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Challenge: Aliens (Expert Editing)
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Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Date: Jul 30, 2015
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/80
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2015


[Jul. 31st, 2015 07:51:40 AM]

My kiddos have been my occasional models for a while now. This is my oldest and I really wanted to involve her in the entire process on this one. She held the flash while we blew out candles and shot the smoke. She tried laying on the table in an effort to get her hair straight out - but we decided to go with this shot instead. Somehow I maintained her interest while loading the images, editing and cropping in LR, then merging and playing with different options in post processing.
She spoke her opinion and ideas and was humble but not shy about her creative input. A really nice experience. After she went to bed I decided to enlarge her eye and add a bit of smoke. That might have given her nightmares LOL.
As for the idea, it popped into my head but in retrospect I think maybe photoshop's splash window and Harry Potter might have been held up somewhere in my brain cells.

- Looking back at this image (now officially a ribbon! =) ... I am pretty sure aliens would either be WAAAAAAY more primitive than humans, or MUCH more intelligent and capable of things like impersonating other life forms. This image would represent an alien perhaps caught in the transition from one to another. VEry very glad this did well.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 32
Avg (all users): 6.9146
Avg (commenters): 8.8000
Avg (participants): 6.8235
Avg (non-participants): 6.9385
Views since voting: 927
Views during voting: 201
Votes: 82
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)


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08/10/2015 02:46:34 PM
Déjà vu!

Originally posted by Ecce_Signum:

Tate, with Gyaban playing I guess this is as good as the yellow ;)

Great story behind a great image, well done to both of you.
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08/07/2015 02:14:12 PM
Tate, with Gyaban playing I guess this is as good as the yellow ;)

Great story behind a great image, well done to both of you.
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08/07/2015 12:36:58 PM
Good heavens, Tate, this is magnificent.
Grand to see it in the top finishers.
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08/07/2015 02:18:59 AM
Tate this is magnificent. Kudos to you and your daughter.
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08/07/2015 01:27:15 AM
Thank you for the story.

Indeed, also reminded me of the Harry Potter environment.
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08/07/2015 01:26:56 AM
I love your notes of your time together.

My favorite images of mine are with my kiddos. :)
my congratukations on your fine finish!!
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08/07/2015 01:15:09 AM
What a fantastic creation process. It is so great that you managed to share the experience with your daughter: what better introduction to art could exist! I wish I can do so too with my own daughter on day. Thank you for the image and the story, very inspiring. And congrats on the nice finish!
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08/07/2015 12:28:59 AM
Nice finish, Tate!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/05/2015 09:36:22 AM
wow, so creative ! and top notch execution !

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08/03/2015 06:14:42 PM
Nicely done! Would love to see just a bit smoother transition from "solid" to "vapor" (especially along the neck), but that's just flat out being nitpicky. One of my top 5!
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08/02/2015 10:33:26 PM
Wow very nice composition. 8 for me
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07/31/2015 11:07:05 AM
I like this too.
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07/31/2015 07:45:37 AM
Awesome and fabulously effective in B&W. In my top 3. Good luck!
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07/31/2015 06:53:37 AM
That's right....you just keep moving right....I'm not here...no need to turn your head....
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