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Challenge: Calendar II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D
Lens: Sigma 28-135mm f/3.8-5.6 Aspherical IF for Minolta
Location: Sewell, NJ
Date: Feb 21, 2009
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Vintage, Children
Date Uploaded: Feb 22, 2009

A muslin doll sitting on and in front of paper with the word "April" printed on it. Taken in my kitchen with just the stove light.
Post processing: cropped; adjusted levels, saturation/lightness, brightness, noise reduction (for soft effect), sharpness.

Place: 118 out of 182
Avg (all users): 5.3041
Avg (commenters): 6.7857
Avg (participants): 5.1774
Avg (non-participants): 5.3953
Views since voting: 758
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 148
Comments: 14
Favorites: 3 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/01/2009 08:48:12 PM
Awesome 'watercolor'!
02/28/2009 05:40:03 PM
WOW. This will either win hands down or the voters will consider it a cheat and vote low... This looks more like a calendar image than any other entry.. but it looks like an illustration and not a photo.. Hmmm... wouldn't like to say how this will do... tell you what, I'll give it the benefit of the doubt... 10

Excellent work.
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02/28/2009 09:40:20 AM
Very Norman Rockwell... great pastel shades and composition.
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02/27/2009 05:52:50 PM
nice shot
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02/27/2009 10:13:50 AM
I liked this one very much! Reminds me off spring. 8
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02/26/2009 09:14:33 AM
Good job! I like the whole idea although it may look just a little diffuse on my monitor. I know that was what you were going for but it is almost hard to make out here. Just a wee bit less diffuse would have done wonders for me.
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02/24/2009 11:09:11 PM
The pastel effect is very April. In keeping with the rules on text in a picture, I won't let it affect my score. I hope no one puts it in for a DQ - it's a very nice shot.
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02/24/2009 07:34:49 AM
I have no idea how to rate this one. Is it a photo of a painting? It's too washed out for me.
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02/24/2009 01:39:24 AM
Hmmmm. I had to really focus my eyes to see this shot. Especially because the previous one was really bright!! I think this may have been a really great photograph, but it has been processed to the point of becoming a painting or digital "art".
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02/23/2009 09:08:47 PM
This is absolutely wonderful! I'm adding it to my favorites so I can try doing this. I'm curious about the words in the background, but I trust you found a way to do it in the rules. - 10

(ok, just went to the next photo, and things are seeming dull after this!)
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02/23/2009 08:42:52 PM
hmmm the photo to me is to soft...I like the April all over in the background but I am having to wk to hard to see what is in the foreground
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02/23/2009 08:09:32 PM
Very, very interesting. . . and I hope it does well. BOL
Just a tad too soft more my taste. But I still like the effect.
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02/23/2009 05:59:53 PM
Lovely pastel image. Did you use some sort of a screen for the background?
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02/23/2009 08:11:43 AM
I would get this validated by the site council if I were you...is it a picture of a painting?
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