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Moooommmy, there's a monster in the potty!
Moooommmy, there's a monster in the potty!

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Challenge: SURREAL (Archival Challenge) (Extended Editing*)
Collection: 2019
Camera: Olympus OM D E-M10
Lens: Laowa 7.5mm f/2 MFT
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Date: Jun 5, 2019
Aperture: F2.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/13
Date Uploaded: Jun 9, 2019

A combination of 2 shots taken at Meowolf in Santa Fe, a place filled with weirdness. I took the Yeti-esque figure and put him in the toilet of this distorted bathroom. I was wanting to create the impression of something a small child might fear about being potty trained.

Composites are still something new and difficult for me. The hardest thing is to get it to not look obviously pasted in. I'm finding that requires a lot of careful and tedious editing around the edges of the pasted in objects. I don't think I was fully successful with this one, but it eventually worked out well enough that I didn't throw it away.

Post-challenge notes:
I'm rather surprised that this came in at a 6+. Floated in the high 5's for most of the challenge and slowly crept up in the last couple of days. I'm happy with that.

Place: 16 out of 38
Avg (all users): 6.0714
Avg (participants): 5.6667
Avg (non-participants): 6.3750
Views since voting: 421
Views during voting: 89
Votes: 42
Comments: 2
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06/17/2019 01:38:25 AM
I think you did an epic job .. not only in the editing .. but getting your 'message' across .. it pleased me greatly that I got the drift ..

i had a friend who did stuff in Photoshop .. but didn't know about masks .. so if it can happen to one person it can happen to others ..
I hesitate to tell you something you may already know .. but using masks is the way to go .. non-destructive and changeable ..

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/16/2019 05:11:24 PM
i hope you dont show this to your young children .. could make toilet training a very difficult thing to achieve .. lol . ;)
you may not have young children .. but whatever .. !! ..
anyway .. its cool .. and weird .. which is cool .. ;)
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