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Tommy_Mac


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Challenge: Halloween IV (Expert Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF
Date: Oct 31, 2012
Aperture: f/1.4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 200
Date Uploaded: Nov 2, 2012



[Nov. 13th, 2012 01:58:59 PM]

The votes have been all over the place on this...at 80 votes it was at 6.6 then went down to the 6.3 range..I actually thought it was going to go under 6...then It surged up to 6.73 at 120 votes before leveling off.
The picture is my girlfriend's daughter taken before she left for Halloween. I added the blood in post and spent way to much time on it...hours! It just never looked right to me. It looks so much better close up than what it does in the finl edit ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/65000-69999/68020/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1041192.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/65000-69999/68020/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1041192.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
Beyond the blood I really didn't do anything else besides the color...I tried blacking out the eyes and even enlarging them, but it just didn't look right.
There a lot of great shots out there, hopefully this will finish in the top 10...

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 67
Avg (all users): 6.6713
Avg (commenters): 8.1538
Avg (participants): 6.5263
Avg (non-participants): 6.7238
Views since voting: 1455
Views during voting: 295
Votes: 143
Comments: 33
Favorites: 4 (view)


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11/16/2012 04:38:54 AM
This is really awesome!
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11/15/2012 08:43:15 AM
Originally posted by Tommy_mac:

Beyond the blood I really didn't do anything else besides the color...I tried blacking out the eyes and even enlarging them, but it just didn't look right.


Really? I imagined to see skulls in the catchlights of her eyes!
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11/14/2012 07:29:39 PM
Your wish came true. Congrats on the HM.
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11/14/2012 06:08:06 PM
Striking shot
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11/14/2012 05:30:44 PM
The desat tone and colors are very nice. congrats on the top 5.
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11/14/2012 02:43:34 PM
This is quite haunting. Beautiful work.
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11/14/2012 11:34:44 AM
Top notch shot.
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11/14/2012 11:12:28 AM
Congrats on the HM bro! Very well deserved - a fascinating image!
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11/14/2012 10:57:30 AM
Excellent shot -- lovely innocence with a hint of evil. Congrats on the nice finish.
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11/14/2012 10:07:11 AM
Excellent work Tom! The image really delivers. Congrats on HM!
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11/14/2012 09:21:52 AM
Congratulations on the HM, Tom. I hope you use her in another and completely different kind of challenge - she's delightfully fresh looking and very pretty.
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11/14/2012 07:16:53 AM
Thanks all for the votes and great comments!
11/14/2012 05:44:39 AM
Well done, a subtle but stark mood, good use of the 85
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11/14/2012 03:53:30 AM
rockin image one of my top two picks for sheer power.
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11/14/2012 03:50:05 AM
Incredible picture. My favorite in the challenge. Congrats on the top 5!
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11/14/2012 03:02:26 AM
8, my top 3
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11/14/2012 02:41:50 AM
Minimalistic approach to an expert editing rule. Great job. Congrats on the high finish.
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11/14/2012 02:36:46 AM
it's brilliant for its subtlety.
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11/14/2012 12:41:23 AM
Congrats on the HM. Suitably chilling.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/13/2012 11:22:28 PM
amazing 10
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11/13/2012 07:55:29 PM
Best in show -9
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11/12/2012 10:08:40 PM
I don't like this kind of image at all but it's well done. Top five for me. Voted earlier.
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11/12/2012 08:55:36 PM
Best so far for me
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11/12/2012 12:24:09 AM
My favorite of the bunch.....I even like it better than gyabans image! Great work!
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11/11/2012 12:43:22 PM
Great image..I love her eyes!! :)
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11/09/2012 02:24:57 AM
love this!
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11/08/2012 04:01:52 PM
I think the vaguely green ting flattens this otherwise remarkable image
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11/08/2012 12:07:22 PM
Voted earlier coming back to comment.

Lighting and details on the face of this young girl are fabulous. The blonde tresses that curl down around her oval face, the freckles, and the startling blue eyes do indeed paint a picture of young innocence. But then there are the little sinister details that tells the audience all is not so innocent. The staring eyes, the black veil, and the dribble of blood coming from the lips all speak of something lurking behind the innocence.
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11/08/2012 11:33:47 AM
To my personal taste, the mouth is overdone, but the upperhalf of the face makes a forceful picture nonetheless. High marks!
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11/08/2012 08:59:46 AM
Appropriately disturbing. :)
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11/07/2012 08:58:12 PM
dude... ... cmon... now i m gonna be scared of kids half my age
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11/07/2012 02:13:39 PM
Great eyes!
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11/07/2012 07:31:01 AM
I want to like this, but the blood looks like it was placed there in post.
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