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Challenge: Free Study 2009-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2009 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Sisak, Croatia
Date: Oct 19, 2009
Aperture: f/4.50
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/15 sec
Galleries: Urban, Travel
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2009

Mannequins outside clothes shop in Sisak, Croatia. Kind of surreal sight. Shot at dusk @ ISO 1600.

Processed RAW file in ACR
Import to PSE6
Noise Ninja
Color Curves
Noise Ninja
Duplicate background layer
High Pass Filter - Hard Light Blend Mode @ 85% opacity
Resize & sharpen
Add border
Save for web

Place: 256 out of 403
Avg (all users): 5.4762
Avg (commenters): 7.7143
Avg (participants): 5.4672
Avg (non-participants): 5.5000
Views since voting: 635
Views during voting: 277
Votes: 168
Comments: 9
Favorites: 2 (view)

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10/11/2010 11:35:52 AM
Ha! What a great capture!
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11/08/2009 12:22:32 AM
Thought this was a cracking shot. Well seen.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2009 11:39:38 PM
What a quirky image.
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11/07/2009 10:55:22 AM
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11/07/2009 12:30:08 AM
OK, I'm going through the Free Study submissions, purposefully finding those images I think are shot with a less conventional eye - this is one of those images! Thanks for offering something that isn't just DPC friendly eye-candy (though of course there's nothing wrong with eye-candy). I'll be picking one of these images for my Mu (most underrated) award:

Positives: Great find and this is one of those times that the title contributes to the art. The bag on the head is priceless. I really like the colours, vibrant yet still grungy.

Critical stuff: I don't think the focus is quite as crisp as it might be and I think there are some elements of the composition that detract from the whole - I wonder whether getting down on the ground and offering a low POV might've worked a little better.

Overall: I'm very pleased to have met this image - I have enjoyed it. Very well seen and titled but I'm not sure you've made the best of this photographic opportunity.
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11/06/2009 11:48:23 AM
This is so surreal! Wonderful!
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11/05/2009 08:07:02 AM
Ha! My favourite! : )
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11/04/2009 11:42:49 PM
very strange. nice catch. 8
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11/01/2009 07:02:26 AM
That's hilarious! LOVE the baghead!!!!......8
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