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Somewhere in the middle
Somewhere in the middle
BrennanOB


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Choices (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: My garage, Walnut Creek, CA
Date: Jun 15, 2004
Aperture: 8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1.0
Date Uploaded: Jun 15, 2004

Had to do a "Ain't my daughter cute" shot for this one.

took two shots of her as devil and angel and painted on some clothes of the right type. Printed them out and taped them on a black backdrop. I hung a red reflector ( also known as her sledding disk) and taped a slaved flash on it. Set my camera on a tripod using bulb setting,Holding another flash in my hand and told her " Think of a tough choice in 1,2,3 FLASH!" converted from RAW pushing exposure 1/2 stop and then in photoshop I dropped red 15 and upped yellow 20, saved for web then USM 150%, .5 pixels, 0 thresh.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 227
Avg (all users): 6.3120
Avg (commenters): 7.7037
Avg (participants): 6.2157
Avg (non-participants): 6.3720
Views since voting: 2196
Votes: 266
Comments: 35
Favorites: 2 (view)


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03/27/2012 05:07:55 AM
Ain't your daughter cute? :) ...and all growed up now. :(
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06/23/2004 03:26:30 PM
Very clever...this should have won, much better than first place I think. Great job!!
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06/23/2004 01:45:33 PM
Thanks for all the kind words and comments. I knew that this entry was just skirting the challenge limitations, and as a result it was scoring about a 5.5 before it was verified. I know some people don't care for a gimicky shot like this, but I'm guessing some voters scored it low because they thougt it was in violation of the basic editing rules. That said I am quite pleased with a top ten finish and pleased that my three favorites are all in the top ten as well.

Beagleboy, I used capture one's white balance and the color looked fine on my monitor, but since it is early in the summer swim season her hair shouldn't be green yet. I looked on my wife's monitor, and ya I see your point. Looks like a new monitor will be needed, but would really rather spend any spare cash on some L glass.

Photom and Jesuispeure, both comments are quite right and were dealt with as far as possible in the "corrected and illegal" version that I have printed out for her grandmother for whom this was really intended.

If you don't understand how I got this shot and would like to see the setup from a step or two backward. it becomes easier to see. //www.pbase.com/image/30249691
Brennan

06/23/2004 06:35:01 AM
Congrats on the top-5 finish and thw cool way you approcahed this to make it fit within the challenge limitations. Excellent job on lighting too. My only problem with this shot is the slightly green cast caused by the white light on her hair. What white balance function were you using?
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06/23/2004 12:13:56 AM
Congrats, Brennan! :o)
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06/23/2004 12:09:20 AM
Absolutely love the technique you used here. Thanks for sharing :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/22/2004 05:45:34 PM
Very cute, and must have taken you quite awhile! My only nitpick is that you can see the edges of the angel picture, but they can be cloned out after the challenge.
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06/22/2004 04:17:16 PM
Great idea, and nicely executed. If the girl was a little more symmetrical (her dress strap on the left is too angled) and the 'devil' was a bit brighter, then it'd be even better, but it's great as it is!
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06/22/2004 09:49:59 AM
Very creative idea!!
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06/22/2004 12:28:07 AM
Great idea and execution! Lighting is exceptionally well done. Model and the captured expression is absolutely PERFECT for your idea.

Other very minor points. 1) I do think the angel needs to be toned down a bit. 2) The white light "leaking" onto your model's right lip (left as we look at it) and right shoulder detract ever so slightly.

Overall - you are headed for ribbonville IMO.
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06/21/2004 07:54:13 PM
very nice idea
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06/21/2004 07:24:04 PM
cool
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06/21/2004 05:51:18 PM
The ultimate choice
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06/21/2004 06:59:23 AM
Wow - what a great picture! If you don't ribbon for this, then the world is just not fair. :-)
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06/20/2004 09:09:07 PM
I love this...Creative, very well done!
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06/20/2004 06:28:43 AM
Very well done!!
I also had this idea, but couldn't work out how to do it properly. Look foreward to reading your explination!
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06/20/2004 04:15:05 AM
Lovely and I love it. 10
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06/20/2004 03:09:03 AM
No idea how you did this but can se it is obviously legal. Hope the comments describe how. Great idea, love it, and the lighting really makes it work even better :)
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06/19/2004 01:34:58 AM
This is totally great! How did you do it? I love the execution, lighting, and cartoonishness of the character(s). WOW!
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06/18/2004 05:12:26 PM
Very creative
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06/18/2004 11:36:02 AM
ja, ja, very funny picture and congratulations to the model
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06/17/2004 06:18:52 AM
wow this is awesome!!!!!!!!!! 10
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06/16/2004 07:27:36 PM
Great photo. Really magical way of dealing with the challenge. How did you do it?
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06/16/2004 06:56:46 PM
Very nice ... like this photo better then mine :)
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06/16/2004 05:48:30 PM
good image here ,the typical choice every one has
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06/16/2004 04:43:17 PM
Is this considered basic editing?
06/16/2004 04:43:07 PM
Nicely done. I like the idea and the photograph is just as good. Good Work. - 8
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06/16/2004 12:56:06 PM
is this a legal picture? if it is, i'd love to know how it was done
06/16/2004 12:45:53 PM
scary.
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06/16/2004 10:42:13 AM
Nice use of lighting to convay your point.
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06/16/2004 06:19:27 AM
I'm curious to know how this was done in an open challenge. Lovely idea.
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06/16/2004 06:08:06 AM
would like to know how this is done.....
06/16/2004 03:23:42 AM
WOW, excellent shot! Straight away you know it's a great 'choice' for the challenge!!

The lighting here is perfect, I like how you have one side of her face white, whilst the other is red. Even the way she is biting her lip adds that little bit of detail! Well done, I have no hesitation in giving this full marks! Very well done! :-)
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06/16/2004 02:33:26 AM
clever
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06/16/2004 12:44:06 AM
Cute photo. Love the light effects. Can't imagine how it was done without photoshop though.
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