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となりのトトロ ~ [My Neighbor Totoro]
となりのトトロ ~ [My Neighbor Totoro]
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Challenge: Distracting Elements II (Extended Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Sigma 35mm f1.4 dg hsm for Canon
Location: Bosco di Sant'Antonio (Sant'Antonio Woods)
Date: Oct 12, 2016
Aperture: 1.4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Oct 19, 2016

Well well well...

I shot this on the same "Foliage, Fences, Extended Free Study" session, which is currently one of the worst paying DPC Shooting sessions I've had this year (almost) :\

My girlfriend Giulia, who is a huge fan of Hayao Miyazaki's work, had the brilliant idea of bringing the Totoro-shaped cape I gave her as a "side present" for last year's Christmas.

Since Totoro is the Keeper of the Forest, I thought about this simple, humble homage to Miyazaki's film, となりのトトロ (which is Tonari No Totoro, My Neighbor Totoro).

I didn't realize this was an extended editing until ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' sisto told me; I was sure I read "standard"...

So I thought: why not having some fun with this.
But I was drown by lots and lots of work, so I had, as usual, very little time to edit this.


And this is the result!

I hope you'll like it.


This is the one I was meant to enter, before noticing the "extended" ruleset.
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Cheers!

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10/31/2016 05:32:31 AM
Originally posted by vawendy:

Ok, I'm really loving this, but I so much want it to be darker/moodier. It's wonderful, but seems incredibly bright... 7 as is, but I think it could have gone up to a 9. It's so close...


Thank you for the feedback Wendy!

Being this a tribute tu Miyazaki's work, I wanted to give it a "dreamy" and fantasy feeling, if this were a "regular" forest shot with a "regular" distracting elements I'd have made this much darker, as you suggested.

But I'm glad you liked the overall idea, and again, thank you for stopping by and commenting!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/30/2016 11:25:29 AM
Ok, I'm really loving this, but I so much want it to be darker/moodier. It's wonderful, but seems incredibly bright... 7 as is, but I think it could have gone up to a 9. It's so close...
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