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"just give me the keys.. sleaze"

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Challenge: 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1100D
Location: My living room
Date: Feb 9, 2012
Aperture: inf
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Feb 9, 2012

Went for a little change of the original song line "just drop of the key, lee".. hehe

This was taken with my old Vivitar MF 55mm Macro Prime (M42 fitment) lens, with a Canon EF to M42 adapter.

My girlfriend played the part of the lovely demanding female lol. This shot was quite hard in the respect that the lens is manual focus and its also me holding the keys in front of the macro lens lol. The camera had a flashgun mounted for light (bounced off ceiling) so with the lens it was a bit heavy one handed, especially turned to shoot portrait with flashgun pointing out to the side and rotated to point upwards lol. Lots of adjusting lens focal length and keys moved back and forth several times to get focus right too. Also played about with manual aperture ring on the old macro lens to get a good bokeh but not too much so a female and her outstretched hand could still be made out. I settled on F/8 as I found F/4 and F/2.8 just blurred out my girlfriend too much for the look I wanted with the macro lens.

Anyway, hope viewers like the result :)

Editing:- Cropped a little, adjusted brightness and contrast with levels, denoised with topaz denoise 4, sharpened with topaz sharpen, adjusted levels again to brighten a little more, resized for challenge and added border.

Place: 9 out of 68
Avg (all users): 6.1920
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 6.2286
Avg (non-participants): 6.1778
Views since voting: 1308
Views during voting: 277
Votes: 125
Comments: 8
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02/17/2012 11:55:05 AM
Congrats on the top ten.
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02/17/2012 12:26:53 AM
ROFL at the title!!!! Really well done. All the futzing with the gear paid off. Congrats on the TT.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/16/2012 11:59:58 PM
Well done. Love the dof.
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02/16/2012 11:10:24 PM
The best take on the "key" subject, which seems very popular.
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02/16/2012 09:22:53 PM
of the key images, this one stands out IMHO.
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02/16/2012 07:24:00 PM
That made me laugh out loud. I'm still laughing. Nice job!
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02/11/2012 03:36:39 AM
10 for the belly-laugh. Perfect image for the title. Thanks.
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02/10/2012 10:48:26 AM
Fantastic bokeh, great focus on the keys. It's always fun getting to help. :-)
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