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Juggling Act
Juggling Act
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Challenge: Female Portrait II (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Sep 1, 2011
Galleries: Digital Art, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Sep 1, 2011



[Sep. 8th, 2011 11:36:51 PM]

My first idea for this image was for me to me walking a tight rope and juggling at the same time. I was going to do some dramatic landscape with it. But I just couldn't work it out in my head. In order for me to be walking a tight rope I would have to be able to photograph from something high that had something high next to it, like a skyscraper but there is nothing like that around here, so I went with an easier solution of just doing a studio shot of me juggling from the waist up.

Next was acquiring all the images I needed. The little ballerina and my daughter playing soccer were photographed laying on the floor. It was much easier to get the position I wanted them in and also gave a bit of an illusion of floating.

The edit was painstaking, especially the piano because it was not photographed on a white background like the others, so I had to go around every nook and cranny with my eraser.

The edit and photographing in total took around 8 to 10 hours.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 49
Avg (all users): 6.6092
Avg (commenters): 8.1053
Avg (participants): 6.1923
Avg (non-participants): 6.6824
Views since voting: 1907
Views during voting: 412
Votes: 174
Comments: 29
Favorites: 0


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12/31/2012 03:20:25 AM
Wow, what a great compilation.
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09/11/2011 04:10:37 AM
Originally posted by Ken:

I've seen something like this elsewhere; I really like this version.


Ken was probably thinking of this one. ;-Þ
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09/10/2011 07:28:17 AM
I knew this would do well, congrats on the finish and for being able to really juggle all this in real life.
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09/09/2011 06:28:14 AM
Nice job on another top ten. You seem to be juggling things quite well.
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09/09/2011 01:48:07 AM
You are amazing.
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09/09/2011 01:25:55 AM
Congrats on top ten, Jennifer!
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09/09/2011 12:31:32 AM
Another top 10, Jenn! Congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/08/2011 02:39:40 PM
I've seen something like this elsewhere; I really like this version.
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09/08/2011 01:50:47 AM
Yes motherhood is like that sometimes, but all worth it, great stuff Jen. 9
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09/07/2011 04:11:04 PM
Ahh yes... The "mom" picture. Nicely edited!
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09/07/2011 11:21:48 AM
What an amazing composite of the modern day mother!
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09/07/2011 08:53:45 AM
Very well done. Truly professional work.
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09/06/2011 08:36:14 PM
great job! 9!!
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09/06/2011 01:53:19 AM
Clever and painstaking work. Both the PP and your daughter. Those rug rats sure can be time consuming.
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09/05/2011 07:28:01 PM
Very appropriate, and of course, very well done!
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09/05/2011 12:58:33 PM
Good job with this.
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09/04/2011 08:36:13 PM
Realistically, two are in the hands while juggling... but I love the idea and the professional edit. 9
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09/04/2011 07:21:30 AM
Very nicely perfomed,men of course would not be able to make a shot of this type due to image size restrictions,LOL.
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09/03/2011 03:16:07 PM
LOL sooo great a statement!! and nicely done editing!!
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09/02/2011 10:08:45 PM
Great image for stock photography.
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09/02/2011 09:02:15 PM
This portrait is kind of nice.. I like it. If it werent for the growcery and the vacuum/dust cleaner your life would be better! ;)

a background could be added, but its nice white also.

pd. its hard in this challenge, the "kind" of "Expert Editing" is so different and vast, that they are good images vs. good images, and its difficult to vote correctly.

Good luck in the challenge.
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09/02/2011 06:06:47 PM
Wow! Well done :) 9
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09/02/2011 02:02:39 PM
Lot of good work in expert editing but looking at the end like a page for a children's catalogue or school ad.
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09/02/2011 11:00:05 AM
At least the camera made the cut. :) Nice pic!
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09/02/2011 10:43:38 AM
Nicely done! 9
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09/02/2011 08:24:28 AM
Perfect 10.
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09/02/2011 07:11:25 AM
how true, and I can think of a few other things to throw into that act
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09/02/2011 12:51:41 AM
Nicely done, Jenn!
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09/02/2011 12:08:30 AM
Like the concept, wish the lighting was more even.
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