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Challenge: Stars (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2008
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS for Nikon
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Dec 14, 2008
Aperture: f/ 18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/5 sec.
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Dec 14, 2008

I put 'star colors' into Alta Vista Babel Fish and translated to French, German and Italian. I liked the Italian best.

I shot a version of this late last month for the Backlighting IV challenge. I did not like how it turned out backlighting wise and there were some focus issues as well. This one is much better focus wise.

Fashioned about a dozen and a half stars out of PopUp PostIt notes of 5 different colors. Placed them on my light box. Shot with the camera on tripod and cable remote. This was shot with the ambient light of the white box and I used a small flashlight to illuminate the front of the bottom most stars.

Post: Camera Raw adjustments in PSElements 6.0. Layer adjustments for levels, brightness/contrast and hue/saturation. Spot edit some dust and a few pieces of schmutz along the edges of a couple of the stars. One crop. Adjust sharpness. Resize. USM.

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Post Challenge: Wow...did not expect to be back so soon, as it were. Thank you for all the great comments both during and after the challenge. And Robert ( ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Bear_Music ) thanks for the great new word (for me).

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 87
Avg (all users): 6.5366
Avg (commenters): 7.6364
Avg (participants): 6.3696
Avg (non-participants): 6.6017
Views since voting: 6003
Views during voting: 384
Votes: 164
Comments: 44
Favorites: 16 (view)


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12/31/2008 03:21:45 PM
Wow, this looks great. This is why I have a lightbox on my wish list, I remember now... Congratulations, Robert.
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12/27/2008 02:37:58 PM
Stunning colors and shapes combine to form this creative and visually beautiful image. Well deserved Yellow Ribbon.
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12/27/2008 10:34:19 AM
I love the colours on this, great work. Congratulations on your yellow!
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12/23/2008 08:05:48 AM
congrats robert!!!!
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12/22/2008 07:41:20 PM
Congrats on your YELLOW Rob. Excellent arrangement of color and shadows.
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12/22/2008 03:44:05 PM
My favorite thing about this shot is the colors. It's all great, but the colors are perfect. Congrats.
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12/22/2008 01:11:45 PM
Oh Wow! MEGA CONGRATULATONS, Robert! This is amazing!!!!

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12/22/2008 11:57:17 AM
Right on Robert! An early Christmas stocking stuffer. Congrats!
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12/22/2008 10:38:29 AM
How clever of you :). Beautiful image congrats Robert on your Ribbon.
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12/22/2008 10:07:44 AM
Beautiful image. Love the stars. Congratulations, Robert.
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12/22/2008 10:04:56 AM
Congratulations Robert on your ribbon it is a beautiful shot love all that color.
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12/22/2008 09:33:20 AM
Beautiful. Congratulations on your ribbon!
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12/22/2008 08:34:58 AM
Robert - what a splendid symphony of color, light, and shadow! Multo bene!
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12/22/2008 05:09:06 AM
My goodness, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' banmorn, you sure do have a way with color.
this is splendid.
:-))
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12/22/2008 04:44:30 AM
great shot!
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12/22/2008 03:08:44 AM
Well done on your ribbon :) I really liked this one!
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12/22/2008 02:38:23 AM
looks like a ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' sherpet style, i love the colors and patterns. just gorgeous
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12/22/2008 02:11:59 AM
The photo is great, but clearly it was that exotic sounding title that nailed it for ya! ;-) Congrats! Well deserved and well done!
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12/22/2008 12:34:54 AM
Mi congratulo con lei, la photografia molto bello.

Ciao
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12/22/2008 12:16:23 AM
Beautiful colours...congrats on the yellow!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/21/2008 11:51:39 PM
very colorful, great take on the topic and I love the light!
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12/21/2008 07:08:12 PM
This is pretty, and I've been meaning to try a paper and light shot myself for a while. To be honest though, my reaction is a bit - oh, not another one of these! At least your paper is not curled! :) - 6
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12/21/2008 06:47:05 PM
there are a few spots where i can see the words
"post it note" on the post it notes! haha
overall, nice and colorfull, but a very
overused idea.
if this is your first time and you wanted to give it a go though,
i say bravo! you have way more patience than i do!
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12/21/2008 03:52:43 PM
I know this is going to draw opprobrium because it's "just another backlit paper picture", but I don't care. It's exceptionally lovely, and a lot of effort has gone into it. My only quibble is that the lower left corner has gone too dark and is damaging the luminosity of the composition a little; my eye keeps being drawn there. Should ribbon, it's a very joyous image.
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12/21/2008 10:54:03 AM
More paper... Okay, this is still nice. Only quibble is that it looks like I can see the watermarks (or something) on the stationery.
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12/20/2008 06:48:55 PM
Simple yet effective, should ribbon. 9
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12/20/2008 01:10:06 PM
Very pretty. I really like the way you captured the subtle shadings of the light. Top 10 maybe?
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12/19/2008 07:26:17 PM
nice shot, great shot, love it
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12/17/2008 11:44:18 AM
Beautiful use of color
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12/16/2008 09:52:47 PM
nice paper shot - it looks like a great deal of prep work was done for this
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12/16/2008 07:48:57 PM
BEE-U-TEE-FUL.
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12/16/2008 06:01:31 PM
This is beautiful, and I think that you must have gone to a fair bit of effort to set this up.
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12/16/2008 03:18:23 PM
colourful!
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12/16/2008 12:57:22 PM
took you some time to do this...like the colors..
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12/16/2008 12:32:10 PM
Beautiful
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12/16/2008 12:21:03 PM
Pretty colors. Lighting trails off too much in foreground and lower left corner.
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12/16/2008 11:39:58 AM
This is my personal favorite.
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12/16/2008 08:30:21 AM
very pretty. great job with the coloring.....gota love those post its
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12/16/2008 08:21:35 AM
I love the colors and the design. Noticeably darker than I would have expected - but this has enriched the color tones positively. The shadows in the bottom third of the photo are the only criticism I can point to being a detraction.
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12/15/2008 10:15:29 PM
Oh jeez, 10
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12/15/2008 06:07:23 PM
love the colour and light in this
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12/15/2008 02:42:46 PM
One of my favourites, perfect colours and lighting.
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12/15/2008 12:24:50 PM
Lovely colors. Seems to be some ghost lettering(?) showing though in places.
Looks a little heavy along the bottom edge.
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12/15/2008 11:02:59 AM
Nice!! I was actually wondering how to make stars out of paper and never got around to trying it.
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