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Challenge: Sci-Fi Celebration (Expert Editing)
Camera: Mattel Barbie Photo Designer Digital Camera
Location: garage
Date: Jun 24, 2007
Galleries: Portraiture, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Jun 24, 2007

I wasn't even planning on entering this, but I had some fun with a photo I'd just taken and decided to go for it.

I didn't know quite how to make myself look like an alien. So I removed my nose. Never liked it much anyways. Haha.

Crop, contrast. Cool color balance. Changed the purple in my hair to blue. Cloned out distractions on my face, lightened and blued my irises, then blackened the whites. Then I got rid of my nose. I also worked on the mouth and jaw line a bit.

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Wow, well this sure did better than I expected :P I'm honestly surprised at how many people recognized me, haha.
Well, thank you everyone, for the votes, comments and favorites!

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 93
Avg (all users): 7.2918
Avg (commenters): 8.4872
Avg (participants): 6.9836
Avg (non-participants): 7.3878
Views since voting: 4941
Views during voting: 688
Votes: 257
Comments: 68
Favorites: 31 (view)


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05/24/2008 09:24:16 PM
Wow....: )
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09/09/2007 03:25:31 AM
I didn't realize that something unusual was going on until I read "So I removed my nose."

Wow.

I love this.
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08/14/2007 02:59:21 PM
Beautiful Blue, my favorite color. Well done.
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07/10/2007 01:44:31 AM
Girl, you rule!

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07/07/2007 03:29:35 PM
lmao i just noticed ur camera! where'd ya get ur hands on a gem like that? betcha can't wait till the dirty ol' XT comes in the mail!! i know i can't hah
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07/07/2007 08:46:58 AM
Had to come back and tell you how much I love this image. The mystery and science fiction-ness of this entry is wonderful. I think blackening the whites of your eyes is what sends it into orbit for me.

Favorites!!!
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07/07/2007 08:36:58 AM
This really is beautiful.
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07/06/2007 10:59:15 PM
haha, hadn't been on DPC for a while and just happened to look at the recently added favs... before i even noticed the name i was like wtf, is that anna? lol funny how a nose makes like... no difference
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07/06/2007 10:55:56 PM
This one is amazing...wish it had a ribbon attatched ;)
Adding to favorites...
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07/06/2007 03:28:29 PM
congratz on the top 10!
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07/06/2007 01:46:06 PM
Wow :) Awesome. period.

Very creative. So what colour is your hair now? :P
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07/06/2007 01:24:19 PM
this was my pick for the blue! hypnotizing image :)
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07/06/2007 12:24:35 PM
HA! I thought that was you! Well done & congrats on the HM! LOVE this! Beautiful work as always Annah.
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07/06/2007 09:53:41 AM
Wow! You did SO GOOD!

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07/06/2007 08:52:41 AM
Very cool photo...congratulations on the HM!
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07/06/2007 07:28:30 AM
Very, Very cool. Congrats
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07/06/2007 02:38:15 AM
Well done on a new PB.
I thought this was yours when i gave t my 10.

Kev
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07/06/2007 01:05:35 AM
I should've known that was you. Man, what a fab shot. Congrats.
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07/06/2007 12:59:56 AM
I really like how you made even an alien look beautiful and unique.
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07/06/2007 12:57:22 AM
Annah - this image is BEAUTIFUL - I thought it was you - SMILE!

Well done - you look good with and without a nose - GRIN!
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07/06/2007 12:47:49 AM
Haha- you rock! Congrats on fifth!
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07/06/2007 12:32:37 AM
Well done on an honourable mention...considering you were not going to enter this, just as well you did
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07/06/2007 12:27:32 AM
One of my ribbon picks, congrats on top 5 though ;)
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07/06/2007 12:07:03 AM
Ha I was right. Congrats on the HM.

ETA: It's amazing that so many figured this was hers.

Message edited by author 2007-07-06 00:51:00.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/05/2007 10:11:10 AM
This one has my vote. Beautiful
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07/05/2007 06:55:06 AM
WOW, excellent picture, great expression
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07/05/2007 06:33:55 AM
Oooh, nice editing work. very alien. I like the selective softness, however, I'd prefer to see a little more contrast and highlight sharpness to pop the image. I normally hate the top-bottom border look, but it actually works here, probably because Sci-Fi movies are widescreen. :)
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07/05/2007 06:05:55 AM
A wonderful image shows imagination and talent well done 9
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07/04/2007 08:22:45 PM
I really like this picture for some reason, there's something about her face that is quite interesting to me. Great Job!
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07/04/2007 04:19:23 PM
Nice!
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07/04/2007 11:31:16 AM
i hope this one wins, its excellent and it maintains a photographic nature
well done - 10
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07/04/2007 06:03:26 AM
Curiously wrought - believably realistic. Makes me want to blow my nose while I can. I would love to see any others taken on this shoot. You could start a trend here! Hair is nice too. I wonder if you had done cat's eye iris or goats, would it have been even better. Good luck with your entry
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07/03/2007 03:57:09 PM
Pretty alien! 7
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07/02/2007 06:06:08 PM
Nice work. If I were to guess I'd say this is Annah's.
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07/02/2007 03:40:58 PM
Love the lighting of this photo. The focus is soft but I think I like it like that. Model did a very nice job.
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07/02/2007 01:05:30 PM
annah!this is beautiful! 10
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07/02/2007 07:55:31 AM
I've only been through a few of these, but so far my Fav. 10.
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07/01/2007 11:29:29 PM
another alien creation! i like 8
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07/01/2007 04:08:08 PM
beautiful photoshopping.. make usre you post a "how to" on this one.. 10
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07/01/2007 02:19:36 PM
I almost really enjoy this image, what loses it for me, is the nose that looks smudged. I am thinking after you placed the nose, what about using the heal brush to get some skin texture back to the bridge. Use the cheek as reference and I think this would have been a really fantastic image.
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07/01/2007 08:40:50 AM
Well done
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06/30/2007 10:20:23 AM
I like your choice of abnormal but exotic for this challenge. 8.
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06/30/2007 06:22:35 AM
Brenda, is that you?
Needs more, perhaps an exotic backgound? to be effective.
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06/30/2007 12:04:10 AM
Yikes! This is excellent. Creepy and sci-fi, and very convincing. Awesome work, 8.
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06/29/2007 09:56:52 PM
Excellent processing! Love the dark feel and the focus. 10
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06/29/2007 05:30:12 PM
she's pretty for a weird noseless blue alien. nice lighting and effect. hope this does well.
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06/29/2007 04:58:04 PM
Eeek! That's terrifying and disturbing and really nicely done.
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06/29/2007 02:02:13 PM
This is one of my favorites! I love the eye and all the blue tones. Definetly top 5 for me... Good Luck ;)
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06/29/2007 01:26:03 PM
Nice and simple. Good job.
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06/29/2007 11:50:51 AM
This is sweet, perhaps a more futuristic background would have done well, but a 9 nonetheless.
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06/29/2007 11:37:01 AM
Awesome editing here. Fantastic result.
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06/29/2007 11:22:19 AM
I love what you did to her nose!! A beautiful photo, well done.
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06/29/2007 10:34:10 AM
Sad face... beautiful colors.
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06/29/2007 10:32:56 AM
For some reason, this screams Annah or Ennil to me. It's beautiful. Stunning work. Well done! LOVE it!
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06/29/2007 08:59:37 AM
Even from the thumbnails I thought this was amazing. Extremely well done 10
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06/29/2007 08:54:40 AM
Trippy post processing on her nose, nicely executed.
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06/29/2007 08:36:23 AM
Wow! Very alien and stunning image.
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06/29/2007 08:23:49 AM
Beautiful - a bit soft in the eye and nose but the simple choice here is nice. 7
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06/29/2007 07:13:38 AM
Wow! Her nose (or lack thereof) really makes this one! She's got a wonderful expression too.
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06/29/2007 06:43:15 AM
Look at the bright side, you can't smell dirty farts!
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06/29/2007 06:13:00 AM
This looks like it could be by Annah...
Love this, has a great feel to it, love the processing.
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06/29/2007 04:25:55 AM
Excelent
Hope to see it ribon
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06/29/2007 03:17:46 AM
awesome...like something out of Star Trek...perfect for the challenge 9
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06/29/2007 01:17:13 AM
brilliant! reminds me of a mermaid for some reason, the eyes are captivating& sad. 10 (back to add to faves)
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06/29/2007 12:56:44 AM
didnt i see her in one of the Final Fantasy games? /7
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06/29/2007 12:46:32 AM
Geeeeeez. This is fabulous. I am amazed at the creativity.

Looking again. Man, the eye and the hair. WOW 9
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06/29/2007 12:34:09 AM
That looks like noisemaker's gal, sans nose... really nice job!
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06/29/2007 12:27:16 AM
Cool 9
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