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A Big Camel
A Big Camel
yanko


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Challenge: ABC...LMN...XYZ (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di LD IF for Canon
Date: May 11, 2008
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: May 11, 2008

Sorry about the sloppy editing. This was truly a last second submission. Editing time started at around 10 minutes before deadline.

*Post*

Thanks for the comments and favs.

Yeah I could have cropping out the woman and the camel would still look big in the frame but with her in there it makes the camel look big in real life which is what I preferred.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 194
Avg (all users): 6.8056
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.6533
Avg (non-participants): 6.9710
Views since voting: 2774
Views during voting: 285
Votes: 144
Comments: 37
Favorites: 5 (view)


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05/23/2008 12:20:23 PM
Very lovely effect ! I like that you -didn't- crop out the woman because we'd still see a part of her arm/body or you'd loose the beautiful curve of the camel's head very nice capture!! :) I also love the tonal range you chose :)
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05/20/2008 11:37:15 PM
I'm glad you left the woman in this. It's almost like the camel is leaning in to you to whisper something about her. It's a fun animal vs. tourist photo. I thought the processing enhanced the comical feel of it all. What did you use to edit this? Congrats on the top 10!
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05/20/2008 12:06:32 PM
Love the processing on this shot matey, real nice work.. Glad it placed in the top 10.. good score as well.
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05/20/2008 09:58:18 AM
WOW - that is some kind of face. Where were you to find a camel? Go to Saudi and not tell anyone? Congrats on top 10
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05/20/2008 09:14:32 AM
Very expressive...love this shot! Congrats on the top 10...well deserved!
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05/20/2008 07:25:51 AM
Stupid deer camel head shot. ;)
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05/20/2008 06:58:06 AM
Sweet deal man. Love the way this was processed.
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05/19/2008 10:23:24 AM
:) ! ! ! AWWWWWESOME!
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05/19/2008 03:08:58 AM
Congrats on top 10, Richard. The lady really makes this shot.
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05/19/2008 02:36:41 AM
The woman contributes a lot to this shot, to me it appears as if the camel is communicating with the viewer (by expression) about her...congrats on top 10 finish!
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05/19/2008 01:34:07 AM
WTG, Richard. Great shot and congrats on top 10.
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05/19/2008 12:44:21 AM
Congrats on the top 10, I really enjoyed this distinct and unique shot. What a great expression and angle. I dont know what to say about the woman. I feel bad, but part of me wants to laugh, I like how she is simultaneously taking a pic with her camera phone, and she adds some balance to the composition. But in the end she feels somewhat like a non-sequitur, i dont know what to make of it! Hah, congrats again
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05/19/2008 12:43:32 AM
Well done Richard, you have a thing for the faces of animals! I actually like the edit on this. I think that person in the image is what got you in this position, but it is a top 10, congrats!
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05/19/2008 12:12:26 AM
I love the POV here and the "in-your-face" perspective. Great tones and composition too. Good job & congrats on top 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/16/2008 09:04:09 PM
Great detail and an interesting subject.
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05/16/2008 06:13:07 PM
my 4 year old son says: woah! camel! that is so funny!
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05/16/2008 11:59:58 AM
awesome photo, but such a boring title 8
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05/16/2008 04:22:32 AM
Fanatastic potrait of a camel! I love the angle you shot him from, and my gosh, the glow in the eye is amazing! Your tonal values lighting and detail are superb! This image reminds me of someone's style...ROZ?? :)
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05/16/2008 03:58:16 AM
Strong composition. Camels lend themselves tzo this type of distortion. They were born that way. Nice colour grading too.
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05/16/2008 02:05:48 AM
I like the angle and the processing. Shame about the chain, though.
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05/15/2008 06:57:33 PM
This is a fascinating editing style - I hope you left editing steps. Nicely done!
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05/15/2008 04:04:04 PM
Haha! Camels are so comical and your editing is wonderful. Love the curious woman in the background.
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05/15/2008 12:42:39 PM
At first, I thought the person in the background was a bit distracting, but upon second glance, I think she adds a bit of balance (and should I say humour) to the shot.
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05/15/2008 12:19:13 PM
I love the perspective and the PP you did. If only the person would not be in the picture.
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05/14/2008 04:13:05 PM
I find the woman in the corner rather distracting....but I love this camel's face!
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05/14/2008 10:43:36 AM
Awesome perspective. See this is the big difference between good and great - those freaking colors. Awesome. 10 (A kickin' lens doesn't hurt either!)
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05/13/2008 08:03:17 PM
Totally Awesome!! Very cool perspective!
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05/13/2008 12:17:03 AM
SMACKED ME RIGHT IN THE FACE THis! Great Photo & Meets the Challenge WELL!
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05/12/2008 10:16:19 PM
Wow what a wild image. THe optical illusion aspects are making my brain hurt a little.
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05/12/2008 10:57:49 AM
Lol - now that's a camel macro. Seems very curious about your camera. I like the in your face image, yet there's something about the processing I don't care for. The sky looks too dark compared to the light on the camel and there's a bit of a hot "yellow" spot on the bridge of its nose.
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05/12/2008 10:52:19 AM
Nice processing, yeah :-)
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05/12/2008 10:17:20 AM
Love it! 10
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05/12/2008 07:10:54 AM
This is definitely an "In your FACE type of image"..... The detail textures are really awesome..... Well done.....
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05/12/2008 07:01:15 AM
Really cool shot & nice PP work 7
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05/12/2008 03:40:29 AM
Cute. Had to look twice to see that it is only one camel. Like the processing.
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05/12/2008 01:05:22 AM
Wonderful animal portrait - really lovely. Such a shame that lady is in the image.
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05/12/2008 12:18:41 AM
awesome!
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