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Halloween Stew
Halloween Stew
jomari


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Challenge: Halloween IV (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
Location: Ballarat, Vic. Australia
Date: Nov 7, 2012
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/17
Date Uploaded: Nov 6, 2012

Self portrait plus separate image of 'cauldron' (really only a small pot)which I simmered on the stove with black fabric behind. The rat was a lucky find only yesterday - it's amazing what turns up in wrecked cars! (My son has a wrecking business.)
I painted myself green on a separate layer and blended in multiply mode. Oh, and I really have all my teeth, so blacked a couple out and then worked on my nose with liquefy.Left hand and rat are from a different photo than the rest of me.

[Nov. 7th, 2012 12:50:34 AM]

Rats! I had to leave my placeholder in place. I intended to do some more to this. There was another mummified rodent for the other hand and I was going to gnarl my hands up a bit and make my fingernails clawy and and and... Photoshop had other ideas and crashed and wasted some of my efforts and then I just ran out of time.

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 67
Avg (all users): 6.1111
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 5.6579
Avg (non-participants): 6.2736
Views since voting: 534
Views during voting: 282
Votes: 144
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0


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11/14/2012 01:43:45 AM
Great colours. Scary ugly.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/12/2012 10:10:06 PM
Great expression and toning, esp on that greenish skin. A little too much light on the rat for subtlety :) Top five for me. Voted earlier.
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11/12/2012 08:58:12 PM
This is a beauty
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11/11/2012 12:45:26 PM
Awesome image!! Perfect for Halloween!!
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11/10/2012 04:12:35 PM
Very nice shot. You nailed the lighting.
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11/08/2012 03:56:51 PM
The witch looks like she's disappearing! Love everything but the rat
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11/07/2012 09:18:11 PM
Ew for the petrified rat. Nice shade of green skin, though, and the making the steam from the cauldron change color is quite supernatural looking.
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11/07/2012 07:37:38 PM
I like this, but the hands and face have areas of extra smooth. Personally, I would have gone the opposite direction. Nicely done overall.
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11/07/2012 05:33:45 PM
top 3
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11/07/2012 02:06:38 PM
One of my favourites! Will certainly ribbon with witchcraft!
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