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Challenge: Strange-Looking People (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: Feb 16, 2012
Aperture: 3.51
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/636
Date Uploaded: Feb 16, 2012

Photographed the skeleton wearing the hat,, where it sits on a balcony over the entrance to a bar down the street from me. Overlaid it with a faded image of myself shot in a bathroom mirror, trying to get just the eyes/glasses, some of the nose, and a hint of the beard, without completely obscuring the skull.

-Handheld, manual mode
-FL 436mm (35mm EQ)
-Scaled/rotated the second image to fit
-Graduated mask to wipe out most of overlay
-Some dodging/burning to even out lighting on skull
-Separate RGB Curves to BG and overlay images
-Crop from right
-USM at 88%/0.8 dia/TH = 5 (applied twice)
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 8/10 = 263KB

File: Skull_IMG_8117-37-DPC8

Place: 37 out of 53
Avg (all users): 5.1579
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 4.8519
Avg (non-participants): 5.2358
Views since voting: 354
Views during voting: 300
Votes: 133
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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03/07/2017 01:15:41 PM
holy smokes, that's scary!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/23/2012 08:53:03 PM
help. horrible and wonderful.
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02/22/2012 06:55:43 PM
Morbid...but strange, for sure.
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02/22/2012 03:55:42 PM
The aged look is clever.
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02/21/2012 05:09:14 PM
Yikes! Very cool...
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02/19/2012 11:55:45 AM
whoa! 10
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02/18/2012 12:27:22 PM
Is Oakland A's going have a bad season?
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