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As Quiet As the Dead
As Quiet As the Dead
Samantha_T


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Simile (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony Alpha A77
Lens: Sony SAL-18250 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 High Magnification Zoom Lens
Location: Hutto, TX
Date: Aug 7, 2012
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/25
Date Uploaded: Aug 7, 2012

I super glued some string in little X's and then just laid them over my mouth, processed to look like stitches.


**I was a little disheartened by some comments as the simile (being a comparison, as everyone should already know) I chose was to the sound of death and not death itself. I truly thought more people would see that, granted they knew what a simile was. If my comparison was "dead as a door nail", then yes, death would have been more apparent, and the stitches wouldn't have been necessary. But I suppose that's just my opinion. I appreciate the constructive criticism either way.


**I still disagree with this DQ. :)
Disqualification Details
You may not use ANY editing tool to create new image area, objects or features (such as lens flare or motion) that didn't already exist in your original capture.

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08/25/2012 12:27:35 AM
Just saw the DQ. Sorry about that. Still a creative shot.
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08/24/2012 05:46:20 AM
Sorry about the DQ but you and us all know its a great image .
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08/22/2012 10:26:35 AM
Wonderful work. Sorry to see the DQ on this fantastic image.
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08/15/2012 11:16:11 PM
Your work is fantastic.
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08/15/2012 04:26:15 PM
Knew this had to finish in the top 10. I totally understood the simile.
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08/15/2012 11:55:33 AM
Great work,nearly made it,Congratulations.
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08/15/2012 10:12:18 AM
Effective. Congratulations on the top ten.
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08/15/2012 05:44:16 AM
Wonderful image - as you said in your comments, it appears some folks did not seem to understand the concept of simile.
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08/15/2012 03:01:09 AM
Congrats on a great image. You have an identifiable style which is certainly good if you want to make a name for your self.
I think a lot of people took a long look at this. (For me the hands should have looked more relaxed).
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08/15/2012 02:35:22 AM
Excellent idea, and great image congrats...
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08/15/2012 02:31:24 AM
double post

Message edited by author 2012-08-15 02:31:43.
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08/15/2012 02:31:24 AM
Until I read these comments I was completely unaware that attractive people were immortal. Good news for both you and me! :P In all seriousness, if I had one critique it would be that while your photo clearly conveyed the quiet concept it only did so superficially. I personally would have enjoyed it more had the concept been supported in more aspects of the picture making process. For example, your composition fills the frame with detail and the light is fairly bright. As a picture, independent of the concept, it's loud, not quiet. Had it been a more minimal composition with say a dim light source in the distance it would have quieted down the shot considerably. If that makes sense.

Message edited by author 2012-08-15 02:33:18.
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08/15/2012 01:31:57 AM
Great idea, fantastic crop, you are very talented! To me the stitches mean silence and add a lot to the impact of this image.
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08/15/2012 01:02:20 AM
Way to go, Samantha. I don't think the criticism cost you much in terms of scoring - the lesson here is that you look too sexy to be dead. ;-)
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08/15/2012 12:06:49 AM
Congrats on your Top Ten!

I think if there were less blush and no tension in the fingers that this brilliant idea would have eclipsed the others.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/14/2012 11:12:28 PM
Nice work. Appeals to my macabre mind. 7
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08/14/2012 09:42:32 PM
I expect this to do well as it is beautiful. Everything about it is, well I have no words.
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08/11/2012 06:21:40 PM
I guess my criticism is that the effect is great, but she doesn't look too dead otherwise. Quite alive in fact, flowing sexy hair and all, with pink nails and anyway, good set up.
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08/10/2012 02:54:57 AM
I have to find out how you PP your photos they are just amazing, and so is this!
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08/09/2012 11:30:52 PM
The stitches look weeeird, as if they don't share the same reality as the model (aka photoshopped in) Other than that everything is top notch. Tied for my top vote.
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08/09/2012 10:55:15 AM
Like this image,has to be in my top five.
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08/08/2012 11:58:40 PM
Creepy.

But... well done (except, I think, for the "blush" in her "dead" cheek).


(commenting only)
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08/08/2012 02:57:52 PM
Quite disturbing and fabulous. Incredibly edited - would love to know how you got the stitches to look so real in advanced!!
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08/08/2012 02:21:47 PM
I like this. Great processing.
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08/08/2012 11:53:47 AM
Love this!
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08/08/2012 11:04:33 AM
have to say i'm not a fan of the stitches here. the same effect could have been achieved without them, the image would have been more classic and believable. i'm not aware of any reason to stitch a mouth closed.
The faded/muted tones on the rose are complementary to the feel/theme of the image, but i have to say that points will be lost (from me and im sure others) for the stitches.
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08/08/2012 08:14:59 AM
Creepy but great idea!
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