Masterclass: Post processing

Challenge #3 in the Masterclass: series. Hosted by Alvatrus.
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Show us your prowess in post processing. - It can be a subte effect, of an all-out image altering exercise! As with all the challenges in this series, in the description you need to explain what effect you wanted to achieve, and how you achieved this. Show us some creative ways to use post-processing.
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THis is a ground cherry sold to me by an Amish farmer. I thought it looked like the egg and pod in the movie ALIEN and suspended it on a thin pin and shot it in the dark with transillumination by a flash light. Post processing included erasing the pin, desaturating the pod and over saturating the cherry. I then played with the lighting, sharpening and contrast curves for this cool result.
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Submitted: Thursday, 20th May, 2010 22:36 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 8th November, 2009
Focal length: 90 mm
Shutter speed: 15 sec
Aperture: F22
ISO: 200
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