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My Lighter Half

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Challenge: Half II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2011
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor -S DX 18-105 f3.5-5.6
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: Feb 26, 2011
Galleries: Studio, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Feb 26, 2011

Thanks to my choosing buddies ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' vawendy, [user]Yo-Spiff[/user], and [user]Bear-Music[/user], for helping me, well, choose!

I had this idea all week but didn't get around to shooting until today. The chair wasn't part of the original plan, but one of the tenants was moving out and this was his. I borrowed it for my idea, and only used it for a couple of shots. This was the only one I took like this.

convert from raw
adjusted hue/saturation
adjusted exposure
tiny cloned spots for scratches etc.
gradient layer to tame hot spot (thanks guys!!!)
layer for vignetting
save for web


Rather shocked that this score got me in the top 20!!!! Thank you all for the wonderful comments and votes.

' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' saintaugust is spot on about the lighting. It was the thing I fretted over when I considered entering the shot, and I definitely feel it impacted the scoring. Sigh. Sometimes our best shots are unplanned and imperfect :-)

Place: 17 out of 151
Avg (all users): 5.9185
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.7969
Avg (non-participants): 6.0282
Views since voting: 1229
Views during voting: 285
Votes: 135
Comments: 11
Favorites: 2 (view)

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03/07/2011 11:47:02 AM
love how simple ideas can be the best. i think the uneven lighting stood in your way of a 6.5+
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03/07/2011 11:41:55 AM
A neat shot! Expected to see this on the first page
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03/07/2011 11:34:57 AM
Interesting Shot! Congrats on top 20
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03/07/2011 10:52:00 AM
Love this image.....I wish it was on the first page. Great concept and execution. Congrats on a terrific image overall!!!
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03/07/2011 09:32:54 AM
Hey! We both made the tiniest violin club! I really do like this shot. :D
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03/07/2011 02:26:01 AM
Great job, Johanna! I agree with the comment below - very gyaban-esque. :)
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03/07/2011 01:41:43 AM
its funny, you last 2 or 4 challenge entries i have seen in voting and thought, "this looks like a johanna shot" good work here, really enjoyed it
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03/07/2011 12:50:00 AM
So imaginative, taking over from ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' gyaban are we?
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03/07/2011 12:17:15 AM
your photography and imagination seem to be on a very steep curve of wonderfulness .. this is brilliant johanna .. think i should be getting your autograph pretty soon .. hope you had an awesome weekend .. :)x
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/01/2011 02:46:52 AM
FINALLY, something creative and well shot in this challenge!
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02/28/2011 07:07:01 PM
Very creative with title to match.
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