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Challenge: Dead End (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Greenville TX
Date: Nov 6, 2005
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Galleries: Emotive, Nature
Date Uploaded: Nov 6, 2005

Dead field mouse off of my back porch. Used a silver gelatin filter and film grain.

Statistics
Place: 19 out of 173
Avg (all users): 6.1463
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 6.0707
Avg (non-participants): 6.2170
Views since voting: 1913
Views during voting: 403
Votes: 205
Comments: 26
Favorites: 8 (view)


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12/24/2005 12:58:14 PM
Excellent work! Very powerful image and beautifully processed. Great job.
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11/16/2005 12:24:41 AM
Wow, great tones and detail in this shot Laurie. Sad, but a very strong photo. Congrats on the top 20!
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11/14/2005 11:52:35 PM
This is great. It reminds me of the kind of photographic studies Victorian photographers might have done back in the 1870's (or maybe that's just the silver gelatin...).
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11/14/2005 11:32:08 PM
Great work Laurie! As Shannon said....elegant composition and the editing is superb! I'd love to hear more details about it if you have time.
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11/14/2005 09:58:02 AM
I thought this was a great photo!! Love the 'old' texture feeling to it.

Went through and read the comments....Shannon said it best :)

I knew when I saw it the mouse was dead....but it was more of a "ooohhh...poor thing"....instead of a usual "yuck!"...which IMO means you did it right! :)



Message edited by author 2005-11-14 10:00:57.
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11/14/2005 06:29:59 AM
Congrats to my mentor! Nice finish! I need to learn how to use all this cool plug in filters!
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11/14/2005 05:33:41 AM
powerful, sweet, terrific stuff
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11/14/2005 01:02:34 AM
Is this lovely or what? Congratulations on your top twenty finish.
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11/14/2005 12:15:37 AM
I swear I added this to my favorites during the challenge!
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11/14/2005 12:06:57 AM
LAURIE - top 20. Just loved this shot. Great image. Congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/13/2005 08:04:30 PM
erm, is this a dead rat? Guess that's a dead end alright.
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11/13/2005 12:57:25 PM
Coloration and lighting are very well done. Good compositon. Sad, though. 10
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11/12/2005 10:39:25 PM
What an interesting picture. Makes me wonder how you came to see this. The sepia tone works very well. Almost looks like a drawing in a classic children's book.
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11/12/2005 08:27:44 PM
This gets a WOW and 10 from me.
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11/12/2005 12:54:23 PM
This defies every principle we hold dear... it's grainy, the subject is unappealing, the scene is kinda' cluttered... and it's beautiful. A wonderful example of artistic photography that draws you in with an elegant composition and a "peaceful' ending. I particularly like that the mouse seems to be holding the leaf like a flower, and the title is almost poetic. One of the best in this challenge IMO. Great job!

EDIT- it appears that I made a scoring error and gave this something less than a 10 on the first pass. I've corrected the problem. ;-)
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11/12/2005 12:32:36 PM
I like the muted tones you chose on this photo and the composition is great. IMHO, the leaf covering its eyes seem to take just a tad away from the impact.
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11/12/2005 09:51:49 AM
This is presented well. It shows how life is without being gross or disturbing.
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11/11/2005 04:34:59 PM
Interesting shot, I like the overall softness and the tones.
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11/10/2005 10:32:36 PM
awww that poor little thing. Hope someone gave him a great burial. Nice toning and effect. End of days exist even for little ones. 10 from me.
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11/10/2005 12:03:57 PM
this is an interesting, unusual, still life..it has a good composition and tone; it appeals to me.
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11/10/2005 04:35:34 AM
I never imagined I'd say this about a picture of a dead mouse, but this is very good! Maybe it's because the deceased has his eyes covered by a leaf, but there something touching and very nearly human about it. I was thinking that you should have used more contrast, but on second thought your presumably deliberately flat & lifeless processing of it is pretty appropriate! 8
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11/09/2005 07:25:26 PM
that's beautiful!
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11/08/2005 11:28:15 PM
I wish I understood digital photo processing. Most of my submissions are untouched. This looks touched and I prefer those that don't look touched.
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11/08/2005 07:19:18 PM
Nice picture, looks slightly over processed though IMHO.
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11/07/2005 12:29:00 AM
Sad. Very nicely done....love the artsy feel of this.
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11/07/2005 12:24:08 AM
AWWWW. Poor little thing. This is really beautiful despite the sad reality of it. Love the post editing.
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