FCAS Submission

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FCAS Submission

Aloha everyone,

My submission comes to you all the way from Hawaii and the Oly Talk Forum! Several of the regulars there have posted glowing reports about the FCAS and have joined your ranks. I found the pictures so stunning that I thought I'd take a stab at it, too.

Here is my submission, the info, and a link to my website as well:

Setup:

Black FCB propped up betweem the plant(s) and a fence - Eastern, naturally-filtered sunlight, camera right. Handheld UZI shot (gotta love that 10x Optical zoom + IS...).

Processing steps taken:

Used Photoshop 7, Mac, OS 9.2.2
Cropped to what you see.

Cloned out a few dark spots & a stray 'petal' on flower & a light spot or two on the FCB.

2 slight "S" curve adjustments ; slight burn with 5% opacity on 'hotspots'; used USM x 2 (75/1/0 & 500/.02/0 (final))
Selected the background & 'similar' with a few tweaks
here & there - then turned the brightness all the way
down to zip.

While everything was still selected, chose a non-intrusive color, set 'gradient' to circular, with opacity to 50% or so.

Deselected, added simple 2 pixel 'frame' on a separate layer & filled it with same color as gradient.
Adjusted a portion of the frame to appear behind flower stem.

EXIF:

Make: OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO. LTD
Model: C2100UZ
Date Time: 2005-07-17 06:22:36
Exposure: 1/40
F-Stop: 2.8
Exposure Program: Program Normal
ISO Speed Rating: 107
Exposure Bias Value: 0
Max. Aperture Value: 3.0
Metering Mode: Pattern
Focal Length: 9.9 mm
EXIF Color Space: sRGB

Here it is on the web:
http://home.mindspring.com/~studio-d/

Thank you for your consideration,

Jan
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