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Challenge: Black & White III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Pentax K100D
Lens: Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Location: Marriott hotel, outside Chicago, IL
Date: Nov 8, 2006
Aperture: F8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/20 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 11, 2006

Telephone in a hotel hallway during a recent business trip.

Shot in RAW format (color).

Post-processing steps:

o Adjusted color temperature
o Convert RAW to 16-bit TIFF

In Photoshop Elements:
o Crop
o Adjusted levels (no layer)
o Convert to 8-bits/channel
o Create levels adjustment layer
o Create Hue/Saturation adjustment layer
- Desaturated
o Adjust the levels of each channel independently on the levels layer
o Dodged and burned the front base of the telephone to brighten it a bit
o Spot healing brush to remove some dust on the table and phone
o Save PSD
o Flatten image
o Select dark areas (table and base) and copy into new layer
o Lighten via combined RGB levels on this new layer
o Use burn tool on the left desk seam to tone it down a bit
o Save PSD
o Flatten image
o Resize image (compensating for upcoming border)
o Added border, which brought size up to legal maximum
o USM on just the dial area
o Save for web (size priority)

Place: 89 out of 424
Avg (all users): 5.9643
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 5.8182
Avg (non-participants): 6.2414
Views since voting: 1086
Views during voting: 235
Votes: 168
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/20/2006 09:20:04 AM
wow! beautiful shot. perfect lighting.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/17/2006 04:15:42 PM
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11/17/2006 01:44:32 PM
Great nostalgic affect (even if it is a push button phone). The clarity in the shot is dead on. Nice job and a 10.
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11/15/2006 11:54:06 PM
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11/14/2006 10:33:34 PM
very cool.
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11/14/2006 12:08:42 AM
Sharp, good contrast, good highlights. Like it. 7
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11/13/2006 02:10:42 PM
Simple and effective shot, love the highlights on the old phone and the shine on the wire.
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11/13/2006 08:27:07 AM
nice, great choice of background.
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