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Bone Daddy
Bone Daddy
lunachicken


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Paper (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Kitchen table
Date: Jul 15, 2007
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 4 second
Date Uploaded: Jul 15, 2007

Setup: Drew a Jack, cut out his suit in black paper, taped the white front, a drawn head and drawn hands to him. Cut out a hill and a tombstone, moon and bats, taped the bats to the moon. Set a small flashlight on a prop behind the hill with a very dim bulb set on the moon. Snapped the picture with just sunset light with the shutters drawn (hence the 4 second exposure).
Photoshop: Cloned out some small paper lines and a smudge from the ink I drew on Jack's face. Applied a blue filter. Sharpened. Brightness/Contrast. Added several layers of dodge and burn with different layer modes (soft / overlay mostly). Added a slightly gaussian blurred duplicate layer and lightened up the opacity to soften the image. Heavily Neat Imaged it to smooth out the paper textures. Cropped. Save for internet :)

Big thanks to my wife for spending the afternoon helping me cut and glue a ton of tiny paper props together to do this :p

Lucky 13 finish :) Thanks for the high votes and compliments. This is by far the best I've done.

Statistics
Place: 13 out of 129
Avg (all users): 6.3465
Avg (commenters): 7.8824
Avg (participants): 5.9815
Avg (non-participants): 6.4598
Views since voting: 1412
Views during voting: 428
Votes: 228
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1 (view)


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12/26/2008 07:06:46 PM
fun photo:)
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09/16/2007 03:11:34 PM
Very cool! love it!
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09/08/2007 02:07:07 PM
Awesome work! I love it!!
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09/05/2007 09:40:17 AM
Really cool photo, I love it
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2007 04:27:45 PM
Just like it.
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07/24/2007 03:08:12 AM
Oh man! This has got to be my favorite picture so far! I don't particularly care for Nightmare Before Christmas-like movies, but I think this is a fantastic picture! Thumbs way up!
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07/22/2007 09:32:42 PM
I really enjoyed this entry. I wish the bats were darker and in just a bit better focus - they would fit with the rest of the B & W crispness in the photo.
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07/21/2007 04:19:15 PM
cool...so creative.
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07/21/2007 12:48:24 AM
this is awesome in that its my favorite show!!!
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07/20/2007 06:22:01 PM
One of my favorite characters!! Great image. Bumping up after second look.
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07/20/2007 12:25:17 PM
Fun scene.
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07/20/2007 06:19:45 AM
Oh, very nice setup. Like the night before christmas. The skeleton is just slightly soft, but overall, I really like this.
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07/19/2007 12:54:38 PM
very cool love the bats in back ground
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07/19/2007 09:25:48 AM
Clever.....
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07/19/2007 08:00:22 AM
I love it!10
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07/18/2007 09:47:43 PM
I like how the bats are out focus. For being something made from 2d paper the picture sure has a lot of depth.
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07/18/2007 07:02:42 PM
interesting.
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07/18/2007 03:31:37 PM
This is lovelyyyyy great use of foreground, midground and background. Great paper engineering skills as well~!! I love this!
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07/18/2007 02:40:52 PM
Cutesy.
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07/18/2007 11:46:13 AM
I just can't tell you how much i love your Bone Daddy!!He is my favourite. Great job!
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07/18/2007 01:56:48 AM
very Tim Burton-esque
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07/18/2007 12:14:47 AM
nicely done - very fun imagery << 8 >>
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