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Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies
Emerkaza


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Challenge: Book Titles II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Date: Aug 11, 2009
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Emotive, Children
Date Uploaded: Aug 11, 2009

My youngest, Zachary. He enjoyed modeling for this. =)

Last minute entry...hope it does well.

PP Steps

Crop
Resize
Auto Levels
Darken Highlights
Increase Midtone Contrast
Topaz Denoise
Topaz Sharpen
Topaz Adjust (Photo Pop)

Post Challenge
Very happy with my score. I guess I went a little overboard with the image smoothing. But I really like my Topaz plugin. =)

Statistics
Place: 19 out of 130
Avg (all users): 6.2254
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.3071
Views since voting: 5522
Views during voting: 327
Votes: 173
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/18/2009 11:13:29 PM
Love the pose and your model. But since he is supposed to be gritty, my preference would be to see his skin less smooth. The dirt, grime and texture would have been great for this.
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08/18/2009 12:24:09 AM
good emotion, I like the color and how the kid is staring. despite being a fairly smooth human, it is a good shot. could have included the rest of the head though.
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08/16/2009 11:19:04 PM
Works for me! 9
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08/16/2009 04:56:50 PM
Dude has mayhem in his eyes. The dirt is good, the rock is good, but the eyes are it.
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08/16/2009 11:13:27 AM
This makes me relive the book again! Good job.
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08/16/2009 10:51:08 AM
Scary.. but perfect for the book... little bump from an 8 to a 10 : )
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08/15/2009 07:43:40 AM
Without the title, i could have guessed this as Lord of the Flies, which means you have met the challenge exceptionally well. I also love how you set out to create this, while so many others have used it as a free study and shoehorned in.............Composition is really good, I think the cropping of the head adds to the photo. Depth of field works really well also............By far one of the best in the challenge..Good Luck
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08/14/2009 08:02:58 AM
is this basic editing?
anyway, it works and takes me back to the emotions of the book, 8
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08/14/2009 12:50:09 AM
This captures the story perfectly!
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08/12/2009 02:47:49 PM
I like your composition and subject, it fits the title nicely. It seems you went a little overboard on the post-processing as his skin seems unnaturally smoothed in places.
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08/12/2009 12:23:04 PM
Way too much neat image but a very good photo and suits the book title well.
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08/12/2009 08:07:11 AM
This shot suits the theme of the book, but not the title. The NR is a bit too strong.
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08/12/2009 06:12:22 AM
hahaha, ive read that book, lol, 8
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08/12/2009 05:22:12 AM
What is needed here is mud on his face and a pigs head in the background lol
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08/12/2009 02:42:35 AM
ooh, love it! looks a tad too smooth though
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08/12/2009 12:11:22 AM
AWESOME!!! So many shoehorns this week but this just brightened my voting!!!
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