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Challenge: Photograph Becomes a Painting (Expert Editing)
Camera: Sony Alpha a77
Lens: Sony DT 1855mm f/3.55.6 SAM AF
Date: May 14, 2013
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/20
Date Uploaded: May 16, 2013

Glad to be back!

I have found myself struggling a bit with my ideas.

I have gotten busy with work and my side photo biz, and then Jason and I celebrated 5 years of marriage on April 11th, and we went back to Tahiti, the same place we honeymooned at 5 years ago.

Since I have been back, I have had some trouble with creativity. I have found myself drawing blanks, and then when an idea would come to mind, I hated it. I was also struggling with confidence as well. Not really in my technical ability, but my ideas. I wasn't confident my ideas were good. I had worked up an image for Internet Meme, but I ended up not entering because I didn't like my idea enough. Even this entry. I couldn't come up with any ideas for the longest time and this particular image of legs using tulips as skirts kept creeping back into my head, so I shot it all and started editing, but I just never really liked it. I still kind of don't! I also really wanted to come up with something better than the most typical "oil paint" texture that I knew many would use, but due to my lack of decisiveness I left myself with no time for other options. Entering it has helped me regain some confidence in my ideas so for that, I am thankful!

Thanks for all your kind comments and votes! :)

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 102
Avg (all users): 6.8017
Avg (commenters): 8.1667
Avg (participants): 6.3774
Avg (non-participants): 7.1324
Views since voting: 1546
Views during voting: 395
Votes: 121
Comments: 23
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/05/2013 01:42:37 AM
So surreal.......brilliant
05/25/2013 12:59:58 AM
Congrats on TT Samantha. It was a good idea and you executed it beautifully.
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05/24/2013 05:19:16 AM
Congratulations,it was a fab idea.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/23/2013 10:12:04 PM
hmn. (I wish I had a "hmn" award!)
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05/23/2013 06:02:19 PM
This is so charming, I keep trying to look past the effects filter to see it better.
Beautiful light & shadow.
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05/23/2013 12:05:37 PM
I love this one!!
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05/20/2013 04:16:10 PM
Smokin' award for 3rd.
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05/20/2013 03:04:09 PM
Very entertaining!
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05/20/2013 11:57:50 AM
Like the idea and nicely done,top tenner for me.
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05/20/2013 06:30:34 AM
Art under 4 tulips - brilliant
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05/19/2013 10:07:43 AM
Very elegant. Had to look twice at the legs, especially the pair on the left. The filter gives this pair a \\\"special\\\" effect. Luckily they're clearly female legs and I realized soon enough that it was the filter and not a pair of hairy legs. Sorry...don't mean to offend you :) If it helps: your entry is one of the 3 I gave a 10.
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05/19/2013 05:40:32 AM
Wonderful creativity. Polished technical ability. If you aren't a professional, you should be. top 3.
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05/18/2013 11:18:17 AM
Top 3
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05/18/2013 02:09:26 AM
Must be winter...
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05/17/2013 06:31:38 PM
Odd and fascinating look into your mind.
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05/17/2013 04:34:44 PM
Some people are very brilliant and talented. It appears you're one of them. Awesome, eye appealing work!
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05/17/2013 12:49:39 PM
love this idea, title is just perfect
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05/17/2013 12:31:39 PM
This is so sweet and wonderful. A tiny nit: I wish they'd each have different color toenail polish.
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05/17/2013 08:13:14 AM
Very cool!
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05/17/2013 06:44:28 AM
Superb concept and execution
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05/17/2013 06:41:13 AM
Very creative and quite hilarious...the texture makes those legs look like hairy men's legs though. 7
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05/17/2013 06:34:59 AM
Very cool!!!
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05/17/2013 01:22:23 AM
Fantastic!!
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