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Challenge: Sci-Fi Celebration (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Date: Jun 23, 2007
Date Uploaded: Jun 28, 2007

Much Thanks to MY Little Girl!

Post Voting

I cannot begin to tell you how proud I am of this image and the finish!

It was very much a last minute entry using an image I'd taken of my daughter during the week.

I've NEVER done anything like this, and am REALLY PROUD of myself.

I'm turning 40 next month and had wished for a 7+ by then - it happened!

For those who want to know - it was a single image converted from RAW, curves, dodged, burned, and cloned out some extra bits of tree near her face. Used Liquify to change her face and then changed the colour of her face and jacket.

Here is the original:

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THANK YOU ABUNDANTLY for all those AMAZING words of support.

Gratefully,

Lisa

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 93
Avg (all users): 7.0898
Avg (commenters): 8.2813
Avg (participants): 7.0172
Avg (non-participants): 7.1111
Views since voting: 3607
Views during voting: 623
Votes: 256
Comments: 50
Favorites: 7 (view)


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12/05/2008 01:54:09 AM
This is such a wonderful shot. I'm sure your daughter just loved what you did to her face. The liquify filter is an amazing tool.
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09/30/2008 07:24:38 PM
wow this is amazing!
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08/21/2007 01:41:44 AM
This is really something. What good work and skillful processing you performed to convert the original to this.
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07/25/2007 11:58:01 AM
awesome conversion! I cannot believe the difference b/tw original & finished product ! (I am totally clueless at this point about PS)

Good for you on hitting your 40th bday goal!!
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07/06/2007 05:04:36 PM
Oh my god first Roz gets a 6th now you get a ninth! My Aussie buddies are leaving me sooooooo far behind.

Congratulations I am so so pleased for you

I swear I would not have guessed that was your lovely daughter in a month of Sundays and this was taken at the site of my other favourite shot of yours from wheres waldo

Genius, Brilliant, Amazing pick which adjective you prefer, in fact better still have all three

TOP TOP TOP Image

Congrats again Lisa
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07/06/2007 02:06:56 PM
wow, very big congrats, lisa!!! top 10!! awesome editing on this, very well done, indeed :)
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07/06/2007 01:49:30 PM
Look at you woman! On a roll. This is the same location as Waldo too, right? Amazing job processing. I have to learn how to do that - my kids would think it cool of me to turn them into aliens lol. The original is also a beautiful photo.

I think you should wish a RIBBON for your 40th. You certainly have to be headed in that direction.

Congrats on the Top 10!!!
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07/06/2007 10:44:46 AM
congrats on a top 10 finish, one of my favorites in the challenge!
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07/06/2007 09:57:36 AM
Whoa Lisa! This photo is genius!!!! No wonder you are proud! And it will shine for you any time anyone goes to your profile for a long, long time! MEGA CONGRATULATIONS!

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07/06/2007 05:54:58 AM
yahoooo! there's that 7+ before you turn 40 :D

congratulations fellow Harajuku-girl!
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07/06/2007 03:21:33 AM
What a fantastic image. You did a great job on this, Lisa. Congrats on your 7 score and your top 10 finish.
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07/06/2007 01:07:32 AM
Terrific editing. Isn't it fun when you can go wild? It surely paid off fo r you. She is a beautiful child and you turned her into an impish alien. Fabulous work. And an early Happy Birthday!!!
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07/06/2007 12:49:55 AM
Congrate on a top 10 - this was one of my favs.
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07/06/2007 12:36:33 AM
congratulations lisa ... this so excellent ... two pb's in a row .. this is mighty !!! .. AND A 7 ... i'm absolutely stoked for you .. :):)xxx
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07/06/2007 12:28:36 AM
Lisa, what did you do to your little girl??? This was amazing. I thought it might win a ribbon actually. Hope your girl is not too traumatised by this. First you make em, then you wreck em like this :-)

Great image and congrats on your personal best.
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07/06/2007 12:14:01 AM
Your poor littel girl! LOL. Great job. She will love this when she gets older.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/05/2007 11:49:49 AM
pretty cool. 8
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07/05/2007 07:28:35 AM
Nice editing, and a great result. My only suggestion might be to dodge+USM some of the tree and vines to add a little more contrast and definition. Even still, great work. Perfect title too. Full marks.
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07/04/2007 11:31:33 AM
love the picture.. 10
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07/04/2007 05:51:17 AM
Very realistic - makeup, doll, or what? Very effective picture. Good luck with it
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07/03/2007 03:59:58 PM
Very cool.
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07/03/2007 01:04:17 AM
Creepy but good
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07/02/2007 06:30:14 PM
Your attention to detail is what makes this photo. This could have so easily been just another "fun with liquidfy" shot.
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07/02/2007 10:05:15 AM
Amazing lighting on this photo. I can't tell if the "person" in this photo is real or not.
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07/01/2007 11:29:38 PM
Weird.. as it should be! Good job!
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07/01/2007 11:28:29 PM
i had to look a little longer. nice 8
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07/01/2007 04:11:44 PM
that is fricking creepy. nice work 9
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07/01/2007 03:51:11 PM
8, lovely colours, it reminds me of ET or the Star Wars movie with the Ewoks in it. I have a little trouble relating the title to the image though
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07/01/2007 03:34:29 PM
OK, so that is very creapy but some very cool PP
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07/01/2007 01:55:08 PM
very creepy, I think I saw her on one of those grocery store mags. Nice concept, and it appears fairly well done. It's just missing something for me, and I can't quite put my finger on it, just feels... incomplete.
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07/01/2007 09:39:38 AM
I got a chill when this opened. Nice work.
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07/01/2007 06:54:51 AM
Love the look of this image but the shade of green used is a bit too bright for me, would have looked better if it was a bit less saturated.
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06/30/2007 02:05:24 AM
Now that's just spooky looking!
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06/29/2007 08:47:39 PM
Wow, it looks like a movie scene, great colors and lighting, the pp on the alien is also very good!
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06/29/2007 05:25:09 PM
CREEPY! love it :)
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06/29/2007 02:17:51 PM
creepy kid! and that he's (or SHES?!!?) in the middle of a forest waiting for mom dosent make me want to go on a hike soon!
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06/29/2007 02:09:56 PM
This is so cool! lol I love the expression he has and the greenish skin is perfect... In my top 10, good luck ;)
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06/29/2007 01:39:46 PM
Oh very nice indeed.
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06/29/2007 12:02:42 PM
Very creative. Nicely done.
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06/29/2007 11:21:48 AM
Ooooooh this is creepy! What a great job, it's like something from a movie.
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06/29/2007 10:33:46 AM
Bumping this up to 10. Doggone this is good. WOW!
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06/29/2007 09:13:03 AM
Excellent, very well done!
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06/29/2007 08:34:15 AM
awesome take on the challenge. good luck!
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06/29/2007 06:21:22 AM
best
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06/29/2007 06:05:04 AM
Nicely done. Another challenge favorite.
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06/29/2007 04:18:05 AM
WOW
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06/29/2007 03:17:12 AM
Oh, wow...that's creepy...excellent editing...a 10 from me
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06/29/2007 12:45:21 AM
whoa...creepy /8
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06/29/2007 12:34:01 AM
Sheesh!!!!! That is amazing. wow
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06/29/2007 12:30:35 AM
LOL great concept nice image 10
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