foreground was in focus
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06/22/2006 03:20:02 PM
the blue?
Excellent concept.
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06/22/2006 03:17:45 PM
Yes, yes! Very creative. Wonderful idea and well captured. Good luck to you in the challenge.
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06/22/2006 09:11:17 AM
I already voted, now back for comments. I gave you a 10 on this shot. Lovely colors, excellent subject and bokeh. The colors do seem to be falling into the spoon.
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06/22/2006 07:25:48 AM
Cool
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06/21/2006 11:08:37 PM
Great image. Very original. Perfect use of Bokeh. Must give this a 10 on both technical and artistic merit. Great job.
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06/21/2006 10:56:14 PM
beautiful photo, great background idea. I like the composition. I would try to use some pattern paper for the surface, rather than pure white, just to get some interesting reflection on the back of the spoon.
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06/21/2006 09:29:04 PM
Smart shot. Nice work.
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06/21/2006 08:05:12 PM
This is a clever idea. The bokeh is especially exotic and pleasing. I wonder if there is someway to enhance the overall impact? Perhaps including more or all of the spoon handle. Could be totally wrong and most likely am. 7.
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06/21/2006 07:13:55 PM
what a cool idea! is that lightbright? wish there were sharper focus on the spoon, but I love the composition, the idea and the colors, 8
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06/21/2006 03:56:52 PM
Love the creativity! Good luck!
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06/21/2006 02:47:09 PM
very good use of bokeh! good job
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06/21/2006 11:15:38 AM
Lovely colors. Very creative idea. I like it a lot.
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06/21/2006 10:06:23 AM
Love it!
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06/21/2006 09:10:33 AM
Genious!
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06/21/2006 08:40:19 AM
Love the idea of this but the spoon seems slightly out of focus to me. The background is gorgeous. Maybe if you backed up a bit and showed more of the spoon? Hmmmm -
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06/21/2006 06:14:51 AM
brilliant! great title and colour...good luck
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06/21/2006 04:10:36 AM
great use of bokeh!
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06/21/2006 01:15:41 AM
A spoonful of bokeh :) Lovely setup.9.
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06/21/2006 12:52:46 AM
nicely done - subject (normally boring) is enhanced by the out of focus..
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06/21/2006 12:33:41 AM
great idea, 8
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06/21/2006 12:19:43 AM
very nice
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06/21/2006 12:15:28 AM
nice idea
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