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From the cradle to the grave
From the cradle to the grave

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Challenge: Free Study 2011-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A330
Lens: Sony DT 1.8/50mm SAM
Date: Apr 27, 2011
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Black and White, Children
Date Uploaded: Apr 27, 2011

[May. 1st, 2011 12:19:44 PM]

I recently found out about a tricky transfer software problem with my photos so I was left not having any to enter into the free study. So at the last minute I took this picture to add. Oh well, lesson learned.

Post processing work:
brightness/contrast layer masking out the areas I didn't want darkened or lightened. I did this step several times.
Then I did levels, hue and saturation, did some cloning out of the areas that didn't quite turn black, did some dodge and burn on the hands/worm. Did some curves work, then some levels again. Once I got it looking the way I wanted it, I used a sharpener then a high pass layer set to overlay.

Place: 48 out of 301
Avg (all users): 6.2397
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.1900
Avg (non-participants): 6.3478
Views since voting: 1192
Views during voting: 249
Votes: 146
Comments: 8
Favorites: 2 (view)

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05/20/2011 01:53:37 AM
hey, i never checked back to see where this placed. nice job! congrats on the new PB!

Message edited by author 2011-05-20 01:54:06.
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05/08/2011 11:18:24 AM
I loved this shot. The grittiness of it is perfect.

People in the field of life-span developmental psychology use these phrases:

Womb to Tomb

Sperm to Worm
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05/08/2011 11:07:18 AM
This so should have placed higher IMHO - even for a last minute entry. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/06/2011 07:20:11 PM
Very nice subject and excellent processing.
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05/02/2011 01:10:21 PM
Lovely textures in this strong image. Good luck!
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05/01/2011 11:58:42 AM
Nice textures and tones. Great quote.
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05/01/2011 11:35:37 AM
Great in B&W - love the grittiness!
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05/01/2011 01:15:37 AM
EWWWWW!. But fantastic.
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