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Challenge: Medication (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Date: Sep 12, 2016
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/2500
Date Uploaded: Sep 13, 2016

EDIT:

Wow, my first ribbon, and with a picture I'm very fond of.
A bit disappointed with the score, but I see the average for this challenge is extremely low.

Thank you all for the nice comments and votes!

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Well, this one started out as a joke, like many other ideas of mine.

Both me and my girlfriend love post apocalyptic scenarios, so we started searching for a make-believe post apocalyptic place near here.

The original idea should have had zombies in it, but we didn't find any friend of ours available for the shooting (damn' monday sessions), so we tweaked the shot a bit.

The location wasn't quite like we expected, so we switched from a post-apocalyptic "modern" scenario to a "vintage" one, that's why I decided to go for a grungy, desaturated post-processing.

Anyway we got there, shot a couple ones and picked this for the challenge!

I have to thank my Giulia, as always, for her endless patience and her complicity - not to mention her beauty, expressiveness and skills, since she is a pretty darn good cosplayer.

I hope you'll appreciate the execution (no unnecessary gore) and the post processing, and hope you'll forgive me for the black nail polish: we were in such a rush that we completely forgot to remove it.

Cheers!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 54
Avg (all users): 6.1364
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 5.7826
Avg (non-participants): 6.3256
Views since voting: 1018
Views during voting: 134
Votes: 66
Comments: 12
Favorites: 3 (view)


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09/25/2016 04:36:09 AM
Originally posted by pixelpig:

Congratulations on the Yellow, Alessio. Well done with the shot & the PP. Enjoyed reading your Notes & comments.


I guess who has to be proud here is my model, who made 75% of the shot with her beauty and skills :)

Thankyouthankyouthankyou for stopping by and commenting.
09/24/2016 07:19:58 PM
Congratulations on the Yellow, Alessio. Well done with the shot & the PP. Enjoyed reading your Notes & comments.
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09/21/2016 12:50:13 PM
Originally posted by Cyrilda:

Wow, I am very impressed. I would love to know how you put this together. I love this technique. Big Congratulations Woo Hoo!


Thank you Susie!

The idea came to mind pretty easily, since both me and my girlfriend are huge fans of the "post-apocalyptic", both litterature and film.

I was oriented to a "modern" post-apo scenario, at first, but then I switched it to a more "grungy" one.

The grungy texture I used is to emphasize the "danger" feel to the overall picture. My original idea had zombies in it, so... :)

I initially shot this with my 85mm, but I noticed I couldn't quite get the background I wanted; than I switched to the 24-70 at f/2.8, so that I could have the background gradually blurred; this is what I was going for, as I wanted to show the scene, but not making it distracting.

The post-processing is a bit "aggressive", but is what I though would have fit the picture best.
I played mainly with desaturation (shifted green to yellow) and clarity, but not overall clarity, since it would have ebitter the background.

The rest is just grunge texture and sharpening :)

Thank you for your interest in this work :)
09/21/2016 12:35:08 PM
Originally posted by vawendy:

Huge congrats on your ribbon! Nicely done. :)


Thank you so, so much, Wendy :)
09/21/2016 12:26:52 PM
Originally posted by Amedina:

Excellent shot and my personal favourite for this contest. Being a "medication" contest, to summit quite the opposite -the absence of it- , was a very creative option. Congrats.


Thank you Alejandro!

What I had in mind here was medication = treatment (so self-healing through medical skills), rather than medication = medicine.

I'm glad this idea paid off :)
09/21/2016 12:24:07 PM
Originally posted by P-A-U-L:

Incredible work! Must have taken a lot of effort to pull this off. Well it paid off. Congrats!


Thank you so much Paul!

The worst part was driving to the location (1h drive) with a big chance of getting into a heavy rain.

We were lucky, since it rained during the whole trip and stopped just a few minutes before we reached the place, so the rain cleared up the air a bit and I could have the mountains on the background (blurred mountains) instead of a sea of fog and clouds, which would have been great for some nice landscape shots, but not for what I intended to achieve here.

I went to this place a few years ago to shoot something with 21.gif alexkc, so I thought it would have been perfect for this kind of picture, but I couldn't remember it quite clearly, so I was pretty pleased to see that the background was actually what I needed for this :)

Thank you again!
09/21/2016 11:30:48 AM
Huge congrats on your ribbon! Nicely done. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/21/2016 09:54:56 AM
Wow, I am very impressed. I would love to know how you put this together. I love this technique. Big Congratulations Woo Hoo!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/21/2016 08:31:32 AM
Excellent shot and my personal favourite for this contest. Being a "medication" contest, to summit quite the opposite -the absence of it- , was a very creative option. Congrats.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/21/2016 05:58:53 AM
Incredible work! Must have taken a lot of effort to pull this off. Well it paid off. Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/20/2016 09:07:51 PM
Wonderful image. Top 2.
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09/14/2016 09:42:16 AM
now this is interesting
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