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Giles


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Challenge: Toy Story (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Location: sheffield uk
Date: Dec 29, 2011
Aperture: f4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Diptych / Triptych, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Dec 29, 2011

playing with my 3.5 yr old bruder toys :)

5.5 ish not the best but i like it

erm few options for this going with the cartoony look i think

topaz adjust cartoon effect

destat even changed a few times

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Place: 1 out of 43
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Views since voting: 4118
Views during voting: 366
Votes: 139
Comments: 46
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10/05/2012 03:13:51 PM
Originally posted by blindjustice:

Originally posted by Giles_uk:

Originally posted by blindjustice:

Congrats on the blue ribbon. I guess you have put the question as to whether the DPC voters don't know what they are doing (and simply vote on an uneducated whim) to bed for good.


touche :) hehe


not kidding around- but a serious congrats!


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01/10/2012 06:02:12 AM
congrats - great concept!
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01/07/2012 12:11:02 AM
Congratulations Giles!
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01/06/2012 10:26:25 PM
Congrats on first ribbon! Awesome job!
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01/06/2012 03:01:00 PM
Congratulations Giles on your first ribbon. Great job.
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01/06/2012 02:05:35 PM
Originally posted by Giles_uk:

Originally posted by blindjustice:

Congrats on the blue ribbon. I guess you have put the question as to whether the DPC voters don't know what they are doing (and simply vote on an uneducated whim) to bed for good.


touche :) hehe


Just kidding around- but a serious congrats!
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01/06/2012 01:00:34 PM
Big congrats on the blue, a new PB and a great start to 2012!
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01/06/2012 12:57:17 PM
they are scale model toys to a very accurate 1:16 scale hence their details,

theres no tilt shift effect i can see? the affect of the 16-35mm lens?

no experience with this on construction site was meant to be road works on the road, hence the tape, if a 6th photo would have been allowed there was a que of traffic inc the low loader with a forklift on and a bin truck the idea being the land rover got impatient and over took the traffic but crashed into the roadworks.

my boy has the models of everything we have in our family construction firm apart from the crane which we hire in, and the fire engines of course.

i had men in it origianlly but removed them

original idea
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dpc_toys_Comic by gilesbert, on Flickr

cartoon effect in topaz and unrefined layout

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dpc_toys_square by gilesbert, on Flickr

Message edited by author 2012-03-01 06:21:50.
01/06/2012 11:59:49 AM
Great idea for scenes Giles- congrats on the blue!
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01/06/2012 11:15:53 AM
Wow! Way to go taking a subject very difficult to make interesting & making it a Wow Photo! Congratulations on your first blue! :)
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01/06/2012 11:08:07 AM
this was one of the most excellent images in the challenge, IMHO.
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01/06/2012 11:02:55 AM
Congrats on the first ribbon! And a blue!
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01/06/2012 10:53:05 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon, Giles, and a blue to boot! Well done!
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01/06/2012 10:51:29 AM
I just realized that this was your shot, Giles! I absolutely loved it, gave it a 10 in voting and am so happy to see that you ribboned with it. Great feeling, your first ribbon and it's a nice shiny blue. Huge congrats! :-)
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01/06/2012 10:19:08 AM
The 'fake look' via topaz making toys look like real life vehicles works well. And the remnant shallow DOF because of the close range to subject gives it a 'tilt-shift' effect thrown in also.

I'll bet it's based on a real story that actually took place on a construction site?

The 'cartoon effect' was probably the only direction to go in from images of toys. In the CGI film Ice Age 1, to portray the mammoth's 'flash-back' memory, they had to animate crude cave wall paintings. I think you'd done a similar thing here.

01/06/2012 09:28:32 AM
Congrats. One of my favorites, like the neat processing.
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01/06/2012 09:20:12 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon and a blue to boot - most excellent.
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01/06/2012 08:57:28 AM
Originally posted by blindjustice:

Congrats on the blue ribbon. I guess you have put the question as to whether the DPC voters don't know what they are doing (and simply vote on an uneducated whim) to bed for good.


touche :) hehe
01/06/2012 08:50:02 AM
Congrats on the blue ribbon. I guess you have put the question as to whether the DPC voters don't know what they are doing (and simply vote on an uneducated whim) to bed for good.
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01/06/2012 07:58:01 AM
this was one of my top 3, congrats on the ribbon
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01/06/2012 07:04:09 AM
Congrats! Awesome story.
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01/06/2012 06:21:39 AM
Originally posted by thrumyiis:

i really like the way you have processed this and it tells a story, however I find it distracting to see the kitchen table and chairs in the image.


well i was going to strip the whole kitchen/dinning room out, put then remembered it was toy story like the film it takes place in the house where these toys live, and these toys live piled up in the kitchen on the toy box so i stood the sofa up and parked a road on the floor and left them in so it wasnt to clinical and studio esq.

01/06/2012 04:09:23 AM
Congrats! Excellent photo and looks like you had great fun creating it too:)
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01/06/2012 03:47:49 AM
Congratulations Giles,had to happen soon.First of many I would guess.
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01/06/2012 03:33:37 AM
Well done ! One of my 2 top rated in this challenge.

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01/06/2012 01:53:57 AM
Congrats on the blue, super shot.
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01/06/2012 01:26:31 AM
6.25am here and proper chuffed my first blue :) has been sitting at 6.9-7 all week dived down a bit as usual but proper proper chuffed

A big thank you to yo_spiff who I've kinda adopted as my mentor and has been a great help in my progression :) And learning. Thank you.

Message edited by author 2012-01-06 01:37:46.
01/06/2012 01:22:35 AM
Well done, looks like a massif effort.
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01/06/2012 01:22:33 AM
Go, Giles!! Congrats on the Blue!
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01/06/2012 01:00:51 AM
Great image. Congrats on the blue!
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01/06/2012 12:58:32 AM
Wow Giles, awesome job!
Congrats on the blue and a PB!
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01/06/2012 12:58:31 AM
this is really quite cool. Congrats.
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01/06/2012 12:11:54 AM
Congratulations on the Bluey and the PB!
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01/06/2012 12:11:30 AM
Wow! I'm impressed. I thought it would do decently, but I didn't expect a ribbon out of it! Congrats on your first!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/05/2012 11:27:10 PM
I really like this - story presentation, photography and processing. 9
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01/05/2012 08:03:34 PM
This really is a story!
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01/05/2012 03:02:51 PM
Great concept and execution. Really like the desat colors. (voted earlier)
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01/04/2012 11:00:04 AM
LOVE this! The retro look is amazing! My fave of the contest.
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01/04/2012 08:17:44 AM
I like this very much but on my screen it is way too light and washed out,needs more contrast.
On second viewing and now think higher of it than at first.Bumped up.
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01/01/2012 05:28:42 AM
i really like the way you have processed this and it tells a story, however I find it distracting to see the kitchen table and chairs in the image.
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12/31/2011 12:35:10 PM
Interesting work here
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12/31/2011 12:49:51 AM
Love the speeding Feuerwehr truck! The desat works in this instance.
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12/30/2011 04:28:40 PM
Looks like good time. Well done.

Message edited by author 2012-01-06 00:02:27.
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12/30/2011 01:01:50 PM
Nice use of desat
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12/30/2011 04:39:38 AM
GREAT JOB.. Very Intrestring Cool processing... and funny to boot! 10
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12/30/2011 03:05:30 AM
I think this not allowed in Advanced Editing, would be OK in Expert - apparently I did not read the description!
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