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She left the note again..
She left the note again..

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Challenge: Deja Vu III (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: my desk
Date: Sep 15, 2007
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Sep 15, 2007

First of all, I would like to give all the credit to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Hopper! His photo was what I based all my inspiration on for this challenge.

Here is the link to his original: the only note she left

This looked like a fairly easy ribbon entry to re-produce (a ring, key, computer keyboard). Once I got into taking the photos and with lighting and editing, this turned out to be about a 5 hour odd project! Probably about 60+ photos of different lighting and angles and settings etc.

I know I'am no-where near what he managed to come up with, but as the challenge stated "emulate it as closely as possible". This was as close I managed to do and I hope everyone enjoys it and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Hopper gets a kick that I borrowed his photo for my entry.

(pssst high marks please) ;)

This is what I tried:
auto levels
rotated ccw
clone stamp to remove debris between keys (ewww)
brightness/contrast upped a bit
desat green (lightness)
cropped to match Hopper's entry
save for web/optimize

...headed up north to my cottage to go boating :)

Side note: This was also my first entry into the "members" challenges! weeeeeeeeee

Place: 70 out of 111
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/23/2007 09:37:00 PM
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09/20/2007 08:33:21 PM
Very close. I think the white balance was better on the original. Perhaps the keyboard is a different color, but the original has a brighter crisper look.
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09/20/2007 08:25:26 PM
Hopper will love you for ripping hime off ;) 8
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09/20/2007 01:49:11 PM
The original is just a bit sharper and better lit shot than this one. Not that this is bad.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/20/2007 09:43:34 AM
Nice lighting, sharp details and good color tones on your emulation of the original. I really don't have much to add but I do have one suggestion on one element of the photo. Adjusting your lighting such that you catch a gleam in the diamond of the ring would increase visual interest for it would call more attention to that ring - not to mention add a subtely interesting ironic juxtaposition of spotlighting the beauty of the sparkling diamond paired with this negative message in the keyboard. Also the ring would look a bit more visually appealing if the surface was not so tarnished - although it does add a bit to the composition for you could say it is a subtle nod that this relationship has grown tarnished. Hmmm, boy I really didn't have that much to say as I look back;-)
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09/19/2007 02:49:34 AM
Good work.
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09/18/2007 03:04:11 PM

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09/17/2007 10:45:32 PM
Nicely done. Still one of my favourite shots on DPC.
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09/17/2007 09:54:18 PM
Heh. I wondered whether this one would show up. Well done! :)
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09/17/2007 05:06:02 AM
very nice...
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09/17/2007 05:03:32 AM
Great job, but I would like to see more detail on the ring, it looks soft.
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