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Walking After Midnight
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sjhuls


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Challenge: Country Music Song Titles (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Date: Jun 14, 2011
Galleries: Landscape, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Jun 15, 2011

Well I had a lot of fun with this one. There are 4 shots that make up this image:

1st is the main background with myself as the model, this shot was taken just as the sun was setting and I am looking toward the setting sun. The moon I added in later.

2nd shot was the moon, I had to get up at 3:00 AM to get the moon just before it sunk behind the mountains.

3rd shot was the clock, done in studio with the light in the direction I thought the moonlight might hit it.

4th was an afterthought, I decided to shoot a topiary in studio, the same topiary was duplicated several times.

As nothing except the moon was shot at night I had to do some creative editing to make it look like it was night, including adding the stars to a patch of sky that is actually clouds.

Thanks to everyone! And to all the great comments. This has been a fun one.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 90
Avg (all users): 7.6387
Avg (commenters): 8.4706
Avg (participants): 7.5111
Avg (non-participants): 7.7162
Views since voting: 5307
Views during voting: 277
Votes: 119
Comments: 47
Favorites: 10 (view)


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12/14/2011 07:50:37 AM
you are amazing! this is great!
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09/02/2011 03:07:31 PM
Love this! I ran into the same issue of making the moon fit in realistically in a picture very similar to this similar. Everything else is perfect. I especially like that the viewer's eye is drawn equally to the two main themes in the title (walking, and midnight) Truly a magnificent image!
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07/20/2011 09:52:47 PM
This image has almost an escher like quality in that it bends reality into a dream state.
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07/10/2011 02:05:28 PM
LOVE
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06/30/2011 11:12:25 PM
Ohmy! I'm in awe!!!
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06/29/2011 11:19:43 PM
Mind boggling. Grats!

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06/27/2011 01:57:48 AM
Had blue all over it ;) Very nice.
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06/26/2011 01:42:00 PM
Finally I'm getting around to comment!! I'm so glad this got blue -- it is incredibly awesome!!!!! Congrats!!
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06/25/2011 09:56:12 AM
Congrats on the blue!
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06/25/2011 07:17:38 AM
Great image, Jennifer. Congrats on your win and new PB.
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06/24/2011 06:26:49 PM
fantastic..congratulations on a well deserved win.
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06/24/2011 04:22:20 PM
Really nice! Congrats Jennifer. Well deserved.
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06/24/2011 12:32:54 PM
Fantastic work, Jennifer! Love that tilted clock a lot! Congrats!
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06/24/2011 11:45:34 AM
Congratulations! Wonderful image that deserves the stratospheric score :) Well on your way towards an 8...
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06/24/2011 09:33:54 AM
congrats!I thought this would do well.
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06/24/2011 09:09:03 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved blue and a new personal best.
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06/24/2011 08:23:14 AM
Wonderful. Congrats, Jenn, on the Blue!
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06/24/2011 08:11:13 AM
Oustanding!! This was a stand out from the get-go! Congrats.
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06/24/2011 07:03:03 AM
Wow. A blue ribbon, a PB, and a score of 7.6. Fantastic job. You are an amazing photographer.
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06/24/2011 06:03:32 AM
Well done, Jen! Study group rocks!
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06/24/2011 05:34:21 AM
Super smashin' love this shot,Congratulations.
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06/24/2011 04:30:05 AM
congrats! well deserved. My only 10 in this challenge.
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06/24/2011 01:59:58 AM
Congratulation, Jenn. Fabulous image.
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06/24/2011 01:00:46 AM
excellent post, congrats
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06/24/2011 12:20:11 AM
Congratulations! Well deserved.
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06/24/2011 12:04:54 AM
Super-Jenn does it again!!
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06/24/2011 12:02:25 AM
Whoo hoo, nice, knew it would ribbon, and a new big jump in a PB.

Message edited by author 2011-06-24 00:26:45.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/23/2011 11:05:21 PM
Great image Jenn. I love all the different elements, and how you put them together. A great response to the expert editing options. (Not voting)

Edited to correct typo

Message edited by author 2011-06-24 11:13:32.
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06/23/2011 01:39:14 PM
Excellent editing! ribbon, I think!
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06/22/2011 11:24:18 PM
Beautifly done. I see a ribbon on this one.
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06/22/2011 05:55:42 PM
excellent, i like it
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06/22/2011 02:50:26 PM
Nice ethereal feel to this one. Very dream like. Your processing is really getting good, Jenn. Creative use of the desk clock.
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06/20/2011 11:45:27 AM
It could be an 8, but there are a few things that I don't like: The lower part of the moon, the trees on the right and the stars. An hour more in front of your computer and you could get a great work.
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06/19/2011 12:09:05 PM
it all works, and is frankly, much better than a kinkade painting at transferring mood
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06/18/2011 12:23:23 PM
works very well - has a 'through the looking glass' feel to it
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06/18/2011 09:59:05 AM
Wow stunning, is that a grown up Alice, a fabulous shot.
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06/18/2011 09:35:56 AM
Looks like a typical 21.gif Gyabanimage.
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06/17/2011 04:55:24 PM
Very nice. Should do well.
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06/17/2011 03:30:54 PM
Very nice work, my favorite of the lot. I love your use of blur on the trees to create the impression of depth. Watch out for light direction though: if the moon is supposed to be the main (only?) source, the trees on the right should be totally dark. Not a big deal of course :-)
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06/17/2011 02:12:07 PM
Coming back to comment. In my top three. I love the editing you did here. It creates a great mood! nicely done. 10
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06/17/2011 12:29:18 PM
Nice image,works for me 8.
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06/17/2011 11:51:39 AM
My fave for the Blue
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06/17/2011 08:06:12 AM
There ya go!!!! Finally an image worthy of the Expert Editing rules. This is fantastic!! Love that Patsy Cline song too, by the way.
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06/17/2011 01:47:37 AM
A standout in this challenge, Jenn.
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06/17/2011 12:55:16 AM
Gloriously beautiful. 10
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06/17/2011 12:26:50 AM
sjhuls?
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06/17/2011 12:18:13 AM
One of my favorites. Nice work.
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