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Tribute to kosmikkreeper
2nd PlaceTribute to kosmikkreeper
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Challenge: Macro VI (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Date: Oct 14, 2007
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200 sec
Galleries: Emotive, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 14, 2007

I've wanted to create a version of ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' kosmikkreeper's Tear Drop Blues for quite a while now, and the ol' macro challenge seemed like a good time to do it!

My wife is the model. Just like in the original, she held her head against the wall to help prevent movement. I set up the camera and lights, dropped a drop of water on her eyelashes, and started shooting. Lots of overhead lights on, main light from an Alien Bee 400 with shoot-through umbrella to the right.

Shot in RAW: adjusted white balance

PS:
Rotate
Crop
Channel Mixer (for B/W conversion)
Photo Filter (Cooling Filter 80, 61% density)
Curves
Brightness/Contrast
Acidify Action (crazy curves, muted colors)
Hue/Sat (to shift a bit more towards blue)
Lots of dodge/burn
Some selective saturation (sponge tool)
A bit of cloning here and there

Wow! My first ribbon! Thank you all so much for the votes and comments. I am really amazed. I've loved ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' kosmikkreeper's shot for a long time and just wanted to honor the idea. I'm glad you guys liked my take on it!

My Original:
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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 248
Avg (all users): 7.3000
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 7.1392
Avg (non-participants): 7.4789
Views since voting: 11020
Views during voting: 329
Votes: 150
Comments: 43
Favorites: 32 (view)


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11/29/2007 08:52:29 PM
very nice my friend.
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10/28/2007 05:58:38 PM
Congrats on the second place, excellent work!
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10/28/2007 10:02:23 AM
Very nicely done, looks pretty much identical to Yanik´s shot, congrats on the ribbon!
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10/26/2007 11:37:02 PM
Hey, I haven't had a chance to say congrats on the first ribbon. I bet there will be more... :)
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10/25/2007 03:43:23 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon Nathan...this is superbly done. Great score as well
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10/23/2007 03:50:48 PM
congratulations on your ribbon .. its a brilliant photograph with a wonderful sense of sadness to it .. i noticed you used the canon 100mm for this shot .. its an excellent lens .. :)
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10/23/2007 08:43:02 AM
this should be blue ribbon in my opinion :-)
congratulations !
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10/22/2007 01:25:00 PM
Wonderful! So glad to see you at the top.
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10/22/2007 12:10:32 PM
Loved his shot, loved yours. Congrats on the Ribb!!
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10/22/2007 11:38:52 AM
YEAH NATHAN!!! Congrats!!! This is a beautiful image. Rock OUT!
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10/22/2007 10:22:15 AM
Hey Nathan,
Beautiful image! I missed it during the voting, but it is nicely done. Congratulations on your ribbon too!
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10/22/2007 08:35:10 AM
Congrats Nathan! And thanks for the tribute. It's always a pleasure seeing that some of my images move people. Your tribute is well done. :-) Keep up the great work!
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10/22/2007 08:33:30 AM
Almost the same exact score as the previous image. Excellent photo and accurate homage.
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10/22/2007 08:06:56 AM
Very well done, congratulations on your ribbon. Excellent score.
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10/22/2007 07:36:21 AM
well done /congratulations a wonderful photo.
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10/22/2007 07:16:21 AM
Hey, ribboned and a personal best. Congrats!
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10/22/2007 04:26:25 AM
I LOVE this - it's so beautiful!! Congratulations on your red ribbon, Nathan.
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10/22/2007 04:16:29 AM
Right on! I'm so excited that you got a ribbon! Obviously I am biased, but I do love this shot. I look at it and can't believe it's a picture of me (in an unrecognizable sort of way). Many congratulations! One day I'll get a shiny ribbon of my own, you just wait... :o)
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10/22/2007 02:55:01 AM
Excellent tribute, Nathan, congrats on your well deserved first ribbon. I'm sure many will follow!
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10/22/2007 02:25:51 AM
This is SO beautiful - congratulations - well earnt ribbon.
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10/22/2007 01:01:00 AM
welcome to my club... single red :P

Enjoy your ribbon, and let's see the others coming soon (after I win another one first of course)
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10/22/2007 12:41:39 AM
cOnGrAtS to you Mr. Hilarious! Well done - perfectly executed.
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10/22/2007 12:24:22 AM
freakin_great
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10/22/2007 12:22:35 AM
Congratulations Nathan, yours is a beautifully different image and was in my top scoring picks :)
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10/22/2007 12:04:29 AM
Congrats on a beautiful deja vu entry, your first ribbon, and your new personal best! Just wonderfully executed.
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10/22/2007 12:03:10 AM
Awesome! Congrats on your first ribbon, Nathan! WTG!
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10/22/2007 12:02:41 AM
Congrats on your ribbon!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/21/2007 09:50:52 PM
Is he dead?
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10/21/2007 07:10:27 PM
stunning..the droplet is crystal clear ,nice focus on the eye lashes and i love the colour.absolutly great
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10/21/2007 06:43:09 PM
This is well executed. Even better than the original in that respect. Can't really say I find anything else appealling about it though since it's just an exercise in copying. I wish you had put your own spin on it since this isn't a deju/tribute challenge. Just my opinion though. Good luck.
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10/18/2007 11:09:39 PM
Spectacular.
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10/18/2007 07:31:58 PM
amazing sharpness, love the processing.....looks like a difficult shot, you did great
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10/17/2007 11:41:47 AM
What type of lighting did you use for this picture? I love the effect of this picture. Your subject has wonderful eyelashes as well.
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10/17/2007 11:06:03 AM
This is cool but my first impression is that it would look even cooler cropped closer, long and lean horizontally.
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10/16/2007 02:40:03 PM
fantastic idea well executed! Like also the tones. And I hope it will be in the Top 5! Good luck!
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10/15/2007 08:35:51 PM
The detail is good but I find the blue a bit hard to digest, particularly on the skin. A warmer hue would have worked better.
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10/15/2007 07:20:54 PM
great tribute to kosmikkreeper, a very nicely done shot, 10 from me
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10/15/2007 05:47:08 PM
Beautiful.
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10/15/2007 04:03:49 PM
I eally like this image. 10
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10/15/2007 03:46:36 PM
Great image! The colors interesting and add to the emotive feel.
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10/15/2007 08:59:25 AM
a well done tribute at that
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10/15/2007 07:44:26 AM
Excellent , love the concept & creativity, focus is also spot on 8
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10/15/2007 02:50:33 AM
Beautifully done, one of my favourites in this challenge:)
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