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Head in the Clouds
Head in the Clouds

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Challenge: Mirrors II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Pentax
Date: Nov 3, 2008
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160 sec.
Date Uploaded: Nov 3, 2008

This is a tribute to the yellow ribbon winner of the first Mirrors challenge.

It's not as good. Selective Desat in basic editing SUCKS.


Yay! Eighth is good. Personal Best is better. For a little bit, I thought I might actually ribbon with this, but I'm glad I didn't even hit top 5. I'm entirely NOT happy with this shot.

I had a 10 minute window to shoot it in last Tuesday afternoon. The weather had been overcast ALL WEEK, without a peek of blue sky. Then, just as I'd given up hope, bing, the clouds opened up. I raced outside, slapped these makeshift mirror glasses on Andie, and bribed her with treats (she was missing Toy Story, forces of media forbid).

I had bad light, a grumpy model, and basic editing keeping from doing anything else right!

Soooooo, despite all that I'm ecstatic about the placing. My first top 10.

*EDIT* OH yes...

700 views during voting!?!?!?! WOAH.
I wonder if it was due to having to be validated?

Place: 8 out of 133
Avg (all users): 6.4874
Avg (commenters): 8.0833
Avg (participants): 6.4130
Avg (non-participants): 6.5098
Views since voting: 9783
Views during voting: 700
Votes: 199
Comments: 22
Favorites: 11 (view)

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05/01/2010 02:33:51 PM
Great shot!!
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11/22/2009 02:42:43 PM
I would suggest that your waiting and patience paid off. This is a wonderful entry and fits the challenge very well.
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02/08/2009 08:06:35 PM
magical photo !
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11/17/2008 01:00:04 AM
Great work, now show us the original and your processing technique
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11/15/2008 11:12:47 AM
A well deserved top 10 finish! Congrats!
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11/12/2008 05:30:29 AM
Congrats on the top 10!!! and PB

This is an awesome tribute and an excellent image under the basic rules . Well done indeed
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11/12/2008 12:16:31 AM
This is a great shot. I can't believe how many views it got in voting. That says something. Congrats on your personal best.
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11/12/2008 12:05:10 AM
I thought this was really cool. Gave it an 8. The big glasses really make the photo. Nice job.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2008 08:49:42 PM
One of the best in the challenge! Gotta be top 10!
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11/11/2008 05:34:09 PM
All of the work preparing... beautiful sky... prossessing... I hate it that you forgot to clean the adorable nose.

Brilliant idea. 7
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11/09/2008 01:43:09 AM
wow! how was this done in basic editing?!?! it's great!
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11/09/2008 12:01:00 AM
I like the way the shot is set up and it really captures the essence of what the challenge (mirrored sunglasses) Though I would have like the shot better if there were no houses reflected in the glasses, but that is just my opinion.
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11/07/2008 02:16:39 PM
Neat looking, and a fun idea. Sometimes you can manage this kind of partial desat in basic and it works great.

Edit to fix typo. (I'm a little anal about misspellings)
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11/07/2008 01:00:57 PM
How did you do this in basic?
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11/07/2008 12:32:04 AM
Priceless! how did you take out all the color but the sky even the house in the reflection or black and white?
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11/06/2008 09:37:42 AM
Fantastic image, very creative. I find the 2 dust spots on the right mirror a little distracting.
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11/05/2008 10:18:44 PM
oh man this picture POPS, thats a 10 + guaranteed ribbon?
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11/05/2008 08:53:21 PM
Truly amazed, first 10 that I give in this contest, hope to see it in the top ten
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11/05/2008 05:22:37 PM
Nice image, 6.
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11/05/2008 01:27:02 PM
I think this is a great picture that is well done. Not sure if it meets the "basic editing rules"

"you may: saturate, desaturate or change the colors of your entry, but no selections are allowed."

But I know some cameras have selective color captures- is that what you used?

Either way- well done.
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11/05/2008 12:02:25 PM
Nice one - almost like the one from previous challenge.... Looking forward to see how you managed this in basic editing :o)
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11/05/2008 05:24:35 AM
Even the expression of the model looks the same... Well done indeed
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