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Comb & Hair
2nd PlaceComb & Hair
Harz_Joerg


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Challenge: Things That Go Together (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
Location: Living room
Date: Feb 1, 2004
Aperture: 4
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Abstract, Fashion
Date Uploaded: Feb 1, 2004

Kira's hair with a wooden comb.
Taken with flash bouncing to the ceiling

Post processing:
brightness, contrast, cropping, resize, sharpening, making of border

Added: I did some minor spot-editing on the wood of the comb: from sawing it there were som scratches

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 164
Avg (all users): 7.1017
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.9151
Avg (non-participants): 7.3803
Views since voting: 6679
Votes: 177
Comments: 37
Favorites: 9 (view)


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02/20/2004 10:35:21 PM
Thanks man :)
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02/16/2004 05:18:08 PM

Here's a tip on how I made the border:
I used Photoshop for it and used a very simple procedure:
1. rectangular selection where the inner part of the border should be
2. inversion of the selection
3. Gaussian blur of the outer part of the border
4. back-inversion of the selection
5. with Edit/Stroke I made a 2 px wide line out of the selection.

It's rather easy and you might apply other effects/filters to the border too.

Greetings,

Jörg
02/15/2004 06:02:25 PM
How did you make this border?text
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02/10/2004 02:21:30 AM
You did it again :)

I didn't have time to vote (or to submit a photo) so when I was just browsing this challenge I noticed a familiar name. I think you have deservedly won another ribbon. Keep up the good work!

Danny
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02/10/2004 12:58:54 AM
This is a lovely image I picked this as a ribbon so well done
on the ribbon
Sally
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02/09/2004 05:37:04 PM
From critique club.

I gave this image one of the highest scores in the challenge and glad that it did well in the final. Warm, soft mahogany of the comb and live gold of the hair please the eye.

The frame creates the 'zoom' illusion which I think works great here - my compliments.

I was experimenting with my daughter's hair and wooden comb too, but did not get anything acceptable. The birch comb with it's sparkling texture and dark hair looked very cold even with colored lghting. And this rendition I like much more.

My only problem in the end is that hair and comb is too trait theme ;-)
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02/09/2004 01:54:04 PM
Great job! Love the lines and simple colors! :-)
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02/09/2004 09:11:25 AM
Juhu!
:) Thanx for all your votes and comments :)

I actually didn't expect to get a ribbon for it, but now I'm very happy.
It was one of my most expensive images so far: 2.5 Euro for the comb, 3.99 Euro for a brush I didn't use and most important 3.99 Euro for a Happy Meal at McDonalds for Kira. Otherwise it would have been difficult for me to work in/with her hair for almost 30 min.
I actually wanted to make something different, showing her combing herself, because she has very long hairs by now. Didn't work well so.
So when she was laying on the floor, watching TV, I was able to try several positions of the comb in her hair and finally got the submitted one. As most times now, as light source I used my old external flash bouncing at the ceiling. This flash has been my third best photographical investment (after the canon A40 and G3): did cost me 45 Euro and works like magic to me.

I was pretty sure that the border might be liked and disliked. And so it went: 5 comments pro border, 5 comments contra. But I tired various other ones and they didn't work. No border didn't work at all!

Thanks again,

Jörg
02/09/2004 09:02:51 AM
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02/09/2004 08:50:20 AM
Congratulations on the red ribbon - it is a lovely shot.

Message edited by author 2004-02-09 10:05:08.
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02/09/2004 08:17:38 AM
well done! great photograph!
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02/09/2004 04:39:46 AM
Another ribbon - Well done Jörg!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/08/2004 11:54:17 PM
Great, love the comb and it goes well with the hair. The border lost you a point but still in my top 10 this week.
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02/07/2004 09:53:41 PM
I find the border distracting. Good photo otherwise.
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02/07/2004 01:47:43 PM
This looks like a great picture to go on a box of hair tint. I like the way the color of the comb kind of blends in with her hair color. Nice hair and a good picture. I think this is also a good border for this shot. That might be part of the reason I think it would be a successful marketing photo. Good luck 7
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02/06/2004 05:55:54 PM
The simple ideas so often seem to work the best. I love this.
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02/06/2004 04:07:47 AM
very nice I love the border how do you do that?
Nice detail and great focus pretty hair and a great comb
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02/05/2004 11:25:34 AM
Can't say that I care for the border, but this is a good shot
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02/03/2004 05:44:38 PM
the boarder is distracting
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02/03/2004 01:32:28 PM
i love the clarity of this photo and how the brush blends yet contrasts nicely with the hair. Nice touch on blurring the border, it works well to add to the overall impact of the photograph. Great shot! 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/03/2004 07:02:31 AM
Great.
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02/03/2004 05:33:39 AM
Vert nice. I like the simplicity, texture and colors. Very nicely focused and composed.
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02/02/2004 11:46:12 PM
Beautiful picture. Congratulations!
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02/02/2004 09:52:43 PM
beautiful definition/detail. great saturation and color. .. texture..
mediocre interest level but nicely executed.
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02/02/2004 08:23:48 PM
Very nice
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02/02/2004 08:01:32 PM
Great textures and colors, very nice...
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02/02/2004 07:01:04 PM
Compliments only. Super nice light.
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02/02/2004 03:52:27 PM
Brilliant shot!!! Really nice colours, soft and calming. The border really adds here, might have been better if it wasn't blurred though. Still a really good shot! Well done! 10
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02/02/2004 11:56:17 AM
Excellent shot. Very clear and crisp focus. The texture of the hair and the wood grains of the comb are what gives this it's 'wow' factor.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2004 10:38:15 AM
wonderful color and detail
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02/02/2004 09:08:34 AM
this is absolutely stunning, incredible subtle color, lighting and texture, wonderful, just wonderful!
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02/02/2004 07:08:35 AM
pleasing tones nice composition
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02/02/2004 07:03:35 AM
What more can one wish? Absolutely gorgeous! 10
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02/02/2004 06:18:34 AM
Very sharp image, well lit.
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02/02/2004 05:10:01 AM
great idea for the challenge - very well executed. Only bad point is the border - think it's awful - sorry. But you photo is superb.
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02/02/2004 01:25:40 AM
Very nicely done.
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02/02/2004 12:38:04 AM
The fine white border adds a nice touch
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