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grigrigirl


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Challenge: Threes (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: Loyal University
Date: May 26, 2004
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Abstract, Action
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2004

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 205
Avg (all users): 7.0960
Avg (commenters): 8.6829
Avg (participants): 6.9600
Avg (non-participants): 7.3288
Views since voting: 8913
Votes: 198
Comments: 75
Favorites: 73 (view)


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11/21/2007 06:48:19 AM
this is so great, the colors, the angle, the composition
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02/28/2006 11:21:55 AM
This is really outstanding. Never would have thought to tilt it this way, but it works so well with the subject, soft focus, and muted tones. Beautiful.

Message edited by author 2006-02-28 11:22:12.
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06/12/2004 07:26:02 PM
Been away for awhile and didn't vote. Very Clever.... Great!
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06/11/2004 12:00:36 PM
um...not a montage..its all in the angle. Try reading the difference in rules regarding basic and advanced editing.
06/11/2004 09:52:38 AM
I like this image a lot, but am confused about the rules (yes Im new - sorry). The rules state that no selection or editing tools may be used, but here grigrigirl has selectivly deleted parts of a layer copy. To selectivly add colour to the dressses would seem to break the rules, as far I can understand them?

The rules also seem to preclude putting multiple images on top of one another, as without special blending modes and/or a completely black background and/or selective deleting, ghostlieness would occur. Unless the left girl is 2 foot taller than the other two, or jumping in the air, then it would appear to be a montage?

Anyway, I still give it 10.
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06/09/2004 11:47:10 PM
Girl - if that is intuition, then you'd better just roll with it, 'cause I've never seen better results!! I feel like congratulating you again, every time I look at that photo!
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06/09/2004 07:14:20 AM
What an excelent peace of work!!!
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06/08/2004 11:53:05 PM
It is hard for me to explain how i did this as I am more intuitive than technical. I sit around and play with things until I get a desired result or trash it. Results are experimental. I layerd the image first and adjusted levels...erasing to the original layer in areas that needed it. Flattened the image and layered again...adding a bit of blur to soften the dreadful background and erasing parts to expose the dancers...adjusted levels on both layers. Flattened and layered again to desaturate and erase areas to bring out color...again adjusting levels on both layers. I finished it with a bit of diffuse glow to soften and lighten it further. I saw a lot of flaw in this but went with it anyway...I had given up on the experiment and settled with what i had. I still thought it was pretty. :)
06/08/2004 08:24:29 PM
This is one of the best examples of fine art I have ever seen on this site.
It caught my eye immediately while glancing through the thumbnails. It is stunning.
A huge congrats on an excellent job!

Would really love to know the details on this one.
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06/08/2004 07:38:49 PM
I haven't been on the site in awhile, but this caught my eye immediately. What an absolutely stunning piece of work. I am truly surprised that you did not put any details under your comments section. I cannot possibly be the only one who would love to know how this wonderful photo was accomplished. Congratulations on one of the most beautiful images I have ever seen.
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06/08/2004 05:19:30 PM
this is my absolute favorite of the challenge. Its so awesome that this is a real picture while it looks like a painting. If i could vote, it would have been 10.
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06/08/2004 03:07:21 AM
my choice for a ribbon; congratulations. great shot. thanks for sharing!
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06/08/2004 02:38:17 AM
Stunning image, congratulations!
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06/07/2004 02:12:07 PM
How did I miss voting on this one? I know I didn't get to all of them but I'm sure I would have recognized this one. Great job with the desat and soft focus. And the slight vignetting is also a very nice touch as it adds to the emotion of the ballerinas. Great job!
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06/07/2004 07:40:52 AM
can't stop looking at this one.. love it so much!
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06/07/2004 07:13:29 AM
Congrats! Truly a work of art! :-)
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06/07/2004 06:53:29 AM
Congratulations! Just terrific!
06/07/2004 04:35:57 AM
Was my favorite. Congrats.
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06/07/2004 03:01:14 AM
Beautiful, well diserved ribbon!
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06/07/2004 01:06:25 AM
Oh cool. I am really glad this one got a ribbon. Congrats :)
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06/07/2004 12:24:31 AM
just beautiful julia--so soft and such great movement.
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06/07/2004 12:23:56 AM
Told ya! Super!
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06/07/2004 12:23:36 AM
Great work Congrats on the ribbon
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06/07/2004 12:22:41 AM
wow...I truly never expected this. Thank you for the wonderful comments. Oh...and just for the record...this one is legal ;)
06/07/2004 12:14:01 AM
Might even ribbon... ;-)

Congratulations!
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06/07/2004 12:11:36 AM
Congrats, well deserving!
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06/07/2004 12:07:20 AM
Congratulations!!! Beautiful work! :o)
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06/07/2004 12:05:30 AM
You have to give us a print of this one!!!!!!! Please!!!! So glad that everyone saw the beauty and perfection in this.
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06/07/2004 12:05:00 AM
Definitely deserves it!
Congrats!
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06/07/2004 12:04:44 AM
Congrats! <high five> I love this shot and am pleased that it won!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2004 06:52:53 PM
10 from me there are no words very well
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06/06/2004 02:31:28 PM
Despite the potential the subject has for saccharin sentimentality, this image avoids it completely. The composition is highly original....how many photographers would see the potential to make the feet stand out by rotating the canvas in this way? The movement is accentuated by the desaturation and the poses by the burning/dodging. Podium finish by rights.
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06/06/2004 01:18:34 AM
This is so pretty. I love the soft colors.
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06/05/2004 05:12:01 PM
Just lovely -- I like the one subject is full and just parts of the others. The post processing is heavy but I really like the effect. The sense of movement in the skirts and stillness of the arms and torsos is perfect. -- one of my ribbon picks
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06/05/2004 05:52:25 AM
wonderful use of soft pastel colours.. 8
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06/04/2004 09:25:36 PM
Brilliant post editing. The soft focus, color desaturation, composition, and camera angle totally work for me.... 8
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06/04/2004 06:07:45 PM
I like much: The desaturation - The smoothness - the forms. A great one. One of my favorite for this challenge.
I like less:
Score: 9
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06/04/2004 04:08:07 PM
I am not a lover of desaturation shots but this is superb. Hope you do well.
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06/04/2004 07:03:53 AM
Very dreamy looking apearance. It has been said to you a million times already, so I will forget the "looks like..." comment. Like the colors and blur. The editing takes a little away from the "real" photo, but still an 8.
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06/04/2004 06:18:12 AM
I like the colour treatment you've done on this, it looks really effective. 9
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06/04/2004 02:10:27 AM
This is an amazing capture. I wouldn’t change one thing on the picture at all. The border I would keep plain white. There is plenty of pink in the picture already. Bravo for this beautiful work of art. 10
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06/04/2004 12:48:45 AM
This is as near to perfect as I could want or imagine. Even the tilt is effective. Soft focus works very well, and the tones are just marvelous. Congratulations! 10
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06/03/2004 11:48:56 PM
Beautiful photo. One of my favorites. The desaturation really works here for me primariloy because the photo is so soft. The editing is fantastic. I wish I could l do this. When you win a ribbon please tell us how you did this
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06/03/2004 09:20:39 PM
A work of art. Reminds me of a hand-tinted B&W print. Great positioning of the models - the unusual perspective adds a lot of interest. The only thing that doesn't quite work is the strong vertical line that merges with the middle model's right shoulder. YOu could not have picked better colors for this.
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06/03/2004 08:42:57 PM
I love how delicate this is -- very nice
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06/03/2004 05:56:41 PM
i'm surprised this hasn't been offered up as a DQ.. I'd love to know how you achieved these effects :) great job, very graceful and elegant
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06/03/2004 01:23:38 PM
stunning .... very nice and soft 10....... good luck
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06/03/2004 10:38:43 AM
I like the tilt and photoshop work on this.
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06/03/2004 05:41:00 AM
very nice I love the softness of this It is very different and Id like to know how you achieved this Very Nice work
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06/02/2004 10:41:14 PM
Very nice Degas. Great composition and just enough movement to be expressive. The right ballerina's arms and dress are blown out, but not horribly. Well done!
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06/02/2004 09:54:48 PM
Reminds me of a Degas painting.
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06/02/2004 11:25:14 AM
its beautiful! Very creatively colored, soft pink makie this image stand out. 10
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06/02/2004 05:35:54 AM
Beautiful. Intelligent use of selective desaturation. The softness and pastel tone makes the photo. The tilt and movement blur give the aerial feeling. 10.
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06/01/2004 08:34:48 PM
beautiful! Great post-processing.
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06/01/2004 06:42:45 PM
My favourite of the lot. Pretty in Pink :)
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06/01/2004 01:37:28 PM
My pick for the challenge. Stunning and original. Perfectly done IMHO! The strength of the calves with the floating softness -- I love this.
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06/01/2004 04:48:18 AM
Beautiful picture
9
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06/01/2004 01:59:47 AM
I really like this shot. It's an excellent example of taking a nice subject and turning it into something truly exceptional. I think the border would be better plain white instead of pink, but that's a minor point. Great job!
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06/01/2004 12:40:19 AM
nice - would look nice in my daughters room.
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05/31/2004 08:53:09 PM
I don't buy prints but if I would than this one is great for printing ... 10 from me.
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05/31/2004 08:35:55 PM
most definately one of this week's best.
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05/31/2004 05:09:44 PM
stunning shot. i love the "high key" effect.
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05/31/2004 04:26:30 PM
Wonderful coloring, movement, focus, light. Awesome shot.
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05/31/2004 01:21:35 PM
one of my favorites, I love the way they seem almost see-through, almost like they aren´t solid, aren´t real...great job and good luck
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05/31/2004 01:11:33 PM
Beautiful moody picture, I like it a lot, great composition and the pink on the colors, its just a beauty :)
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05/31/2004 11:22:59 AM
Nicely done. I like the tilted aspect as well.
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05/31/2004 06:41:51 AM
One of my favorites of this challenge. You took a perfect shot here. Hope you are going to make this a print.
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05/31/2004 05:49:36 AM
superb! love the grace and softness. the slight motion and angle feed each other. the selective color is done beautifully! :)
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05/31/2004 04:41:59 AM
Beautiful, but I think it could have been more effective with less editing as it has come out too surrealistic for my taste. Great work though.
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05/31/2004 01:15:00 AM
So dreamy and delicate ... a perfect treatment of the subject.
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05/31/2004 01:11:59 AM
Beautiful! Are these 3 dancers or did you do multiple exposures? 10
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05/31/2004 12:59:29 AM
NICE!
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05/31/2004 12:37:16 AM
This is simply beautiful! Well done!
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05/31/2004 12:21:44 AM
stunning work. very pretty i like the soft effect you have given this and the selective coloring. well worth a 10
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05/31/2004 12:11:18 AM
what a wonderful image...ful of joy and innocence (if i spelled that right)

ten from me
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