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Mrs. Grinch's Christmas Card
Mrs. Grinch's Christmas Card
JuliBoc


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Self Portrait VI (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: Challenge Images
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Delray Beach, FL
Date: Dec 3, 2007
Aperture: 8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Humorous, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Dec 3, 2007

I did the normal post processing items: cropped, levels, noise reduction and sharpening, border, resizing, and save for the web. The face color was done with a color balance adjustment layer with a mask. The background color and effect was achieved by using a gradient map adjustment layer with a mask. The original background was a peach colored wall. The light for this shot was from a window.

Statistics
Place: 182 out of 241
Avg (all users): 5.0881
Avg (commenters): 6.1481
Avg (participants): 4.8443
Avg (non-participants): 5.2398
Views since voting: 1437
Views during voting: 528
Votes: 318
Comments: 39
Favorites: 0


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12/15/2007 02:28:16 PM
I LOVE it! What a hoot! Nicely done, Julianne!
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12/14/2007 08:34:40 PM
Very original and a terrific idea for the holidays. I like how you managed to keep the blue and pink vibrant even with the green.
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12/13/2007 01:17:03 AM
I really enjoyed coming upon this in the challenge, and to be honest, didn't recognize you! Seems from the comments I wasn't the only one that got a kick out it!
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12/12/2007 09:26:47 PM
I had no idea you were so GREEN!!

Happy Holidays Julianne!

~Anni

(i know i o u a rebel peptalk! :)
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12/12/2007 11:29:56 AM
I think its adorable. Hilarious too!
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12/12/2007 11:26:26 AM
How anyone can give a self-portrait a one or a two is beyond me. Must be anti-grinches. This is so much fun! Love the pose. I'm assuming you are making Christmas cards out of this? :D
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12/12/2007 08:53:40 AM
I couldn't vote on this because I recognized you and there was no way I could give this an objective score, but I loved seeing it. It was a refreshing change of pace.
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12/12/2007 08:19:52 AM
HO HO- Juli- you can't fool me - your'e no Grinch !!!
Nice work !
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12/12/2007 08:07:19 AM
I've heard of a green thumb Julianne but this is taking it to the limits. Good job.
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12/12/2007 03:16:10 AM
Julianne, this is such a fun shot. Good job! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/10/2007 08:43:54 PM
lol
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12/10/2007 04:37:33 AM
A for originality
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12/09/2007 07:55:06 PM
Very cool. Love the idea, and execution. Love the post process. Very good job ;)
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12/09/2007 06:27:26 PM
Do you like green eggs and ham?! lol Your smile is perfect here. BB
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12/09/2007 03:04:23 PM
Hmm, cute idea, but someone I think I would have liked it better if Mrs. Grinch wasn't smiling. YMMV...
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12/09/2007 09:18:53 AM
and why not
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12/09/2007 09:05:43 AM
great idea, could have been better done!
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12/09/2007 02:39:32 AM
I think the lack of other colours and the strong green don't turn this good idea, wonderful face, cute smile and effort into a pleasing photo, which is supposed to be.
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12/09/2007 01:51:58 AM
Very creative. Nice
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12/08/2007 10:47:08 AM
LOL! 8
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12/08/2007 09:25:37 AM
This made me laugh, and I'm sure I'm not the only one :-)
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12/06/2007 09:36:57 PM
To be honest, Not really digging the bad photoshop...would had been cool if you had painted yourself and left the background looking normal. It gets across the idea in the photo, just i would never buy it or look at this again.
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12/06/2007 01:00:32 PM
ummm... interesting idea
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12/06/2007 09:45:37 AM
Creative and funny. I like it.
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12/06/2007 09:31:33 AM
We're all green with envy over this one.
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12/06/2007 01:09:39 AM
LOL!! Delightful! And very green. :-)
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12/06/2007 01:05:40 AM
Good job! Creative and delightful.
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12/05/2007 10:32:54 PM
ha ha ha...I really appreciate the effort that might have gone into makeup. goodluck.8.
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12/05/2007 07:11:35 PM
The bacground "stuff" is too much.. fun idea though
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12/05/2007 07:09:18 PM
That is really hilarious. Happy Holidays!!!!
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12/05/2007 06:28:27 PM
hmmm...that face looks familiar! Very cute!
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12/05/2007 06:05:43 PM
Interesting idea.
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12/05/2007 05:44:02 PM
a 6 for boldness
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12/05/2007 04:10:47 PM
Hmmm, looks like your heart is two sizes too small. :P Goofy, festive and creative. :D
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12/05/2007 03:55:06 PM
:-D like it!
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12/05/2007 01:44:21 PM
This is wonderful, hope the trouble you went to pays off (that is, unless you really are green ;-))
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12/05/2007 10:03:28 AM
Cute
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12/05/2007 09:44:18 AM
Fun! Nice work.
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12/05/2007 09:00:17 AM
Great idea, and setup. You really paint all that green? Thats a bit of work eh? Nicely composed and great expression.
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