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And So Today My World it Smiles; Your Hand in Mine We Walk the Miles (from "Thank You")
And So Today My World it Smiles; Your Hand in Mine We Walk the Miles (from "Thank You")

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Led Zeppelin (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A610
Location: Meadowlark Gardens, Vienna, VA
Date: Mar 2, 2008
Aperture: f4.1
ISO: auto
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Rural
Date Uploaded: Mar 2, 2008

- Crop
- Brightness/Contrast
- Adjustment layer: Hue/Sat
- Desaturate adjustment layer
- paint back man & woman
- Clone out a few pebbles
- duplicate main layer
- set to "screen" and slide back to 25%
- mask everything but the man & woman, effectively brigtening them a tad
- resize
- border
- save for web

Wanted to answer the question on the selective desat. The reason I kept it for the people is that I wanted to emphasize how content they were. To me, the fact that they were in color, illustrated that their world was smiling because of each other -- no matter how desolate their surroundings.

Place: 97 out of 139
Avg (all users): 5.4551
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.2031
Avg (non-participants): 5.6117
Views since voting: 3268
Views during voting: 281
Votes: 167
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/09/2008 09:20:18 AM
The desaturation works good on the background and trees, but I don't see why you should keep it for the people.
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03/08/2008 07:19:08 AM
Cool. They must be fans, too.
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03/07/2008 11:39:22 PM
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03/07/2008 08:49:13 AM
Lovely interpretation, particularly since they're older.
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03/07/2008 02:37:34 AM
Like the overall lighting. The selective color doesn't really work for me in this photo. When I first looked at this photo I didn't notice that the surroundings were B/W. I knew something didn't feel right but it took a while to realize that the B/W background was what was bothering me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/04/2008 05:50:29 AM
Nice image and works well for the challenge.
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