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Graceful Tempest
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Challenge: Grace (Classic Editing)
Camera: Pentax Optio S
Location: Whitby
Date: Oct 26, 2003
Aperture: F4.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Animals, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Oct 28, 2003

More experimentation in pushing the boundaries of what is possible within the rules. Again, if the rules are relaxed I will produce less digital art and focus on techniques which enhance a natural looking photo.

Statistics
Place: 130 out of 197
Avg (all users): 4.6414
Avg (commenters): 5.8889
Avg (participants): 4.2157
Avg (non-participants): 4.9329
Views since voting: 1584
Votes: 251
Comments: 36
Favorites: 5 (view)


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07/20/2004 12:39:49 PM
I first noticed this when I joined DPC, and I still keep coming back to it. I think it is a beautfiul use of digital art in photography. Very magical, and perfect composition.
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11/05/2003 07:34:28 AM
All NeatImage does is remove noise. As a result of using it 3 times for this image, it has the result of losing a lot of detail, and giving an unusual blurred look. The main reason though, is that after the curves and colour adjustments there was tons of noise.
The photo really didn't look far off the finished DPC entry after opening it in Photoshop and applying the curves adjustment. That is what resulted in the strong sky colours, as it was taken at sunset, and quite a nice one at that.
11/05/2003 06:30:44 AM
I was wondering how this could have been legaly created. Interesting effects. It looks like some high pass has been used. I dont have neat image, so im not familiar with its effects. Why then is neat image legal but not other photo shop filters? A bit frustrating, eh?
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11/05/2003 05:49:06 AM
Thanks to those of you that liked this... it's still one of my lowest scoring pics though. The unusual effect came from a curves adjustment that made the mid-shadows brighter than the mid-highlights. Also lots of runs though NeatImage, and some extreme colour balancing.
11/05/2003 02:24:39 AM
Didn't score very well...but I still think this is a spectacular image. Keep it up!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/04/2003 01:00:51 PM
i do not care for the coloring of this at all. sorry.
11/04/2003 07:30:19 AM
Very strange lighting, it was a real photo? Apear to be very edited! If real, is amazing.
11/04/2003 05:35:54 AM
Don;t know how you've done it .. but it looks great ... 9
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11/03/2003 03:39:44 PM
the effects are way too distracting
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11/03/2003 07:36:38 AM
Strange effect, doesn't look realy natural
11/02/2003 09:58:50 PM
This is a very beautiful picture(?) I love the colors and effects. I can see how this could be done, but it looks more like a painting now than a photograph. I am not voting, just commenting on this challenge, but I would give this an much above average score. nice work
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11/02/2003 08:20:10 PM
Interesting filter.
11/02/2003 03:54:45 PM
How did you accomplish this and stay legal, hope you tell us. It's great.
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11/01/2003 06:32:51 PM
I don't find ANYTHING gracefull in this image with these awfull effects...
11/01/2003 06:02:15 PM
that is aswome!!
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11/01/2003 05:02:01 PM
Don't know how you did this but it's fabulous!. I love the ghostly softness and the drama in the clouds. One of the few times I wish the scale went higher.
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11/01/2003 02:40:32 PM
This photo looks more like digital art than photography....
10/31/2003 09:08:38 PM
10.
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10/31/2003 07:52:37 PM
very intersting... a bit overprocessed, but other than that, I'm curious how you did this. colors are awesome.
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10/31/2003 01:48:00 PM
theme : 1/3
lighting: 2/3
overall quality: 2/4 * very interesting effect - I like it
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10/31/2003 01:29:38 PM
The solarised (or is it cross processed image I have come across here). An interesting idea but it does not work for me, sorry
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10/31/2003 10:55:27 AM
Do tell us how this was acheived. Its an excellnt effect.
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10/30/2003 03:54:50 PM
This IMHO does not look like a photo anymore and does not do much for me.
TC
10/30/2003 10:58:30 AM
The effects don't seem graceful to me. I think the picture left as it was would have looked so much more beautiful. I'd love to see the original...
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10/30/2003 06:47:33 AM
I love the dreamy effect you have created here. The colors are just great and you have established a wonderful mood. I don't really care for the big square piece of wood tacked to the post in the foreground and I want to take a look at this on a better monitor so I can see if there is better contrast between the horse's front hooves and thee dirt, but other than that (which I did not dislike enough to subtract even a single point for), this is, for me, one of the best shots in the challenge. A print suitable for framing as far as I'm concerned. A 10.
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10/30/2003 06:44:41 AM
Graceful to me also means "subtle". I find the picture too loud for my taste, too much screaming colors and effects.
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10/30/2003 05:27:21 AM
For sure your technic is impresive, but I don't like the subject for this challenge
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10/29/2003 10:46:49 PM
I don't often like these over the top shots, but this one works for me, it has a great feel to it. Nicely done, is it solorize mode?
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10/29/2003 04:16:05 PM
Funky, i like it. I would like to know how you did this.
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10/29/2003 04:05:13 PM
This unusual and I like it.
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10/29/2003 03:27:17 PM
Interestingly bad to me art to others?
10/29/2003 02:22:41 PM
I'm not sure about this one - nice, but doesn't look natural at all! Much less blurring needed I think.
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10/29/2003 12:30:57 PM
I like this picture, but it is WAY to over manipulated
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10/29/2003 11:56:36 AM
I don't understand the need for all of the funky colors, but a very artfull piece. The composition is nice.
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10/29/2003 09:57:22 AM
What did you do with that picture? Looks like a cartoon Dont think its legal
10/29/2003 12:36:14 AM
Wow! Excellent Art. Very surreal 10 plus
The colors are bright and full of life.
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