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3rd PlaceGemini

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Challenge: Zodiac II (Expert Editing)
Camera: Sony Alpha a77
Lens: Sony DT 1855mm f/3.55.6 SAM AF
Location: Austin, TX
Date: Sep 17, 2012
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Sep 20, 2012

After going on two separate scorpion hunts in hopes to portray Scorpio, (because really, how cool would that have been??) I settled on Gemini... even though I feel like this was the easy way out.

I am actually a Sagittarius. :)

Place: 3 out of 39
Avg (all users): 7.1500
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 6.6667
Avg (non-participants): 7.2903
Views since voting: 4034
Views during voting: 404
Votes: 120
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/28/2012 07:51:01 PM
Thanks everyone! I figured Gemini would be the one most people defaulted to and I just had to hope mine stood out enough. :)

@MinsoPhoto: thank you! I also worried that people who didn't know me may have just thought mine was a photo of twins, rather than two pictures of the same person, which could have led me to lose points when people didn't realize or understand the difficulty of mering two photos of the same person to make a believable interaction and how difficult and intricate it can get. I'm glad you thought it wa believable AND that you knew it wasn't twins. :). As for the competition, like Christophe has told me about comments of my own work competing with his, I also welcome it! It forces me to work harder and push my own boundaries. I am just glad people appreciate my work and I am happy to be part of a community where I can stretch my imagination and talent once in awhile. I need to get better about entering other, non-expert challenges though. :)
09/28/2012 07:13:50 PM
My self portraits would do much better if I looked like you lol. Great work, the sign drawn in the stars was a very nice touch. Posing like that and combing the shots to look like it was one shot of twins is really good work. Not easy at all but you made it believable. You are keeping great company at the top but now there are even more contenders to fight against in expert editing :)
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09/28/2012 01:41:48 PM
Fabulously done! Congrats on your ribbon, Samantha!
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09/28/2012 11:16:52 AM
Lovely coloring and light, Sam. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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09/28/2012 11:02:41 AM
Congrats Sam,thought it would be near.
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09/28/2012 09:26:51 AM
Gotta say, this is better than the two above it... by far. And that's not just my Samantha_T bias showing through.
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09/28/2012 02:39:47 AM
congrats sam - nice work, though i'm curious as to your choice of lighting...
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09/28/2012 01:05:15 AM
Congratulations, Samantha. Lovely work.
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09/27/2012 08:01:57 PM


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09/27/2012 01:26:49 AM
Wonderful image. One of my top 5.
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09/26/2012 11:38:09 AM
Top tenner for me.
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09/24/2012 03:13:18 PM
A comfortable win I would guess. Congrats in advance
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09/24/2012 01:31:47 PM
WOW... and again WOW
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09/24/2012 10:49:26 AM
Very well done. I really like the different references in here, such as the constellation and the tattoos.
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09/22/2012 03:33:07 AM
wow! i hope this will get ribbon
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09/21/2012 03:38:40 PM
lol looks like a cheesy album cover from the 70s :-)
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09/21/2012 11:14:05 AM
I might be wrong but I get the feeling this is sjhuls. 9
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09/21/2012 08:56:53 AM
Beautiful, very well done. 10
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09/21/2012 12:14:34 AM
My pick for ... brilliance!

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