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Down on Fascination Street
Down on Fascination Street
melismatica


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Challenge: The 80s (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE F200
Location: Seekonk, Massachusetts
Date: Feb 15, 2006
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Fashion, Urban
Date Uploaded: Feb 16, 2006

My kids happily got gussied up and posed for me in true 80\'s fashion. My daughter went for a Cyndi Lauper look and my son is going for a Robert Smith pout. I parked my car behind a strip mall building and shone my high beams which I covered with blue and red cellophane to create some ambience. The post processing consisting of a little dodging and burning and extreme adjustments in selective color mode to create that grainy, desaturated, pastel effect which immediately comes to mind when I think of early 80\'s New Wave. This challenge was right up my alley and I\'m pleased with the results, whatever my score turns out to be.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 101
Avg (all users): 6.2339
Avg (commenters): 7.6190
Avg (participants): 6.0175
Avg (non-participants): 6.2984
Views since voting: 2485
Views during voting: 484
Votes: 248
Comments: 37
Favorites: 6 (view)


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03/11/2007 09:59:00 PM
Really neat shot. I love the processing in this as it seems to fit the challenge perfectly.
06/09/2006 02:28:52 PM
great colour and look nicely done
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03/01/2006 08:52:43 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

I loved this image when I saw it but I'll be honest, the coloration bothered me a bit at first. The looks are perfect, your children did a wonderful job of dressing up, especially your daughter.

But as I look at it more now I do see how the coloration and treatment you did aterwards does work very well for this shot. The overall composition is well done though the final cropping seems just a bit off, maybe if you worked it more towards the rule of thirds? Cropping a bit off the left might bring the look in that I have in my mind.

Not much else to add, again, great idea, great shot, great models!

Deannda
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02/28/2006 07:52:28 AM
Great effects! Looks awesome! Congrats on your top 10 finish!
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02/27/2006 10:46:26 PM
congrats on top ten. ;) fav for perfect capture of the 80s in my young mind...
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02/27/2006 01:11:30 PM
congrats on the top 10! That's some sweet action and you totally captured the 80s to a T. I think I may have even had that haircut...
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02/27/2006 10:37:20 AM
Congratulations on your top ten finish with this very hip presentation adorned with a most interesting coloration. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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02/27/2006 08:59:35 AM
Congratulation Melissa on this top 10 place. This is a wonderful image, keep em coming.
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02/27/2006 08:23:49 AM
I agree this one should of totally have had a ribbon.
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02/27/2006 01:30:24 AM
Well deserved top 10.......
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02/27/2006 01:03:18 AM
Where is evryone getting cooperative kids??? ;-) That is great! Congrats on a top 10!
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02/27/2006 12:43:16 AM
Congrats on top 10!
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02/27/2006 12:34:07 AM
This should have ribboned. this is truly 80s. I'm going to have to remember that ridiculous headlight lighting trick and give it a try! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/26/2006 08:13:47 PM
I love the look of the models (their poses, clothing, makeup, expressions). But I hate the processing you did to give it that pink/yellow solarized look. I would have scored this way higher with a more natural look.
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02/25/2006 12:00:28 PM
This is so 80's. Very well done! I personally would have liked to have her toes.....
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02/24/2006 02:10:30 PM
Don't know if i like the colours, but good picture anyway.
Spot on with the clothes and the guys hairs is great.
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02/24/2006 09:42:54 AM
great shot! great song. love the colors good luck
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02/24/2006 12:07:50 AM
I love this image. It portrays the 80's fashion and attitude with the choice of clothing and model expression/pose, but even better (and of course I don't have to tell you this since its your image) it also brings in the hyperness and highkey neon color theme. Layers of 80's all over. Great lighting, wonderful focus, I enjoy everything about this.. I can imagine seeing it on the cover of a record or tape! Very nicely done. I gave a 9
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02/23/2006 11:36:48 PM
exudes teenage summer nights. yup, that's how we dressed, and that's how life felt...
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02/23/2006 11:52:36 AM
Awesome shot. I love the cd cover look to this. I love the coloring you did also. Great job and great clothes.
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02/22/2006 08:22:47 AM
Great editing.
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02/22/2006 01:14:37 AM
Reminds me of an 80's album cover, the fantastic solarised images that were synonymous with the decade!
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02/21/2006 11:16:10 PM
There's a real 80's feel about this one! Well done.
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02/21/2006 07:00:22 PM
Great Job! with the styles
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02/21/2006 09:15:54 AM
Top work 7 for you
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02/21/2006 08:48:35 AM
Hard to believe this show was created in 2006... it fits perfectly with the 80's. The hair styles and her clothing are a perfect fit and the processing just goes to enhance the feel for the decade. Well done!
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02/20/2006 09:26:25 PM
...this is the "80's" in soooo many ways...even the processing has that 80's look...ya nailed it!
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02/20/2006 04:35:30 PM
Very eighties. Well done.
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02/20/2006 01:10:39 PM
the toning is a bit distracting
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02/20/2006 09:01:42 AM
I really like the feel of this photo, good use of wacky lighting and / or photoshop work. Very Thompson Twins
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02/20/2006 08:52:34 AM
Ahh, the cure for the common photgraph.
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02/20/2006 05:17:06 AM
Sorry but the PP kindof ruins it for me, not really fond of the photoshop effect at all...
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02/20/2006 01:47:57 AM
nice and gritty with true to life models...well done
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02/20/2006 01:30:01 AM
Wow looks just like an 80's album cover!!! Great saturation.
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02/20/2006 01:24:18 AM
Good coloring for 80's Challenge,attitude and feeling....10
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02/20/2006 01:14:11 AM
Wow - this looks like the real thing!! Well done!! Nice post processing!
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02/20/2006 12:35:15 AM
This is a very cool picture but I think the post processing washed it out to much.
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