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Challenge: Empty (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Location: my office
Date: May 3, 2012
Date Uploaded: May 3, 2012

I was in desperate need of doing something off the wall. This is it. I'm pretty pleased with the result, because after all, I used myEpson scanner to take this image. I was inspired by this series. After my efforts, I am impressed more than ever by the results of those scanning pioneers. Amazing what you can use to create an image.

desat and structure with layer of HDR pro
onOne blue dawn preset
save for web

Oh gosh, my first fish!!!! (Thanks B!!!!) AND a Verineat award!!! (Thank you, Anita!!) I was delighted with the comments, as they were exactly what I'd hoped for. I knew I was creating an image that would not resonate with everyone, but I felt like I was "creating" and that's what matters most.

Alas, I had a suspicion that it might come to this. I hope I get to keep my fish...
Disqualification Details
Your submission must be taken with a digital camera that records EXIF data.

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02/23/2019 01:38:42 PM
Ok... I just realized that almost 6 years ago this was one of my picks in the "Pick your fav image from the person above you" side challenge. This week I had the realization that "picking a favorite" should include a comment about why. So I've gone back over the last 1600+ posts to make amends for my omissions. Here's my belated comment:

First off - DQ or not, it's a wonderful image. I love the mystery and the color palette (I'm going to have to check out the on1 preset - if it's in there recent versions). The composition is also strong - how you did that on a scanner is amazing! Anyway, I remember liking this one immediately. The composite parts are at once intriguingly vague and emotionally present. Wow.

Finally, it holds up well to time. This exercise of mine (returning to view an image after several years) confirms my appreciation of your photo. Sorry it took so long to realize I was missing an important part of this SC!
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06/01/2012 02:10:12 AM
"So long and thanks for all the fish"

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05/16/2012 01:30:23 AM
Really cool, beautiful work. Bummer about the DQ, but it doesn't take away from it being a fantastic creation, Johanna. :)
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05/16/2012 01:19:36 AM
Eh. Well, bummer about the lack of EXIF, but I'll assume you were within the constraints otherwise.
A very cool capture, much appreciated.
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05/15/2012 02:07:24 AM
Great image Johanna, one always pays more attention when the ice cracks, maybe you've found a niche market with the scanner sensor camera that records EXIF and an interchangeable flatbed lens?
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05/14/2012 09:00:11 PM
So now you must figure how to get a scanner that records exif. :-) Still an awesome image and an interesting new angle to your creativity!
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05/14/2012 07:40:48 PM
Dang, just saw the DQ. Nonetheless, still one of the most interesting Images... Kudos on your creativity and outside the box thinking :)
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05/14/2012 07:32:27 PM
A powerful image, Johanna. Wonderfully creative use of a scanner.
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05/14/2012 11:28:19 AM
This was my winner too,you was robbed me duck, no doubt.
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05/14/2012 05:06:24 AM
Wow Johanna, a very unique, beautiful image! Congrats on the awards!!
I'm sure you would be glad to know - I thought it was Paul's work. :)
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05/14/2012 03:13:16 AM
Amazing idea! It was predictable that it couldn't score very high, but still I don't understand why voters can be so narrow minded. This is a beautiful image. And thanks for sharing this technique, i never heard about it.
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05/14/2012 02:04:13 AM
Amazing. A 10 from me.
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05/14/2012 12:25:36 AM
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05/14/2012 12:10:15 AM
One of the more interesting and usual images. Thanks for the info on how it was done. I kept thinking a psych ward... certainly it came across to me as "empty". Nice work.
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05/14/2012 12:05:48 AM
Awesome awesome Johanna, never knew it was you.
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05/14/2012 12:03:23 AM
Well done J.

Message edited by author 2012-05-14 00:04:31.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/13/2012 11:59:00 PM
I need to know more, very intriguing...bump to a 10, and you win this award from me ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/110000-114999/114285/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1014169.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/110000-114999/114285/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1014169.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' for having the most original pic on here.
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05/13/2012 11:41:55 PM
this is awesome... you are a star
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05/13/2012 11:23:14 PM
I can only imagine the comments. Alone, or married, it appears to be the same for you.

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05/13/2012 06:56:12 PM
I'm thinking I am addressing this far too literally but is this supposed to be a dead bride? why else the veil, or is it ecstasy and not death? or maybe its supposed to be self-interpreted. Kind of gave me chills thinking about the creepiness of it.
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05/12/2012 02:20:39 PM
Hiding behind a veil of stars.
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05/08/2012 01:50:06 PM
Wonderful image, the little stars take the hostile edge of this a bit, brilliantly processed, hope it does well.
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05/07/2012 12:16:20 PM
One of my favs this challenge so far.
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05/07/2012 01:41:44 AM
I am pretty sure this won't get the high score it deserves, but I really like it. Great job.
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