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Challenge: Nightmares (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2007-08-09
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Trail, BC
Date: Jul 10, 2007
Aperture: F 7.1 ???
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4 sec
Galleries: Emotive, Candid
Date Uploaded: Jul 10, 2007

Actually, my worst nightmare is falling off a bridge, and then drowning, but I couldn't make a picture of myself falling off a bridge without really drowning, sooo .....

Shot RAW, worken on in PSCS3

Cropped and rotated; Noise Ninja twice;
Worked on curves, selective colours, levels, hue/saturation;
Resized, USM, some more NN, some more selective colours, sharpened, some more NN, saved for web

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 171
Avg (all users): 6.7642
Avg (commenters): 8.0625
Avg (participants): 6.5890
Avg (non-participants): 6.8561
Views since voting: 3036
Views during voting: 470
Votes: 212
Comments: 36
Favorites: 2 (view)


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04/13/2009 05:53:35 AM
Man...this is great!
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11/14/2007 06:11:48 PM
ooh! I remeber this one! so scary eerie!! Gosh Ursula this is fabulous to look at again!

OOH!!!

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11/14/2007 05:35:13 PM
even your nightmares have great color :P
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07/24/2007 09:36:22 AM
Greetings from the critique club :)

First of all, congrats on the top 5 placement :) Is this a self portrait? Well not really all that much I can critique about this image, I think you hit the challenge head on and pretty much nailed it. To say anything, I don´t really care for the "Noise Ninja" or blurry look of the model but it´s not really bothering me at all since she´s underwater and it just kindof makes sense she´s sligthly blurry. You know me though, I usually want images tack sharp, hehehe :)

Other than that, top notch. I really like the color tones in the image, very fitting. Composition good as well as the lighting.

What to do to improve the score? Next time, throw yourself off the bridge :P Muahahahahaha!

Kind regards from Iceland, Lárus.
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07/19/2007 11:55:40 AM
terrific shot, love the air bubbles escaping...
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07/19/2007 02:01:30 AM
Nice touch making the skin look lifeless. I think grain would have fit better with the theme rather than the score boosting smoothness you went with.
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07/18/2007 11:56:12 PM
This is so creepy. YIKES. Congrats on 4th place!!!
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07/18/2007 11:47:02 PM
grats on a great image and a great score, very deserving.
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07/18/2007 10:01:51 AM
Frighteningly disturbing, very creative...congratulations on the HM!
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07/18/2007 09:06:29 AM
very cool capture, ursula. this looks disturbingly real to me. great job. congrats on top 5!
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07/18/2007 08:56:34 AM
This looks so real, it's frightening. Congrats on your high finish!

(My nightmare is similar to this, except I'm driving a car that ends up in a river, and I can't get my kids out.)
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07/18/2007 07:46:31 AM
That IS scary!!! Way to GO!

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07/18/2007 07:03:13 AM
WOW !!!!! what a cool shot. I had a dream about drowning once and I woke to find that I was actually holding my breath too and sweating... close call.. This is an image that stirs inner emotions for me... GREAT!
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07/18/2007 02:43:52 AM
This was one of my top 3 in the challenge. Gave me the creeps somethin good. But upon reading this in your description - Actually, my worst nightmare is falling off a bridge, and then drowning, but I couldn't make a picture of myself falling off a bridge without really drowning, sooo ..... - I must say that I can now look at this image and kind of giggle. Excellent work Ursula!
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07/18/2007 02:16:04 AM
Excellent work. Well done.
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07/18/2007 12:35:13 AM
I could relate to this one so well (especially as I can't swim ;-) Brilliant shot, Ursula. Congrats on 4th place.
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07/18/2007 12:21:30 AM
OMG Ursula, I never saw this, didn't get to finish voting Nightmares...oooh, this is such a strong image & very disturbing too, like the bathtub scene in the Shining. Whoa! this is a total new path for you!

Excellent image! WTG on 4th place- even without flowers anywhere in the frame, you smoke the competition! "Show-off"!! :)

~Anni

Message edited by author 2007-07-18 00:21:53.
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07/18/2007 12:16:03 AM
Totally amazing image here by you Ursula, and so well done, as it is almost believeable and so glad it isn't.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/17/2007 11:24:29 PM
Fantastically creepy - great job with the processing, I like the colors and smooth, waxy look. 10
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07/17/2007 09:53:59 PM
Wow. Very cool and freaky looking. Great entry into the challenge. Good luck.
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07/17/2007 05:34:39 PM
Beautiful and terrifying at the same time - my choice for a ribbon in a very strong field.
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07/17/2007 12:16:12 PM
I think you captured the nightmarish quality very well. Nice Job.
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07/16/2007 01:34:01 PM
Oh yes, I know that dream.....
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07/15/2007 08:16:56 PM
really well done, colors are just right - you've capture the feeling as well as a dream-like softness -- one of my ribbon picks this challenge
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07/15/2007 04:01:28 PM
this freaks me out, my worst fear. (choking)

nice job 8
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07/14/2007 09:03:16 PM
well shot, disturbing image
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07/14/2007 12:49:59 PM
nice eerie feel to the image, Good work
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07/13/2007 05:18:32 PM
o so scary!!!!!!
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07/12/2007 09:48:43 PM
Nice job on creating a really convincing shot. Very creepy!
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07/12/2007 01:49:26 PM
love the color for this photo.
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07/12/2007 01:20:55 PM
Wow
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07/11/2007 07:20:18 PM
you won't believe it but this is my re-occuring nightmare. I was about to be drown 5 times in my life.
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07/11/2007 03:27:51 PM
Love the soft focus here, and the expression on the face is great. Nice job with the lighting. The bubbles add to the reality of the image.
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07/11/2007 12:46:30 PM
excellent job conveying a tough subject - love the smoothness of the water and the open eyed expression of death - creepy, creepy, creepy!
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07/11/2007 09:15:09 AM
Nice shot.
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07/11/2007 09:02:39 AM
nice catch
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