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David.C


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Challenge: Rusted (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Olympus C-720UZ
Location: Farm implement graveyard
Date: May 3, 2004
Aperture: F3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800
Date Uploaded: May 4, 2004

PhotoShop CS:
Crop
Convert to 16bit
Shadow/Highlights (50,50,25;75,20,10;20,0,.01,.01)
Unsharp Mask (300,0.3,0)
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NeatImage:
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PhotoShop CS:
Convert to 16bit
Resize (640 width, scale styles, constrained proportions, Bicubic Sharper)
Unsharp Mask (145,0.3,10)
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ImageDescription : OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Make : OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO.,LTD
Model : C720UZ
Software : 34-1034
DateTime : 2004:05:03 19:32:07
Sub Information
ExposureTime : 1/800Sec
FNumber : F3.2
ExposureProgram : Manual
ISOSpeedRatings : 100
ExifVersion : 0210
DateTimeOriginal : 2004:05:03 19:32:07
DateTimeDigitized : 2004:05:03 19:32:07
ExposureBiasValue : EV0.0
MaxApertureValue : F2.8
MeteringMode : Spot
Flash : Fired
FocalLength : 11.89(mm)

Statistics
Place: 189 out of 443
Avg (all users): 5.2265
Avg (commenters): 5.6000
Avg (participants): 4.9940
Avg (non-participants): 5.5500
Views since voting: 882
Votes: 287
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)


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07/22/2005 03:17:27 PM
Sharp crisp details...
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05/12/2004 04:15:43 AM
Thanks to all the commenters.

Well, this actually did much better than I expected it to. I had been playing with exposure settings instead of just taking the shot, and I ran out of daylight. This was taken too late in the day for a crisp image, and resulted in needed a bit more light than what was available -- and all I had to use was the on-camera flash. This photo was the best of the bunch composition-wise, but it was not good in contrast and since I am even less experienced with photoshop than I am with my camera I over did it on a number of things. I over sharpened for one, and in an effort to handle the poor lighting I added a lot of noise. Trying to use NeatImage to handle the noise resulted in the loss of nearly all texture.

The nest: yes it was placed -- but I did find it on another of these things (I may live in a farming community, but a farmer I am not). Unfortunately, the nest had been abandoned for a couple of days, and the weather during the taking of the photo and the previous day were much too cold for the eggs to be on there own. Had it been an active nest I would have used a ladder or something to get up to the level, but since it was abandoned I moved it to a similar place with other rusting farm machinery that I could climb up onto. So, while it was placed for the photo, it was actually in such a place to begin with.

Again, thanks to those who commented.

David
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/11/2004 02:54:23 PM
I just love this photo ... and the title as well. Good job!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/11/2004 10:05:15 AM
Looks like this might be a bit oversharpened, and the shadows in the background are a little distracting. The lighting seems a bit too bright on the nest, almost washing it out. Ignoring the technical nit-picks though, it is a great "memory" shot, if not as much an artistic one. These robins will have the most secure nest in the neighborhood.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/10/2004 11:04:51 PM
something just doesn't seem right
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/09/2004 11:16:28 PM
The flash killed the shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/09/2004 01:34:14 AM
The on-camera flash really flattens the subject.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/08/2004 02:01:58 PM
a tighter crop would help
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/07/2004 10:46:16 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background 7
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing 7
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc. 5
How well does it meet the challenge: 7
Total Averaged Rating(Rounded) 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/07/2004 01:11:35 PM
Great idea, great title and great shot. Love the DOF making the nest crisp and the background blurred.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/07/2004 12:36:16 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background 6
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing 7
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 8
How well does it meet the challenge: 5
Total Averaged Rating 7 Dick
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/06/2004 03:56:45 PM
looks like theres too much sharpening and a little overexposed
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/05/2004 11:24:07 PM
Orange and blue go nicely together. I would have liked to see the background more out of focus.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/05/2004 06:49:23 PM
unfortunately for me the nest looks "placed" but it meets the challenge and is crisp and clean
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/05/2004 05:32:23 PM
Odd to find a nest in such a place! I think the contrast could be better--perhaps the flash (?) flattened this out too much? Interesting nonetheless.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/05/2004 05:50:38 AM
Looks like a little too much fill flash. Interesting find.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/05/2004 04:42:16 AM
I like the thematic element of this shot. What is that saying? "Something old, something new.
Something borrowed and something blue." just a thought....
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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