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Challenge: Stupid Gifts (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: Virginia
Date: Dec 25, 2007
Aperture: 22
ISO: 800
Shutter: 12
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Dec 25, 2007

With a home made light (from flashlight), expose the cig part first, then brush the light over the poison drawing.

Clone out dirt and hot pixels
Apply blurs, color balance, saturation/hue, contrast, level, channel mixer adjustments and unsharp mask

Post Challenge:

Thanks to everyone who voted for me especially commented on my shot. I am very happy to get a star on my 6th entry ever and a little over a month after joining DPC.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 111
Avg (all users): 6.4440
Avg (commenters): 7.5882
Avg (participants): 5.9200
Avg (non-participants): 6.5812
Views since voting: 2825
Views during voting: 516
Votes: 241
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0


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01/06/2008 09:49:48 AM
Great shot. Congrats on your high finish!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/03/2008 07:57:51 AM
Originally posted by missykim:

Interesting effect, I'll be interested to know how you did this.


Hope my note is enough.
01/03/2008 07:57:06 AM
Originally posted by MaryO:

Very nice shot. Did they also take out a life insurance policy on you?


:-)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/02/2008 03:48:47 PM
This is a really good photo and very funny if you got a whole carton of smoked cigs!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2008 09:44:57 AM
It has that ''how'd they do that'' effect.
Can't wait to read the photographer's comments on this one.
Excellent work!
Good luck!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2008 04:31:51 AM
Yup. I'd say that qualifies.
Nice effects on this shot btw!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2008 02:09:23 AM
Apparently, somebody got lit before you did!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/01/2008 08:29:27 PM
Very well done. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/31/2007 07:39:10 PM
cigarettes certainly are a stupid gift. you did an excellent job illustrating it. /9
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12/31/2007 04:15:42 AM
Interesting effect, I'll be interested to know how you did this.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/30/2007 02:09:00 PM
Very cool concept
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/30/2007 04:31:06 AM
The moralism in this pic is likely to affect your score, but I bet you won't care. I like the execution of the shot. It's well-lit and the transition from smoke to skull looks failry natural. The big empty black space is functional as well. I have two minor issues with this pic: I think it is strange that the sigaret just hangs there and I think the pic would have been more convincing if the sigaret was burned only halfway.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2007 07:22:30 PM
Creative and mirrors my feelings about cigarettes.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2007 01:09:54 PM
nice work
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2007 10:01:49 AM
Very nice shot. Did they also take out a life insurance policy on you?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/28/2007 09:45:48 PM
Whoa! This is AWESOME! 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/28/2007 03:00:15 PM
great effect!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/27/2007 11:50:54 PM
A dark hooded figure of Death would round this out.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/27/2007 08:42:33 PM
Spooky, and well-composed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/27/2007 02:25:08 AM
cool, wish i could see the skull a little more though
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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