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Modern Day Fairy
Modern Day Fairy

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Challenge: Mythical Creatures (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon MF Zoom-Nikkor 50-135mm f/3.5 AIS
Date: Jul 20, 2010
Aperture: ~f/5.6 for both
ISO: doesn't matter
Shutter: doesn't matter
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jul 20, 2010

"In the woods" shot is from today with the 50-135mm.
Butterfly wings shot is from yesterday with the 18-55mm.

Wings were sharpened, then the layer mode set to hard light to get the weird effect. A lot of other editing on everything, too, but no time to list it. Background was blurred using the blur tool, obviously not too well (a lot of areas of different blurriness). It's 4:27 AM and I'm on a semi-roadtrip, so no time to fix it or anything else.

Also, I just realized the wings look kind of amateur-ish, maybe 'cause there's not enough contrast there. Oh well.

And yes, the "modern day" part is an excuse for casual clothing. We weren't out doing a shoot, we were visiting a medieval city ;)

Place: 26 out of 83
Avg (all users): 5.7795
Avg (commenters): 6.8750
Avg (participants): 5.6250
Avg (non-participants): 5.8140
Views since voting: 2865
Views during voting: 699
Votes: 263
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/27/2010 03:17:53 PM
great job shooting this
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07/26/2010 11:52:15 PM
A little more light on her face would've garnered a point or 2 more from me.
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07/26/2010 08:55:06 PM
beautiful photo.
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07/25/2010 07:28:14 AM
OK, I get the title and that goes with what she is wearing - but if a better effort had been made on the outfit (something `fairyish`) then this would of been so much better. Pose, lighting etc is great, but the outfit just lets this down. 6
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07/23/2010 07:09:32 PM
I like this. BEAUTIFUL job on the wings! I wish there was just a bit more light on her face. (not voting)
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07/22/2010 09:34:48 PM
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07/22/2010 01:24:38 PM
Where can I get some wings like this?
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07/22/2010 01:21:34 PM
I like the idea a lot, and the balanced composition is well done. I think I would have liked the theme more overall if she were dressed up in a bit more fantasy garb.
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07/22/2010 12:16:50 PM
beautiful image, would be more powerful if model was wearing something a bit more epic such as a simple white dress and bare feet
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