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"E" is for Exercise
"E" is for Exercise
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Procrastination (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: North Stonington, CT
Date: Jan 3, 2007
Aperture: F8
ISO: 200
Galleries: Rural, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2007

Top 5! Crazy...

Sweet! Top 10. Thanks to all who voted on this challenge, and to the more than 25 that gave me comments. I see that some people could not tell it was gas can I was carrying - "what is with the red bag". I'll take that information and move on. Congrats to the top 5 finishers - very great stuff!

1. Image taken in Raw and converted to JPEG using CS2
2. Adjusted levels, Hue/ Saturation and Brightness Contrast of background layer - desaturating all but red channel
3. Added layer to include sky and myself with gas can. Adjusted blue and red channels to increase contrast in sky and on can.
4. Flattened image
5. Resize for web
6. USM 85%, 0.5, 0 2x
7. Reduce noise
8. Dodge/Burn on sign and on wheel

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 132
Avg (all users): 6.5813
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 6.4776
Avg (non-participants): 6.6324
Views since voting: 3070
Views during voting: 441
Votes: 203
Comments: 39
Favorites: 4 (view)


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05/28/2009 07:16:35 AM
wow awesome shot.. great use of selective colour..
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05/18/2008 10:31:00 PM
lol Love this shot. Maybe it's because I have experienced it and always remind myself of these situations whenever the needle hits E.
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10/17/2007 10:59:25 PM
What an awesome photo! This has such a unique composition. I love discovering jewels like this so long after the fact. This should have ribboned!

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06/04/2007 01:27:06 AM
Theres a gas station on every corner where I live !! Nice shot here, and I really like the tones you set. The composition is nicely set up in the frame with the tire. Oh, and yea, I drive a Passat.
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06/03/2007 05:53:51 PM
Great picture! Congratulations on your top 5!
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05/25/2007 03:00:31 PM
Just revisiting some of your shots. I never told you I think this is marvelous, and it made me LOL. Love the spot color. I gave this a 9 during voting.
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04/24/2007 10:27:55 PM
Peter, just wanted you to know I gave you a 10 for this one while voting in this challenge. I thought you captured the emotive perfectly, and the selective desat really works here. Great job.
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02/26/2007 01:20:31 PM
Really nice shot. The red petrol can just finishes off this shot perfectly.
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01/15/2007 08:04:26 AM
very funny. Congrats on your top 10!!
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01/15/2007 03:08:39 AM
Congrats on your top10 finish, very nice shot!
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01/15/2007 12:50:32 AM
Loved this shot!! Well done on 6th place!
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01/15/2007 12:33:19 AM
awesome title! thats absolutely hilarious. I am going to use that from now on to describe the e my gas meter.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/14/2007 11:39:44 PM
Good humor and great shot. Excellent job with the composition. the perspective is way neat. The use of selective saturation is put to very good use here as well. Good luck with this one :)
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01/14/2007 11:33:13 PM
This is an awesome image in my opinion! Nice story and compostition not to mention tones! My favorite of this challenge.
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01/14/2007 08:54:00 PM
It is really cool how the wires and the sign lead you toward the gas can. I'm sure that you will get a ribbon!!!
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01/13/2007 11:38:14 PM
Love the title. Nice texture & perspective in this shot! 9
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01/13/2007 02:54:56 PM
Great use of selective coloring. In this case, it adds to the impact of the image.
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01/11/2007 11:48:30 PM
Perfect!
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01/11/2007 10:30:10 PM
Been there only once. Not a good place to be. I think this would get the point across without the selective color. but i like the angle.
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01/11/2007 07:23:50 PM
nice use of spot color ... perfect title!
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01/11/2007 04:17:46 PM
Great photo that is "E"xemplary for the theme! Great tones, POV and selective desat to draw the veiwer in.
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01/11/2007 04:08:10 AM
Excellent shot! It's a hard topic to find a link into but this works, and a great use of B&W with selective colour - 9
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01/10/2007 11:30:24 PM
Nice shot
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01/10/2007 07:29:56 PM
My favorite of the challenge. Very nice job. Back to bump you up to 9.
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01/10/2007 04:54:13 PM
Very nicely presented. Quite effective. I do see however, the opposite of procrastination: he is doing it right then and there.
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01/10/2007 12:55:20 AM
Love the perspective on this. Very effective shot. Good contrast, sharp. Bumping. 9
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01/09/2007 06:37:05 PM
Love it!! Wish I could vote in this challenge, this would be a 10. I have been known to procrastinate until running on fumes.
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01/09/2007 07:26:02 AM
At first I thought, "nice perspective", then I saw the red can. HA! Nicely done!
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01/08/2007 03:36:01 PM
Oops. Been there myself. I like the pop on the red can and the interesting angle.
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01/08/2007 12:39:36 PM
Great, great, great shot! I have to award a 10!
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01/08/2007 11:18:22 AM
This is AWESOME! What a fantastic job you did on this! From what I've seen so far -- after 35% of the voting -- this one's gotta be one of the ribbon winners! Good luck!
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01/08/2007 09:17:00 AM
why that red bag? i think that withiut it was a better photo. 7
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01/08/2007 01:54:18 AM
nice!!!
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01/08/2007 01:53:11 AM
One of the best so far......lol...I tell my wife this all of the time..
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01/08/2007 01:40:57 AM
"T" is for title dependant.
but its a good idea
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01/08/2007 01:07:57 AM
Great use of Desat
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01/08/2007 12:47:38 AM
great perspective, crisp image and good desat...hope this does well for you 8
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01/08/2007 12:37:39 AM
GOOD ONE> Perfect use of the single saturation. I like it alot. GOod perspective and line. One of the best of the challenge.
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01/08/2007 12:16:51 AM
Selective "saturation" detracts from this excellent composure.
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