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Challenge: Negative Image (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Columbus
Date: Apr 21, 2006
Aperture: 3.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Humorous, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Apr 21, 2006

Don't know what made me think of this. A negative of a negative should get me back to my original pic. I figure I will need to be validated on this one - BRING IT ON!!! Took a self portrait and inverted it. Printed it out and pasted it on hand held mirror. Took another self portrait of me looking into it and inverted that one. Played a little with levels and saturation, sharpened, cropped and saved for web. Hopefully this thinking outside the box will do me good.

Statistics
Place: 60 out of 438
Avg (all users): 5.8146
Avg (commenters): 7.5625
Avg (participants): 5.4386
Avg (non-participants): 6.2857
Views since voting: 1038
Views during voting: 339
Votes: 205
Comments: 32
Favorites: 0


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05/07/2006 10:53:57 AM
~trading post~

Clever idea executed well.
I'd like to see more contrast, and not such a dark b/g - seems very blown-out in the original. This suggests lighting was not perfect.
I think it could have been improved had the dof been greater, so that the face (real face, not the printout) wasn't OOF.

All in all, I think the b/g could have been chosen better, but the idea was great, and title cool, and it scored well
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05/05/2006 03:20:58 AM
Clever idea well-executed. I like the clean/simple background (although I think the horizonal bar would look better if it were lower in the picture to use the rule of thirds and to have relatively more of the dark reflective background bureau (?) mirror that gives added punch and contrast). I love the blue tones generally, too.
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05/03/2006 09:43:04 PM
Trading Post comment
I don't get why folks couldn't figure out how this was done without requesting validation, but take comfort in the knowledge it wasn't just yours - seems everyone who did something like this had "validated" on their entry. Extra point for the clever title and overall creativity.

I did the "invert" thing on this during the challenge voting and would have preferred it in more natural tones. I realize you probably did the saturation thing to give it more "spark", though. I suspect a less cluttered background might have helped a bit too. Overall, I like the concept behind the picture, and you pulled it off pretty well.
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05/03/2006 08:22:18 PM
this is a very interesting image, the idea is godd, but you could play a little more with the setup to make the image pop.

those horizontal lines that are spliting the image are leaning a bit, that makes the image out of balance, and they could be a bit lower in the image, so that the top line would be where the bottom line is now, then the image would have the base at the rule of thirds and would make the image stronger.

another go would be to crop the image just above the eyebrow, then the mirror would be at the rule of thirds focal point, since the hair is too white to show any real details the image would benefit from it being cropped away.

and those small blue lines behind the mirror are really distracting, I know you couldn't do anything in basic editing, but you can now.

hope this helps you get on the right track to success :)
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05/03/2006 05:32:35 PM
hello,

i actually liked this photo a lot. i thought you did a great job. it is very deservant of the placement. maybe even a bit higher.

my only thought is, not that it matters, why is it blue? uncertain ifn a differing color would have been better.

overall a very well done image.
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05/03/2006 02:42:52 PM
I wouldn't have thought to ask for validation, because it seems pretty clear how this was done. My opinion only of course, but this is more clever than creative, for me. There's little to be said compositionally, photographically, etc., apart, perhaps, from the fact that the inverted portions create interesting shapes throughout: the dark area, the bright area (maybe a bit too bright), the bluer area. I think you met the challenge well.
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05/03/2006 12:32:56 PM
Trading Post...
Very creative. The really bright white of the hair seems to pop out at me first though. Once I get past that the image is sharp, nice composition.
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05/03/2006 12:32:14 PM
[[Trading Post]]
In general, it looks like it served you pretty well. The image doesn't really appeal to me that much, but it is a clever technique, and I probably would have given you a 6 or 7. While I like blue skies, blue images just don't appeal to me for some reason, and there's a lot of blue here. Excellent idea, and well done.
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05/03/2006 01:41:45 AM
--Trading Post Comment--
I am surprised that it didn't do better. This is definitely one of the most creative shots of the challenge. The composition is very nice and the lighting looks great for a negative image. The brightness of your hair is a bit overbearing, but not enough that I would have voted low. I didn't vote in this challenge, but this would have been in the 7 range for me. Nice work and awesome creativity.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/02/2006 05:40:48 PM
Very nice man! So you like your positive one.
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05/02/2006 02:38:19 AM
Cute title, and the only disappointment was that I thought it was Tom Sellek when I viewed the thumbnail. Sigh...
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04/30/2006 08:41:09 PM
why isn't the face in the mirror negative?
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04/29/2006 12:41:14 PM
like the digital work
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04/29/2006 12:37:56 PM
Cool idea. I thought it was an editing trick until I saw the validation. Then it came clear to me how you would have done this.
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04/29/2006 08:59:43 AM
This is a great idea...how did you do this without spot editing?
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04/29/2006 12:53:18 AM
nice effect
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04/28/2006 09:36:31 PM
Very Creative!!!!
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04/28/2006 08:23:51 PM
I like the concept and the title. Good job.
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04/28/2006 12:37:46 AM
Haha, I think I know how you did this. Clever idea, and well executed. I think it might have been cooler if it were a big mirror, to fill some of the empty background space. 8
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04/27/2006 10:15:27 PM
Very clever
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04/27/2006 03:20:06 PM
Creative. Well done.
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04/27/2006 08:00:47 AM
how you did this...I am guessing you were pasted on as a negative, which became a positive...clever work my friend...you deserve to do well
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04/27/2006 02:15:12 AM
Very cool shot. Took me a minute, but very clever job with the title :-)
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04/26/2006 11:21:45 PM
well done 9
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04/26/2006 08:15:37 PM
Georgeous. And a cool picture too.
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04/26/2006 06:28:30 PM
Cool...how did you do that?
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04/26/2006 02:55:16 PM
well done...
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04/26/2006 01:35:04 PM
Very effective. And the title jst adds to the overall quality.
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04/26/2006 11:18:08 AM
Great Idea! Nice shot. Did you use a negative print an the mirror?
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04/26/2006 08:42:42 AM
I'm fascinated as to how you achieved this - please do tell us after voting is over. Great effect, good comp.
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04/26/2006 05:48:36 AM
nice trick, hope you glued a negative printout to the rorriM and didn't use spot editing... Background is a bit distracting.
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04/26/2006 12:59:04 AM
smart! really stands out from the rest :)
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