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Who Is It - I am the damned, I am the dead, I am the agony inside
Who Is It - I am the damned, I am the dead, I am the agony inside
Judi


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Challenge: Michael Jackson Song/Lyrics (Expert Editing*)
Collection: Challenges People
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Australia
Date: Jun 30, 2009
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 30, 2009

Entry Number 2
19 images in all.
Cut out all the subjects required.
Placed subjects in position.
Blended subjects.
Shadow/Highlight
Levels
Curves
Blend Modes
Gaussian Blur
Dodge Burn
Vignette
USM
Resize
Sharpen

Post challenge - Thankyou so much everyone. I started really low early in voting and slowly crept up to over 7 by day 3. I stayed there until the second last day where I dropped to 6.91.....grrrr!!!

Just to clear things up. This image is 19 images in total. I used a smoke machine to create the clouds...the graves are real...the bats are plastic bats, the castle is a toy castle I have used in previous challenges for props...the Michael Jacksons are all my daughter, Kita. The ground was a hill I photographed. There is no clip art or drawing in this image. It was all above board and to the rules. I started photographing at 9-30am the day after the challenge was announced and finished photographing and editing and uploaded it 10-30pm (or thereabouts). The next morning I uploaded all 19 images (about 3 hours to upload them all) before I left on holidays a few hours later. I have not been back to the office since.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 75
Avg (all users): 6.9939
Avg (commenters): 8.8333
Avg (participants): 6.5714
Avg (non-participants): 7.1382
Views since voting: 4187
Views during voting: 508
Votes: 165
Comments: 31
Favorites: 6 (view)


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07/18/2009 05:41:33 AM
The photo is a real masterpiece, could easily have won; I think the model looks like Slash more than MJ! Or isn't that how he looked when he played the scarecrow in the Oz remake? Nice job.
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07/16/2009 11:15:06 AM
Whoa! This is just phenomenal! I truly hate what I think of as that 2nd-to-last day troll curse. I get it too in almost every challenge. This is just brilliant, no matter the score tho.
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07/15/2009 06:18:14 AM
Aweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that was close, congratulation for the top5
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07/14/2009 01:32:16 AM
Judi, this was a lot of work, it came out great! Whos is playing the perfect MJ?! I wish I had your creativity. Congratulations on the great score and finish.
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07/13/2009 06:10:00 PM
excellent work Judi! congrats on a great finish!
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07/13/2009 01:10:43 PM
I gave this a 10 in voting, but I would sure like to see a color version of it. Congrats
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07/13/2009 11:53:48 AM
Excellent work Judi - The imagination to find this scene in your mind and to make it happen is just fantastic.
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07/13/2009 11:23:43 AM
Nice image.
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07/13/2009 10:08:41 AM
Lot's of work Judi. Congrats on the HM.
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07/13/2009 09:23:04 AM
still my fav out of all of them!

Message edited by author 2009-07-13 11:33:32.
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07/13/2009 07:53:06 AM
Great work in many ways!
Congrats Judi
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07/13/2009 03:23:25 AM
congrats judi .. !!..:)
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07/13/2009 01:33:48 AM
Excellent work, loved it. A lot of work went into this.....!
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07/13/2009 01:04:47 AM
Onya Judes!
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07/13/2009 12:25:00 AM
very nice! congrats in top 5!
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07/13/2009 12:18:57 AM
I thought that might be yours. Great finish, my friend.
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07/13/2009 12:16:06 AM
u wuz robbed
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/12/2009 10:37:21 PM
7 for working so hard.
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07/10/2009 01:29:28 PM
This is soooo awesome. I love this collage - it's like one big puzzle. It's got to be the winner! 10 from me.
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07/10/2009 08:57:27 AM
Cool, MJ himself would have liked this!
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07/08/2009 03:00:41 AM
I have not words. Superb and impressive! I am seeing Neverland. Fav and 10
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07/07/2009 09:14:02 PM
Challenge Relevance:6 Impact/Emotion/Mood:5.5 Technicals:6 Processing:8 Creativity:7

Lots of credit for the ambitious processing but just too many Michaels for me :-)
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07/07/2009 09:05:40 AM
When I saw the challenge was Expert Editing I expected to see lots of stuff like this but there is surprisingly little. Under the circumstances I'm giving you 10 for putting the effort in and producing a decent picture. Good luck
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07/06/2009 02:49:09 PM
Amazing......
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07/06/2009 02:46:40 AM
An absolutley brilliant setup with excellent depth, like the background and clothing the suject is wearing....
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07/06/2009 01:33:43 AM
wow...excellent work...a real feast for the eyes...9
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07/06/2009 01:30:55 AM
ok im sure its pretty obvious how you did this, but i sure cant figure it out. anyways, its totally awesome and could be an album cover or something
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07/06/2009 12:26:58 AM
This looks like Judi's work... LOVE it! Great stuff!
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07/06/2009 12:23:52 AM
Holy crap. That took some work. Great image. Love all of the accompanying shadows. Great job. Michael would be dancing around smiling, knowing all the work people put in. I think he was a misunderstood soul.
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07/06/2009 12:09:17 AM
awesome i think its great just the birds are a tad distracting and look 'stamped in'
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07/06/2009 12:08:31 AM
Yep Blue Ribbon right here!
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