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When the Story Comes to Life
When the Story Comes to Life
LesleyNelson


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Challenge: Fantasy World (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: My front yard
Date: Jun 19, 2005
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Jun 19, 2005

Just a print out tapped to a book.

Statistics
Place: 85 out of 151
Avg (all users): 5.1830
Avg (commenters): 6.5714
Avg (participants): 4.9756
Avg (non-participants): 5.3028
Views since voting: 667
Views during voting: 467
Votes: 224
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/25/2005 12:06:45 AM
like the idea and the execution, i just would have preferred a different cropping where your subject wasn't right in the center, and maybe being a little closer to her. 7
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06/23/2005 11:41:12 PM
Very cute, but I wonder if a much closer zoom would have been better, so that her expression, the statue and the book filled most of the frame.
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06/22/2005 05:18:37 PM
amazing !! cant wait to see the notes on how this was done...
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06/22/2005 01:04:33 PM
Superb idea! I have a similar idea but as usual i have not the time to set up shots more complicated than snaps :(
Good Luck!
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06/21/2005 10:33:39 PM
Nice shot, well done.
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06/21/2005 12:56:06 AM
Her wonderful expression makes me almost believe that dragon came to life in front of her eyes. Nice idea and different take on the challenge!
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06/20/2005 10:22:48 PM
Great idea, maybe a little closer and cropped more, could also use some more contrast to make it stand out, but still an excellant pic!
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06/20/2005 05:26:32 PM
Original. My only complaint is i'd like the shot to be a little nearer, to give more detail of her expression and the dragon coming out of the book. Apart from that, an excellent idea 7
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06/20/2005 03:51:57 PM
Very neat concept. Only thing that detracts is that the model's eye look almost closed - gives off the look of a yawn rather than astonishment.
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06/20/2005 02:43:16 PM
Going through and commenting on all my 5 votes, as I find this type of photo usually receives the least amount.

A decent concept, but with a few flaws. I don't think the background was needed here. A portrait view showing only the tree as background and the book and upper torso of the child and her expression would have been a nicely strong composition. Never be afraid to get in close. The elements of the grass and bright sun and trees beyond the trunk the girl is leaning against just distract, and your subject, the book and the "animated" dragon coming out of it, are too quickly dismissed. The girl's face and expression, as well, don't contrast enough with the trunk, and are a little lost into it.

Getting in closer allows you to work better with the light metering and other little details that will give you more control over these aspects. I suspect, if the dragon looked too fake closer up and that's the reason you stayed farther out, that there would have been ways to clean that up as well.. (a little selective edge blur can work wonders).

Anyway, just some tips on my opinion of this photo. Good luck.
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06/20/2005 11:47:21 AM
its hard to see the pop up dragon - i thought it was a design on her T short at first - I like how you set the scene in an enchanted forest.
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06/20/2005 11:30:35 AM
What a simple yet clever Idea!
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06/20/2005 02:50:03 AM
I think this is a simple effective image 7
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06/20/2005 12:30:33 AM
love this!
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