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Challenge: Sky (Expert Editing)
Collection: Stories
Camera: Canon PowerShot A530
Location: Mansfield, NJ
Date: Dec 10, 2006
Galleries: Panoramic, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Dec 12, 2006

This is about 7 photos layered together, rotated and skewed. All photos were taken during the same sunset at the same place.

shadow/highlights (but not on the photographer)
curves
cloning and smudging and masking and painting in purple and black to blend the skies

21_F.gif skewsme is my world.

Statistics
Place: 72 out of 123
Avg (all users): 5.7283
Avg (commenters): 8.6250
Avg (participants): 5.8406
Avg (non-participants): 5.6888
Views since voting: 1241
Views during voting: 610
Votes: 265
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0


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01/15/2009 10:48:35 AM
Weird.....but cool.
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12/29/2006 05:59:13 PM
Hey there from ME!

Looking back through this challenge, I was surprised to see that this shot was tossed so far down the list. I thought that this one was executed very nicely, while maintaining the the integrity of photography.

Camera Work/Technical: Nice job keeping all the elements of the image in focus. I really like the crisp tree silhouettes, as well as your chosen WB and post-processing that really pulled a nice sky color.

Lighting: Great use of available light, and/or post-processing, to build a unique silhouetted image. I also like the highlight on the camera lens, as it works well pulling the eye through the various elements of the image.

Composition/Content: I think your composition is the strong point of this image. I really like the centered composition paired with the abruptly angled framing that you developed. This also works very nicely to pull the viewer's eye through and around the image.

My Opinion: This was a well thought out, and even better executed image that fits this challenge perfectly. While 5.7 is a strong score, I really expected this one to finish near the top of the heap. The voters missed this one, but who am I to think i understand the voters? Very nice work, and, in my opinion, one of your personal bests.

Eric
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12/22/2006 11:22:10 AM
I think you should have scored much higher for this brilliant image. I gave it a 10, and can't understand why anyone would have given it less than 7.

Thanks for sharing your method. I really want to try something like this myself.
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12/22/2006 10:51:41 AM
In any other challenge, this one would have been a very top finisher. It's an awesome AWESOME photo. . just up against some "beyond belief" entries! Congratulations on such expert execution!

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12/22/2006 12:21:09 AM
I love the processing on this one very much, well done.....

Message edited by author 2006-12-22 17:38:13.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/21/2006 05:49:54 AM
Immense joy :) Highly original, works completely for me. One for the wall! 10.
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12/19/2006 10:21:15 PM
Cool whatever-you-did! Please type up a How-to after contest closes to teach the rest of us! Thanks in advance! :)
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12/19/2006 03:18:02 PM
hmmm.. interesting... the photo seemed a bit weird, but after reading the title, it totaly makes sense :D
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12/19/2006 12:13:04 PM
Very interesting "tunnel" or "well" effect. Hope you share how you did it.
Nice yellow/orange tones as well, and your silhouette, having the reflection on the lens. Bump.
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12/17/2006 10:03:02 PM
Great perspective image for this challenge,really like the central subject,with the cerviture to represent your world,very creative and well titled....10
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12/16/2006 03:01:13 PM
The photographer seems really out of place in this photo.
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12/15/2006 10:26:46 PM
Very nice - I'm sure you're getting a lot comments here! Quite a unique perspective with an added "How'd they do that" to boot - 'course, these Expert Rules make you wonder less about that...
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12/15/2006 08:30:23 PM
This is very creative and lovely. 10
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12/15/2006 09:54:36 AM
I put this one in the top 10! Good shot.
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12/15/2006 09:53:00 AM
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12/15/2006 02:53:59 AM
Stunning just stunning, I am in awe of your work.....I had to come back this one, and bump it as high as I could, yes a "10" from me.....

Message edited by author 2006-12-22 17:45:33.
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12/15/2006 01:32:38 AM
I have the best hubby inna world... xoxo
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