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The Unnailable
The Unnailable

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Challenge: Not Quite Right (Basic Editing)
Camera: Kodak C613
Location: Rosario, Argentina
Date: Apr 21, 2009
Aperture: f/4.8
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/690 sec
Galleries: Macro, Photo-Impressionism
Date Uploaded: Apr 21, 2009

This is direct sunlight reflecting on the wood, hammer and nail. The idea was to create a lot of contrast and nice shadows with such a bright light source, giving the photograph some kind of tense feeling. The title is also meant to create some tension, sort of like "The Untouchables".
I would have liked to get a sharper nail, and less color noise, but there is just so much you can do with basic editing.
Crop, Hue/Saturation, Brightness & Contrast, Reduce Color Noise, USM, Resize, USM again, Frame.

Place: 10 out of 116
Avg (all users): 6.0279
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
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Avg (non-participants): 6.0581
Views since voting: 2411
Views during voting: 408
Votes: 215
Comments: 8
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06/09/2009 11:20:45 PM
Great creative idea!! the lighting and tone are good!! Congratulations on top 10 and PB!!
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05/04/2009 11:04:58 AM
WOOHOO! Now it's quite right!! Personal best, crossed 6 barrier and first Top Ten! It's a shame though that Smoking Tulip by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' sekarmalathy was DQ'ed, I really like that shot.
04/29/2009 08:25:30 AM
I realy like this image. The lighting and contrast is very nice. Great job!
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04/29/2009 12:31:10 AM
This is not quite right! I was soooo close to being a Top Ten! Oh well, I'm very happy anyway, since it's a personal best, and I finally crossed the 6 barrier!! :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/28/2009 12:27:55 AM
Interesting concept.
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04/27/2009 08:50:12 PM
I really liked this picture. The light is a little too bright for me - i would have turned it down just a bit to make sure the textures remained clear - 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/26/2009 07:16:47 PM
Good show! Great detail!
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04/26/2009 06:34:45 PM
Good Compostion and exposure.
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