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levyj413


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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bokeh III (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challenge Entries (most)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Location: My basement
Date: Oct 24, 2006
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 50
Shutter: 0.6s
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Oct 24, 2006

Silhouette of my daughter's giant Barbie head against a fiber optic lamp.

Was really struggling for an idea when I realized the same Barbie head I used for some experiments in painting with light could work here. I\'ve had success with putting things against this light before, so I tried it again.

I like the curve of the silhouette; the edge keeps flipping so I see it as a face and then as the left edge of an abstract blue shape.

Editing: cropping
- A little selective color to blacken the blacks and whiten the whites
- Gaussian blur (2.0) to get rid of the sharpening halo that came from the camera and the rings within the blue circles
- Sharpening with threshhold above zero (299, 1.2, 10)to affect only the black edge of the face
- Resize and save.

Statistics
Place: 94 out of 440
Avg (all users): 5.7243
Avg (commenters): 7.1000
Avg (participants): 5.6947
Avg (non-participants): 5.7518
Views since voting: 1437
Views during voting: 434
Votes: 272
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0


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AuthorThread
08/03/2007 03:54:06 PM
This looks vaguely familiar...? It's quite funny too, because I'd never seen this photo of yours and they are remarkably similar.
I did edit my details but I'll have to find the image that I got my inspiration from.
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11/01/2006 08:11:42 AM
I do like the composition and colors in this as well as the shape the doll's face imparts - :O_O:
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11/01/2006 06:47:44 AM
glad to see you using her for good and not evil..lol :P
nice job.
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11/01/2006 05:41:21 AM
Your fiber optics landed a higher score than mine - well done! Love this one of yours too.
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11/01/2006 01:34:50 AM
Nice top 100 shot, Jeffrey. You love those blue fiber optics, don't ya?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/31/2006 11:15:20 PM
Excellent rendition. Bump.
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10/31/2006 10:29:04 PM
i really think this title is distracting.
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10/31/2006 01:02:57 PM
Cool image.
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10/30/2006 08:26:54 AM
awesome shot and concept
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10/30/2006 05:31:48 AM
far out .................
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10/28/2006 08:56:43 PM
Nice picture...thanks for sharing
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10/28/2006 06:08:50 AM
love it
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10/27/2006 06:28:26 PM
I like it
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10/27/2006 12:49:45 PM
Definitely one of the more creative entries!
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10/27/2006 12:49:20 AM
Face - well done!
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10/26/2006 08:41:20 PM
nice
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10/26/2006 08:27:34 PM
Different!
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10/26/2006 11:33:04 AM
Cool image. The background becomes the primary aspect and the silhouette is a nice balance. Outside of the two spots of light on the face this is a pretty clean image. Nice take on the challenge.
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10/25/2006 11:37:04 PM
Not what I would consider boken, to much detail in background to me, I can tell they are fiberoptice. Great idea though.
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10/25/2006 12:23:43 AM
i like this a lot!
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