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Challenge: Your Occupation II (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: 2006
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AD Aspherical IF for Minolta
Location: Virginia
Date: Dec 21, 2006
Aperture: F8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Dec 21, 2006

RawShooter essentials 2006
- shadow contrast +16
- highlight contrast +150
- saturation +100
- exposure compensation -1.0, 0, and +1.0
- convert to TIFF (1 for each exp comp)

Photomatix Pro
- generate HDR from 3 TIFF files
- tone mapping
- save as TIFF file

Paint Shop Pro X
- rotate left 5
- crop
- smart photo fix* (-7,-80,0,6,0,11,0)
- clarify +10
- digital camera noise reduction (75,75,75,50,2)
- HMS (40,-40,-5)
- histogram (40,1,240)
- duplicate bg, promote to layer
(on new layer)
- darken brush lower right
- merge all
- duplicate bg, promote to layer
(on new layer)
- digital camera noise reduction (75,75,75,50,2)
- layer opacity to 51%
- merge all
- lighten brush and soften brush touchup on hand (thumb)
- resize
- USM (.35,100,10) +luminance
- save as JPG
* guesstimate on settings - forgot to write this one down.

Self-critique: Sky is perhaps too grainy. Bottom center (web wire) should have been tightened up in retrospect.

Darn weather anyway! Had envisioned blue skies and big fat fluffy clouds. :D Instead, it was overcast with a storm front moving in. I was lucky to grab some sky with any detail before it became a general grey haze. I hope the broody sky goes over "ok" and people don't think it's a muslin (sp?) backdrop.

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The setup. ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/30000-34999/30049/120/445399.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/30000-34999/30049/120/445399.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 105
Avg (all users): 6.7184
Avg (commenters): 7.4839
Avg (participants): 6.6604
Avg (non-participants): 6.7344
Views since voting: 2627
Views during voting: 539
Votes: 245
Comments: 39
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/08/2007 09:54:52 AM
Great setup, I did think when I voted that the clouds was somekind of poster behind the wires and the mouse. I voted 9 on this one.

Congrats for a top ten.
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01/01/2007 08:01:32 AM
Very nice and I LOVE the set up! Thank you so much for sharing that! Congratulations on a well deserved top ten!!
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01/01/2007 06:31:37 AM
Way to go on a top ten finish. I think the sky actually worked for the better.
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01/01/2007 12:26:45 AM
congrats on top 10. I had a similar idea about taking "web" literally but did not quite imagine this visual pun. I gave this an 8.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/31/2006 10:50:05 PM
Excellent idea and execution. I think I would prefer it cropped tighter only.
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12/31/2006 08:40:32 PM
Nice concept. Well executed.
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12/31/2006 11:39:27 AM
Wow that had to be a lot of work. Well done. Love the web design looks like you took some time with this shot. Nice work. 9.
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12/31/2006 08:54:25 AM
Creative idea! :)
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12/30/2006 08:34:19 PM
Top 10.
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12/30/2006 08:18:52 PM
Good
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12/29/2006 11:25:21 AM
cool job 8
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12/29/2006 09:37:40 AM
One of my favorites, cool idea!
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12/28/2006 08:28:23 PM
Nice fun shot.
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12/28/2006 07:58:03 PM
Wow. This blows me away. Wonderful creativity and composition, just the right amount of sharpness. Hope this one ribbons. 10.
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12/28/2006 02:18:40 PM
I love this! It is very creative.
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12/28/2006 10:54:55 AM
Brilliant metaphor. Well taken.
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12/28/2006 12:42:09 AM
clever. a web developer.
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12/27/2006 06:06:19 PM
Great idea, nicely executed.
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12/27/2006 12:55:49 PM
Wow, brilliant concept! 9
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12/27/2006 01:27:03 AM
I really like this, very creative very nicely done.
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12/26/2006 07:48:13 PM
Fantastic idea! Well done!
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12/26/2006 07:05:48 PM
Very nicely portrayed and executed. 7
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12/26/2006 11:44:08 AM
Interesting idea.
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12/26/2006 11:05:48 AM
interesting idea...I would have liked a little less darkenning of the hand.
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12/26/2006 08:46:15 AM
great idea! 7
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12/25/2006 11:24:09 PM
Oooh. . .creative idea, and very well done! I love this one!
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12/25/2006 06:53:03 PM
very creative
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12/25/2006 02:58:40 PM
Great idea, and nice capture!
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12/25/2006 01:06:46 PM
well thought out, first 10 in this challenge
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12/25/2006 09:12:00 AM
Very clever.....
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12/25/2006 08:03:15 AM
WOW! I like this one! Smart!
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12/25/2006 03:53:02 AM
Creative!
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12/25/2006 02:58:57 AM
This appears to be overly processed however I do like the concept.
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12/25/2006 02:49:45 AM
excellent..WOW.....(9)
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12/25/2006 02:42:57 AM
Nice...VERY nice...9
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12/25/2006 01:31:58 AM
VERY COOL post editing. Clever.
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12/25/2006 12:50:28 AM
Clever!
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12/25/2006 12:39:14 AM
Not sure how you set this up, but great picture.
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12/25/2006 12:37:49 AM
clever...neat image right?
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