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Challenge: Cardboard Box (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX APO IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Pittsburg, Tx
Date: Jul 27, 2008
Aperture: f 8.0
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Family, Humorous
Date Uploaded: Jul 27, 2008

Yeah, I know. The models are a little too obviously posed. I had to process this quite a bit because the original was slightly OOF. But I still want to see if my assessment of this shot are the same as the community's.

I just hope this beats my average.

Open Raw in CS3
Exposure +.75
Open Image
Shadows/Highlights 12/12
Contrast +20
Saturation +10
Save for web 1500x1200 @ 100%
Unsharp mask
Neat Image
Save for Web 720 @ 199k

Place: 86 out of 95
Avg (all users): 4.7778
Avg (commenters): 5.4286
Avg (participants): 4.7037
Avg (non-participants): 4.8074
Views since voting: 770
Views during voting: 367
Votes: 189
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/03/2008 08:59:16 PM
technically lots to work on but still a great shot
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08/01/2008 12:32:24 PM
This is such an amazing, happy photo! I wish it wasn't quite so washed out looking, but I think the sentiment and the "story" more than make up for it.
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07/31/2008 01:45:25 PM
I guarantee this will make it into the "humorous captions" thread!
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07/31/2008 12:26:10 PM
This absolutely cracks me up. Colors seem a bit washed out, but I don't think this lends itself to the other HDR extreme. Just a tad brighter.
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07/30/2008 08:31:01 PM
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07/29/2008 07:47:21 PM
While I find the background busy and feel you could have edited this in a way to make it seem less flat, I love what you did with the challenge - using the box to make a photo, not being a huge in-your-face subject, but part of the photo nonetheless. I think it's a great way to approach the challenge.
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07/29/2008 12:32:17 PM
LOL!! I'm not actually voting at the moment, just clicking through, and this totally cracks me up! What fun this must have been to shoot and set up! Thanks for sharing it.
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07/28/2008 04:14:45 PM
It looks like the family had fun shooting this one!
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07/28/2008 01:13:47 PM
Looks a little snapshottish. A little more blacks would help get rid of the washed-out look this has, I think. Also, the leaves and plants behind them look a bit oversharpened and way brighter than your subject to the point of distraction.
Best of luck!
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