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Exit To Sanity Denied (Basic Editing Rules)
Exit To Sanity Denied (Basic Editing Rules)

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Challenge: Exit (Basic Editing)
Camera: Kodak Z650
Location: My front living room and hallway
Date: Jan 19, 2007
Aperture: F8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1.3 seconds
Galleries: Abstract, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Jan 19, 2007

Well ... I had this concept in my mind and it took me some time to figure out how to achieve it within Basic Editing Rules. I figure a LOT of people may not believe I stayed within the rules so I guess I better keep the original REAL handy. Basically I set up my camera to look through the door of my living room onto the inside of our high security front door. Small halogen table lamp (shaded) on the floor, streetlights lighting the rippled glass from the outside. Then I set the camera to f8 for DOF and hit the time-delayed shutter (with a shutterspeed of 1.3 secs to give me a slightly underexposed shot). Then I stepped forward and held my hands in place in the middle of the field. Immediately after the shutter snapped I yanked my hands away to give them a partly exposed ghostly appearance. After a LOT of tries, this is what I got.

Rotate slightly
Monochrome channel mixer overall
Dark Blue fill adjustment layer overall in normal mode
Light Green fill adjustment layer overall in normal mode
Contrast and Brightness increased overall
Noise overall
Save for web

Place: 80 out of 142
Avg (all users): 5.1127
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 5.1600
Avg (non-participants): 5.0982
Views since voting: 1846
Views during voting: 314
Votes: 213
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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04/29/2009 08:00:28 PM
Great photo, i love that you have the window tilted instead of head on bravo!! i think the cool tones really add some depth to this photo, as for the subject it dras you in (imo) making to wonder...
great photo, very nice work!
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03/16/2009 07:05:32 PM
i love this greetmir .. it really conveys the feeling of trying to escape .. its a brilliant image .. :)
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02/14/2007 12:33:33 PM
Nice capture of a crazed feeling! The technique is great, too. I used a similar method to get a ghostly presence in my Entrance shot.
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02/08/2007 10:31:57 AM
This is a very emotive shot! I absolutely love it. I would imagine this is how it feels to have a mental illness. I know that depression sometimes makes me feel this way. On another note... I wouldn't put the rules used in the title. There are many people who will deduct points for that and that might have hurt you here. IMHO, this should have scored higher.
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01/31/2007 09:36:51 AM
I thought this should have been much higher. Nice work...I would like to see more.
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01/31/2007 12:55:55 AM
I cannot believe where this photo placed. You were robbed!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/29/2007 12:55:13 PM
Strange .. weird ... but nice effects. I'm not quite getting it tho.
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01/27/2007 12:49:51 PM
Very expressive!!! 10.
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01/24/2007 12:41:57 PM
this is really cool!!!
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01/24/2007 10:53:20 AM
how did you do it?
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01/24/2007 03:09:43 AM
Emotional content is great! Well done
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