DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries

 
You are viewing 1st place.
2nd
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
I love peas!
1st PlaceI love peas!
Djabordjabor


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: PEAS! (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon MF Nikkor 85mm f/2.0 AIS
Location: Iceland
Date: Aug 12, 2006
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Aug 12, 2006

This is a rather ironic picture. Children often hate peas. I think she loves peas though. I like peas and my little sister shouldn't dislike them.

Yep, it's my little sister. I, tumitumi and TNCameron held a peas workshop for this challenge. I was the model on the both picture they submitted. I had a good idea that I wanted to do in this workshop but we didn't get the right peas for it. Now, I think this idea is much better. The other was a rather boring still life photo of peas.

I got the idea when I saw tumitumi's idea. His idea was to put peas on my face (I'm ok now). Then I got this idea to put peas around a face. I have seen some other photos with this idea, for example the advertisement for Smáralind (an Icelandic mall) and some photos on deviantart that I did't find when I wrote this.

--------------
Thanks for the comments and votes. I didn't expect this to ribbon. I was first hoping for the 4th place because I have never placed 4th. Oh well, a blue is also good.

Here's the unedited version
383830.jpg

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 209
Avg (all users): 7.0579
Avg (commenters): 7.8800
Avg (participants): 6.8421
Avg (non-participants): 7.1566
Views since voting: 13513
Views during voting: 520
Votes: 242
Comments: 72
Favorites: 35 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
11/20/2006 02:36:23 AM
I mostly used curves to get this nice contrast. I also used hue/saturation, dodging and burning and selective colors.
11/18/2006 11:28:41 PM
After looking at this photo again I had to comment. I saw your original, and wondered what you did to edit this. Nice job !
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/05/2006 03:49:59 PM
Very cute!

I'm curious about your post processing- how did you get it to look so crisp and with a matte-looking effect? I've noticed this on various images and like the way it looks- works very well for your photo.

Congrats on the blue:)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/25/2006 10:27:16 PM
A funny and very endearing image. Very well put together. Congratulations on your Blue.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/24/2006 06:55:25 PM
BEAUTIFUL SHOT!!!

(not to mention that the editing is out of thsi world!)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/24/2006 09:21:09 AM
This is so adorable, love it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/23/2006 07:44:18 PM
Congrats on your ribbon Magnús, great shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/23/2006 02:23:21 PM
Wonderful shot Magnus, congrats on the ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/23/2006 02:35:01 AM
You're too amazing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 10:40:35 PM
A most adorable little pea pixie, excellent work young Magnús!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 09:14:57 PM
Great, just what I needed... another phenomenal prodigy to kick my butt! ;-)

Fabulous shot (one of two 10 votes I gave out). The eyes make it for me. Congrats on the well deserved blue!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 08:34:26 PM
Congratulations on Your Blue with this adorable shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 06:54:32 PM
hehe she looks just like you my man :) good job.. haltu áfram að standa þig strákur!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 06:50:01 PM
Wow. The difference between your unedited version and your submission is inspiring for someone like me who is trying to learn Photoshop. Your editing really made this photo stand out. Congrats.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 05:03:45 PM
Congrats on your blue ribbon!!
cute shot :)
& thanks too for sharing the original, interesting
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 05:02:26 PM
very nice editing on the photo!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 04:51:05 PM
Wonderful idea. Congrats on the Blue.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 03:16:33 PM
Russi: já ég veit hún hefði mátt vera hreinni, ég bara kann ekki að gera það :( Ég reyndi eitthvað smá en þá varð hún bara ljót og væmin. Kannski yrði hún hreinni ef ég notaði eitthvað últramegastórt softbox í staðinn fyrir glugga.
08/22/2006 03:13:03 PM
Ég dýrkaði þessa alveg og var að vona að hún væri íslenzk, fannst þetta vera smá Tribute í Ara Magg Smáralindarauglýsingarnar, en hugsaði síðan.. "það er bögg að fá svona bauna-thing hér heima"
Bara lukka með þessa mynd, en reyndar finnst mér augun vera aðeins og mikið, og hefði svo sem ekki verið verra að klóna út hárið þarna neðan við vinstri augað. Bíttar ekki miklu en myndinn hefði verið "hreinni"

Congrats, this was truly the best photo in this challenge

Message edited by author 2006-08-22 15:13:23.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 01:38:28 PM
Very nice, great colours and contrast, congratulations!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 11:43:24 AM
Oh, sorry you didn't get a fourth, next time I'll make sure to score ya lower! LOL! JK.

Love the shot. Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 10:58:12 AM
Very creative, this photo makes me smile! You have some amazing shots in your portfolio. Keep up the good work! Congrats on your well deserved blue!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 10:44:31 AM
congrats, cute little punkin
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 10:11:37 AM
it had blue ribbon written all over it! well done son!
congratulations, your creativity astounds me
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 09:47:31 AM
Congrats on another ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 08:48:20 AM
Tell your sister I shall think of her every time I see a pea.
(Men hun må ikke tro at jeg erter henne.)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 08:41:27 AM
Well deserved Blue! Priceless expression and can't get any cuter than this!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 08:37:24 AM
Congrats kiddo, keep this up and you´ll catch up to me in notime at all! Already 4 ribbons this year, way to go!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 08:28:46 AM
Congratulations Magnús! I think DPC´ers better watch for this new kid from Iceland :)
Þetta er frábært hjá þér Magnús, búinn að sýna hvað í þér býr, áfram bara að safna borðum...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 07:33:13 AM
Congratulations!!!
ALveg frábær mynd í alla staði
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 06:45:15 AM
til hammo meðó bláó borðó!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 05:55:27 AM
Congratulations and keep up the good work.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 05:10:03 AM
Gee, that's sad :-( You got a Blue instead of a 4th... Poor guy! Seriously though, congrats on an imensely apPEAling shot and your blue ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 04:48:15 AM
nice phot, great idea!! Good luck with your work.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 04:31:58 AM
Til hamingju! Langflottasta myndin! :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 04:21:10 AM
Wonderful shot Magnús. Congrats on your well deserved blue ribbon! Keep up your good work!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 03:27:43 AM
You are really amazing, Magnús, four ribbons within two months! This is a well deserved blue one. Hamingjuóskir!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 12:45:09 AM
This is a delightful image. Love the expression on your sisters face. Congratulations on the blue.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 12:41:51 AM
Congrats Magnus! another great shot and I like the PP that you have done, well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 12:20:23 AM
congrats on another ribbon!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 12:12:00 AM
Just delightful. Congratulations.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 12:07:19 AM
wonderful editing.
The expression is priceless (children DO hate peas!)
congrats on the ribbon :)

crayon
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/22/2006 12:06:32 AM
I knew it was you. Congrats again.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/21/2006 07:42:41 PM
Cute.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/21/2006 12:50:20 PM
Brilliant idea if I do say so myself. Nice shot and the post processing works well. I expect this to do better than a certain other similar idea shot. Bumping up.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/21/2006 02:56:08 AM
Absolutely adorable......
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/20/2006 12:53:47 PM
Very nice! Surreal.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/20/2006 07:50:45 AM
Look at those eyes! Lovely photograph.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/20/2006 07:42:44 AM
Very clever.....
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/19/2006 12:24:06 PM
hahaha! That is so cute! Beautiful eyes, and great expression on the child's face!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/19/2006 11:54:52 AM
The eyes are amazing! A funny shot. This will ribbon, I'm sure! 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/18/2006 08:24:00 PM
Winner. I called it. Don't even need to look at the others. Wonderful.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/18/2006 08:06:17 PM
This is a great shot. I hope it does well for you.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/18/2006 12:57:43 PM
Well framed. Great tones.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/17/2006 11:31:34 PM
Amazing eyes!!! the skin tones are killer too. I'm liking this image!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/17/2006 09:25:44 PM
Brilliant picture. Love the eyes.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/17/2006 03:34:07 PM
cute photo. the eyes are very nice.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/16/2006 11:48:17 PM
Great color and effect. I'm not sure I like the composition, though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/16/2006 04:17:02 PM
so cute.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/16/2006 12:19:58 PM
The eyes not the peas make this picture.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/16/2006 10:33:30 AM
:)Looks real cute... simple and well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/15/2006 11:17:36 PM
LOL. I'd love to have been a fly on the wall when this one was shot. Love the expression. Make sure those beautiful Irises appear in another challenge.
Maybe the next eye challenge. Very nice.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/15/2006 10:02:58 PM
Absolutely think this is probably the best of the bunch! Love the color, composition, and especially those eyes. Wonderful!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/15/2006 05:43:46 PM
awwwww
so cute
7!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/15/2006 04:37:18 PM
This is the nicest of the faces/peas shots. Wonderful texture and really cute kid.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/15/2006 03:31:43 PM
Sweet! The eye contact/ expression is great. The lighting is perfect for his/ her skin but it creates too shiny an effect on the pods and the shadows within the pods are a little too harsh for my preferences too. That said, overall it's a fun and charming picture.

EDIT: Having now seen the unedited version, I would say that lighting was not too harsh but that the processing introduced too high a contrast within the peas for my tastes.

Message edited by author 2006-08-24 09:48:35.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/15/2006 12:27:45 PM
Clever and well executed. Great color tones as well. Excellent!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/15/2006 09:32:32 AM
Adorable!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/15/2006 08:12:20 AM
you love peas and I love this...faultless photography...congratulations on your ribbon in advance...10 from me
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/15/2006 04:32:16 AM
Nice processing. Djabordjabor?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/15/2006 12:35:24 AM
NIIIIICEEEE!!!! I just love it!!!! the expression, the colors... everything... 10!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/15/2006 12:21:22 AM
ROFL!!!!! That is uber clever. Cute face. What a good sport. 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2019 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 02/17/2019 07:26:12 PM EST.