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Challenge: Wacky Photographic Definitions (Expert Editing)
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Date: Mar 4, 2014
Aperture: 2.8, 9, 8
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/250 1/50
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2014

Arghhh, I even lit a sparkler in my bathroom to get the fire n smoke for the gun on this... Sure glad the hubby wasn't home!!!!

Had NO intention of this being an in my face shot, was working on it when my buddy came over and he said grab the crop tool and do a tight crop.... OMG Then the smoke sucked big time, so I spent the next few hours working on making a sparkler smoke look like gun smoke... Looked just fine from a distance with all the noise n gunk on it... sigh

So now I've got edits of my face all over DPC... No I am not in love with me, I just can Never get anyone to stand in front of my glass!
You know how much your relatives love you when they won't drive out to the boon-docks so you can shoot them!!! I've got some of the coolest things (back ground wise) to shoot, old cabins, and old grist mill, a real old blacksmith shop.
The hubs who has a cool face to do stuff with, he gets miffed about 2 1/2 mins into a shoot.

Oh dragging this story on, my buddy also said I was gonna get slammed because of my gun. Well I can Assure you I have NEVER shot a living creature, couldn't do it. But I do kill Balloons... I love killing balloons!!!

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[Mar. 13th, 2014 09:36:04 PM]

I love all the comments! Thank you guys, sitting at a solid 7.0 3 hours before the close. It's been as high as an 8 and as low as a 6.5 wild coaster ride!

Regardless how this finishes I really love it, IMHO it's the best edit I've ever done and maybe ever will.. LOL

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 46
Avg (all users): 6.9211
Avg (commenters): 7.8750
Avg (participants): 6.4583
Avg (non-participants): 7.1346
Views since voting: 1402
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 76
Comments: 26
Favorites: 2 (view)


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07/10/2014 11:46:40 AM
A belated congrats on the 4th place finish. Very well done portrait - love the smoke coming out of the barrel of the gun (reading your notes I just nod my head at what we photographers do to get the look right;-) ) The look is very convincing of a 'don't mess with me, get off my farm!'. Very much has the feel of a scene from an old Western movie.
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03/15/2014 10:06:00 PM
Love it!
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03/15/2014 12:29:41 PM
Congratulations! This was one of my favorites from this challenge.
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03/14/2014 08:12:49 PM
Picking on poor defenseless balloons??? Here I was going to congratulate you on your HM until I read your tragic story.

Poooooor balloons.... :)
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03/14/2014 04:51:43 PM
Awesome Katie! Congrats on the HM.
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03/14/2014 03:08:39 PM
Nice shot? This is awesome, Katie. You are not one to be messed with. I think this should become your profile pic.
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03/14/2014 01:03:09 PM
Clearly, there is not enough room in town for you and the balloon. One of you has gotta go, I reckon. Congrats on a terrific edit.
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03/14/2014 11:16:59 AM
Balloons are evil. Guns are not. :D

Only missed a ribbon by a smidgen. *sigh*

Dang.
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03/14/2014 09:14:11 AM
When I look at your photo, and when I read your notes, I am so glad I am not a balloon! Congratulations Katie. It is very well done: what I especially love is your look... those eyes are so convincing! It really makes the image.
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03/14/2014 01:29:13 AM
You are just AWESOME, Katie.
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03/14/2014 01:05:47 AM
Look at you with an HM in an expert challenge!!!!
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03/14/2014 12:44:37 AM
totally brilliant .. !! ..
i loved reading your photographers comments .. its the same for me too .. no-one wants to have their photo taken .. and certainly never pose .. lucky i have a dog .. !!
anyway .. you have a great face .. you should shoot it more often .. with a camera of course .. :)
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03/14/2014 12:11:48 AM
You are some crazy woman, gave you a 9, one point off, bc I hate guns, lol!
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03/14/2014 12:03:05 AM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/13/2014 10:56:02 PM
DANG!!


I love this!


(commenting only)

p.s. You are gorgeous!! I LOVE that smoke!
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03/13/2014 09:01:02 PM
I'll never underestimate that cut lil point and shooter again.
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03/13/2014 04:23:20 PM
Great picture, great expression and seriously wacky. "Smile, pardner."
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03/13/2014 01:30:10 PM
Crikey you look like you know how to handle that!

Really well executed and great title to match. 10
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03/13/2014 08:59:43 AM
In general, I'm not a fan of guns as props, but this is very clever!
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03/13/2014 08:36:18 AM
Wow, you are one hell of a woman ! This is good, hope it goes well.
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03/13/2014 07:56:21 AM
Gawd, she's wonderful :-)
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03/13/2014 05:53:07 AM
Awesome! I salute you.

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03/07/2014 03:09:46 PM
uh-oh Dead-eye Katie's on the loose, look out! Love the pp and of course the smoking gun :-) 7
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03/07/2014 01:06:15 PM
would be so cute if only i could get past hating having a gun pointed at me :(
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03/07/2014 08:56:34 AM
I chose you for my team.
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03/07/2014 12:49:52 AM
I absolutely LOVE this!
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