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Take Me To Your Leader
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kingskingdom


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Challenge: Personification III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: Milton Keynes, England
Date: Dec 16, 2008
Aperture: F/14
ISO: 200
Shutter: 4s
Galleries: Abstract
Date Uploaded: Dec 16, 2008

Many hours of positioning lamps behind the door. I am still not happy with the result but ran out of time and patience. Lets hope it makes a 5.0+




[Dec. 20th, 2008 04:12:10 AM]

This was the third attempt. Finally realized I needed a little help behind the door to position the lamps to get the light beams right. 3 desk lamps used.

I also tried taping black card to the door and frame to avoid distraction, but the final look was not quite right.

levels, sharpening and resize for web, job done.

Fingers crossed.


Wow, a PB and my first ribbon. Just in time for Christmas too. Many thanks to everyone that took the time to vote and comment.


Statistics
Place: 3 out of 75
Avg (all users): 6.8767
Avg (commenters): 8.4348
Avg (participants): 6.9545
Avg (non-participants): 6.8683
Views since voting: 5956
Views during voting: 471
Votes: 227
Comments: 35
Favorites: 4 (view)


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12/27/2008 10:29:50 AM
Great idea, congratulatons on your yellow ribbon!
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12/27/2008 05:02:46 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club...

I was not able to vote on this challenge, but if I had, I probably would have given you a 7 or 8.

First of all, let me congratulate you on your first ribbon and personal best. Hopefully there will be many more ribbons to come in the future.

My first impression is that this image is very sci-fi. You've done a great job at getting this to feel right. I don't think it would have been nearly as good if it weren't for the light shinning underneath the door. There is no way of telling what room the tool is entering, but being in a house setting is related to where you would find this tool. This adds to the theme of personification. It's very difficult for me to find any flaws, which is reflected in the score you received. If I wanted to be really picky, I would say that I believe I can see the lamp on the other side of the door; the base and the head. All in all great photograph. I am sure you are smiling from ear to ear.

If you need any clarification on any of my comments, please feel free to pm me. It might take some time for me to get back to you.
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12/24/2008 08:30:55 PM
That is funny, appreciate the work that went into it. Well done and congrats!
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12/24/2008 03:50:06 PM
Very creative idea, I'm glad your patience and perseverance was rewarded. Big congrats on your first ribbon.
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12/24/2008 02:55:38 PM
Well done on your first ribbon, this shot is awesome!
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12/24/2008 11:40:39 AM
:) I bet you are happy with the results now, huh? I LOVE IT! This is a great choice for a ribbon. CONGRATULATIONS!

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12/24/2008 07:50:53 AM
Chris, congrats on your first ribbon and a new PB!
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12/24/2008 01:32:38 AM
OMG i love this photo, it's funny and it's nicely executed
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12/24/2008 12:51:14 AM
Congrats on your ribbon. Love the shot.
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12/24/2008 12:34:04 AM
Great effort and well reworded! Congrats with the first ribbon and PB!
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12/24/2008 12:14:37 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon and your personal best, too!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/23/2008 05:38:48 PM
Sort of an overused object for personification, but in this case your context really makes it fresh again. Good job.

EDIT: Just back to bump this up a notch. Good luck!
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12/23/2008 03:18:14 PM
One of the best in the challenge, lighting is very effective.
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12/23/2008 12:03:53 PM
I like it, though to me, the scene looks more like she just caught him corkscrewing around with a strange bottle.
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12/23/2008 03:34:26 AM
cork sucker - Excellent job love the lighting
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12/23/2008 12:36:56 AM
Great idea, comp and lighting - hairy armpits and all!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/22/2008 09:17:26 PM
I love it! I'm so glad I popped in to vote on this challenge. I've been amazed by the creativity! I don't want to jinx anyone, but I have high expectation for this shot. Good luck!
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12/21/2008 06:06:47 PM
I love it! The dramatic lighting is just great, and the title is perfect.
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12/21/2008 04:00:51 PM
This is most likely doing very well for you. It's in my top three...

It is actually a personification image... weird. But, there are few of them in this challenge that really say 'personification' to me. Congrats.
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12/19/2008 09:02:14 PM
great shot
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12/19/2008 10:34:54 AM
the one legged alien! good use of backlighting to focus our attention
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12/18/2008 06:36:57 PM
Love this one. The personality is very apparent and the light is great.9
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12/18/2008 11:47:26 AM
Excellent lighting and use of negative space!
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12/18/2008 10:19:53 AM
I think you could have better titles there, but i love this photo! Tells a history and have a great light!
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12/18/2008 02:21:28 AM
very nice
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12/17/2008 10:05:20 PM
Love the lighting, strong composition. Very creative.
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12/17/2008 08:03:14 PM
nice shot, but this was the last challenge winner's idea...
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12/17/2008 07:50:49 PM
Really like the lighting and tone in the image. There's almost an aura hanging. Nice
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12/17/2008 05:34:19 PM
Very Creative. Nice lighting.
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12/17/2008 05:11:44 PM
wow nice shot, how did you mange this on your own?
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12/17/2008 04:04:18 PM
Great idea, dramatic lighting - a good shot all in all.
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12/17/2008 01:37:00 PM
GREAT idea. Very dramatic, wonderful shadows, terrific colors, but the background is just to complicated and distracting.
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12/17/2008 12:33:57 PM
I love it. Very imaginative and great lighting. 10
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12/17/2008 11:19:13 AM
HAHA, that is funny. well done and great concept. got to be scared of this 'guy'
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12/17/2008 12:35:46 AM
Brillant! 10
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