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Challenge: Polka Dots (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: Los Angeles
Date: Nov 28, 2009
Date Uploaded: Nov 28, 2009

This didn't quite turn out how I envisioned it. But it's kinda cool, so I'll give it a whirl. Used a colander to create the light dots. Did a whole bunch of adjustments (sharpening, contrast, levels, dodged a little, cloned out some spots), converted to B/W, cropped, added border, saved for web.

The hardest part was taking pictures of myself...

Place: 52 out of 78
Avg (all users): 5.4276
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.5250
Avg (non-participants): 5.3929
Views since voting: 567
Views during voting: 290
Votes: 152
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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12/10/2009 12:09:37 AM
Just discovered this now as I can't vote on Adv Editing challenges. Wow, So creative. You have a knack. As mentioned some small technicals like close focus can put the cherry on top. That lens (Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8) should give you some kick-a55 results.

Message edited by author 2009-12-10 00:10:51.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2009 11:26:44 PM
Very creative interpretation on the challenge to create dots with the light and shadows. Nice job. That only small nag would be that I would have like to seen the nose / bottom of the face a little bit more focused IMHO.
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12/06/2009 09:31:11 PM
The dots seem too manufactured here - I think of printed or sewn dots (or dots on an animal) when I think of polka dots, not so much lighting through holes. That's personal preference, I know, but that's how voting goes. The DOF is a bit shallow, with the blurry nose becoming a bit of a distraction. Good composition. Perhaps color would've worked better to make it a bit more interesting?
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12/06/2009 01:51:37 PM
Very dramatic. Definitely a contender.
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12/06/2009 01:54:00 AM
Sorry, doesn't work for me. I didn't really get the idea behind this.
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12/05/2009 06:33:04 PM
more of the face could be in focus, for more impact
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12/05/2009 07:58:51 AM
Great image!
Very creative and well composed. Right choice to BW!
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12/04/2009 11:06:49 AM
Well...not really 'Polka Dots' to me but a very creative effort for the challenge...I think.
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12/01/2009 02:28:27 PM
not crazy about the title, the image is really nice. has a slight "glamour" feel to it.
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12/01/2009 01:33:26 PM
Sorry, this one doesn't work for me...I like the idea, but would like to see a much looser crop.
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11/30/2009 10:25:23 PM
Very artsy. I like it. It seems French to me. LOL 8
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11/30/2009 06:49:43 PM
this to me has a Hollywood feel to it. great job
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