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Shadow Of A Doubt
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Challenge: Shadows III (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: Jun 11, 2006
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: Auto
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Humorous, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Jun 11, 2006

I REALLY wanted to name this the same as last week's entry: "What Color Is YOUR Shadow?" but preserving anonymity (what little there may be in this case) prevails.

-Printed out some question marks of various sizes and gray tones on clear film. Hung it up with some pants hangers, and used a standard swing-arm desk lamp to shine through it onto a whiteboard.
-Handheld, macro mode.
-Tungsten white balance
-Cropped, slight rotation
-Retouched a couple of small reflections near the top
-RGB Curve to improve contrast
-Individual Red, Green and Blue Curves to achieve the colorization -- reference points available on request
-Resized for DPC
-USM at 88%/16 dia/TH = 0
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 7/10 = 125kb

Statistics
Place: 135 out of 154
Avg (all users): 4.7719
Avg (commenters): 5.8889
Avg (participants): 4.6087
Avg (non-participants): 4.8824
Views since voting: 1232
Views during voting: 284
Votes: 171
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1 (view)


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06/19/2006 05:42:27 PM
I didn't actually vote this one as I wasn't sure it was actually shadows but computer generated. (I don't vote low on ones I feel DNMC because it might and I don't see it) Well done, however I did not care for the coloring. Sorry
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06/19/2006 01:00:28 PM
Like the original also. Thanks for your details on making the picture. My picture was also validated during the challenge, felt bad while it was happening, but good afterwards... Guess this is something you get used to :o) Nice work you are doing, very creative :o)
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06/19/2006 12:40:01 PM
Originally posted by efren:

It is definately interesting! Captivating and somehow troublesome. would like to know how it was done. 10

Here are the basic steps. The figures in parentheses after the Curves are (Input=Output) values for the control points on the Curves graph.

-Printed out some question marks of various sizes and gray tones on clear film. Hung it up with some pants hangers, and used a standard swing-arm desk lamp to shine through it onto a whiteboard.

-Handheld, macro mode.
-Tungsten white balance
-Cropped, slight rotation
-Retouched a couple of small reflections near the top
-RGB Curve to improve contrast (29=12) (67=78)
-Individual Red, Green and Blue Curves to achieve the colorization
--Red: (0=100) (25=5) (56=62) (74=100)
--Green: (8=0) (69=72)
--Blue: (0=100) (6=76) (74=98) (96=10)
-Resized for DPC
-USM at 88%/16 dia/TH = 0
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 7/10 = 125kb

Resized original: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/1031/thumb/349762.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/1031/thumb/349762.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Thanks everyone, for a great batch of comments!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/17/2006 02:59:07 PM
You,re definately thinking outside of the box with this photo. I wonder what the voters who can't think out of the box will think.
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06/17/2006 02:29:33 PM
It is definately interesting! Captivating and somehow troublesome. would like to know how it was done. 10
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06/16/2006 02:11:16 PM
Challenge: SHADOWS III
Description: Creatively capture a shadow

Advanced Edit
Shadow of a Doubt
Fit: Clearly meets the challenge 1
I thinků
Aesthetics: Well composed, aesthetically pleasing 2
Intriguing composition that is a fun literal take on the phrase
Technical: Technically OK 1

Wow: Has some impact 1
Clever but feels a little "left field" for me
Total Score = 5
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06/16/2006 09:54:40 AM
This is an eye-catcher. Nice one.
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06/15/2006 11:54:29 PM
This is too close to digital art for my taste. Although this image may have started in a camera, I do not think of this as a photograph.
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06/15/2006 08:50:51 AM
You had to get this validated??? The challenge never specified what kind of shadow. I'm actually surprised more people didn't do it. Good news is not only did your photo convey shadow of a doubt...it was shadow of a doubt...Good job.
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06/15/2006 07:06:57 AM
Clever work.
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06/14/2006 11:30:14 PM
It doesn't look real.
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06/14/2006 07:43:03 PM
I wish I had the answer hihi... Nice colors, am wondering how you did this :o)
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06/14/2006 05:28:51 PM
great creativity!! 9!
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06/13/2006 11:15:00 PM
interesting. i hope i get to find out how this was created.
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06/13/2006 10:18:24 AM
clever title
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06/13/2006 03:32:23 AM
bit too psycheadelic possibly; and regrettably it does feel like it's been post-processed to within an inch of its life - would imagine it's too digital looking for a lot of voters. not sure it strictly fits the challenge; i see there's shadows, but they could just as easily be black question marks. it's certainly creative and original (and brave, here), and merit should be awarded for that. i keep thinking with some polishing, and maybe a squarer crop, it would make a good record sleeve. 5.
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06/12/2006 11:12:49 PM
what the?....cool!
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06/12/2006 05:41:17 PM
Not sure what to think of this one. To me it looks like a graphic design, not a photograph...but it does create doubt! :)
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06/12/2006 04:07:16 PM
Clever...I'm not really seeing this as a photograph though. It looks more like digital art or design to me.
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06/12/2006 10:16:29 AM
I like the 3-D effect, but the "shadows" look manufactured, not cast by light.
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06/12/2006 06:50:54 AM
Very subtle. Good colours and idea.
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06/12/2006 01:11:58 AM
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