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Lady Ettie
Lady Ettie

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: People I Don't Know
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Digital
Date: Sep 13, 2008
Galleries: Candid, DPChallenge GTGs
Date Uploaded: Sep 16, 2008

[Oct. 7th, 2008 11:28:22 PM]

A wonderful character at the Ohio Renaissance Festival. She is a poor woman who wears all of her belongings. There is a specific name for this character but I do not remember what it is at the moment. She was a pure joy to watch and you could tell she truly loved what she was doing. She was posing for us "paparazzi" but I caught her in an off-moment.

To edit this I used Topaz Adjust and then used a duplicate copy of the file as an overlay to kind of blend texture and color.

Place: 67 out of 430
Avg (all users): 6.3750
Avg (commenters): 8.0909
Avg (participants): 6.4312
Avg (non-participants): 6.2549
Views since voting: 1565
Views during voting: 289
Votes: 160
Comments: 24
Favorites: 4 (view)

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04/26/2009 09:39:06 AM
This is so wonderful on so many levels ! Just delightful !
Thanks for Sharing

Message edited by author 2009-05-01 09:59:13.
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04/21/2009 12:08:40 PM
You've got a good shot of her and post processing adds to the photo.
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10/13/2008 04:03:08 PM
Lady Ettie...Earl's wife, was out shopping when she caught sight of a woman bearing a camera.

"Oooooo, you get that camera away from me, Woman!" she exclaimed with a look of total shock and disdain. "Don't you take that picture of me right now. I forgot to put on my mascara today!"

The lady photographer smiled and put the camera up to take the shot anyways.

"I'm serious now, Girl...don't you go takin' no picture of me without my mascara!"

Feeling a little odd now, the photographer lowered her camera for a moment. "Lady Ettie, you have so many colorful things on now, no one will notice that you're not wearing your mascara today."

Lady Ettie stood back for a moment and looked at the photographer as though she had no brains in her head.

"Why," Lady Ettie exclaimed with a puzzled look upon her face, "do you think that I am wearing all of this stuff?"

Confused, the photographer shrugged her shoulders, not knowing the answer.

"BECAUSE," Lady Ettie responded with a type of bewilderment at the photographer's stupidity...."people are so amazed by my clothing that they don't notice that I didn't put on my mascara, of course!"

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10/10/2008 11:29:36 PM
Oh, I see you caught a picture of me going to do grocery shopping! ;)

Great shot, Mich and well executed and edited!
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10/09/2008 08:21:25 AM
Of course the subject and capture are wonderful, but the processing is fabulous. What a great and fun image!
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10/08/2008 11:40:28 PM
I love the expression you captured, and the processing is very cool. Very nicely done, of course.
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10/08/2008 10:33:38 PM
Great FS score! Glad you got to use the Ren Fest as a subject.
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10/08/2008 02:28:44 PM
This is so fantastic! I gave this a 9 in voting. The exaggerated eyes and expression, along with the ridiculous amount of "stuff" really make this outstanding!
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10/08/2008 02:02:02 PM
fascinating. gave this a 7.
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10/08/2008 12:24:54 PM
Wonderful capture, post processing really kicks it up, great job :)
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10/08/2008 10:15:41 AM
Awesome Michelle! Congrats on a great score. I really thought this would be on the front page!
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10/08/2008 07:33:37 AM
This is hilarious, Michelle! Congrats on a great FS score.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2008 09:25:10 AM
Love the bone necklace! I wish you would win the blue with this! She's so interesting! I really like the way you processed this too! 10
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10/06/2008 08:47:10 PM
This is so bizarre-- I have to give it a 10.
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10/05/2008 06:11:22 AM
GREAT capture of her! Excellent editing to bring out the marvelous colors, textures, objects... Michelle?
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10/04/2008 10:50:25 PM
Great capture. All the colors and textures just work so well together. Her expression is a bit odd.
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10/03/2008 09:50:51 PM
Wow, she's incredibly interesting.
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10/03/2008 12:44:53 AM
She's like a walking bio-hazard and reminds me of the photos of the gum wall in Seattle. Love the edit: 10
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10/02/2008 09:21:41 PM
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10/02/2008 09:20:05 PM
Ettie rebounded in shock as she noticed a person lounging near her in some absolutely shocking attire. Never in her life had she seen someone wear white shoes after labor day!
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10/02/2008 05:17:39 PM
I would like to know the story behind his woman.
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10/02/2008 01:32:07 PM
Eek! LOL! I'm fascinated by this. Nice PP.
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10/01/2008 03:15:01 AM
Character! : )
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10/01/2008 01:43:42 AM
love the expression and all that detail, fantastic ! 8
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