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Challenge: Fool the Viewer (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Date: Sep 13, 2011
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Humorous, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 15, 2011

Photoshopped!

[Sep. 16th, 2011 01:24:59 PM]

I am not overly excited about the processing of this image, mainly because I looked at it for so long and see all the flaws.

I intentionally made the front model slightly different from the "reflection." I didn't want the front model to be identical with the back model. I wanted them to be slightly different so when the viewer studies the image, he picks up on the differences.

I did however, want the trinkets and hand to be the same. The key (not necklace), heart and hand are identical - copied from the front to the back. The other parts of the model are different - different position of the head and necklace, slightly different arm position, etc.

I am hoping the differences and similarities are enough to intrigue the viewer and cause them to really wonder how the image was created.

[Sep. 16th, 2011 01:26:32 PM]

Votes: 36
Views: 154
Avg Vote: 7.3333

Definitely my highest scoring so far! All positive comments. I'm happy that people aren't seeing all the flaws I see!

[Sep. 17th, 2011 09:58:33 AM]

Votes: 68
Views: 263
Avg Vote: 7.4412

This score is wonderful. I appreciate all the positive comments, including the one saying the image is real! It sounds like I met the challenge.

With this score I may end up on the front page for the 30D!

[Sep. 17th, 2011 12:16:38 PM]

The revealing differences between these two models that I can see are as follows:
1) Necklace position.
2) Amount of face that is visible.
3) Key position relative to right shoulder blade.
4) Amount of right ear/hair visible.
5) Angle of left upper-arm.
6) Amount of light falling on left side, behind arm.
7) Upper portion of right shoulder strap.

The thing I like about all of these differences is that at first glance, they seem to be attributable to a mere change in position of viewing angle, which may be possible with a mirror setup.

I'm spending too much time on this picture! :-D

***** POST CHALLENGE *****

My first ribbon! I also made the front page for the 30D!

Thanks for all the comments. I'm glad I was able to "fool" so many of you!

Woohoo!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 65
Avg (all users): 7.4832
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 7.1389
Avg (non-participants): 7.5929
Views since voting: 7868
Views during voting: 649
Votes: 149
Comments: 62
Favorites: 15 (view)


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09/29/2011 09:22:07 AM
waaaaaaaaaaaaaawo
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09/27/2011 11:13:07 PM
Congratulations on your blue and PB! Super!
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09/24/2011 07:56:13 PM
Congrats on the first place - great work!
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09/24/2011 02:00:20 PM
Congrats on your first blue!
First I thought it is the mirror positioning and selective editing then I looked up your notes. Clever indeed!
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09/24/2011 12:05:34 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon! I love the muted tones, contrast and the classic soft glow portrait look. Well done.

Dave
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09/24/2011 09:43:09 AM
Look at that score distribution. Even the trolls didn't vote this anything less than a 5.

Congrats on the ribbon. Beutiful image.
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09/24/2011 08:28:47 AM
Excellent image. The work and worry paid off. Congratulations!
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09/23/2011 02:35:28 PM
Excellent shot - and a well deserved ribbon :- )
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09/23/2011 11:57:25 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon,great image.
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09/23/2011 11:54:23 AM
Congrats on your ribbon and great image! And look at your score distribution. Not a single 1 through 4!
Can I have some of that troll repellant you are using? Clearly it works perfectly! :-P
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09/23/2011 11:14:05 AM
Congrats!! Great Shot!
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09/23/2011 09:59:25 AM
Such a beautiful shot. I love the softness. Congrats on the blue and on your first ribbon!
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09/23/2011 09:41:31 AM
Well congrats on your Blue...and a super good score to boot!!!
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09/23/2011 09:35:24 AM
Wonderful - Congratulations Aaron!
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09/23/2011 08:58:44 AM
Congrats on blue!! Great image!
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09/23/2011 06:58:24 AM
Congrats on your first blue. There's more to come I can guarantee. This is great.
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09/23/2011 06:52:42 AM
Lovey softness and tones, well done.
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09/23/2011 06:06:06 AM
congrats on your first blue, great entry
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09/23/2011 04:03:36 AM
P.s. why heart and key? Do they have a specific meaning?
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09/23/2011 03:51:47 AM
Clearly photoshopped, but still a great image! Congrats on your first ribbon!
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09/23/2011 02:25:51 AM
Yes congrats on your first ribbon, well done.
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09/23/2011 02:15:16 AM
Well done on your first ribbon, a great shot.
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09/23/2011 02:04:03 AM
Brilliantly executed! Congrats!

eta: ...first ribbon??? That's a surprise to me.

Message edited by author 2011-09-23 02:05:05.
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09/23/2011 01:50:06 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon, first blue, personal best, first 7+ score! What an image! :) Fully deserves that stratospheric score.
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09/23/2011 01:33:46 AM
Congratulations on a great image and your most deserved first ribbon !!
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09/23/2011 12:38:37 AM
Love the subtlety of the image. My first reaction is ok...nothing weird here. Then I stopped and did a double take. "That's not right..."
Probably the exact reaction you were going for :)

Great job and congrats on your first ribbon!
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09/23/2011 12:28:27 AM
congrats on your first blue!
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09/23/2011 12:16:25 AM
You're gettin' good!
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09/23/2011 12:09:13 AM
Congrats on your first! Nicely done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/22/2011 10:36:41 PM
Well done.
Bump up
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09/22/2011 10:52:25 AM
Beautiful and creative.
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09/22/2011 08:57:32 AM
Well done - I'm gonna guess this is real (two mirrors).
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09/21/2011 10:47:53 PM
well, those are two different pictures of your back, so I'll guess this is real.
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09/21/2011 05:12:21 PM
Fascinating! I'm guessing PSd
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09/21/2011 04:16:46 PM
The idea is excellent and the image creates a lot of intrigue, top 3 for me.
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09/20/2011 02:31:18 PM
fantastically whimsical. 10.
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09/20/2011 02:14:59 PM
Hmmm, I like how you didn't use the same image in the mirror. Or it could be a hole in the wall with another woman behind it...
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09/20/2011 11:12:51 AM
real... nice job
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09/19/2011 09:23:40 PM
This one is my favourite - well done!. I would say it is real, because the posture/chains aren't identical, but then again you could have done that just to fool us. In either case, I love the feel, the mood, the tones, as well as the idea.
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09/19/2011 07:42:26 PM
This is so trippy! I'm going to guess photoshopped, but it's so obvious...almost too obvious.... I am almost tempted to say that it's real. =)

***

So I'm looking back at this...The girl in the mirror is different from the girl in front of your camera. Is it too late to change my answer to real????????????????????
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09/19/2011 06:02:49 PM
Beautifully done. I wouldn't be surprosed to see it on the front page. A or B? Hmmmmm...
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09/19/2011 04:44:34 PM
Real :-) Very good though!
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09/19/2011 02:48:27 PM
An epiphany. Great idea. Great PP.
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09/19/2011 12:17:53 AM
Guessing digital... either way, super idea, well shot, well edited (if so).
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09/18/2011 08:55:59 PM
the chain on the key is obvious not real.. nice tone
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09/18/2011 06:06:41 AM
very appealing and well constructed
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09/17/2011 08:54:50 PM
Real. The one in the mirror was a printed image.
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09/17/2011 06:43:30 PM
Not real, unless they've changed the laws of optics. Nice concept well executed. It would be fun to see the image in the mirror flipped ... still showing her back but with left and right reversed.
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09/17/2011 05:25:34 PM
No need to guess, but a very well done job here :)
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09/17/2011 03:32:06 PM
Excellent.
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09/17/2011 03:01:36 PM
Stunning. This looks like a movie or a book poster! Love it!
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09/17/2011 11:38:40 AM
I like ,took a while for my slow brain to see the quirk.
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09/17/2011 09:31:29 AM
cool manipulation, having the same image in the mirror is a unique take on the challenge. I also like the processing and tones on this.
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09/17/2011 01:42:57 AM
this is cool...not to mess with your artistic integrity, but it feels odd to me, probably cause I don't fully understand your intent. I picture the reflection actually crossing her heart with the same hand some how.
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09/17/2011 12:32:30 AM
This is really, really well done. The lighting is so soft!
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09/16/2011 08:35:47 PM
The angle of the necklace is slightly different, which under most circumstances would never of been noticed. Great tones, nice work.
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09/16/2011 07:58:24 PM
I think this is real. I'm guessing a second mirror (off camera) was used. Very interesting image with the key and heart pendants.
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09/16/2011 06:43:44 PM
Not real but beautifully done.
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09/16/2011 11:21:19 AM
Subtle. Lovely pp'ing.
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09/16/2011 11:04:47 AM
Excellent! Nice turn on a common theme.
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09/16/2011 12:43:19 AM
That's a trippy image. Nice work.
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09/16/2011 12:13:28 AM
clever and nice conceit
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