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Fear Of The Dark - Iron Maiden
2nd PlaceFear Of The Dark - Iron Maiden
jomari


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Challenge: Heavy Metal Song Titles (Expert Editing)
Collection: 2011 Challenges
Camera: Canon Power Shot SX10 IS
Location: Ballarat, Vic. Australia
Date: Dec 15, 2011
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Emotive, Horror
Date Uploaded: Dec 15, 2011

Multiple self portraits because no one wants to model for me (my husband said 'oh, no - that's nutty stuff.' I put my camera on a pile of stuff on a chair, and 'posed'? in front of some black cloth over a clothes horse, which was rather limiting. I messed my hair up and wrapped an old dirty drop cloth from the garage around myself - yeah, nutty stuff.


I combined three images in Picasa>collages>multiple exposure
Open PSCS3
Open a 4th image
Select some of it
Copy
Close and return to collaged image
Paste
Transform, scale, move
Erase some of this layer
Flatten
Clone out a bit of belt
Topaz Adjust 5
Topaz Black & White Effects
Border
Paint some irregular border at varying opacity
Burn tool
Liquefy smear some bits of image into the pained border
Spot healing tool
Select and transform>skew
Paint bucket
Image size
Black paint brush, low opacity, over some bits that stood out too much
Sfw


Wow! Thanks everyone for your votes and comments. Now I have a full complement of ribbon colours. Happy me! - No, actually I don't. I don't have a brown, although I missed that honour by just one place a few weeks ago.
I think this is going to sit on my front page for a looong time. It makes a change from the flowery stuff anyway.


Statistics
Place: 2 out of 67
Avg (all users): 7.0583
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 7.1667
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 4256
Views during voting: 300
Votes: 120
Comments: 37
Favorites: 2 (view)


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09/10/2013 11:37:36 AM
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06/15/2012 12:13:07 PM
Holy Sh8 this thing is scary!

Looking closer, I really like how the cloth covering seems to blend from the lowest person to the older, suggesting that the garment itself is one whole piece and that the spectres behind are emerging from her fears into reality. Also, that 'second' spectre's eyes aren't looking quite straight and that's just creepy as hell.

yeesh.

I usually end up doing my challenge entry work late at night, so the idea of shooting and editing this in the wee hours gives me the willies!!!

What I don't like is the ugly transitions to black all along the top edge (compare to the soft grained transitions to black in the hair on the middle left). Everything else is spot on.
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12/29/2011 09:31:50 AM
Hahahahaha I have the same problem. No one in my family will model for me. So I have been modeling for myself. One thing good about being your own model you never complain and have no problem doing nutty stuff. Great photo!
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12/24/2011 05:42:41 PM
Good one! Congratulations.
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12/24/2011 12:55:02 PM
Nutty stuff? fabulous stuff! Congratulations, Marion on an excellent interpretation of this strange challenge!
:)
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12/24/2011 01:18:57 AM
This is the sort of image that pleases both end of the voting spectrum. Congrats on the last piece of hardware!
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12/24/2011 12:06:55 AM
One of my highest scores for this challenge. Great image and congrats on the Red!!
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12/23/2011 09:52:43 PM
Way to go Marion, is quite spooky. Congrats on the ribbon, you're in the big dog club now ;)
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12/23/2011 04:25:23 PM
Very convincing and frightening photo. Great job on the hair/makeup and of course congrats on the ribbon!
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12/23/2011 02:52:32 PM
Well done! Very OOB for a "floral" tog. Your "Moonlight Hunt" and "Dark Horses-2" stood you in good stead...
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12/23/2011 11:48:33 AM
I find the second SP from the left the most fascinating eyes...full of stark mystery and wondrous terror! Congrats on your ribbon!
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12/23/2011 09:33:17 AM
Congrats on your first red ribbon and a new PB. Such a well executed image!
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12/23/2011 08:09:56 AM
Congrats on your personal best and red ribbon. Tonight, when I'll turn off the lights, I'll be much more scared - well done!
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12/23/2011 07:53:13 AM
Congrats on the red! This was one of my 10's!
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12/23/2011 06:44:02 AM
Congrats on the ribbon,creepy stuff alright.
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12/23/2011 05:28:47 AM
Congratulations Marion, fabulous acting! I am even more impressed now that I know these are self portraits. A very well deserved ribbon!
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12/23/2011 03:37:48 AM
Fabulous image Marion love it. Great score. Well done
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12/23/2011 01:54:27 AM
Congrats on a well deserved ribbon. Sounds like you had fun making this one.
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12/23/2011 12:52:09 AM
Awesome Marion! I really like what you did here. You know I read your profile biography several months ago and it made me laugh hard. You sound like a real character I hope you don't mind me saying, and that's very cool! ;)
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12/23/2011 12:30:30 AM
Congratulations Marion on a great image and a great modeling job.
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12/23/2011 12:18:57 AM
Congratulations - you make a wonderful model .. multi-faceted artist indeed.
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12/23/2011 12:04:59 AM
Very Heavy Metal! Congrats on your ribbon!
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12/23/2011 12:03:36 AM
Awesome! I thought I recognized you! Congrats!
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12/23/2011 12:02:52 AM
Well done Marion on a 2nd, I did'nt even vote or look at this challenge, you are an expert indeed.
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12/23/2011 12:01:42 AM
Congrats!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/22/2011 11:18:20 PM
Wonderful expert work here...when the light begins to change, I sometimes feel a little strange. This image fits the lyrics really well.
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12/22/2011 12:02:47 PM
execellent.
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12/20/2011 04:01:18 PM
Very scary, is the centre image Gollom out of Lord of the Rings?
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12/20/2011 11:45:09 AM
You did it again! Great image, good processing and still a photo in its own right.
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12/17/2011 04:36:05 PM
A lot of really great performances from models. This is splendid. The light is perfect.
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12/17/2011 12:39:42 PM
Fear is really present in that pic
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12/17/2011 11:35:10 AM
Well played
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12/17/2011 04:13:11 AM
Excellent challenge entry....8
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12/16/2011 05:41:00 PM
WOW. This is one disturbing image, and absolutely perfect for the track! Incredibly well done!!

EDIT: just finished voting and this is obviously the winner. Not even close, really.
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12/16/2011 05:12:27 PM
The processing is really efficient, it makes it easy to feel her fear, very well done!
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12/16/2011 10:57:56 AM
Creepy, and spot on.
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12/16/2011 08:31:16 AM
GOOD LORD!! That is great.
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