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Jack and the Beanstalk
1st PlaceJack and the Beanstalk
Samantha_T


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Challenge: Nursery Rhymes (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony Alpha A77
Lens: Sony DT 1855mm f/3.55.6 SAM AF
Location: Austin, TX
Date: Aug 21, 2012
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/8000
Date Uploaded: Aug 23, 2012

Or should I say Jason and the Beanstalk. :)

Thank you to my wonderfully helpful husband!

I actually drew the beanstalk from scratch first as somewhat of a template and then used a photo of my honeysuckle vine root structure growing in the backyard as several overlay layers with multiple blending modes to make the beanstalk slightly more realistic.

Thanks for all the comments! I'm proud of this one. :) I truly wasn't sure if I could pull it off. I tend to do better with a final image in mind, but this one kind of took shape in the making.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 41
Avg (all users): 8.1885
Avg (commenters): 8.7692
Avg (participants): 7.4333
Avg (non-participants): 8.4348
Views since voting: 6302
Views during voting: 516
Votes: 122
Comments: 56
Favorites: 10 (view)


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09/06/2012 08:15:25 PM
this is really neat! i love seeing the expert editing photos. Congrats!
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09/04/2012 07:17:10 PM
Excellent. Congrats on a well deserved ribbon.
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09/02/2012 05:04:48 AM
Well, this truly is superb !
It's nice to see what I might be producing in 50 years if I put in about 18 hrs a day practice.
Well done !
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09/01/2012 11:02:19 PM
An amazing image, well done.
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09/01/2012 03:26:02 PM
Auugh! YOU are a genius too! Such amazing artistry! Congratulations!
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09/01/2012 03:16:22 PM
So the major feature of this image was drawn via Photoshop? Congrats on your ribbon but I wish these challenges remained primarily photographic.

eta: yes, skillfully done

Message edited by author 2012-09-01 15:22:15.
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09/01/2012 04:15:45 AM
Brilliant!! Congrats on your well deserved blue!
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08/31/2012 11:24:42 PM
WELL DONE AN AMAZING PROCESSED IMAGE AND ONE I ADMIRED... A FEW EXCELLENT IMAGES IN THIS CHALLENGE BUT YOU DESERVED THE BLUE FROM SHEZ
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08/31/2012 05:08:49 PM
Just WOW!...you are certainly gifted...congrats on another amazing finish...
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08/31/2012 05:06:31 PM
Three 8+ in one challenge, amazing. WTG Samantha!
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08/31/2012 01:46:19 PM
Whoo hooo! Look at those 8s racking up! Way to go!

Message edited by author 2012-08-31 13:46:43.
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08/31/2012 10:34:24 AM
Definitely one of my favorites and no surprise to see it in one of the top spots. Maybe you should try working without a final image in mind more often :) Congratulations on the blue.
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08/31/2012 10:02:25 AM
You've kicked it up another notch! Professional imagery all the way. Congrats on your overwhelming accomplishments!
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08/31/2012 09:01:07 AM
Congratulations Samantha!

Despite the comments saying it could have been one of my pictures, let me tell you they are wrong. There are many things I would have done differently: you definitely do have a style of your own, no discussion about that! I am also very glad that you, Judi, Jen, Lydia, Alex, Minso, and many others are really pulling DPC up, towards better processing skills: while I personally don't care much about the website old interface, I do believe that good photos can only benefit from good post-processing (see 1X, 500px, DeviantArt, etc.), which implies mastering the tools of the trade. DPC was lacking in that regard in my opinion, and this wave of change is for the best!

So thanks for your hard work, please continue! And to the next challenge! I can't refuse the invitation you sent me in your comment ;-)
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08/31/2012 08:27:34 AM
This is spot on with the Dreamy/fairy tale/Disney feel. The colors - green purple/blues remind me in a big way of My daughter's Tinkerbell movies and style, and that seals the creative deal. Excellent work, congrats.
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08/31/2012 05:53:25 AM
As with others I thought this was Gyaban as well which is a compliment indeed.
Congratulations this is superb work.

Message edited by author 2012-08-31 05:53:52.
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08/31/2012 05:45:21 AM
Absolutely not my kind of imagery, exceptional work nonetheless. Congrats on the third ribbon in a row.
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08/31/2012 05:31:50 AM
Seriously, Samantha, this is exceptional. Congrats on the blue. You should give classes!
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08/31/2012 05:19:53 AM
amazing work. congrats and well deserved.
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08/31/2012 03:45:09 AM
The days of the foregone Gyaban Blues in Expert challenges seem to be a thing of the past. I'm sure he'd be the first to welcome such wonderful competition.

Message edited by author 2012-08-31 03:45:32.
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08/31/2012 03:43:19 AM
Wow! I couldve sworn this was gyaban but looks like hes slipping just a tad! You are taking over expert editng by force! Congrats samantha!
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08/31/2012 03:28:40 AM
wowsers you're hitting home runs! congrats on the blue!
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08/31/2012 02:56:19 AM
Give up your day job and become a graphic designer! Superb style and concept
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08/31/2012 02:25:04 AM
You are outstanding Samantha! Congrats...again!
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08/31/2012 02:12:39 AM
Congrats on the blue. Fantastic work.
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08/31/2012 12:13:49 AM
Thought this had to win, lovely, and how wonderful for your hubbie to be in the pic, you beat gyaban twice now, amazing!
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08/31/2012 12:10:13 AM
Congrats on ... your... BLUE!!!
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08/31/2012 12:05:38 AM
Wow, it really isn't Gyaban! Congrats again! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/30/2012 11:41:24 PM
Wonderful illustration!
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08/30/2012 09:51:38 PM
Windy weather for Jack. Kinda cartoonish but gotta give credit for skillful execution.
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08/29/2012 09:03:09 AM
And the winner is...
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08/29/2012 06:19:31 AM
Very well done !
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08/27/2012 03:05:10 PM
WD on the digital PP. Especially like the feeling of movement and reaching to the unknown maelstrom at top.
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08/27/2012 01:20:42 PM
WOW! Very nice!
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08/26/2012 11:46:44 AM
This really shows what someone with a vision and talent can do with expert editing. I'd be surprised if this didn't ribbon, and I expect it to be blue.

If this isn't Gyaban, then take the fact it makes me think of his work as a very high compliment!
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08/26/2012 12:14:20 AM
This is very clearly the blue..... cant wait to find out how the beansalk was done. It looks so unreal!
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08/26/2012 12:07:21 AM
OOOOOOOOOOOOO Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhh Kwellllllllllll
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08/25/2012 06:33:16 PM
Gorgeous art work.
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08/25/2012 05:06:56 PM
Very well done. Perfect for this challenge. Love the colours.
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08/25/2012 04:31:58 PM
Just terrific composition light and colour
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08/25/2012 03:32:15 PM
ummm.. i think this will get blue
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08/25/2012 11:46:58 AM
Best in show award, congrats, classic
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08/25/2012 11:46:04 AM
Wonderful!
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08/25/2012 10:02:27 AM
This is brilliantly done, really beautiful (Gayaban?) One of the best in this challenge. 10
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08/25/2012 08:41:03 AM
Nice edit, man!!!! :)
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08/24/2012 06:22:50 PM
Superb pp'g skills, sure to upset the photo purists on DPC. Bound to finish at the top
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08/24/2012 04:58:25 PM
undeniably super- very well done.
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08/24/2012 02:02:07 PM
Very nice.
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08/24/2012 12:26:26 PM
Love this!

Top four, for sure.

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08/24/2012 12:12:33 PM
This looks like a certain members work and is a high quality piece it will and should be very near the top.
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08/24/2012 09:36:49 AM
Voted earlier coming back to comment now.

Wow! Fantastic work here. This photo-manip takes on the aspect of a colorful children's book illustration! Love all the vibrant and bold colors of this composition. I love the POV you chose to present the Jack and the Beanstalk. We don't have to get a sense of height by physically having to look up directly - you present the height from an angle that extends from the lower left and extends up on the diagonal to pierce the sky in the top right corner. You also give us a sense of scale with Jack scaling the beanstalk with his lantern in hand. Fabulous work here....will easily make the top ten.
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08/24/2012 08:49:04 AM
Really excellent image, but it looks a bit too much like a painting and not enough like a photograph for my taste.
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08/24/2012 07:03:15 AM
ribbon from me 9
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08/24/2012 03:33:59 AM
A great work, it deserves a ribbon
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08/24/2012 12:21:29 AM
*How do you do it. Beautiful. Not a detail left untouched.

Message edited by author 2012-08-31 00:34:50.
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08/24/2012 12:03:18 AM
This has to be gyaban! :-)
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