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Santa and friends (only cropped and rotated)
Santa and friends (only cropped and rotated)
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hidden Faces (Advanced Editing III)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Houston
Date: Dec 22, 2004
Galleries: Humorous, Persuasive
Date Uploaded: Dec 26, 2004

To anyone that does not see anything I will try to explain. (not that anyone cares) :)

Santa is facing to the right eyelashes and beard should give you an idea. In front of santa, bottom left...also facing right is some sort of Ogre or troll or something..has a huge grimace with teeth showing, big nose and noticeable eyelashes and forehead. The last one also in front of Santa is upper left...some sort of a demonic creature...with a huge forehead and skull tendencies.

I hope I am not the only one who sees this.....Anyhow...Merry Christmas all !

Statistics
Place: 47 out of 97
Avg (all users): 5.2038
Avg (commenters): 5.8462
Avg (participants): 5.1045
Avg (non-participants): 5.2500
Views since voting: 878
Views during voting: 422
Votes: 211
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/02/2005 09:39:16 PM
It's a bit of a stretch for me to see any faces here. What I do see is a bit of posterization or noise. I don't find the compostion to be terribly interesting either. Sorry for the blunt comments but hope it was helpful.
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01/02/2005 07:39:46 PM
Cool Picture!
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01/01/2005 11:45:21 AM
Wow! Excellent title to tag this picture to. Good one!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/31/2004 04:53:48 PM
Wow. Great catch. I actually see two faces in this one. Nice job!
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12/30/2004 11:10:35 PM
Is this one of those inkblot tests? I see three faces here! Not very attention holding though... (oh and a word of advice, titles like yours are annoying...)
TC
Doh... Make that 4 faces. ;-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/30/2004 03:08:37 PM
This one seems to work better in the thumbnail size, actually. Still, it sort of grows on me. Some work with curves or levels would perk it up a lot.
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12/30/2004 07:31:19 AM
great eye! one of my top picks in the challenge. good luck!
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12/29/2004 04:14:03 PM
i see santa accompanied by a oversized bull
real kool!
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12/29/2004 12:59:06 PM
I would have tried for a tighter crop in the lower left quadrant. That is where I see the face. The background cloud seems a little soft, but I also see a face there.
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12/29/2004 09:40:46 AM
GREAT eye to find these two profiles in the original horizontal image. Might be an improvement to darken the blue sky portion.
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12/29/2004 12:54:28 AM
Probably the best of the lot.. Great find.
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12/28/2004 01:52:52 AM
If this is real (not fixed up) then this is really good!!
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12/27/2004 03:16:18 PM
Nice fluffy clouds, but I cannot spot the face, much less something that resembles Santa.

Technically, this shot is somewhat flat. Under advanced editing rules, you could have increased the contrast to give this shot more depth, by adjusting either levels, curves, or bright/contrast. I would suggest doing a hue/saturation adjustment to deepen and saturate the blues. Lastly, there is noticable JPEG artifacting due to aggressive compression and the resulting miniscule 24,000 byte file size.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/27/2004 09:52:41 AM
I think I see several faces, which one is in the challenge. Ha ha.
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12/27/2004 03:45:51 AM
cool
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12/27/2004 12:31:10 AM
Wow this is a very good capture! I see the side of Santa's face perfectly! ...Or I'm on a lot of drugs.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/27/2004 12:21:37 AM
hrmm...I think I see a face -- looks like a horse although no matter how hard I look I don't see santa. That being said, there seems to be quite a bit of noise in the furthest cloud and the blue sky and it almost looks like you used some high compression from the way the greys look in both the furthest cloud and the nearest.
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