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The Ring
The Ring
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Challenge: Scene It! (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: waycross, ga.
Date: Aug 28, 2006
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Aug 29, 2006

I originally wanted to do the Spiderman kissing scene but I'd have to buy the costume and couldnt figure out how to get my husband safely upside down for it. i concidered shooting it laying down and flipping it but then i couldnt figure out how to make the water look it was falling correctly(think i just figured it out while typing this though. lol but its too late now. of course.)then i was going to do the pottery scene from GHOST, but again didnt want to spend money on the clay as we might be moving soon and will need every penny for moving expenses. so I went with the ring idea after remembering my step son said my daughter looked like the girl from the ring. she makes this crazy creepy face and growls everytime shes mad but wouldnt repeat it for me while shooting. she acted like she had no idea what look i was refferring to. lol. I dont particularly like this photo yet (its growing on me)but i do enjoy the effect of the blurry face while the rest is sharp. and the different processing it allowed me to do. I have to thank my daughter for letting me do this. shes such an "always clean and perfect pink princess girlie girl" so for her to let me rub mud on her and stuff was awesome of her. and she got 10 mosquito bites while shooting. the poor thing. shes one big bug bite.
processing:added tungsten lighting and then toned it down a little in the raw conversion
auto levels
auto contrast
auto color
lots of usm for the freaky scratched moviesqe effect
curves
selective color
selective color to darken reds and magentas a second time
resize
usm again
save for web

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 99
Avg (all users): 6.6938
Avg (commenters): 7.9032
Avg (participants): 6.2982
Avg (non-participants): 6.7562
Views since voting: 4098
Views during voting: 822
Votes: 418
Comments: 78
Favorites: 3 (view)


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09/24/2007 10:11:45 PM
great job keeping your camera steady at such a slow shutter.

wow that feels great being the first person to comment in nearly one year haha
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11/16/2006 11:30:07 AM
creepy as the original really nice
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09/15/2006 07:33:58 AM
Cool!
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09/07/2006 08:46:24 PM
wow, great shot, I love it, congrats on the top 10 ( should've been higher imo) ;-)
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09/07/2006 06:34:16 PM
Great shot. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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09/06/2006 11:14:23 PM
this is great, great production, i like the simplicity would be nice to see a night version of it
what do you think?
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09/06/2006 11:03:29 AM
this is a freking scary picture! you did great with it!
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09/06/2006 09:09:01 AM
Congrats on the top 10... This was one of my favs of the challenge. And having read the background story it makes it even more interesting!
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09/06/2006 03:23:47 AM
congratz, excellent work ! really freaky :-)
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09/06/2006 02:05:28 AM
Congratulations! One of the Best!
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09/06/2006 01:56:15 AM
Deserves a ribbon. A haunting study. Congratulations on your top 10 placement.
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09/06/2006 12:15:21 AM
Freakin' Awesome! Congrats on the top 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/05/2006 09:42:28 PM
Spooky! I was hoping I would see this movie. Good job it really feels like The Ring.
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09/05/2006 08:38:36 PM
ribbon perhaps? top five for sure. Soo well done
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09/05/2006 07:15:57 PM
Damn you bastard (just kidding :)... It is your fault I cannot sleep all night. Just looking at it gives me the shivers.

The motion blur in her face and the cold look of the pictures makes for a perfect 10. Best I have scene ;-)
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09/05/2006 05:20:52 PM
Ooooh great shot, this is almost like you were on the set of that movie, good luck on your way to winners row :0)
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09/05/2006 03:50:24 PM
This just scared the crap out of my girlfriend. Awesome. I wish she was a little more in focus but wow, very well done.
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09/05/2006 01:55:11 PM
Verry well done! a total bulls eye!
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09/05/2006 11:59:07 AM
scary!
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09/05/2006 09:08:50 AM
holy s--t that's scary!
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09/05/2006 02:04:21 AM
Cool - looks like a captured frame right off the movie ... gotta click before she gets me - it's 2am and I'm kinda scared.

Message edited by author 2006-09-06 12:27:46.
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09/05/2006 12:50:08 AM
awesome a fav for sure
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09/05/2006 12:07:14 AM
that is one scary child! great depiction of the movie!
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09/04/2006 06:14:31 PM
Awesome!
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09/04/2006 04:16:39 PM
**screams**
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09/04/2006 08:36:19 AM
Eerie freaky
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09/04/2006 12:10:27 AM
wow freaky!
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09/03/2006 11:42:40 PM
I assume that this is the coming out of the TV shot. It would have been much nicer if you showed the frame of the TV.
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09/03/2006 07:31:45 PM
yuuu...very nice and close to the original!!!
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09/02/2006 09:10:43 PM
I'm not much in to movies...this must have been a scary one?
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09/02/2006 03:50:21 PM
Very similar to the film. I'd of preferred a coming out the TV version. 7
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09/02/2006 02:37:12 PM
10 :) this is flippin scary. well done!
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09/02/2006 11:55:51 AM
scary... and effective..
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09/02/2006 06:58:04 AM
the pic looks a little blurred.....nice bright colors....
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09/02/2006 03:03:06 AM
creepy. well done
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09/02/2006 01:44:51 AM
Great photo - most intense. Well executed!
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09/01/2006 11:37:56 PM
Awesome work!!! Looks a little bit like the Exorcist.
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09/01/2006 07:56:09 PM
Creepy!! Looks just like the movie
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09/01/2006 10:01:43 AM
EXCELLENT! Like it didnt take me long enough to get that girls image out of my head from the movie... now i have your image!! a perfect 10! Awesome color and how in the world did you get a girl to be so scarey??
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08/31/2006 09:06:27 PM
Scary stuff, caught just right. Itís dirty and rough and just right.
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08/31/2006 07:35:54 PM
Soooooooooo creepy... good job!
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08/31/2006 07:19:00 PM
Pure evil! I'm sure this shot was fun for this "cute" girl ;) Great!
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08/31/2006 05:49:11 PM
even scarier than The Saw... love the concept
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08/31/2006 02:33:22 PM
Scary man!
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08/31/2006 01:53:40 PM
Hey not bad. I'm not really a fan of this "acting" type challenges but this one is kinda creepy. Was noise added to make it look more like film. Colours look like a b-movie. Cool.
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08/31/2006 07:51:51 AM
very cool
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08/31/2006 12:53:01 AM
OOOOO this kid is scary! Good lighting.
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08/31/2006 12:24:39 AM
Freaky.
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08/30/2006 11:53:39 PM
Whoa, scary!
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08/30/2006 11:43:35 PM
Well captured scene! definately looks like its a movie still.
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08/30/2006 11:04:36 PM
This may give me nightmares but it is a fantastic photo!
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08/30/2006 10:06:28 PM
Very frightening! Picture a little blurry, was this on purpose?
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08/30/2006 08:45:55 PM
This scene in the movie scares me to death...and so does this picture! Mission accomplished!!!!!
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08/30/2006 06:24:45 PM
I hated this movie...love the photo! This photo is scarier than the whole movie in its entirety. Good job!
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08/30/2006 06:19:45 PM
I knew the movie, even from the thumbnail! Very well done....just like a dream-like sequence from the movie itself. Your model has done an excellent spooky job with her pose. She is sooooo gonna 'get' me. Congratulations... and I hope you do very well with this.
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08/30/2006 05:46:53 PM
this is head and shoulders above the competition. wow wow and again wow. I haven't actually seen the movie, but I'm convinced this is scarier than the movie is. where's the 11? alright, 10.
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08/30/2006 05:27:33 PM
Now THAT is a model dedicated to the art!!!
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08/30/2006 05:18:22 PM
Good photo - scares me!
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08/30/2006 04:51:46 PM
thats scary, great use of blur to get this shot. 10. my only critique was that it was shot as a landscape to give more of a feel from the movie.
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08/30/2006 04:06:13 PM
I haven't seen the film, but she looks really scary. 8
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08/30/2006 02:06:34 PM
Holy crap.Looks like it's a movie still, well done. 10
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08/30/2006 01:41:12 PM
Very nice depiction of the character
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08/30/2006 01:12:31 PM
what did you do with this poor child...?? ;o) cool
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08/30/2006 11:47:30 AM
Wow great work on this one. The face is perfect.
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08/30/2006 10:45:34 AM
You surely caught the creepiness of the movie. Good shot.
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08/30/2006 08:44:37 AM
You caught this scene perfectly. The Ring was one of the scariest movies I ever saw. So scary I refuse to see the second one. The lighting is just right. Her face is blurry which fits in with the movie or is it my hands covering my face to avoid seeing the scary parts. Great scene.
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08/30/2006 08:22:50 AM
geez... thats creepy!!
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08/30/2006 08:14:44 AM
Its really quite effective made but quality bit takes it down. Contrast feels bit too harsh. I like her (i suppose) expression and hands but that dress or coth doesnt seem to fit with subject.
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08/30/2006 06:43:16 AM
Good, dark looking capture. Nice use of motion blur.
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08/30/2006 06:39:30 AM
perfect! high contrast and movement are perfect...hope this does well for you, well done...you have a very convincing model 9
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08/30/2006 06:37:42 AM
wow, this scared me. its like shes coming out of my screen! great interpretation of the movie.
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08/30/2006 03:17:07 AM
Ha. I was wondering if someone would do this. Well, you captured the gritty aspect perfectly. This looks very spooky also.
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08/30/2006 03:05:36 AM
Ok that scared the crap out of me...
The curled up fingers make it. Nicely done.
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08/30/2006 02:26:01 AM
One of the best, excellent!
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08/30/2006 01:56:21 AM
OMG scary! this should win
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08/30/2006 12:51:57 AM
WOW! Great shot... gives me the heebie jeebies...
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08/30/2006 12:43:58 AM
Creepy but good.
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08/30/2006 12:38:12 AM
Holy crap!!!!! that's plenty scary. YIKES>
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