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Who`s afraid of the big, bad, wolf?
Who`s afraid of the big, bad, wolf?
geewhy


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Fairy Tales (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Woods near Airth, Scotland
Date: Aug 29, 2004
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/32
Galleries: Emotive, Nature
Date Uploaded: Aug 29, 2004

A big thank you to my daughter for helping me out on this last minute project.I asked her to go to the top of a clearing and stand until I could zoom in on her and take the picture.
However, once I had zoomed in, I found her racing towards me, scared out her mind by the noises in the woods.
Adjustments to contrast and sharpness.. a little dodging and burning of the trees..some distracting marks cloned out and image softened using "Neat Image".
Image resized.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 104
Avg (all users): 6.8846
Avg (commenters): 8.5926
Avg (participants): 6.4853
Avg (non-participants): 7.0786
Views since voting: 5536
Views during voting: 496
Votes: 208
Comments: 49
Favorites: 23 (view)


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09/16/2006 10:29:11 AM
fantastic challenge entry - great mood and perfect title!! Congrats on your TT finish!! Well deserved!
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04/09/2006 07:25:31 PM
oh ok the thing in the back realy dident look like anything untill i read that she was running and then i saw it, good job the picture has a verry creppy feeling to it!
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11/05/2005 11:05:44 PM
Man oh man. This is something. Perfect title too. Really beautiful and CREEPY!!
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11/05/2005 10:20:45 PM
VERY cool shot! WOW, how awesome is this... Perfect use of glow and mystical mood. Great job.
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09/27/2005 02:04:01 PM
Awsome. Creativley done :>
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06/18/2005 09:39:43 AM
This is great. Spooky and delicious! Love the depth of color. The shadowy tones just enhance the mood. Nicely done!
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06/18/2005 08:31:02 AM
Very, very well done! The zoom effect made the mood!
Wonderful! :)
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03/28/2005 05:06:11 AM
I just saw this again, I thought I'd just share my reaction - it went something along the lines of... 'oh s%#t that's magnificent.'

So into the favourites it goes.
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11/08/2004 09:29:04 AM
This is amazing. I wish I could shoot something like this.

June
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09/07/2004 09:57:14 AM
Scarey shot! You did a good job.
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09/06/2004 05:40:24 PM
I knew this was yours Gordon - was going to come back to it but had little time to vote or comment recently.

Great stuff (if a little too overprocessed for my taste). You have a wonderful appreciation of light and its effects, coupled with a sensitive approach to the processing. Your original has a touch more charm in my view since you left your challenge shot open to the presumption of extensive filter treatments. This does of course only matter if winning is the desired outcome!
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09/06/2004 12:32:00 PM
Well done Gordon,
I didn't enter or vote on this challenge but would have marked this highly, great vision.
Paul.
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09/06/2004 09:12:33 AM
I'm very surprised this didn't do beter. But I also have to admit that your other forest shot might have done slightly better. :P I just love the other one!!
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09/06/2004 07:20:17 AM
This is amazing. And now that I look at it again closely I wish that I had given it a 10 instead of the 8 I gave it. It just goes to show you that you should really spend more time looking at a photo before voting, or else go back to them again.
Excellent work Gordon this is a fantastic image!
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09/06/2004 05:41:43 AM
Thanks to all who voted and commented.

I`ll post a copy of the original sometime today for those who expressed an interest in comparing it.You may be surprised at how little was done to achieve the effect.
09/06/2004 02:55:29 AM
Well done Gordon - the things you put your daughter through just to get a good.... sorry.... great photo ... LOL
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09/06/2004 01:32:14 AM
Congratulations on your 6th placing. A lovely image with that watercolor look. Cool
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09/06/2004 01:08:17 AM
I really thought this was going to get a ribbon! Congrats on producing a captivating image...
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09/06/2004 12:19:42 AM
Congrats on your 6th place Gordon.

This was deep and moody, and was one image that gets you really looking into it.

Well Done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/05/2004 11:42:57 PM
I really like this shot. Brings you into the picture. Draws you down to the person, then you think, crap! maybe I should run too. I love the soft effect, too
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09/05/2004 02:40:43 PM
so moody and eerie -- one of my favorites this challgens
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09/05/2004 01:51:06 PM
I like the overall feeling and composition of this image, but without the title, the figure could be just about anything: a sprite, Hansel running from the woods, a one-legged crow :-), etc. Just the same, its a nice image: mysterious, dark, foreboding, slightly out of focus so you worry about what is out there - and you run from it toward the light.
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09/05/2004 08:50:25 AM
The dreamlike feel of this is absolutely fantastic, and the colours are perfectly saturated for this kind of shot. Beautiful, beautiful work. 10
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09/05/2004 07:40:39 AM
i like the feeling of this. its a great shot.
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09/04/2004 09:21:23 AM
Awesome shot. It looks like an illustration right out of the story. I m very interested in how this was done. 10
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09/03/2004 06:45:57 PM
simply awesome imagery. i love the mood of this image. dark and intriguing. well done
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09/03/2004 12:51:25 AM
Really cool, creepy dark photo and a nice job softening the finished result. This ended up looking more like a painting than a photo, but a really nice painting. :-) Gret job!
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09/02/2004 02:39:21 PM
Beautiful! Love the blur of the forest- gives such a eery feeling- this is perfect- it'll win for sure- great job! 10 10 10 10 10!
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09/02/2004 05:10:42 AM
It's only on my third look at this shot that I've worked out the relevance of having a one-legged person here :-) Sense of mystery quite well done - rare here - though I'm not completely sure it's not over-done. I think having the figure closer might have paid off more - let us see the fear, rather than having to imagine it and work out what's happening. But the setting is ideal - the threatening woods are such a strong part of the darkness of true fairy-tales, and that alone puts this in the top bracket.
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09/02/2004 04:33:04 AM
Very eerie and well -processed. My only criticism is the odd posture of the character and how the hand and the branch overlap.
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09/01/2004 02:32:53 PM
I like the Blair-Witchian quality of this shot! It's very dreamlike and rather scary--good choices with the blur and lighting. Nicely done.
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09/01/2004 12:02:12 PM
I 'am!!!!! Great, you certainly captured the element of fright. Good luck. 10
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08/31/2004 07:57:22 PM
nice shot
looks a little overworked
a 9 though, i love it
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08/31/2004 03:18:46 PM
Very magic. Excellent lighting w/superb post processing work.
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08/31/2004 12:36:04 PM
I am afraid now!
very scary shot. I'm gonna go out and take a similar one today!
thanks for the inspiration :)
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08/31/2004 12:16:02 PM
WOWOWOWOW! I gave a few good scores this time, but this one beats them all! Great
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08/31/2004 01:55:37 AM
Dark, moody, quite fantastic. I'd love to see the original picture as well.
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08/30/2004 11:46:43 PM
Fantastic. Looks like an illustration straight from a fairy tale book. I'd like to see what the original photos were.
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08/30/2004 10:51:15 PM
The overall mood is great, but I can't quite tell what is going on here. The shadowy figure is running away, right?
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08/30/2004 04:05:21 PM
Great 10
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08/30/2004 03:50:52 PM
8
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08/30/2004 03:37:39 PM
That is THE best fairytale picture with no doubts. The atmosphere, crayon-like effect and plain composition make it a definite winner.
Well done
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08/30/2004 11:34:23 AM
Love the dreamy quality. 9
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08/30/2004 10:18:04 AM
Nice point of view, from the wolf.
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08/30/2004 09:46:14 AM
I'm wondering how far this will go due to its heavy digital art feel. I'm more of a purist in that I enjoy photographs whcih depict things in a realistic manner. That being said, I think this is an attractive work. In the strictest sense, photography means painting with light, so in my mind this is definitely legitimate work, but too overprocessed for my personal tastes. That being said I'm giving it a relatively high rating,.. You've created controversy for me, and I like images that make me think.
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08/30/2004 05:23:24 AM
I absolutely love the sense of urgency in this photo. I hope it does well.
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08/30/2004 12:44:30 AM
This is very nice, but it's pushing the limit for "digital art" in my eyes. Absolutely wonderful to look at though, and very creative.
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08/30/2004 12:18:38 AM
Simply stunning, I like the painterly feel, it fits the theme very well. I could actually hear everyhing going on in this photo. (10)

Good luck...
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08/30/2004 12:06:23 AM
very.... i'm not sure what to say but i love this shot
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