Worthless Made Priceless

Challenge #3 in the The Soul Of Things series. Hosted by Capivara.
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Post processing, isn't it great? Did you ever ran into a totally worthless shot, but managed to turn it into something amazing? Then this is your chance to show off your artistic PP skills. Both the original and the final result must be combined into one image.
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by soonami
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Accidental shutter release that was more than 2 stops underexposed, and also happened to be in focus. As the 28-105 does not AF on the D40 body. I thought the expression on the subject was interesting, so I took a little time to fix the photograph.
Submitted: Tuesday, 16th June, 2009 06:47 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 16th June, 2009
Focal length: 28 mm
Shutter speed: 1/50 sec
Aperture: F3.5
ISO: 400
Notes: Edited using Camera Raw 4.6 from CS3, +2.45 exposure, increased saturation, vibrance, contrast, and brightness. Then I blurred the noise in the background, reddened the lips, cloned the right eye which was too dark and looked just black.
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