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Red Light

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Challenge: Expert Free Study 2016-01 (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-700D Rebel T5i
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: northern california
Date: Feb 10, 2016
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1250
Date Uploaded: Feb 10, 2016

How many times have we seen birds, pigeons especially, on light standards?

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with the eye and red light established, made copy one and copy two. added special effects via "Twirl" on copy two, and then superimposed copy one with blending modes. Adjusted size of resulting image several times to get closer to the 'eye' shape.

Place: 48 out of 62
Avg (all users): 5.3902
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.3514
Avg (non-participants): 5.4222
Views since voting: 353
Views during voting: 157
Votes: 82
Comments: 4
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/24/2016 09:04:11 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

My overall impressions were that I enjoyed this image. It was interesting and unique, and I liked the colors. After rollover when your explanation was revealed, it added even more for me since I was indeed curious.

The colors and lines in the blue and white I loved. I also love the concept of the birds as eyelashes. Crazy unique. The only thing I did not love was the red lights - I found myself wishing they were either sharper or much less sharp. (I am not sure I can explain why, and I didn't distract from my overall enjoyment of the image, but for some reason I kept wanting to see the lines similar to in the white and blue go throughout the red too. But that's probably just weird me.)

Definitely met the challenge. If I had to guess on why your overall score is a bit lower than I might have expected, most of the highest scores were pretty grounded in being 'photo realistic' with either very real seeming scenes or portraits with a bit of a twist. There was some discussion during voting where some folks implied they felt photo-realistic was critical to their voting. I apparently love non-photorealistic images, but such images may end up with lower scores.

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02/21/2016 09:35:17 PM
Simple, & effective & GORGEOUS color abstract. Sometimes, after one flip it's done.
[ETA] I missed the twirl, which is cool, as the effect doesn't dominate the comp. And I like the idea of combining images. Thanks for the inspiration!

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The Flying Pig Honorable Mention
Please accept this Flying Pig HM in recognition for fine art created with photography, especially in Expert editing challenge entries. Check out the Flying Pig thread for other excellent comps & comments.

Message edited by author 2016-02-22 09:30:34.
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02/21/2016 06:40:18 PM
Great creativity.
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02/18/2016 04:30:24 PM
I love the bird eyelashes
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