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A Face in the Clouds
A Face in the Clouds

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Challenge: Sky (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Home, Hervey Bay, Australia
Date: Dec 12, 2006
Aperture: 14.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Sky, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Dec 12, 2006

A Face in the Clouds

A continuous series of photo’s taken from the back verandah, as an airliner turns for the final approach for Hervey Bay, 8 images were used for this challenge. Tone was set and batch processed in Adobe Lightroom .

The face in the clouds is actually in the originals and minor enhanced in PhotoShop.

Each full frame image was Slightly sharpened and noise reduced, before laying into photo, the position of the plane in each layer was then brought through, as the layers added, giving the effect of flight through the sky

Minor Dodge/Burn
Adjust exposure
NI Sharpen/Noise
USM Final sharpen
Minor crop

Quality Raw CR2 MG 9302

Place: 58 out of 123
Avg (all users): 5.9508
Avg (commenters): 7.0769
Avg (participants): 5.5588
Avg (non-participants): 6.0867
Views since voting: 2962
Views during voting: 453
Votes: 264
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0

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12/22/2006 10:49:41 AM
Excelleng finish Brian! This challenge really just blew me away with the talent. The creativity. The awe-inspiring photography. To score a 5.95 in this challenge is something to be quite proud of!!!! I gave this a 9, and its definitely one of my top 2 favorites of yours for sure!!!!!! Congratulations!

12/22/2006 12:18:54 AM
So, so, so, close to a 6 mate, but so, so good.....
Well done on this result, and you are in great company, as there were sme awesome image in this one, and yours was one of them, IMO.....
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/21/2006 12:31:05 PM
I like the imagery. The arch of the planes, especially the 1st one on the left...including the space from the next plane, keeps my eye rolling over the photo again and again. The combination of cloud direction (upper/lower masses)does much the same for me. Your use of sepia tone focuses on the composition that I admire so much.
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12/19/2006 03:32:35 PM
nice picture
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12/19/2006 10:34:59 AM
I like how subtly the plane appears. a good effect shown subtly has more impact, imho. 7
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12/18/2006 08:26:06 AM
wheres the face?
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12/17/2006 07:40:30 PM
Sweet shot, nice work. Love the colors in the sky.
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12/16/2006 08:38:18 PM
I see at least two faces. If the face(s) in the clouds is(are)the subject, what is the purpose of the line of jets? They distract me from everything that it going in the sky and clouds. Discounting jets, the tones are very good and your sky is extremely interesting.
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12/16/2006 12:06:51 AM
fantastic idea and perfect for the challenge...wonderful depth and great as a duotone 9
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12/15/2006 08:25:25 PM
The magenta and brown don't look good to me. (On my monitor)
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12/15/2006 05:11:09 PM
Oh VERRRRY NICE! I love the perspective those tiny planes all in a row give this dramatic sky scene. Beautiful work! I do see the face too, and it's VERY interesting!
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12/15/2006 02:00:04 PM
I can actually see two faces,a cat and a mouse, but I think that the planes are a distraction
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12/15/2006 01:26:16 PM
This is cool. I actually considering doing a shot like this.
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12/15/2006 11:23:36 AM
nice time lapse photo
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12/15/2006 10:28:33 AM
Great shot!!
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12/15/2006 01:13:06 AM
Awesome, I just love the face in the clouds, looking over the plane.....
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12/15/2006 12:20:47 AM
This is uber cool. Love the "doll face" in the clouds. Great mix of pink/gold. I like the airplanes all lined up too. My fav so far.
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