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Challenge: Morning II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Sydney, Australia
Date: Aug 2, 2008
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Aug 2, 2008

This is my third submission, and I'm having so much fun!

I think this was a good idea, poorly executed. I wanted to catch the reflection of my coffee in the yolk of an egg, but the shape was too complicated to portray clearly, so I thought I'd try a sun shape instead, but I'm such a bad artist! I probably should have lit this artificially, because my light was disappearing fast, but I really wanted to use natural light to evoke feelings of morning sunlight.

Edits were: crop, adjust levels, adjust contrast, brightness, hues, saturation, USM and save for web.

******Post Challenge*******

Hangs head in shame... I know the crop was too tight, but I needed to crop out the mask I was using for the sun shape. I really should have submitted one of the other images I shot of the whole breakfast, but once I had the idea I just couldn't let it go, even though my results sucked eggs (so to speak).

Lesson learned: Don't get attached to an idea if the results aren't up to scratch. Oh well, on to the math challenge.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/12/2008 04:35:31 PM
The subject takes half the picture and is made of yellow only. A bit too basic I think.
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08/11/2008 04:47:40 PM
Good job.
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08/08/2008 11:29:24 PM
the crop is great here, but its too out of focus.
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08/08/2008 10:57:57 PM
in the catch light it looks like a sand man (from Star Wars) is sneaking up on you with a big club in his hand! Better RUN!!!
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08/08/2008 06:43:02 PM
What's that interesting shape in the reflection?
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08/06/2008 04:26:59 AM
lisa simpson in the reflection :)
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