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littlemav


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Challenge: Time III (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Southwest Missouri
Date: Aug 16, 2011
Aperture: f:8
ISO: 200
Shutter: .5
Date Uploaded: Aug 16, 2011

open raw, took orange and yellows very far down. clarity up, fill light a tiny bit, open cs5 tone mapped, saved as tiff,reopened in raw, clarity up,sharpened in raw,yellows up a tiny bit, open cs5 tone mapped again. Highlights and shadows, took highlights down. reduced size, sharpened x1 reduced unsharp mask, saved for web.

[Aug. 22nd, 2011 12:55:51 AM]

Well this is doing much better than I expected. I am tickled by the comments worrying if "She" is that sad etc.

Actually "She" kinda is, because the photo was me 12 years ago and the mirror is ME now. Threw a harsh light over my head and did a little accenting the wrinkles with eye shadow! I found out when you desaturated the yellows and oranges I get Gray Hair!! (see how hard I am trying to convince you I really don't look like this)

A Very Special HUG to whiteroom for this Wonderful comment:
very convincing, she's still attractive, a bit of hair conditioner maybe :)

You made this 56 yr old gal feel VERY HAPPY

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 130
Avg (all users): 6.6190
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.6885
Avg (non-participants): 6.5794
Views since voting: 3537
Views during voting: 320
Votes: 168
Comments: 59
Favorites: 6 (view)


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12/23/2012 06:01:54 PM
This is one of my favorites; great job in setting this up. You have aged very well, lol.
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12/23/2012 02:47:15 PM
Ahh, yes. Where did time go. Having just turned 60, this is very much the way I sometimes feel. However, I really like the older face better :) It shows a lot of life. I like that.
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12/22/2012 11:37:29 PM
I thought I commented on it before. I love your three present faces + the past. Good composition.
Well deserved ribbon!

Message edited by author 2012-12-22 23:37:52.
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08/30/2011 01:58:25 PM
This is so great, love the story you tell. Both of "you" are beautiful, Katie and I'm so pleased you ribboned.
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08/29/2011 02:26:38 PM
Love the story you tell here. Art at it's best here!
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08/28/2011 06:29:15 AM
Grand composition! A life time compressed in a capsule.
Congrats on the ribbon!
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08/27/2011 02:04:18 AM
This photo speaks to me on such a deep level that all I can say is thank you.
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08/26/2011 08:43:58 PM
This is soooo deserving of a ribbon. Great capture of feelings in this one and love the composition.
Congratulations.
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08/26/2011 02:10:40 PM
your expression is extremely convincing. poignant.
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08/26/2011 12:40:29 PM
truly catches the passing of time, congrats on the well deserved ribbon
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08/25/2011 04:00:52 PM
Congrats, fantastic response.
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08/25/2011 12:17:51 AM
Woo Hoo! Your second ribbon in 10 challenges. WTG Katie!
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08/24/2011 08:18:49 PM
terrific set up and execution. awesome shot- congrats on the ribbon.
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08/24/2011 06:36:09 PM
Excellent concept and execution. Wonderful emotional depth. Congrats on your ribbon!
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08/24/2011 02:48:41 PM
You are younger today than you will be tomorrow. I think you are beautiful and this image is great!
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08/24/2011 02:47:49 PM
Both YOUs are very beautiful. Life is life... :D

I really love the story in this ... you've done a great job on it, Katie!
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08/24/2011 02:33:47 PM
.....COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are WAYYYYYYY better looking than that chick in the framed photo...in the photo! CELEBRATE!!!! Each day is a gift and stay in the moment....there is nothing to the past but memories and nothing to the future but hope or doubt. The moment is what we have.....and when we look through our cameras or do our art work.....WE ARE in the moment....>Savour this!!!!!! Congratulations on your win!
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08/24/2011 02:26:47 PM
Love the story, you can feel the emotion!
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08/24/2011 12:34:49 PM
Love the story it tells. Congratulations, Katie!
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08/24/2011 12:28:43 PM
Congrats Katie, another to add to your collection.Lots more to come I,m sure.
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08/24/2011 12:23:38 PM
I like the double mirrors as well.
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08/24/2011 11:39:47 AM
Absolutely awesome!!! Congrats on the extremely well done red!! The extra mirror on the dresser was a touch of genius!!!
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08/24/2011 08:26:38 AM
WOW! Katie, that is a great image and what you went through to get it...amazing work. Huge congrats on the red!! :-)
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08/24/2011 07:26:21 AM
Thanks for being brave enough to give us an image with a soul, well done.
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08/24/2011 06:34:41 AM
Conrats Kate, very well done!!
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08/24/2011 06:25:38 AM
I really love how emotive this photo is. Great work!
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08/24/2011 06:19:36 AM
Hah, that's great. Immortalized on your own front page :-)
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08/24/2011 04:37:23 AM
Wonderful shot, congratulations
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08/24/2011 03:20:46 AM
I am pleased that this did so well, congrats.
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08/24/2011 02:42:16 AM
Superb concept, really well articulated. Many congratulations on your ribbon.
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08/24/2011 02:29:03 AM
Katie,
for me it is the very best in challenge! Definately worth a ribbon! Big congrats!
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08/24/2011 02:23:50 AM
Well you're going to have to look at that picture for some time, it made your front page :)
WD and a great concept.
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08/24/2011 01:43:50 AM

TOP SHOT so so EMOTIVE well done and YES YOU are amazing to do that to yourself and get a RIBBON for it...
A MUCH DESERVED RIBBON.....
WELL DONE I proud of YOU for the effort you put into this image to make us gasp in wonder.....
from shez xox
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08/24/2011 01:21:53 AM
Fantastic job, Katie! Congratulations!
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08/24/2011 12:45:07 AM
congratulations, mave. really well done.
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08/24/2011 12:29:28 AM
Congrats, on a moving image. 2nd ribbon, yippee for you.
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08/24/2011 12:20:04 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon!! Such a brave shot - kudos!!
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08/24/2011 12:19:34 AM
Congrats on the red, very well done!
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08/24/2011 12:15:55 AM
WOW, Katie!! Another ribbon and this time it is Red! Congrats!
PS There is NO way I could do anything like this to myself. You are a brave woman! :)
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08/24/2011 12:15:42 AM
Up and coming ribbon hog, here! I regret not voting on this challenge, but pleased to see you kicked butt! BTW, the photo of you on the table looks quite a bit like Reba McEntire, who I happen to think is totally hot.
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08/24/2011 12:13:47 AM
ARRRRRRGGGG SCREAMING AND RUNNING NEKID THRU THE HOUSE WITH EXCITEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments! (and crtiques) I appreciated the one about the yellows being desat too much, but I couldn't turn my hair gray with out doing that!!!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/23/2011 11:47:55 PM
I've come back several times. Mood is conveyed well by your choice in composition. The HDR processing saps the mood of it's vital energy. A simple photgraphic image would have kept me more engaged and given more weight to the emotion. 8
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08/23/2011 11:30:44 PM
Poignant. Well done.
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08/23/2011 12:51:26 PM
Wonderful time portrait. Beauty never goes away.
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08/22/2011 10:53:37 PM
Love the idea, colors and processing. Top pick.
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08/21/2011 10:29:19 PM
I like the style of processing you choose for this. Fits the photo well.
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08/21/2011 06:36:33 PM
Interesting but too crowded. Too much information.
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08/21/2011 11:06:09 AM
Haha this tells a story. Sweet idea, I hope she isn't really sad.
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08/20/2011 03:51:54 PM
I absolutely love the double reflection in this. The reflections paired with her expression are amazing.

The one part that I don't like is the color treatment. The dull, yellow-tinted colors give the impression that old age is dirty and sickly. I haven't tried to convert this into black and white, but I think that that would have given more of a nostalgic feeling, which I think would fit better with her expressed emotion. I think she still looks great--just nostalgic.
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08/20/2011 12:08:40 PM
Great emotional shot!
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08/19/2011 04:18:50 PM
Nicely orchestrated/composed photo. I really like how the photograph is surrounded by the model. I usually don't pay that much attention to titles, but it is fitting with the model's expression; kind of sad/solemn/reflective... Your post processing is a statement too in that the slightly desat reflects the "time fading" (if that makes sense), but maybe I'm reading too much into it. Then again, that's what makes this a great photo, it tells a story...
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08/19/2011 10:00:35 AM
Such emotion.
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08/18/2011 11:43:34 AM
here is a true story about life. Wonderful! Love also the PP.
The very best in challenge! Good luck!
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08/17/2011 11:50:06 PM
This is the best one that does not have a clock, watch or hourglass in it ! 7
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08/17/2011 11:24:21 AM
Well done.... from shez
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08/17/2011 09:19:10 AM
good use of mirrors. That Reba McIntyre look went out years ago:)
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08/17/2011 08:28:15 AM
very convincing, she's still attractive, a bit of hair conditioner maybe :)
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08/17/2011 04:43:31 AM
Brave and excellent take on time, i think and hope that this will do well. 8
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08/17/2011 03:12:04 AM
Great concept of time.
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