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Behold the Window and the Soul
Behold the Window and the Soul
Coley


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: The Eyes Have It! (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: BK Studios
Date: Feb 2, 2008
Aperture: f8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/20sec
Galleries: Humorous, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Feb 2, 2008

I Bought this dollar store magnifying glass (sidebar- my daughter asked "How much did you pay?" :D )
I was messing around before the challenge shooting my eye through the magnifying glass then editing the crap out of the shot ... selective desat as well as running the entire image through the dragonizer. I came up with this image which I really like unfortunately it is illegal in basic editing ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/5000-9999/7810/120/641399.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/5000-9999/7810/120/641399.jpg', '/') + 1) . '.

My challenge was to replicate the shot as best I could using only basic editing. The result is my submission. I took a shot of my eye and edited it to convert the image to black and white. I printed the image and taped it to the inside of my magnifying glass(did I mention they cost a dollar).

I then held up the glass as if I was looking through and shot away. It was tricky to position the eye so that it looked like my refracted eye. Hope the voters like it ... I do

Thanks for looking

Coley

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 299
Avg (all users): 6.6217
Avg (commenters): 8.3846
Avg (participants): 6.1026
Avg (non-participants): 6.8882
Views since voting: 3030
Views during voting: 478
Votes: 230
Comments: 27
Favorites: 1 (view)


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02/16/2008 08:07:33 PM
congratulations! very clever
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02/13/2008 10:20:45 AM
Like the ribbon winner -- I think this is such a cool take on the challenge. Excellently executed! Congratulations on 6th place!

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02/13/2008 08:52:44 AM
Oh that's cool. I didn't vote but would've given it at least an 8. NICE JOB.
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02/13/2008 08:35:32 AM
6th place - not too shabby! Way to go Cole!
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02/13/2008 07:27:57 AM
Cole
Great Finish! I prefer this one to the other one you processed. Good job!
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02/13/2008 07:08:42 AM
great shot...
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02/13/2008 06:38:11 AM
brilliant shot .. very clever and a great place in the challenge .. congratulations .. :)
it was definitely worth the dollar !!!! ..
i wanted to see your advanced edit but it wont open .. it looks even more brilliant .. !!..:)
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02/13/2008 03:35:57 AM
another great shot
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02/13/2008 03:26:43 AM
Shoulda wore a wig. :P Congrats on a great photo and a terrific finish.
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02/13/2008 12:14:41 AM
Congratulations! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/12/2008 06:45:50 AM
Great photo... but I'm not a fan of the 'floating head' effect thanks to the black clothing, and the background in the upper left corner is a tad distracting... but I'm nitpicking really... well done.
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02/12/2008 12:09:26 AM
In basic editing I'm assuming the magnifying glass has a B/W picture of the right eye attached to it. It's great that you kept the same reflection in it. Very well done. 9
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02/11/2008 12:02:13 PM
Very creative - I like the coloring and clarity
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02/11/2008 01:43:08 AM
nuts
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02/10/2008 12:08:26 PM
Not many truly imaginative shots in this challenge. This one makes you think. Nice shot!
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02/08/2008 01:03:14 PM
Clever and creative. Is this ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Coley?
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02/08/2008 09:25:48 AM
cool photo!
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02/07/2008 01:41:40 AM
Great minds indeed, sir. :) (which to me is a good thing, since I've always thought of yours as one of the more creative minds around here).

I don't vote on challenges that I enter, but if I did this would be in my top three without question.

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02/07/2008 01:03:44 AM
Great idea here.......
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02/06/2008 10:07:51 PM
Eye catching indeed. Like the window theme. Black is nice contrast all is o you tack sharp. The shine of the cap material distract me a bit. Is that a styrofoam cup om the ballister behind you.The ambient backlight is nice. Good luck on this top 10 maybe top three placement. Man, that eye grows on me meditatively. -10-
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02/06/2008 05:12:24 PM
perfect title ..perfect shot.
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02/06/2008 01:43:54 PM
Very clever take on the "window and the soul". The lighting is terrific too. I really don't like the "gimick" of the selective b/w look however you accomplished it. I think the photo stands on it's own and doesn't need the selective b/w.

bumping to 8
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02/06/2008 01:14:09 PM
cool!
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02/06/2008 11:28:01 AM
Eyes like Tommy Lee Jones....Awesome idea and exacution, one of my fav's. 10
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02/06/2008 10:25:08 AM
Hahaha! Very interesting!!!!
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02/06/2008 04:58:19 AM
creative! 8
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02/06/2008 12:38:19 AM
Very creative. Nice sharp focus and great lighting.
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