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Riley Bites
Riley Bites
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Challenge: Free Study XIII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Date: Sep 17, 2006
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2006

This is an homage to Sally Mann, whose work I have liked for a very long time. Riley did bite my sprog, hard. When I got home I thought of Mann's image Jessie Bites, and shot this. It's about 2 hours after the fact, so the pathetic look is actually cheesy acting, but there were copious tears when it happened. The bruise wasn't this bad - there were a couple of multiply layers involved. But it was one of the worst bites I've ever seen.

He does - hard.

O dear, what didn't i do?

two layers of hue sat, different values, using layer masks, mutliply layers, screen layers, high pass. ithink that's it. i could be wrong. lots and lots.

Statistics
Place: 107 out of 615
Avg (all users): 6.1383
Avg (commenters): 7.3810
Avg (participants): 6.0753
Avg (non-participants): 6.3571
Views since voting: 1211
Views during voting: 325
Votes: 188
Comments: 31
Favorites: 6 (view)


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01/10/2008 01:46:59 PM
beautiful eyes and really like your b/w conversion..
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01/27/2007 01:02:18 PM
Beautiful eyes. Beautiful tones.
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11/17/2006 01:21:48 PM
This is such an enduring, intimate family, image.
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11/08/2006 04:45:31 PM
Wow this kid has such nice eyes, great portrait!
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10/09/2006 02:40:18 PM
This is a wonderful shot! What kind of dog is Riley? Or is Riley a person -- it kind of looks like a human bite.

Technical: I thought this was a bit low on contrast/muddy. Maybe what you were going for, but to me that took away from the image. Just thinking the right slider of the levels tool should have been a bit more to the left.

But a great pose and wonderful image!
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10/08/2006 12:17:14 AM
congrats on the 6+. I came so close to commenting on this, but ultimately forgot. I gave it a 7. I love how it is ultimately not a portrait, but a picture of a bruise. ok, I'm exaggerating. But the bruise is so important to the shot. Very interesting.
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10/07/2006 11:17:13 PM
8 - This didn't look like 'prompted acting' to me. Tones work very well. Only thing that detracted in this for me was the upper left darker area (the thicker steel or such, the thinner angled 'whatever' adds, in my opinion). Maybe a slightly tighter crop, especially with those nice eyes, who knows. 'Once bitten twice shy'. edit:to add comments - edit2:typo & to say thank you, glad you liked my 'comments'

Message edited by author 2006-10-09 15:24:39.
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10/07/2006 09:15:13 PM
Great facial expression, good capture
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10/07/2006 09:11:18 PM
Amazing story in a single click. 10
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10/07/2006 08:59:50 PM
Oh...the poor sweetie! Just let me at that Riley brut! 7
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10/07/2006 06:19:59 PM
awwwwwwww...great capture of "THAT" moment. Priceless~
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10/07/2006 04:58:22 PM
Such a beautiful black and white portrait. The bite is disturbing. :(
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10/07/2006 03:56:03 PM
this just makes me angry
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10/07/2006 11:29:19 AM
What a moving image! The bruise, and especially his expression, tell a story. I hope he is feeling better! My favorite image in the challenge, a 10 from me.
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10/06/2006 10:49:33 PM
The wound looks painful and the expression heartbreaking. 10
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10/06/2006 06:46:36 PM
Really good photo. True emotion. Great eyes. Ouch!
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10/05/2006 05:52:58 PM
awwwwww - look at those eyes!!!
Not sure what the title implies - a sibling bite?
No matter - I don't vote on a title, just curious.
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10/05/2006 01:20:57 PM
Poor guy - you've really captured his mood beautifully!! Excellent!!
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10/03/2006 10:55:08 PM
I feel really bad for the kid but this is a wonderful shot. Love the expression, the use of black & white. What happened to this poor kid!
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10/03/2006 04:53:24 PM
damn! those eyes, wow! its like they look right through you!
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10/03/2006 04:06:20 PM
The poor kid looks pretty upset.
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10/03/2006 03:04:52 PM
I would hyave dodge more of the eyes... but really well executed
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10/02/2006 10:31:10 PM
Why don't you call it "Let's go to the Hospital"?
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10/02/2006 04:37:18 AM
excellent image...could have done with a bit more contrast and perhaps dodging around the eyes...but excellent 8
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10/02/2006 12:24:48 AM
The eyes look great, they really draw your attention. In fact if the rollover hadn't lost my original comment I wouldn't of noticed the bite. Great b&w conversion as well. Well done!
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10/01/2006 07:01:04 PM
poor kid, nice shot
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10/01/2006 04:32:34 PM
nice eyes
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10/01/2006 12:30:36 PM
Ouchie. Sweet little guy.
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10/01/2006 10:45:34 AM
Yikes, what pathos... fantastic shot. Lovely processing for the subject. Excellent.
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10/01/2006 10:17:09 AM
Ouch!!! That's all I can say. That and love that kids eyes!
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10/01/2006 06:12:28 AM
Sad, but so nicely photographed.....
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