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Challenge: Your Darker Side (Expert Editing)
Collection: 2014 Challenges 2014
Camera: Nikon D7100
Location: Chateau Snaffles
Date: Mar 29, 2014
Aperture: various
ISO: various
Shutter: various
Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2014

Been going through a lot of stuff lately, so trying to express the darkness and how it affects me. Which face is the most versatile and suitable on a daily basis when you're under a ton of pressure? Hard to say.

Most of the masks portray less than pleasant emotions, though I did put in a genuine smiling one (and an insincere-smiling one) just so they were there and could be counted out. From left to right, top to bottom, the masks are meant to portray rage, insincere smile, dismay, genuine smile, shock, suspicion, boredom and dubiousness.

Shot the bare wall and my bare butt after I moved most of the living room furniture out of the way!

Shot the masks in the Closet of Doom and had fun trying to ensure that they all more or less matched in terms of colour and tone. Cloning eyebrows was also a hoot.

Used both Siggys, the flash/tripod.

pp: shot RAW, brightness/contrast, vibrance/saturation, warming filters, cloning, use of palette knife, dry brush and poster edge filters, topped off with sharpening. Resized and saved for web. Eh wala.

Post-challenge: Seems Expert is doable so long as you pick your tools carefully. Didn't think I'd get a top ten in an Expert challenge so very pleased. Thanks all!

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 34
Avg (all users): 6.4390
Avg (commenters): 8.2222
Avg (participants): 6.6667
Avg (non-participants): 6.3750
Views since voting: 859
Views during voting: 270
Votes: 82
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)


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04/11/2014 08:16:39 AM
I thought this was quite good, congrats on the TT, and now, go get a tan.
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04/11/2014 08:01:58 AM
Seriously thought this was someone else's arse. Ha!! Good on you for this image. You go girl. You've got waaaaaaay more moxie than this little duck.
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04/11/2014 03:58:06 AM
Congratulations on top ten, sorry it was not higher.
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04/11/2014 03:25:40 AM
I totally thought this was going to be higher up... Definitely awesome and original, great work.
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04/11/2014 01:18:53 AM
An easy 9 from me and was hoping to see it on the front page. Great work, Susan.
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04/11/2014 12:17:20 AM
Susan, one of your most excellent, original entries. Love it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/10/2014 11:36:15 PM
Bold. Very bold. Nice job.
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04/07/2014 08:30:12 PM
Very Clever!!!
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04/06/2014 06:15:47 PM
My only ten. This is wonderful!
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04/05/2014 10:59:29 PM
I love the dark content paired with such a high key/ bright image. Well done! Memorable. Original. My wife's favorite in the challenge.
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04/05/2014 07:21:27 PM
VG idea well carried out
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04/05/2014 11:14:18 AM
I'd know that lovely rear anywhere, love your weirdness too.Wouldn't it be great if this ribboned, I'll try and help.
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04/04/2014 07:53:17 AM
This must have taken so much time.....brave.
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04/04/2014 06:34:11 AM
Very creative. I like the high-key take on this. It works even though it's a 'dark side' challenge.
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04/04/2014 01:57:36 AM
This is SO awesome!!! Fabulous concept, very interesting pp'g. And NO FEAR.
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04/04/2014 01:17:57 AM
Wowwww. This is good. Freeeaky good. :)
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