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Challenge: Match (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges 2007
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Jan 15, 2007
Aperture: f/ 16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/6 sec.
Galleries: Macro, Textures
Date Uploaded: Jan 16, 2007

Interesting topic. I wish I had had more time to spend on it. Tried several different things with match books and wooden matches. I liked the detail the best in this so there you have it. Lit with four clamp lamps each with a 100w halogen bulb. Preset white balance. Camera on tripod with manual remote.

Post: Layer adjustments for levels, brightness/contrast and hue/saturation. Layer of curves adjustment. Crop. Removed sensor dust spots. Sharpen. Resize. Sharpen.

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Thanks for the comments during and after the challenge. I did not see the fiber sticking up on top of the match until later and I could not edit. But when I did, after the challenge, it appeared to me to as part of the match as the other fibers on the lower part.

I submitted this to Megapixel.net on line magazine for their Macro Close Up Gallery It made the cover for the Gallery this week! So did my Hometown picture for the same site.I posted the ling in the photo comments below. Cool. Later.

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 248
Avg (all users): 6.3209
Avg (commenters): 7.1333
Avg (participants): 6.0649
Avg (non-participants): 6.5000
Views since voting: 1083
Views during voting: 250
Votes: 187
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/25/2007 04:12:55 PM
Thanks, Craig.

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Message edited by author 2007-01-25 16:16:16.
01/24/2007 01:43:38 AM
I am one of the "loony fringe" that gave this 10. Sorry you didn't do better and get a top ten.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/23/2007 06:28:10 PM
Some pretty fine details here. Amazing what things look like up close sometimes. :D This is certainly interesting to look at. Too bad about that straggling hair up top. :) Good luck in the challenge.
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01/22/2007 02:09:52 PM
good focus
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01/22/2007 12:39:30 AM
Nice textures and the lighting is great!! 7
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01/21/2007 10:30:31 PM
Very good resolution
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01/20/2007 02:37:53 PM
never taken the time to look at a match up close, awesome idea, great shot!
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01/19/2007 08:58:00 PM
Love it!
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01/19/2007 06:47:05 PM
Great details!
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01/19/2007 01:42:08 AM
great macro shot!
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01/18/2007 05:54:40 PM
Great detail
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01/18/2007 05:32:58 PM
Cool macro! 8
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01/18/2007 06:56:05 AM
So simple, but so well done. 10.
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01/18/2007 03:46:07 AM
a bit tightly cropped at the top, but very nice detail
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01/18/2007 02:52:57 AM
great textures in this one...
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01/17/2007 09:49:20 PM
the fibre at the top middle is a little distracting
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01/17/2007 01:45:18 PM
Fantastic macro
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01/17/2007 09:20:36 AM
My top pick of the straight forward match shots. Great macro. Nice and clean, sharp detail and I must say that I dont think it would hav elooked as nice had the match heads been red. Great work. 8 for now.
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