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Interstellar Depart
Interstellar Depart

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Challenge: 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Location: Madison, WI
Date: Feb 8, 2012
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Feb 8, 2012

Yet another challenge that I had no intentions on actually entering. Then on Wednesday night, the idea popped into my head to pay tribute to one of the greatest authors of all time, Douglas Adams. His iconic saying has become synonymous with "goodbye" in some circles, so it was only fitting to post that next to the ring "left behind."

This was lit with a single flash from camera left, about .5 meters higher than the camera. Attached to the flash was a honeycomb, which allowed me to focus more of the light on the focused words, giving them more impact than if I used flat lighting.

The 100mm macro really made this shot possible for me. Not only did it provide the shallow depth of field that I needed to make the right words pop, but it also provide a narrow enough angle of view that I wasn't competing with the paper edges (something my 50mm 1.8 would have a hard time with).
Post Processing:
* White Balance
* Topaz Adjust
* Increase saturation and vibrancy
* Desaturate and lower contrast of ring (bring it back to white gold)
* Export as TIFF
* Resize
* Sharpen Edges
* Save as JPEG

Place: 26 out of 68
Avg (all users): 5.8211
Avg (commenters): 6.3750
Avg (participants): 5.4706
Avg (non-participants): 5.9551
Views since voting: 349
Views during voting: 268
Votes: 123
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/16/2012 08:07:39 PM
Really simple and really nice. I like the way you composed the shot, the lighting and DOF. 7
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02/14/2012 07:18:11 PM
Over done
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02/13/2012 09:00:48 PM
Douglas Adams would be proud :) Hitch hiking to a new galaxy would do it hehe - a 9 for making me smile.
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02/12/2012 07:10:42 PM
very funny!
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02/11/2012 09:02:31 PM
Left your towel in a void, Zaphoid!
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02/11/2012 07:22:32 AM
Nice idea :)
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02/10/2012 01:49:50 PM
LOVE that movie.
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02/10/2012 10:22:53 AM
I don't really get this... but the line in the book "So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish" made me laugh lol..
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02/10/2012 12:26:02 AM
Heheheh, 9.
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02/10/2012 12:07:00 AM
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