DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries

185th
 
You are viewing the last image.
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
 This image was disqualified from the Pastels III challenge.
Pastel Explotion
Pastel Explotion
Zhaark


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Pastels III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Backyard of my home
Date: Jun 23, 2015
Aperture: 3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/5000
Date Uploaded: Jun 23, 2015

This shot was taken in my backyard using a white backdrop and gold reflector. I then pulled some colored printer towner powder into a syringe and asked my proder to launch it at my wife. I captured this with burst mode.
Disqualification Details
We cannot validate an image without an unaltered original, which you say you cannot give us. That you have other, unaltered originals from the same shoot doesn't change anything, I'm sorry. The reason we asked for validation in the first place is because it looks like a composite image, it's hard to imagine her right eye staying open through such a massive explosion of toner.

Statistics
Views since voting: 237
Views during voting: 206
Comments: 15
Favorites: 2 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
07/02/2015 08:29:40 AM
Originally posted by cobra_venom4:

My top pick for the challenge - However, I am not sure why a DQ on this one. Clearly the explosions are a few inches from the face and I assumed there was a piece of glass in between her and the camera to give it this effect, thus allowing her to keep her eye(s) open while toner is exploding. With the fine details of the explosion the amount of photoshop editing doesn't add up for me. Now we may never know how this was done.


There are definitely effects which look like images are stitched together here. Also, the shadows don't add up (nose shadow is crisp on finger). Then the DOF - the nose and eye are in focus, but the toner in the same plane is out of focus. I believe this may be a possible image in one frame using glass, but there are too many questions, and thus validation is definitely required.

This is still brilliant. And DQ really shouldn't matter; check this photographer
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' imantas and specifically
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1340/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_934476.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1340/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_934476.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
That DQ didn't stop him from entering more and showing us all his fantastic photography.

Message edited by author 2015-07-02 08:30:34.
07/01/2015 07:37:27 AM
My top pick for the challenge - However, I am not sure why a DQ on this one. Clearly the explosions are a few inches from the face and I assumed there was a piece of glass in between her and the camera to give it this effect, thus allowing her to keep her eye(s) open while toner is exploding. With the fine details of the explosion the amount of photoshop editing doesn't add up for me. Now we may never know how this was done.

Message edited by author 2015-07-01 07:38:44.
07/01/2015 07:04:03 AM
Ouch.

Has originals of the other photos, but not this one? I say caught out and trying to avoid validation. The closed account also speaks plenty. Sad.

Message edited by author 2015-07-01 07:05:26.
07/01/2015 12:51:21 AM
it's hard to imagine her right eye staying open through such a massive explosion of toner.

I too thought that was impossible!

 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/29/2015 12:17:27 PM
It looks like the face was printed first and then the colors were splashed on it. Good idea. A 7 from me
06/28/2015 02:10:25 AM
Looks painful...
06/27/2015 11:27:13 PM
Exquisite timing. How did you keep that out of her eye?
06/26/2015 01:00:02 PM
That's a really cool idea.
06/24/2015 08:48:37 PM
I'm just wondering how many takes you would've had to do to get this right, and how much damage to her eyes did she succumb to.
06/24/2015 07:40:41 PM
too fabulous !!!!!!
06/24/2015 12:44:01 PM
I really like the idea and execution but you pushed the highlights in her eye a bit too far for my liking, unnaturally bright and distracting. I also wonder, the eyes instinctively close when something is "shot" in their direction... so how did she not flinch with powdery explosions on her face? The more I think about this last point the more the aqua looks pasted in and not occurring during the shoot.
06/24/2015 12:29:15 PM
This is so cool. I want to know when the challenge is over, how you did this?
06/24/2015 12:14:46 PM
Having the two explosions really makes this for me. My favorite in the challenge.
06/24/2015 11:54:09 AM
That is cool.
06/24/2015 01:36:18 AM
Love it, my second favorite :) 10


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2021 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 07/30/2021 01:35:15 PM EDT.