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Sweet Celebration
Sweet Celebration
Mal37


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Stars (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 35mm f/2.0
Date: Dec 12, 2008
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Dec 12, 2008

Convert from raw (slightly flattened out exposure and boosted saturation)
Crop
Duplicate Layer (overlay 20% opacity)
Flatten
Dodge “snow”
Burn “sky”
Burn central area
Photo Filter (Cooling Filter 25%) adjustment layer
Curves
Clone out tip of toothpick shadow
5% black border
Resize
Sharpen
Save for web

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 87
Avg (all users): 6.3922
Avg (commenters): 7.7368
Avg (participants): 6.3478
Avg (non-participants): 6.4112
Views since voting: 2609
Views during voting: 343
Votes: 153
Comments: 28
Favorites: 2 (view)


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12/31/2008 03:26:52 PM
I like the perspective you chose for this shot, with the two front cookies gesturing, almost, towards the scene beyond, like they opened a door and are beckoning you in. A really fun image, expertly conceived and shot.
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12/27/2008 10:35:15 AM
I love this shot and new it would do well. Congratulations on your HM.
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12/22/2008 01:13:13 PM
EXCELLENT!!! I'm still trying to figure out how you got all those snowy sparkles to float like that. Congratulations on a well-deserved honorable mention.

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12/22/2008 01:03:20 AM
Hey Nick! Well Done & congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/21/2008 11:42:37 PM
the "snow" is beautiful!
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12/21/2008 07:28:26 PM
it's snowing sugar!!! very cool!
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12/21/2008 06:47:34 PM
HOW FUN! this is one of my favorite cookie shots ever. i love
the "snow" coming down, and the boken of the background.
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12/21/2008 11:12:55 AM
Nice! Looks like something out of a magazine.
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12/21/2008 01:51:47 AM
Haha this is really cute. Nice work. Very creative. Though it is making me hungry...
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12/20/2008 01:42:14 PM
What a cool image. The border is a little heavy for me, and distracts a tiny bit. Really like the snow effect. Nice use of depth of field to get the mood you wanted. 9
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12/20/2008 10:30:25 AM
You've achieved a very magical photo and it made me smile and feel like I was a kid again. Thanks! 10
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12/20/2008 02:18:50 AM
I love the snowing sugar and the cookies. I love how they're standing up. how did you do it?//www.dpchallenge.com/challenge_vote_image.php?IMAGE_ID=746732#
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12/19/2008 07:20:30 PM
nice shot
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12/19/2008 05:08:21 PM
Very nice
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12/19/2008 03:20:49 PM
Very nice setup and take on sugar cookies. I love the crowd aspect of this. Nicely done!
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12/19/2008 08:36:13 AM
oh!!! cookies!!! great set up......love the snow touch!!
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12/18/2008 09:58:32 PM
What a fun picture - I really like the falling snow.
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12/16/2008 10:16:16 PM
another yummy photo - nice work to provide the confetti for the party
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12/16/2008 05:52:03 PM
That is a lovely forest of star trees in the fallin snow. (Sugar?)
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12/16/2008 12:54:20 PM
Goodness yummy!! Wish I could take a bite! Beautifully done with the falling sprinkles. 9
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12/16/2008 12:30:48 PM
Very clever.
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12/16/2008 12:15:42 PM
This must have taken you hours to set up..nice shot
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12/15/2008 06:34:03 PM
What a great idea, I like how you have all the cookies standing up.
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12/15/2008 02:45:30 PM
I love this photo - they look so happy!! Also, the DOF, the colours - all fantastic.

I predict a ribbon.

Were there really that many or did you have a mirror backdrop?

Message edited by author 2008-12-22 01:14:02.
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12/15/2008 11:33:12 AM
Oh my gosh, that's amazing! Yum!
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12/15/2008 11:02:02 AM
Very nice setup, love the sugar(?) on the mirror, it looks like stars or falling snow.
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12/15/2008 08:32:57 AM
Really great set-up and composition. 9.

My only criticism is that the reds are a little over saturated in the foreground.
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12/15/2008 06:47:59 AM
Beautiful!
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