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Challenge: Soft Focus II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: My Living room
Date: Aug 21, 2006
Aperture: F/4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Still Life, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2006

white pantyhose over the lens
brighten the image to bring out some detail
Image adjust- auto contrast color and levels
re size to 1000/667
Neat image
re size to posting dimensions
Color balance- bump red up 10 mid tone
Hue down 10, saturation up 10, lighten 10
auto curves
usm 168%
open with photo-paint and rotate to fix the plane by 3 degrees, move image to center crop
open in photo shop and saved to jpg

Shot set up
Bottle, key and shot glass set on a mirror
dark blue blanket hung at an angle behind the mirror
100 W flood light two feet to the left pointed at the white ceiling
a 3'x 4' white poster board used to shadow the setup but still allow for the light to bounce back down
a little baby oil smeared on the fore scene to give it a bit of added extra blur

Place: 139 out of 252
Avg (all users): 5.1711
Avg (commenters): 6.7143
Avg (participants): 5.0159
Avg (non-participants): 5.2303
Views since voting: 676
Views during voting: 303
Votes: 228
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2006 02:06:19 PM
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08/28/2006 03:27:29 PM
I go for Petron, myself.
08/27/2006 07:04:22 PM
nice message great colors well done
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/27/2006 02:18:42 PM
A bold choice for this challenge. Great reflection!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/24/2006 03:51:28 AM
i like the idea! and car keyes - wahaha - the best pick for the soft focus theme!)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/23/2006 11:27:26 PM
This is very well done! 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/23/2006 09:49:23 PM
Neat idea and very well done. 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/23/2006 08:30:51 AM
I like the composition and you have grasped the idea of the challenge well leading the viewer to think about the pictures message. I think the softness is nice especially in the reflection but I am distracted by the bottom and left handside of the frame as they appear to be a different colour to the rest of the image (MHO)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/23/2006 07:40:14 AM
thought I was seeing double. :-)

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