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Challenge: Fill the Frame II (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Date: Jan 25, 2007
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Digital Art, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Jan 25, 2007

Thank you very much for your encouraging comments. And I'm glad you liked my image and "pushed" it near the "ribbon area".


Processing steps (as much as I can remember):

The entry is composed of 2 images: the main one (the portrait) and the 2nd one containing the lens.

- Background Copy
- Crop
- Brush tool to outline the "stiches" or skin cracks (under the lens)
- Burn under the lens, on the neck area (lower right on the image) in the upper-left area near the lens and in the "stiches" area to emphasize the texture/rendition of cracks in the skin
- Dodge on the left area near the lens and again on the "stiches" to create volume and texture on skin.
- masked copy on another layer only the eyes and apply USM
- mask copy on another layer the upper part of the hood on my head and apply blur to "hide" a bit the texture of it.
- Masked levels on the left of the image on the hood only
- 1 layer of channel mixer to change to monochrome
- another layer of channel mixer to tint for the blue-orange feeling.
- Masked levels under the lens (on the "stiches" area)
- Masked Bright.-Contrast layer in the same spot
- Selective color layer overall to dark red and black components
- Masked levels layer to add vignetting

- Bitmap layer added for the lens image (from my second photo)
- clone out text (it remained only the phi58mm text)
- Burn, dodge and smudge to "weather" the edge of the lens, also added cracks on the same method as for the skin "stiches"
- Masked levels only for the lens
- 1 layer of channel mixer (mask on lens) to change to monochrome
- another layer to tint (as on the main image)
- final levels layer (overall)

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 211
Avg (all users): 6.8242
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.4828
Avg (non-participants): 7.2051
Views since voting: 2520
Views during voting: 331
Votes: 165
Comments: 27
Favorites: 16 (view)


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10/14/2008 08:07:47 AM
kinda looks like johnny depp
03/09/2007 01:06:51 AM
wow.. amazing grundgy feel.. love it..
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02/05/2007 02:18:42 PM
amazingly beautiful surreal look...
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02/03/2007 05:15:12 PM
This is a great photo. I would LOVE to see a write up on how it was done. Great job tho.
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02/02/2007 09:40:32 AM
Very cool. You did a great job of post editing. Quite artfully done.
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02/02/2007 09:14:31 AM
Great
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02/02/2007 04:21:45 AM
YEY!!!!! :D congrats on your high finish!!!
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02/02/2007 03:44:13 AM
Creeeeeeepppyyy and Nice. Only suggestion, the same thing at an angle. This would have been harder to pull off but if you did....
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02/02/2007 12:16:16 AM
wow, i thought this would ribbon
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/01/2007 09:23:48 PM
It's a pleasure to see you at DPC, Mr. Townshend. This image says so much about the introspective nature of your songwriting. I hope to see it on the cover of your next album. 9
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02/01/2007 04:54:52 PM
Great great work. Love the darkness, the editing is superb. What a brilliant concept :)
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02/01/2007 02:03:44 PM
The textures are fascinating - very well done.
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01/31/2007 10:28:47 PM
Standout example of Expert Editing rules ... well done!
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01/30/2007 02:42:11 PM
It looks like you have a great eye for photography. Ok that was a stupid joke, but I really like your shot here, the editing is sweet and it looks like a great poster for a movie. Love the grunge effect also. Well done.
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01/29/2007 12:44:10 PM
Very creative photograph, dramatic as well. Well done!
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01/29/2007 05:19:41 AM
Really cool. 58mm cyborg thing is really working there, does not seem to make you a disabled photographer in any way. :)
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01/28/2007 07:03:56 PM
very kewl image 10
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01/27/2007 11:10:49 PM
Very nice processing!
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01/27/2007 10:48:45 AM
OK, this is the image that stands out in the thumbnails.. Great concept, nice editing. This is something you would expect from a Tim Burton/Jonny Depp project.. I think we will see this on the frontpage.. well done.. 10
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01/27/2007 10:43:31 AM
captivating. Not sure what the lens is for, but the fact I am asking questions is a good thing!!
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01/27/2007 12:30:37 AM
I really really like this. My only complaint (and I am being totally picky) is that the 58mm is to bright. I know you want people to know what it is, but it should be weathered like the rest of the photo. People will figure it out. 10
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01/26/2007 08:19:46 PM
That's really good and dramatic.
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01/26/2007 05:24:02 PM
Extremely creative and well done, my kind of stuff :D I really hope you are doing ok, but knowing from own experience, a lot of DPC voters dont apreciate this kind of "creepybutcool" ideas..
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01/26/2007 08:10:18 AM
Ouch!
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01/26/2007 06:13:56 AM
i like!
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01/26/2007 02:05:23 AM
Eery and strange. I like it.
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01/26/2007 12:31:18 AM
excellent processing and great shot .. love the idea and the title ... feel that way myself sometime .. =9
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