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Wood Print

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Challenge: Woody (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8-4 Compact High Speed Zoom for Canon
Location: Walla Walla, WA
Date: Oct 10, 2006
Aperture: f/29
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1
Galleries: Studio
Date Uploaded: Oct 10, 2006

neat image, levels, desat, burn/dodge, green hue, cloned out sensor dust, resized.

Place: 25 out of 106
Avg (all users): 6.3621
Avg (commenters): 6.8889
Avg (participants): 6.0345
Avg (non-participants): 6.4440
Views since voting: 1246
Views during voting: 454
Votes: 290
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/25/2006 06:04:28 AM
I originally tried to get the woody in focus as well, but because of the lack of depth in the image (as in from lens to backdrop) I had to basically shoot a macro shot which, even with f/22, could not give me enough DoF to get the woody in focus. That said, I realized as I looked at the original unedited image before I went to edit it that I prefer having the woody out of focus because it adds dimensionality to what would otherwise have been a very flat and simple feeling image.
10/24/2006 09:03:07 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

This was one of my favorites in the challenge.

As I mentioned in my very short comment during the challenge, I really like this concept. What worked for me with this was the OOF actual woody and the in focus "on film" woody, both in the same pose. I'm not exactly sure WHY this works for me, but it does. I find it interesting that a lot of the other commenters wanted the real woody in focus - I don't think that I do at all - it would change the tenor of the picture completely. Composition with the strong diagonal works well.

The toning also works quite well, though given the "darkroom" imagery, I could also see it toned in red. And you do mention cloning out sensor dust - you missed a few. It's not something I noticed during the challenge but is something when I spend more time with the picture.

Nice work - this is the second of yours that's shown up on my "it's in my top 10, why not everyone else's?" list (the other was the feather).

If you have any questions, feel free to PM me.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/16/2006 02:40:28 PM
Nicely done, like the banner of a film company (that does all-woody films). Very expressive model. 8
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10/16/2006 10:22:37 AM
The creativity aspect using the 35mm film is excellent. I wish the main woody figure was a bit more in focus (less fuzzy). 7.
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10/15/2006 11:13:09 PM
Nice idea. I vote a 9. Great job.
10/14/2006 02:47:14 AM
Great duotone, interesting colours. The sharpness in the negative is great, just my opinion, I'd have liked to have seen this through out the image. The photo doesn't tell a story as cleanly as some of the photos, however taken on purely face value - I like it -6
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10/14/2006 12:59:49 AM
I love the lighting (color and direction). Composition is strong too. I even like the use of that ribbon-type thing with the images on it. ;-)
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10/13/2006 10:26:39 AM
I stopped and looked at this one for a while. It's cute. Honestly, I'm trying to figure out what is in the frame(s) of film next to the Woody negative. Probably not your intent. The color cast is also a little uncomfortable. If you're going to shift did you consider blue or even B/W? Sorry, I wish I could put my finger on what isn't pulling this off for me. :( Best of luck to you in the challenge.
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10/12/2006 08:14:18 PM
Not sure I like the green or the dof. But it is a great concept and very imaginative. If the frame is the point of view, it doesn't stand strong enough for me.
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10/12/2006 05:25:57 PM
Great concept! Nicely toned.
10/12/2006 02:49:35 PM
Creative and intriguing.
10/12/2006 12:42:50 PM
Good idea, the shot would have been perfect with the real woody focused
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10/12/2006 09:21:05 AM
COOOL!!! Love the green. I wish the big woody on the right were a tad more in focus. I understand the shallow DOF, but to me, it would've worked had the entire shot been in focus. Maybe not... just thinking out loud.
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10/12/2006 08:59:29 AM
what is that plastic stuff around woody? never seen that before...
10/11/2006 05:55:04 PM
Interesting idea and image, good composition, nice curve made by the film. I'm not certain about the DOF choice, I think that the woody begs for attention versus the film frame, so I'm looking for sharpness/DOF to include woody.
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10/11/2006 10:59:13 AM
10/11/2006 09:46:43 AM
Oh, really neat idea but I think you need more DOF to get Woody in focus as well.
10/11/2006 04:51:34 AM
cool idea)
10/11/2006 01:22:38 AM
This is a great shot and I would love to know how it was executed.
10/11/2006 12:44:32 AM
Sooooooooooo well done!

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