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Challenge: Sky (Expert Editing)
Collection: challenge entries
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4.0G IF-ED
Location: Nottuln
Date: Dec 14, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Sky, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Dec 14, 2006

I was inspired by a poster I saw of Gone with the Wind, I wanted to recreate the colors of the sky. Tara is the name of Scarlet O'Hara's family plantation.

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I am pleased that DPC has introduced this new rule set, it is a large enhancement to the site and, in my opinion, long overdue. It only remains to be seen now how this first challenge goes down to see how widely accepted it will be. I have absolutely no idea how this kind of image will fare so I will be very interested in the result, good or bad.

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 123
Avg (all users): 6.7565
Avg (commenters): 8.4000
Avg (participants): 6.9444
Avg (non-participants): 6.6884
Views since voting: 3212
Views during voting: 1114
Votes: 271
Comments: 44
Favorites: 3 (view)


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12/23/2006 02:11:46 AM
Thanks for all your comments and votes. This first "expert" editing challenge was fun. I will miss out the next few though until things settle down and some issues are sorted out.

Originally posted by nshapiro:

Very nice Gary! I'd love to hear a bit about the postprocessing... care to share? (I'm mainly interested in what you did in processing Tara, I love the look you are getting on your model's shots.)


To tell you the truth I can't remember exactly what I did. I can tell you though that I am keeping more and more away from filters now than in the past and using mainly on Photoshop tools like curves, levels, selective color etc and a lot of masking.
12/23/2006 12:14:03 AM
Very nice Gary! I'd love to hear a bit about the postprocessing... care to share? (I'm mainly interested in what you did in processing Tara, I love the look you are getting on your model's shots.)

Message edited by author 2006-12-23 00:16:10.
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12/22/2006 07:45:54 PM
This scares me.
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12/22/2006 07:21:44 PM
As always Gary, NICELY DONE!
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12/22/2006 05:50:31 PM
This was my highest vote, no kidding
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12/22/2006 04:22:19 AM
Well done. Love your photoshop skills. You amaze me :o)
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12/22/2006 12:42:46 AM
Super digital art. Looking forward to seeing your entries in future expert rule set challenges.
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12/22/2006 12:21:41 AM
Not a bad result when you have to go up against the usual high scoring landscapes entries. I'd love to see this rule set used where that isn't the case.
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12/22/2006 12:17:05 AM
Groovy work, Kiwi! Really fun stuff.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/21/2006 06:20:54 PM
One of my four favorites. A great example of using editing to enhance the image without drawing too much attention to the editing itself. The image is lovely, and all the aspects of it work together to create a wonderful mood/feel. I think this is my second favorite in the challenge overall and that's 'cause I'm a sucker for rainbow colors, hehe. I really love this shot and I hope you do well!
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12/21/2006 05:08:14 PM
Where photography meets drawing.... Cool stuff!
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12/21/2006 03:07:52 PM
All the elements in this shot are great and put together nicely. The lighting on the girl is great too. My only thing is my viewpoint being looked down on feels slightly awkward.
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12/21/2006 03:51:36 AM
Gotta love how you have a BEAR in the shot (a relative of mine I believe) and nird silhouettes (I used them myself) Synchronicity, a message from beyond :-) And, oh yeah, a really n ice shot. One of my faves.

Sometjhing weird going on with the way her right arm looks, is my only nit here.
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12/20/2006 11:21:56 PM
I'd like to see this with just a little less starkness of contrast between the foreground figure and the sky ... I like the composition and the birds flying by.
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12/20/2006 05:29:51 PM
Great job on the processing.
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12/19/2006 10:43:19 PM
"Tomorrow...is...another day!" :)
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12/19/2006 04:15:36 PM
A striking image. The picket fence is a little bit too perfect. Otherwise, it would be hard to find fault. Perhaps an old wooden bucket in her hands rather than a teddy bear ;-) to go with the rustic nature of the image. 9.
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12/19/2006 01:17:12 PM
Her face looks artificial, like a porcelaine doll, as well as other elements - not my cup of tea.
The whole image is too eerie for my taste...
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12/19/2006 10:14:15 AM
That bear looks worried. 7 bump to 8
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12/19/2006 08:02:22 AM
a beautiful photo for sure!
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12/18/2006 01:51:02 PM
This is like a mix between Marylin Manson and Dorothy. Has an odd creepy feel to it. Has a strong feel of kiwiness to it but not his strongest work IMHO. I am sure this will do just fine though. Edit - I guess I am a moron as my wife tells me the reference is Gone with the Wind. So Marilyn Manson meets Scarlett Ohara. ;)
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12/17/2006 10:06:27 PM
A dramatic sky, but my eyes keep coming back to Tara, making the sky a secondary element Rather than the key element....Bumping to 9
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12/16/2006 09:20:39 PM
I see you held back just a bit. :) The POV is a perfect fit for this dark imagery.
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12/16/2006 08:52:24 PM
This is the kind of picture I was expecting to see in the challenge. It's well done, and a good subject. I particularly like the texture in her dress.
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12/16/2006 08:14:44 PM
Beautiful work here. Very cool, very weird and very powerful. One of my top picks. :)
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12/16/2006 07:28:07 PM
Very cool...or should I say erie.
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12/16/2006 02:27:49 PM
I've bumped my vote on this one. I've found that I'm really drawn to this unusual photo. The color with the contrast of the white and of course the totally awesome perspective make this a good/good/good shot!!!
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12/16/2006 12:51:27 PM
Stunning portrait shot at a very unusual angle -- it does make me a little uneasy as it appears like she is falling backwards.
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12/16/2006 11:44:34 AM
Beautiful processing and wonderful piece -- great stuff!
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12/16/2006 05:14:52 AM
Wowsers! This is really, really creepy. (in this case, that is a good thing) Really freakin' me out :-) Very cool processing, looks like a drawing. Wow. Just really ...creepy and freaky! Cool. The teddy bear is really adding to the creepiness. Cool, way, way cool. I am totally freaked out, but I like it. Nice job!
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12/15/2006 11:07:27 PM
very nice photo, but it seem like my eye is drawn to the girl more than the sky
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12/15/2006 09:54:42 PM
very creative
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12/15/2006 07:17:33 PM
Way cool!
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12/15/2006 06:09:51 PM
Eeeeeeeerrrrriiieeeee! The birds just put this one over the top. Very well done.
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12/15/2006 06:06:52 PM
surreal alice in wonderland type image...well done...love the composition
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12/15/2006 12:49:00 PM
Compelling composition!
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12/15/2006 12:42:44 PM
kiwiness, this is so you ;)
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12/15/2006 10:41:14 AM
fantastic image ... IMHO it looks like it came straight out of a horror movie ... love everything about this ... good luck in the hunt for a ribbon!
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12/15/2006 09:57:40 AM
Creepy- but so what this challenge is for, you are a master! 10 To you.
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12/15/2006 09:41:46 AM
I would have lost the teddy - she looks like a vampire queen. Nice!
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12/15/2006 02:31:23 AM
Perfect, just perfect in everyway, and this deserves a ribbion, and I am going to give you a "10".....The more I look at this, the more I love it.....
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12/15/2006 12:42:31 AM
Carrie Returns. YIKES - this is creepily wonderful. I like her high forehead and lack of expression.
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12/15/2006 12:09:48 AM
Ohh, this one is good! Creepy! Very nicely done! +8
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12/15/2006 12:06:18 AM
clear winner, kiwiness?
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