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Just Another Three Letter Word
Just Another Three Letter Word

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Challenge: Letters A-Z (Basic Editing)
Camera: Pentax K-x
Lens: Pentax DA L 55-300mm F4-5.8ED
Location: My guest room
Date: Feb 14, 2012
Aperture: 11.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 4
Date Uploaded: Feb 14, 2012

I still have not invested in a proper light setup. But anyway, what is proper? For this shot I went overboard and made three wood letters. I have this old small flash which still works and I rolled up a newspaper to make a snoot to achieve some sort of intimate, pointed light. I put the exposure to 4 seconds and while the light in the room was out I exposed with one manual flash from 1 m distance from the left side. I pretty much achieved what I set out for except the shadows turned out a little harsher than I would have wished for. So this is my third entry and I am happy that I made it and I am not too fussed about the score that this will get. All editing was done in ACR and the size was reduced in CS5 and was there also saved for the web. Ps I had the shot already done a day before but my wife alerted me to the fact that the S was not the right way around (of course neither is the E) and I re-shot the whole lot.
Upon reading the challenge again I realise that I have misread the details... I think I should have made letters out of different props... ah well. One learns and moves on.

Place: 9 out of 81
Avg (all users): 6.2426
Avg (commenters): 8.4000
Avg (participants): 5.9565
Avg (non-participants): 6.3496
Views since voting: 927
Views during voting: 276
Votes: 169
Comments: 6
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/21/2012 01:50:17 PM
Love the lighting and lay of the letters .
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02/21/2012 12:16:59 AM
Great lighting, creates a real mood
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02/15/2012 06:04:28 PM
I don't see how these are everyday objects!! Nice idea though.....
02/15/2012 04:51:44 PM
ESX is an acronym :)
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02/15/2012 09:56:17 AM
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02/15/2012 09:51:00 AM
Haha, great idea! Love how the pink plays off of the black and white. Nice shadow effect as well. Favorite thus far!
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