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Challenge: Fine Arts: Exhibit III (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: 2013 Challenge shots
Date: Jul 16, 2013
Date Uploaded: Jul 16, 2013



[Jul. 23rd, 2013 09:54:20 PM]

Ok -- all I had were some motion blur shots of seagulls, of which I wasn't quite sure. I liked them, but not quite enough.

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Were they fine arts? I never can tell on my own stuff.

So I did a search on fine arts photography, and followed a link to another link to another link. I wish I would have bookmarked it so I could show you. Anyway, it looked like paint splatters over a glass superimposed on a face. My daughter has paints, and I tore apart a framed photo and stole the glass, and asked her it she could splatter the outside for me.

Well... we found out that acrylics don't splatter very well. So she started just brushing around the outside. The center was too large, and too round, so we redesigned it, and I asked her to add brush strokes going into the face. I used side lighting on her so that it would backlight the paint on the glass and to get the glow. The darker swirl coming from the eye is a pattern that she did with eyeliner.

It was a toss up having the shadowed side of her face more in shadow or bringing it out a bit more. I liked it both ways, but chose to bring it out a bit more.

I'm still not sure it's fine art.

I'm still not sure I like it better than the seagull. :)

But it definitely was a fun experiment. Thanks for all the comments!

It's interesting that she looks so very young in this photo. She's 18, but does look quite childlike. The whole photo reminded me, from the beginning, of a child playing, and perhaps because in the original crop, I thought she looked like a lion:

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 102
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Avg (commenters): 9.6667
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Views since voting: 1977
Views during voting: 214
Votes: 101
Comments: 26
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07/28/2013 04:04:05 PM
Wow, this is absolutely fantastic!
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07/26/2013 02:31:39 AM
Congrats Wendy, on another well deserved blue. I think I'll pinch this idea at some stage too.
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07/26/2013 12:59:02 AM
This is awesome. Congrats on a much deserved BLUE.

Dave
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07/25/2013 12:51:37 PM
A spectacular entry, Wendy. Congrats on the blue.
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07/25/2013 10:39:16 AM
Congrats Wendy; your continued creativity is amazing.
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07/24/2013 09:21:03 PM
This is so original and beautiful. When I was voting I couldn't take my eyes off your image. Color is beautiful... Breathtaking!
Congratulations!
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07/24/2013 08:38:25 PM
I hope you don't mind if I steal this idea Wendy, coz I'm going to. I can see a series of these in my future. Might be just the thing to get me interested and motivated again after everything. Thanks for the inspiration - you have I idea how badly I need it!

Terrific shot and very much fine art.
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07/24/2013 11:47:51 AM
Your daughter grows lovelier with each passing year, Wendy. Congrats on the blue!
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07/24/2013 10:38:27 AM
Congrats prestigious woman.
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07/24/2013 09:29:06 AM
Ah yes, the one who doesn't do art.... :-) Congratulations!
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07/24/2013 08:44:00 AM
Lovely picture...my first thought was a lion too...congrats on your new ribbon!!!
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07/24/2013 02:56:00 AM
Show off!
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07/24/2013 02:43:57 AM
Congrats Wendy, a fine image. Funny I was planning something along those lines (not as good I must say). Well done.
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07/24/2013 01:55:04 AM
WTG, Wendy!
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07/24/2013 01:53:15 AM
Very nice and congrats. Keep on experimenting!
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07/24/2013 01:36:22 AM
Told you it was art :) Congrats Wendy
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07/24/2013 12:36:57 AM
Nice one Wendy, nicely done.
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07/24/2013 12:22:51 AM
It worked Wendy, thought so, well done!
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07/24/2013 12:18:14 AM
:)
Fantastic Wendy. Congrats on the blue!
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07/24/2013 12:08:42 AM
Congrats, Wendy. I would have never expected this image to win! ;)
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07/24/2013 12:01:59 AM
Awesome! Congrats Wendy!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/21/2013 09:51:20 AM
I truly like this one..
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07/20/2013 06:02:25 PM
This is everything that makes children great, that makes childhood great. And of course it must be awesome to be the photographer-artist of this shot. Well done.
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07/18/2013 01:18:54 AM
I hear laughter when I dream
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07/17/2013 07:31:30 AM
Now if anyone dares to say this isn't art... Great work
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07/17/2013 05:45:28 AM
Lovely! 10
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