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Challenge: Edgar Allan Poe (Expert Editing)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Pentax K-x
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Pentax
Location: Home
Date: Oct 31, 2011
Galleries: Emotive, Blur
Date Uploaded: Nov 2, 2011

Probably flop considering all those other artists who are good at expert editing.
But I had fun producing this.

[Nov. 5th, 2011 10:05:24 PM]

Surprised at how well it's doing, was expecting low 5's so you never can tell. I was tempted to withdraw this image before the challenge started, due to my dismal entry in the 'symmetry challenge', but I'm glad I did'nt.

At the end of the first day it was on 6.42, now 75 votes 6.55.

[Nov. 10th, 2011 08:25:15 PM]

Well has dropped from the heights of 6.55, to 6.32 4 hrs before rollover, Thanks Vlado for the nice comment and fave. I really didn't expect much really.

So like 21.gif herfotoman said, yes it's my son again, floating on his back in the swimming pool, flipped it round to give the impression he was flying quite liked the way it looked, also added a layer of fluffy white clouds to the photo, thats why you see the different shades of blue, by adjusting the saturation and hues I was able to achieve that look, also added a texture, some black and white vignetting. This was not the shot I was supposed to enter, but wanted to do a res shoot of Luke with his board shorts on, but the day before the challenge started it was too cold to go back in the pool and there was no way I was going to pressure him. He was a bit embarrassed about this shot, but got over it quickly when he say how well it was doing for me.

Place: 24 out of 88
Avg (all users): 6.3459
Avg (commenters): 8.5714
Avg (participants): 6.6957
Avg (non-participants): 6.1609
Views since voting: 651
Views during voting: 302
Votes: 133
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/13/2011 03:19:57 AM
love it.
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11/11/2011 12:37:14 PM
This was one of my favorites of the challenge. I love the tone and feel of it -- very dreamy. It did pretty well in a field with a bunch done by expert editing masters, but I ranked it higher in my voting.
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11/11/2011 06:32:20 AM
Way to go Anita, one of my 10's.
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11/11/2011 01:10:02 AM
Your son, again? His agent must be rich already. The dreaminess came through very nicely.
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11/11/2011 12:40:37 AM
Nicely done, this was one of my top scores.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/10/2011 10:04:53 PM
frightful dreamish
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11/10/2011 09:18:55 PM
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11/10/2011 02:40:19 PM
Dreamy dread, great use of muted color and grain. Im not usually a fan of inverting the frame, but you made it work.
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11/09/2011 06:19:02 PM
Stand out image in this challenge... easily my favourite. It just so very captivating...
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11/08/2011 07:25:06 PM
The inversion is the thing here. Plus there's just enough of everything, not too much of anything. 7. Thank you.
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11/06/2011 04:52:27 AM
To be young and floating about on the astral plane again, those were the days, excellent one.
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11/05/2011 02:49:30 AM
really nice work
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11/04/2011 09:48:07 PM
LOVE this image. I'm not connecting with it Poe-ishly, but the colors and the ambiguity of floatation vs death is outstanding.
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11/04/2011 08:42:12 AM
I love the treatment of the arms; somehow like a little baby trying to part the layers of fog to see see the world. A real delight to see a good, economic image in this challenge.
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