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Challenge: Blurry Mess (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Location: My Studio
Date: Mar 7, 2008
Aperture: 00
ISO: 100
Shutter: 125
Galleries: Nude, Blur
Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2008

I was working with a Henna artist for this photoshoot. The week previous, I was reading more about reversing the 50mm lens to get macro shots. I had just broke mine, and so I thought I'd give my 85mm lens a try at it. When I first saw the pictures I took, I was somewhat upset that the edges were blurry, but then thought I could make good use of it.

For this shot, I have the 85mm lens reversed, hand holding and focusing it. Its slightly tilted so the top right gets more blur.

As far as processing the image. I shot in RAW, and used photoshop lightroom to process it. I used the preset of aged photo, then increased the black & contrast, did some minor play with the tone. Enhances a few color ranges, vignetted it, and called it a day.

Hope you enjoy.

Place: 104 out of 292
Avg (all users): 5.3713
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 5.1909
Avg (non-participants): 5.5276
Views since voting: 5479
Views during voting: 407
Votes: 237
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/19/2008 12:18:27 AM
This should've scored a lot higher, IMO. (I gave you an 8). It's really lovely, and I hope your model and the henna artist agree.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2008 10:50:58 PM
Interesting subject and well executed.
03/15/2008 07:58:13 PM
03/14/2008 09:31:24 PM
Wow I love it...: )
03/14/2008 09:15:25 PM
lovely ink....er, henna. very dreamy and soft, 8
03/13/2008 01:19:26 PM
blurry,not messy or chaotic,lovely is more like it...5
03/12/2008 11:01:01 PM
love the subdued colours and just enough details
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2008 10:17:33 PM
Nice tones!!
03/12/2008 05:07:53 PM
Blur - Check
Chaotic/Disorganized - somewhat
Visually interesting - Check!

Nicely done! 9
03/12/2008 03:17:47 AM
What a lovely henna design!

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