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Challenge: Oxymoron (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: In my home
Date: Oct 16, 2006
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15
Date Uploaded: Oct 16, 2006

Pouring Rain Outside... dd was very concerned it was going to flood!

RAW adjustments
Channel Mixer - settings -50, 200, -50
Duplicate Background layer & move abover CM layer
Set mode to "Overlay" and 50% opacity
Adjusted opacity a little on CM layer.
Unsharp Max
Resize for web.

Place: 32 out of 155
Avg (all users): 5.8376
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.4493
Avg (non-participants): 5.9703
Views since voting: 736
Views during voting: 405
Votes: 271
Comments: 10
Favorites: 3 (view)

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10/25/2006 12:55:12 AM
The black-and-white suggestion is rational, but I personally think the pastel feel is more effective.

Overall a simple but enticing capture.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/22/2006 09:46:42 PM
Love the reflection of her tiara in the window.
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10/22/2006 09:33:57 PM
Lovely photo and overall feeling, good composition and lighting. While I'd prefer to see a little more face, there is just enough eye to satisfy. I love it, and hope that it does well.
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10/20/2006 01:29:38 PM
good oxymoron, although it took me a minute to link with the shot (100% chance of rain). A B&W treatment may have been good here. composition is good. lighting is tough. You want some drab, I guess, to emphasize the emotion the rain is causing, but you don't want so much that the picture isn't nice to look at. 6
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10/19/2006 11:24:53 PM
Very nice. I might suggest a little more reflected light on "her" to draw out the detail and color of her skin tones. 9
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10/19/2006 05:05:45 PM
Is that 100% of rain?
Maybe not completely clear, but it's a wonderful photo, hauntingly beautiful, well done.
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10/19/2006 07:29:41 AM
Very nice image and good oxymoron. Love the reflection of the tiara in the window :-)
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10/19/2006 03:57:44 AM
I'm having trouble understanding the oxymoron in the image. The image itself is nice enough though. I like the subtle tones and sombre mood. Good luck with the challenge.
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10/18/2006 03:11:10 PM
Good choice of oxymoron for the image, or vice-versa. :) I like the image for it's simple message. Hoping you don't get dinged too badly for lighting. I know the lighting is basically window light that is available and it suits the image, but I think you're going to be getting some feedback on it being too dark. JMO of course. Good luck in the challenge.
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10/18/2006 01:59:53 PM
Poor little princess. Nice capture of rainy day emotions and soft reflection.
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