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3rd PlaceMiss Magneto never really enjoyed dinner dates.
Paul


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Superpowers (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: People
Camera: Olympus E-410
Lens: Olympus 18-180mm f/3.5-6.3 Zuiko ED Digitial Zoom
Location: Home
Date: Nov 29, 2008
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.6 s
Galleries: Humorous, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2008

Initially I tried to something very ambitious but given the editing rules, I couldn't make it happen with my very limited skills.

Instead I got my wife to pose for this and I really like the shot. Given the exposure time was 1.6 seconds, I think she has done a great job at keeping it sharp.

Not too much in the way of editing:

Some slight contrast manipulation
Neat Image
Smart Sharpen
Some work on bringing back her eye colour

Lots of nice comments during the challenge - thanks!

Lots of compliments on the hair. This was luck really - Nic is lying supine on cushions with her head on a light box (she is holding the lower knife out of shot). The hair just fell that way and it looked OK in the viewfinder. The camera is on a tripod above her, pointing vertically down. This was the first shot of just four I took.

November 21st 2009

A year on and I have better editing skills and software now, so I've had a quick go at re-editing my first ribbon.
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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 65
Avg (all users): 7.0667
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 7.0645
Avg (non-participants): 7.0672
Views since voting: 7693
Views during voting: 528
Votes: 165
Comments: 39
Favorites: 16 (view)


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08/27/2014 11:26:36 AM
Edward scissor hands would be proud.
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05/02/2009 09:16:07 AM
Very pretty woman ... very nicely conceived shot ... very super expression ... quite natural ... BINGO!

Congratulations to the both of you.
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12/29/2008 12:21:31 PM
lol this is great. i love the expression on her face, it just makes the pic!
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12/14/2008 11:43:52 PM
What an excellent idea and I love the look on her face, priceless. Anyway congratulations on a well deserved yellow ribbon.
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12/11/2008 04:34:12 PM
great clarity- very sheryll crowe look; excellent job; congrats.
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12/11/2008 04:30:08 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon, great shot!
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12/10/2008 04:38:27 PM
I suppose the exposure kind of defined itself - I had left the ISO on 100 to minimise noise, I set the camera to +1.0ev to accommodate for the backlight and then set an aperture of f/11 to get enough DOF to ensure everything was sharp. At those settings a 1.6 sec exposure was what was needed for the exposure to be OK :-)

Thanks for the congrats.

Paul
12/10/2008 01:55:05 PM
Congrats on the ribbon!!.. Very creative idea.
I am just courious why you elected the 1.6 sec exposure?
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12/09/2008 08:34:00 PM
The only thing wrong with this shot is that I didn't think of it! Fun shot - executed well. So glad to see this on the homepage. Congratulations!
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12/09/2008 07:58:23 PM
Really Funny...which makes it an excellent photo for me! Thanks! :)
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12/09/2008 07:28:07 PM
Very creative. I don t need the title to identify which superpower is this image about. Congrats for this amazing shot. Congrats to the model too, she looks great.
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12/09/2008 03:48:57 PM
This is hilarious! Congrats!
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12/09/2008 04:16:02 AM
Many thanks for the comments. Enzo is right, the true star is of course Nic; her facial expression was bang on and I had very little left to do.

Thanks for all the kind words and the congratulations offered for the ribbon.

Paul
12/09/2008 02:46:18 AM
I just noticed the exposure time ! you wife is a marvel!
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12/08/2008 10:40:54 PM
I really love the expression Paul...your wife did an amazing job here, you only pressed the trigger ;) Great work and congratulations!
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12/08/2008 02:23:16 PM
Love the expression on your wifes face. Congrats on a very creative image with a wonderful title ;-) Also big congrats on your ribbon and new PB, Paul!
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12/08/2008 01:13:02 PM
Very funny concept! Congrats on your win!
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12/08/2008 01:09:10 PM
great idea, and great execution. Lighting is perfect. Congrats on your first ribbon!
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12/08/2008 01:07:02 PM
Good, very good. Congrats for the yellow.
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12/08/2008 10:47:43 AM
Congrats on your ribbon!
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12/08/2008 01:51:32 AM
Congrats! Very well deserved.
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12/08/2008 12:48:35 AM
Hilarious concept, well-executed! Very good choice to give her an anxious look instead of smiling at the camera, and her bit lip is just perfect. Congrats!
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12/08/2008 12:15:30 AM
Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2008 08:08:57 PM
One of my favorites. Good luck ;)
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12/07/2008 06:20:25 PM
I hadn't meant to vote on the challenge, but while I was scrolling through I noticed it said I had voted one image a 1. Well I checked and it was this image, not sure how it happened, but as this was one of my fav in the challenge, I've changed it to an eight. It still won't be counted, but at least it's better for your score now. lol
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12/07/2008 05:23:53 PM
I absolutely love her expression! Great pic!
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12/07/2008 04:06:28 AM
Really like this idea!
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12/05/2008 02:01:48 AM
Great original idea, and execution to match
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12/04/2008 11:26:14 AM
Hahaha, the hair is great. Fantastic idea and exectution.
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12/03/2008 05:40:14 PM
LOL!
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12/02/2008 01:27:21 PM
Nice one! One of the best in the challenge. I'm wondering what technique you used to get the silverware to do that. Or maybe she's really magnetic!
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12/01/2008 11:59:52 PM
Great concept, well executed.
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12/01/2008 08:58:32 PM
Excellent! Very creative and well shot. I expect to see this among the top ones.
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12/01/2008 05:27:19 PM
very good execution on a creative idea.
one of my picks for top 5 (I mean fron 2nd to 5th) since there is one that stands out from the rest. I am not voting in this challenge other wise I would have given this an 8.
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12/01/2008 12:09:16 PM
Hair, expression and cutlery all spot on. Bonus points for humour and creativity, 9.
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12/01/2008 10:50:48 AM
Made me chuckle, great expression on her face, that makes the shot. Crisp clean cut lines and nicely focused. Well done 9
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12/01/2008 01:14:14 AM
Lol, creative, wonderfully executed, I can tell without reading the title what kind of super power it is, btw I like the title allot, perfect lighting, background and I like the fan allot, 8 from me :)
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12/01/2008 12:45:14 AM
hope this ribbons...love the pose...great idea 9
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12/01/2008 12:09:17 AM
LOL! Great execution.
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