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What Lies Beneath
What Lies Beneath
michael_p


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Scene It! (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IIn
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: My Bathroom in Warwick, Warwickshire, UK
Date: Aug 29, 2006
Aperture: f2.5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Aug 29, 2006

Shot in our main bathroom with all the overhead spot lamps switched on, used canon 430ex flash pointed directly upwards to bounce off the ceiling to light the top of the models hand which was lightly brushed with olive oil to give the appearance of being wet (Hand may have dried if using water through the shoot)

RAW to JPG conversion done in RawShooter 2006 Premium:
Levels Adjustment
Temp and slight Tint Amend

Straightened

Edited in Adobe Photoshop CS2 with the following settings:
Levels Tweak
Difuse Glow
Brightness +1 Contrast -1
Curves Adjustment
Cropped part of the bottom out to help with rule of thirds
Resized to 640x416
Sharpen
Saved for Web at 100 Setting to 68kb

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 99
Avg (all users): 6.7862
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.1818
Avg (non-participants): 6.8770
Views since voting: 2888
Views during voting: 673
Votes: 421
Comments: 40
Favorites: 7 (view)


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09/12/2006 04:12:47 PM
Critique Club:
Hey Michael,
Congrats on top 10 finish. I like this picture. It is well taken. The lighting is just great. The composition is good. I really like the wet hand. There is nothing that I see that could have been better. Maby in high contrast bw? Good luck in future challenges.

Best regards, Arni
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09/07/2006 06:27:13 PM
Congrats on the 6th place!
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09/06/2006 02:53:10 PM
My top vote in the challenge, its simple but very effective. I love it, congrats on your 6th place.

Mike

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09/06/2006 01:52:34 AM
Very convincing with super compositional value. Congratulations on your top 10 placement.
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09/06/2006 12:40:54 AM
The olive oil worked great!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/05/2006 03:44:06 PM
Very very cool. The focus is spot on as well as the composition. I love this.
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09/05/2006 08:52:40 AM
great lighting
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09/05/2006 04:34:33 AM
very cool, and humouress at the same time...
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09/05/2006 01:43:14 AM
Awesome cover homage. Love the texture and minimalism.
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09/03/2006 11:35:39 PM
Too washed out. But still very cool.
09/03/2006 07:33:21 PM
this is close to the original, very sharp!!!
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09/03/2006 04:20:25 PM
nice minimalistic shot
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09/03/2006 02:55:40 AM
The two shadows are looking at me , terrorific!
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09/03/2006 12:16:16 AM
This is making my choice for the Blue ribbon tough.. I've given another photo my vote for confidence... sigh.. This probrably be my second choice for the blue... a 10 for me..
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09/02/2006 10:37:49 PM
Love it... gave me chills
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09/02/2006 04:41:12 PM
Love the high key minimalism here. And that hand is super sharp. Nicely done.
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09/02/2006 02:57:42 PM
8 :) nicely done but i do not want to know the answer
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09/02/2006 10:07:41 AM
One of my faves so far..:) Well depicted...
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09/01/2006 11:39:05 PM
nice job! looks like the movie poster.
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09/01/2006 04:11:34 PM
Simplistic but works well because of that.
Good Luck.
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08/31/2006 11:00:34 PM
Good choice of scene. Recognized it straight away, well done.
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08/31/2006 07:09:21 PM
Simple and elegant composition. I like it, especially the way the fingers look!
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08/31/2006 06:29:16 PM
Excellent composition, good use of theme, great lighting. One of my favorites thus far. Nice work. A 9 from me.
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08/31/2006 04:13:40 AM
i've never actually seen the film, but the picture is strongly reminiscent of the poster campaign, which i would assume is taken from a defining moment in the film. it's a really simple set up, but fantastically done - the whiteness of the shot really working. the only slight criticism is that the hand isn't quite creepy enough - perhaps a slightly blue tint to the picture might have enhanced the "is it dead?" kind of theme? otherwise, great take on the challenge - 9.
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08/31/2006 12:42:06 AM
love it! I'm a fan of negative space, and this is the perfect usage.
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08/31/2006 12:20:54 AM
Not entirely sure why, but love it. 10
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08/30/2006 10:41:34 PM
this is one of my top photos, very simple but i still knew what it was. Good Luck!
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08/30/2006 03:13:13 PM
exactly what the challenge is all about, great job.
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08/30/2006 12:23:27 PM
Very memorable scene. Great job. 9
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08/30/2006 10:43:14 AM
Good capture and nice editing but doesnt have the wow impact of some of the other entries.
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08/30/2006 10:00:34 AM
I really like this picture

10
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08/30/2006 08:41:08 AM
Like the use 1/3 in this shot. This is a nice simple shot. Great job.
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08/30/2006 08:22:28 AM
My favorite. 10.
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08/30/2006 08:02:18 AM
Love it...great simplecity...like that hand is wet.
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08/30/2006 07:07:48 AM
great idea and really well executed with perfect lighting and comp...well done...I think there are a few photos in this challenge that might make it hard for you to ribbon, but good luck it's great 8
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08/30/2006 05:03:30 AM
excelletn recreation of movie poster-9-
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08/30/2006 02:29:21 AM
great!!
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08/30/2006 01:31:52 AM
Sweet photo!
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08/30/2006 12:44:54 AM
*gasp* I think you did a wonderful job! The photo makes me scared a little :-)
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08/30/2006 12:42:47 AM
That is great. The movie gave me the creeps. 9
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