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Star of Bokeh
Star of Bokeh

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Challenge: Stars (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Edinburgh
Date: Dec 14, 2008
Aperture: F/5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/49 second
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Dec 14, 2008

I'm hoping to beat my best ever score with this..... it's hard to tell though... I guess I can but try!

*crosses fingers*


To answer Jems question of how I did it:


I cut out a brightly coloured page from a magazine (advertisement for a bottle of perfume I think). This was used as the background... what you see as pink and blue.

I then used sand and shell dust as my "star dust".

I cut out a star shape from a magazine.... and et volia....... Star of Bokeh!

I saturated and sharpened, cropped and resized..... oh, and I played with the levels a bit.

Ooh, and it was lit from the right handside by a desk lamp!


Thank you for them all. It's wonderful to read through them, and I love receiving constructive criticism - we are all constantly learning.... my advice to any photographer who gets upset by constructive criticism or comments is: take a step back and realise that we're helping, not ripping your image apart when we comment :)

Happy Christmas!

Place: 44 out of 87
Avg (all users): 5.5533
Avg (commenters): 6.6364
Avg (participants): 5.3488
Avg (non-participants): 5.6355
Views since voting: 818
Views during voting: 329
Votes: 150
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/21/2008 07:02:56 PM
great macro.....I like how the gold leads the eye through the image
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12/21/2008 07:00:46 PM
very nice leading lines.
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12/21/2008 10:33:27 AM
Excellent idea! Well executed. Great title.
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12/21/2008 01:50:16 AM
This is a really good idea for a picture. It is hard to understand, which leaves the mind room to wander...but it would be nice if you could tell a little more about it. Good work on lighting and position though!
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12/20/2008 10:44:45 AM
Kinda looks like it's falling from space: 8
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12/19/2008 07:21:57 PM
great shot, love it
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12/16/2008 10:15:49 PM
lovely shallow dof - the colors and 'stardust' really draw our eyes in
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12/16/2008 01:49:57 PM
Like the colours.
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12/16/2008 12:35:46 PM
could you have cropped this a little tighter...without the pink?
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12/16/2008 11:52:46 AM
Gotta love BOKEH. Ten from me
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12/15/2008 02:47:04 PM
Nicely done.
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12/15/2008 11:02:13 AM
Pretty, I like the golden trail.
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