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A Match Made in Heaven
A Match Made in Heaven

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Challenge: Match (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Location: Victoria, BC
Date: Jan 16, 2007
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 50
Shutter: 3/10
Date Uploaded: Jan 16, 2007

Becky-Lee, despite having a terrible cold, was again a great sport. My "studio" has disappeared under a pile of furniture and boxes along with my lighting, so I don't have much to work with, and it shows.

Shot through a fine mesh screen for the soft look, a reflected light to the right, another farther back on the left, and one behind the backdrop for the haloing affect.
Not happy with the lighting and I think I know how to improve it, just didn't have the setup or space today, and took pity on my sick model :)

Crop, levels, noiseware, USM, resize, USM, save for web.

Okay, no more shooting while on cold meds ;) I see loads of problems that I didn't even notice when I posted. Thought about a self-dq but decided to take my well-earned lumps. *sigh*

Place: 226 out of 248
Avg (all users): 4.3005
Avg (commenters): 4.4545
Avg (participants): 4.1071
Avg (non-participants): 4.4495
Views since voting: 635
Views during voting: 311
Votes: 193
Comments: 11
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/19/2007 07:12:52 PM
real clever idea ... original and different ...
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01/19/2007 05:10:31 PM
Are you like me and working sometimes without a tripod? *sigh* I can see where you're going though with the soft focus idea. It compensates a bit for the blur to the shot. I've just bought a tripod (cheap one) and it helps tremendously with the blurring on the long exposures due to poor lighting. I LOVE the idea of this shot though!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/19/2007 01:00:10 PM
Funny idea! I wish this photo was sharper.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/18/2007 10:24:45 PM
Its definately creative.
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01/17/2007 09:57:41 PM
Pretty bad - very out of focus, and it's not clear what she is doing (ah...I see.....is she supposed to be making matches in heaven?!). I don't like it I'm afraid.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2007 06:43:43 PM
I know someone was going to use the same pun I used, although I didn't use it in the same context but your's did come to mind.

Well executed too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2007 01:24:22 PM
Ha, cute pun but I am not sure why you choseto blur your photo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2007 10:13:06 AM
The blur (or soft focus as some would call it) is just way overwhelming on this image. It almost feels as though it is vibrating.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2007 10:10:17 AM
soft focus and washed out colors don't help this one ...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2007 07:25:03 AM
A little tooo blurred for my liking, but nice composition
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01/17/2007 01:15:17 AM

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