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Challenge: Children's Toy IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-600D/T3i Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM II
Location: Dubai, U.A.E
Date: Dec 29, 2012
Aperture: 4.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/16
Date Uploaded: Dec 30, 2012

4 Image HDR of my wife's teddy bear in our building fire exit stairway.. The light was on in the stairway, so shot to underexpose and give a dark, dreary feel. Cropped, Tonemapped twice, Contrast, applied dust and scratches and warming filters to give a vintage look. Adjusted shadows/highlights, dodge to highlight the bear and burn to burn away some highlights on the stairs (first time that i attempted this technique thanks to tips from pamb), added border and resized for web.

Im happy with the shot but not sure how it will do in the challenge. :-)

Place: 46 out of 76
Avg (all users): 5.4052
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 5.4000
Avg (non-participants): 5.4085
Views since voting: 205
Views during voting: 239
Votes: 116
Comments: 7
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01/07/2013 09:04:06 AM
Not a bad score - you beat me! Great concept.
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01/07/2013 01:51:26 AM
Originally posted by tanguera:

This could be SO good, but I think the bear blends in waaaaay to much with the rest of the image. It took me a while to figure out what it was.

I agree with this comment!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/06/2013 11:23:47 PM
well executed
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01/05/2013 09:15:22 PM
I can't work out what the object on the stairs is, it doesn't look very interesting so there isn't much of a story in it being abandoned. focus look sto be in the right place and the treatment gives me the feeling of an old discarded photograph so in part these elements are working. (4)
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01/01/2013 11:55:06 AM
having trouble seeing what the toy is, as the pattern on the stairs is quite busy. otherwise a dramatic shot emphasizing the abandonment.
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12/31/2012 12:30:18 PM
such a sad fate that awaits so many toys :(
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12/31/2012 12:08:30 PM
This could be SO good, but I think the bear blends in waaaaay to much with the rest of the image. It took me a while to figure out what it was.
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