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White Rabbit Red Queen
White Rabbit Red Queen
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Challenge: Deck Of Cards (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f1.2L
Location: Chew Stoke, Somerset
Date: Apr 22, 2012
Aperture: 1.2
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/800
Date Uploaded: Apr 22, 2012

I have long associated playing cards with Alice in Wonderland and Through The Looking-Glass and consequently this image sprang to my mind quite quickly. I took a number of shots with my Lens Baby and the blur was too much of not enough, so I cracked out my old favorite 50mm and pitched it at f/1.2. The clock is another reference to AIW & TTLG.

Steps -

1 Add Noise
2 Hue / Saturation (colorize) 42 / 22
3 Lens Blur Filter, but with lower opacity on face + card
4 Resize
5 Save to JPEG

I don't imagine that the voters will like this as it won't be all clean and crisp etc., but I love this kind of imagery and that my friends is that.

Fingers crossed.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 64
Avg (all users): 6.4737
Avg (commenters): 8.5789
Avg (participants): 6.3714
Avg (non-participants): 6.5190
Views since voting: 1344
Views during voting: 265
Votes: 114
Comments: 26
Favorites: 7 (view)


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05/04/2012 08:20:26 PM
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- this was my first edit! I do tend to post what I want to see rather than consider the viewer. I worried that the 'colourful'card would detract from the Silver Halide vibe I so love. The original image was reasonably sharp given I shot at f/1.2, or at least the rabbit was, but I suddenly decided I liked the really blurry Len Baby shot I took during the same shoot - it had a very lofi feel to it, but would have been at risk of a brown ribbon.....

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05/04/2012 01:13:10 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Interesting array of comments here and I certainly agree with many of them - the surreal, eerie quality you've captured is wonderful. At first I didn't *get* the clock, I thought it was a ball until I read your comments. Very good comp, the off-centred subject adds to the unsettling feeling here. I do think that the Queen should be spot-coloured red just to drive home that it's the Queen of Hearts. I think that with just more of a closed-down shutter (and tripod) to help increase the dof and more importantly, kill the flat white on the Rabbit's head and clock, you would have finished in the ribbons. I second pretty much everything 21_F.gif Kelli suggests.

Very good work, congrats on the score and placing. Keep it up and I look forward to seeing more entries from you!

Feel free to PM me

Susan
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04/30/2012 02:44:18 PM
With those props, you could have easily had the blue with a little more work. A chain to dangle the clock from (over sized pocket watch), keeping the red in the Queen of hearts card, and better focus on the card. Anyway, awesome image and congrats on the HM.
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04/30/2012 11:18:55 AM
Congrats but maybe should have been higher.
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04/30/2012 08:07:45 AM
Totally the blue in my opinion. Fantastic use of imaginative artistry.
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04/30/2012 04:24:11 AM
Congrats on TT very creative shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/29/2012 10:24:59 PM
Extremely gracious image and a lovely thought also. Totally charming. Has the quality of a silver print although I wish that one element would be sharper since I cannot imagine it printed larger than what it shows on my screen and ideally I would print it 24" x 36". My top pick and the only 9.
Since it's truly my favorite, I'll give it 10.
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04/29/2012 09:52:35 PM
even with all those standard icons this still manages to be disturbing. you have a knack for Surrealism.
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04/29/2012 07:51:35 PM
Cool!
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04/29/2012 06:50:40 PM
This is terrific. It's creepy and intriguing with perfect color tones topped off with a nice bit of blur. Really great shot. 10
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04/29/2012 09:34:59 AM
A surreal wonderland
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04/29/2012 06:34:18 AM
Just became keen on this image.
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04/29/2012 05:55:56 AM
weird, and that is a good thing
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04/28/2012 03:03:58 PM
Wonderful shot. I am guessing that the blur is PP rather than a faulty AF. Either way works really really well with this idea. Very Lewis Carol. 10
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04/28/2012 07:12:36 AM
Donnie Darko meets Lewis carrol. Great feel.
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04/28/2012 03:42:14 AM
Nice idea, cool shot. It's a little out of focus, i would have expected either a little more DoF or focus to be on the card.
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04/27/2012 12:31:21 PM
charming.
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04/27/2012 10:44:15 AM
Excellent! Great idea and very well done.
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04/26/2012 12:31:40 PM
I'm so glad I don't have your nightmares!
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04/26/2012 12:27:26 AM
This is fantastic, Though technically not a perfect photo the blurriness and overexposed whites really work here. I dig the desaturated sepia tone, kind of creepy, the slightly off centred subject also somehow works, well done! 8
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04/24/2012 04:17:29 PM
Poker face. Enchanting.
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04/24/2012 01:32:48 PM
Bizarre and wonderful!
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04/23/2012 11:53:26 AM
Just wondering here, but would this have worked better if the card was in color? Maybe a little closer look rather than the soft focus? Still, a worthy idea.
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04/23/2012 08:38:03 AM
This is awesome. Totally surreal and funky. My fav hands down! (no pun intended LOL)
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04/23/2012 05:17:53 AM
freaky - gave me goose bumps.
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04/23/2012 01:26:10 AM
Pretty creept, but cool! I like the oversized card. Would like it to be a bit less soft and more focused, but cool. 7
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