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The Bitter End
The Bitter End
cutlassdude70


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Challenge: Negative Image (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: Grandmother's house - San Bernardino, CA
Date: Apr 22, 2006
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.3 Seconds
Galleries: Abstract, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Apr 24, 2006

This was shot in the back room of my grandmother's house on the arm of her couch. Playing around with inverse colors of several different images, I noticed that human flesh ends up a cold blue tone. That inspired me to shoot this image. The orange bloom is actually a light blue artificial flower and the trail of "blood" is teal fabric paint. I overexposed the shot to guarantee that I had a white backdrop to invert into pure black. Other than obviously inverting the colors, I also used an adjustment layer to help the colors "pop" a bit more. The image is slightly macabre, but I figured it would fit right in for a "negative image". ;)

Statistics
Place: 45 out of 438
Avg (all users): 5.9466
Avg (commenters): 6.2857
Avg (participants): 5.7000
Avg (non-participants): 6.2907
Views since voting: 867
Views during voting: 289
Votes: 206
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0


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05/03/2006 05:48:30 AM
Dude! This is fantastic! I was wondering what to do for Negative myself.

It adds a certain fantasy aspect to the picture because there seems to be a magical light within the hand or something.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/02/2006 05:40:09 AM
The hand looks like it has some kind of skin disease but most annoying is the red strip to the right.
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05/01/2006 11:22:01 PM
I like the hand and the flower as a negative image. I don't like the placement of the stem.
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05/01/2006 08:50:44 PM
Stunning - 8
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05/01/2006 09:51:38 AM
I love the flower. The hand doesn't add anything for me, and the red is distracting. 6
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04/30/2006 11:42:14 PM
Interesting lighting.
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04/30/2006 08:29:26 PM
very pretty--
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04/30/2006 05:26:36 PM
Yeah, nice work.
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04/30/2006 05:05:27 PM
love the hand very nice shot
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04/30/2006 12:31:00 PM
Cool colours you have created here as a result of inverting it, kinda sinester looking
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04/30/2006 03:30:16 AM
Beautiful colours in this negative image. Good luck and I hope you score well with this. An 8 from me.
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04/26/2006 07:32:32 PM
Very cool colors and detail. Well done. Bumping up.
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04/26/2006 05:25:37 PM
Wow, awesome colors. What's that little red tail thing in the corner?
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04/26/2006 03:32:24 PM
That flower is flaming! I love the tones of the orange, it's like a mini fire. The color combo with the hand is good but the texture on the hand I'm not so sure about. The red tendril thingie looks out of place too. I think the flower has enough character to have stood out on its own without anything else in the shot.
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04/26/2006 02:06:06 PM
flower on its own would have more appeal as an image in my opinion.
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04/26/2006 11:18:58 AM
Good color casting. I dislike that hand there. But good picture at all.
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04/26/2006 06:02:35 AM
The red on the right is a bit distracting and takes the eyes away from the flower.
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04/26/2006 02:01:00 AM
I hope it does well, a very nice compostition, good colours too.
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