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There's No Place Like Home
There's No Place Like Home

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Challenge: Color in Black and White (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: home
Date: Sep 23, 2008
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Humorous, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 23, 2008

Well, this is the most effort (and money) that I've ever put into a challenge ... the Dorothy costume was made by me about 10 years ago ... still had the socks but the ruby slippers disappeared! I've scoured every Halloween costume shop around looking for something other than platform stripper shoes ... finally found exactly what I wanted this morning. The yellow brick road is actually a piece of tile paneling from Home Depot ... painted yellow to give it some contrast and I also colored in the grout lines to give it depth ... I wanted to show more of it, but we needed to cut it in half to get it home (long story, brake lines in the truck went out ... ). Sure wish this was advanced editing because I'd LOVE to clone out the bugs and dirt that ended up in the shot ... Anyway, I'm hoping my effort pays off and this shot is well received by the voters ... I think it definitely meets the challenge and it surely says 'color' to me ...

basic editing ... crop, channel mixer, brightness/contrast, shadow/highlight, sharpen and save for web

Place: 57 out of 240
Avg (all users): 5.6646
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.2698
Avg (non-participants): 5.9184
Views since voting: 709
Views during voting: 261
Votes: 161
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/01/2009 09:37:58 PM
it's a cool shot, could use a bit different method of toning with a higher contrast, maybe. Your numeric score doesn't tell the tale--it just was a low scoring challenge. 57th of 235 is not a bad result!
10/01/2008 10:48:07 AM
The only entry in the contest that I gave a 10. I am appalled this scored so low. I was certain this would at least ribbon. I will absolutely never never never understand the voting mentality on this site. Oh well, it's a very cool shot!
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10/01/2008 12:19:50 AM
Great work! And so glad you got a fave too!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/27/2008 10:13:28 AM
awesome! this really depicts what the contest is about! i can envision those ruby red slippers exactly as if you had this photo in color. i hope it does as well as it should!
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09/26/2008 05:19:42 PM
love it! Lighting could be better but love it
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09/25/2008 08:08:17 PM
My immediate thought was, "follow the yellow brick road!" ;)
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09/25/2008 07:29:44 PM
This idea is fantastic, very nicely done. 8.
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09/25/2008 06:29:31 PM
Fantastic intrepretation! Everyone knows the ruby slippers and blue/white gingham dress...which is exactly what I saw! There seems to be some debris on the bricks, but other than that, very well executed!
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09/25/2008 03:59:35 AM
ah, it's the yellow brick road again! well done.
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09/24/2008 11:59:54 AM
One of the ones I think most says "Color". Congrats on a great idea!
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