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Challenge: Hair (Expert Editing*)
Collection: Settings
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Allamuchy, NJ
Date: Apr 14, 2007
Galleries: Landscape, Floral
Date Uploaded: Apr 17, 2007

This is a composite of 5 photos: one for hair, one for landscape, one for sky and two for flowersun, all taken on the same day. oh, and the sky was blended with exclusion (or difference?) so it's kinda reversed. and I flipped it, too, so it's really reversed (and some mountain got flipped, too. see that? but dpc loves symmetry!).

Thanks to skewsme for becoming 50 feet tall and then dunking herself in the reservoir.

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post-challenge: thanks for comments! I kind of like the Surreal/collage effect of the hair island. But I appreciate the advice to shade the bottom and have it blend more. To be honest, that hadn't occurred to me.

Statistics
Place: 145 out of 170
Avg (all users): 4.7323
Avg (commenters): 5.3158
Avg (participants): 4.9545
Avg (non-participants): 4.6601
Views since voting: 1152
Views during voting: 548
Votes: 269
Comments: 30
Favorites: 0


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04/29/2007 04:43:33 PM
Quite Dali-esque. Love the flower in the sky.
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04/29/2007 01:25:17 PM
Neat shot. I like the flower sun a lot. I agree about needing to blur the bottom of the island a bit, but mostly I just think how intriguing it would be to see this as you're walking along!
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04/26/2007 04:18:54 PM
You know, I gave this a 6 in the challenge because it made me laugh. I guess I am slow. I did not get it I think because of the title. I liked the sun - very pretty and stands out well - and because it was different!
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04/25/2007 04:21:07 PM
Woah, this is one trippy image. But I also find it very well done - I'm really surprised it didn't finish higher. Definitely in the spirit of Team Suck; you do us proud, Fearless Leader!
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04/25/2007 02:53:58 PM
I can't believe this finished so low. It's funny and imaginative and well executed.
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04/25/2007 01:19:47 PM
I like this and once again I wish that I had the knowledge that you all have for post processing.
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04/25/2007 08:05:45 AM
Well you certainly went above and beyond on this one. When will you be writing the poem about this one?
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04/25/2007 05:08:57 AM
Ah, that was you? :) I should've known. I still think it's hilarious!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2007 06:41:29 AM
Interesting shot. Well thought out. I would have rated it higher except for the fact that, in my opinion, where the hair and the water meet is too precise. If you had roughened it up a bit...cannot think of the correct word for the process (age is horrible on the intelligent mind) but this way just seems too 'clean' of a cut.

Otherwise... nicely thought out shot. The flower representing the sun was a nice touch!
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04/23/2007 10:13:03 PM
umm.. why is there a pony tail emerging from the water? is she a giant or something? this is rediculous!
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04/23/2007 03:35:30 PM
weird
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04/23/2007 12:57:47 PM
creative idea, but you need a better merging technique. The bottom edge of the hair is just straight and looks very fake.
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04/23/2007 11:02:50 AM
She had been sleeping for 34 years...but sadly the villigers knew that one day she would terrorize them once again.
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04/22/2007 03:23:45 PM
I don't know what I am looking at and based on the title, I am afraid to ask. The blending of the "island" at the waterline could be improved. Overall, it's creative and the base image looks very nice. Good luck with it.
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04/21/2007 12:39:18 PM
blending seems to be off around the head. looks like it was just stuck on top of the water. You might have wanted to add some reflections to the water....see the top right mound in the water? similar reflections like that would have made this more believable. I also don't get the flower in the right hand corner?
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04/21/2007 02:35:43 AM
nice try at making a head look like an island and flower lock like the sun but it doesn't come off very well.
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04/20/2007 11:19:50 AM
Very odd, but fun.
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04/20/2007 04:00:46 AM
7
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04/20/2007 12:14:38 AM
Dali. Great textures, colours throughout. (Now, what does this mean, this underhair slouching up to be born...)
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04/19/2007 08:21:39 AM
I guess it took a lot of time to compose this one, but the result is not so good... I like very much the concept ot the flower/sun, but it would have been better on a clean sky, the sun cannot be beneath the clouds! Also the hairy island is a nice idea, it goes well with the other islands and I appreciate that you can see where it is hit by the sun rays, but its lower edge is too sharp, it looks like if it was scissor cut from another picture and pasted here. It doesn't merge with the rest of the picture and I think that the overall result is poor. But don't be discouraged, you have been very creative and I'm sure that if you exercise with this technique you can reach better results. Good luck!
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04/19/2007 01:50:41 AM
HAHAHA.....WHAAATTT??? coooolll
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04/19/2007 12:13:47 AM
Pretty obvious edit although I guess that was intentional here.
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04/18/2007 10:11:32 PM
I...don't get it....
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04/18/2007 05:45:44 PM
What is that sticking out of the water? A hairy rock or a horse.
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04/18/2007 04:37:38 PM
The idea is great, but it looks like it has been edited.
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04/18/2007 01:11:15 PM
Interesting concept. The PP details distract me from the composition. I'm not a PP expert, but I believe feathering the edges would help. Nice.
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04/18/2007 12:30:52 PM
Thanks for not being boring.... :)
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04/18/2007 01:52:21 AM
GOOD IDEA I REALLY LIKE IT
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04/18/2007 12:36:27 AM
Looks too fake sorry >.<
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04/18/2007 12:07:52 AM
lol Well, it made me laugh a lot... I'd say a 7 for the humour.
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