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Challenge: Cheater! (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: Florida, USA
Date: Nov 17, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 3.2 sec
Galleries: Humorous, Studio
Date Uploaded: Nov 17, 2005

Partially desaturated photograph printed, proped on easle. I used the paintbursh to give the appearance I was coloriizing the image, hope others see my view.
3.2 seconds lighted with 2 strobes, one with softbox and one with homemade snoot.
Editing included levels adjustment, increase contrast, increase saturation, some dodge and burn, minor cloning, crop, bicubic resize in 80% increments, usm, save for web.

Enjoy!


Statistics
Place: 5 out of 105
Avg (all users): 6.5859
Avg (commenters): 7.5789
Avg (participants): 6.0959
Avg (non-participants): 6.8182
Views since voting: 6121
Views during voting: 650
Votes: 227
Comments: 31
Favorites: 5 (view)


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04/30/2006 12:34:08 AM
This is really cool! It's a fantastic Idea!
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03/27/2006 08:13:17 AM
so, so clever! just what i'd expect from you!
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12/03/2005 05:50:40 PM
**Critique Club**

Well, first thing I have to say is I really like this image. It is clever, artistic and a very unique idea for the challenge.

Some questions come to mind when I am studying this image. Is the background desaturated? The brush? The paint colors in the foreground are very muddy. Was this intentional?

That being said, I love the paints in the corner and think it was a great finishing touch. I also like the mottled colors and although they do not match the “painting” it is a minor distraction.

The composition is fair but seems very static. While I know this is hardly an action shot, my eyes are continually being pulled up and out of the image. This might have benefited from being horizontal.

The colors in the image are wonderful. They really do the job of drawing the viewer into the painting. Others have mentioned the ring being distracting and I do think it is a little. The curve of the ring is what makes it less so- it keeps the eye moving! I asked the question of the background being desaturated and I know from your comments it isn’t but still I believe it would have been better with color to help the image look more dimensional. (Albeit a muted color!)

The lighting is superb!

Your post processing techniques look good but I think you went a little overboard with sharpening. This is only evident in the haloing effect around the easel. A tip: if the rest of a photo really needs the sharpening I will go back over the haloed areas with the history brush. (Which is only allowed in advanced editing of course!)

Well, congrats on your great score with this excellent photograph!

Message edited by author 2005-12-03 17:52:03.
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11/29/2005 04:33:58 PM
Congrats ma'am
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11/28/2005 07:30:52 AM
Very clever shot Cindi. Congratulations on your 5th place finish.
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11/28/2005 02:44:14 AM
Way ta go Cindi!
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11/28/2005 12:32:21 AM
Congratulations on your top 5 with this processing study.
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11/28/2005 12:30:01 AM
Hey!!! Sweet, a top 5. Nice work, you're back on the winning track.
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11/28/2005 12:18:59 AM
Sweet image Cindi! Congrats on your top 5!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/27/2005 10:44:02 PM
An interesting take on the challenge. Very good photo and nice use of color vs BW.
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11/27/2005 10:34:21 PM
Cool idea!
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11/27/2005 09:43:54 PM
Original and creative. Well done
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11/27/2005 09:52:45 AM
Cool idea, nicely done.
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11/26/2005 04:03:17 PM
Impressive photo! (9)
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11/26/2005 11:33:47 AM
You have done very well with this! Great idea! Well executed! Well done!
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11/25/2005 03:58:27 PM
Wonderful.
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11/24/2005 01:22:36 AM
awesome! the best so far 10!
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11/23/2005 06:41:03 PM
Great idea and well ececuted.
Hope this does well for you.
top 10 in my opinion

Kev
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11/23/2005 05:48:12 PM
fun pic idea! nicely composed, lit and shot. well done!
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11/23/2005 04:34:18 PM
Most creative idea of this challenge. C'mon gimme a ribbon! Hey, is that the backdrop that was used in my high school graduation portrait? :)
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11/23/2005 03:09:26 AM
Cute, perhaps a softer edge between the b&w and color would be better, looks too hard a line for a brush stroke. 9
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11/22/2005 07:04:58 AM
Well done. Nicely prepared...8
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11/21/2005 06:37:15 PM
Nice one. The ring distracts me and the white border of the photograph is to much 255,255,255. Nice concept...
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11/21/2005 01:42:59 PM
Nicely done.
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11/21/2005 10:05:44 AM
I like this one...Great idea... and nice cheat...
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11/21/2005 09:03:06 AM
I only comment on my lowest and highest rated photos. This is one of my highest of 3. I chose this one because it is original, and I like the concept. Technically, there is nothing wrong with it in order to comment. Thank you for being original.
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11/21/2005 03:05:11 AM
well if you cant do it with mirrors !!!!10
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11/21/2005 01:17:53 AM
good idea!
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11/21/2005 01:12:43 AM
Love this interpretation!!!
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11/21/2005 12:50:38 AM
Nice idea.
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11/21/2005 12:45:51 AM
Another attempt on DPC - style cheating and a very good one. Good luck!
Is that brush really black and red?
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