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Faerie Land
Faerie Land

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Challenge: Fairy Tales II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Dec 2, 2007
Aperture: f/ 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/750 sec.
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Dec 2, 2007

Had the ceramic faerie....used in a prior challenge. Used the Pink Gerbera that I bought today to mask the giant purse the faerie is leaning on. The background is multicolored party necklaces and faux multicolored flowered leis. I think a brighter background behind the necklaces might have worked better, sort of cause I like the bit of dark going on back there as well. This should do poorly but it turned out better than I thought.

Post: Convert from raw in PSElements 3.0 with a +0.33 exposure compensation. Layer adjustments for levels, brightness/contrast and hue/saturation. Layer of curves adjustment. Spot edit dust....real dust as opposed to camera....it's very dusty here. NeatImage. Sharpen. Resize. Sharpen.

Place: 67 out of 82
Avg (all users): 4.9898
Avg (commenters): 5.6000
Avg (participants): 4.7317
Avg (non-participants): 5.0581
Views since voting: 943
Views during voting: 342
Votes: 196
Comments: 11
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12/13/2007 05:32:26 PM
I hope you don't mind.. this is kind of what I was thinking with my comment.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/09/2007 02:46:17 AM
Nice play with the colorful background.
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12/07/2007 03:38:45 PM
Beautiful colors!
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12/07/2007 09:05:32 AM
Very cute. Imo the bokeh in the background is very complimentary, however the colors are not. I would love to see this with the background selected and desaturated and then toned in to be just a bit lighter than the fairy's skin.
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12/06/2007 10:58:25 PM
I like the use of colorful background blur!
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12/05/2007 08:52:47 AM
The background, despite being blurred is quite strongly coloured and draws attention away from the mostly pink coloured subjects. Can't help but feel the face of the fairy could be more in focus. The left eye is but not the right but yet the centre of the flower right at the bottom is well focused which spoils the composition a bit as it further draws attention away from the fairy and in this case, out of the bottom of the image.
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12/05/2007 08:00:01 AM
Very pretty background but it's a little bright for the gentle colours in the foreground, my eye is drawn more to the background.
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12/05/2007 03:37:08 AM
The colorful bokeh gives this a whimsical feel.
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12/03/2007 03:13:31 PM
lots of great color and smooth lighting. I also like the DoF.
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12/03/2007 07:24:45 AM
Pleasing colors and general composition. I don't normally like images that are based on figurines but this one stands out better.
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12/03/2007 12:49:16 AM
Pretty fairy and she matches her flower quite nicely.
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