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Challenge: Expert Free Study 2016-03 (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Location: my kitchen
Date: Apr 11, 2016
Aperture: 10.0
ISO: 5000
Shutter: 1/40
Date Uploaded: Apr 12, 2016

Yeah... I've never entered the Expert FS. I hope I don't regret only spending less than fifteen minutes to shoot and ... about five hours editing.

ok that's not quite true... I spent the first of the five hours editing the same girl mask into a totally different scene.

This is her own eye.

This is two images... her eye/face and her full-length body (in my daughter's dress)... plus a tear I made up when daughter texted that it looked like she was touching a poster.

Fair enough.

My model's a total doll! Does whatever I ask of her... and... she's a full time student and works for her tuition. Of course I pay her... but she never wants to take it.

A total doll.

Does it look real?

I can't decide. And... I've not been scoring well lately. I hate that.


Enter? Not enter??


I never like this stuff.

I hope you're scoring well.

I... uhh... hope I'm scoring well.

I'm just not sure that it's photorealism. *sigh*

What are we looking for here in the monthly Expert Free Studies??

*heavy sigh*

Oh... ok. I'll enter.

But, I hope I'm not sorry.

*sigh again*


[Apr. 18th, 2016 03:26:28 PM]

Thanks for the high vote, Ammie! And especially the Favorite! My score's been really bad so far... you made my day!

Place: 12 out of 55
Avg (all users): 5.9649
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 5.8387
Avg (non-participants): 6.1154
Views since voting: 317
Views during voting: 139
Votes: 57
Comments: 6
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/24/2016 07:03:02 AM
Originally posted by grahamgator:

I wince each time I view this; the hand on the eyeball gives me shivers, lol. Very well done.

me too, i,m glad that i am not alone
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04/22/2016 09:45:33 PM
hey you got a 9 from me. some like it weird...
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04/22/2016 10:47:28 AM
Hello from the Critique club

An appealing image that contributes well to the free challenge

You have taken full advantage of the expert editing freedom with this very creative entry, well done. Both shots have been carefully taken with great attention to detail and lighting and blended together to form something very unique. I find the eye, the hand and the tear all very well executed and convincing, it works well. Iím not quite so convinced with the left hand, I like the way you have the eyebrow hairs over her hand but they would have worked better had they been the same black as the rest of her eyebrow. All in all, I think youíve done an excellent job.

Iím sorry you didnít score higher and those sub 5ís cannot be justified, you certainly deserved to. Iím glad you overcame your procrastination and decided to enter such a creative image, thank you Lydia.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/21/2016 11:17:35 PM
this is more Surreal than almost all of the Surrealism challenge
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04/21/2016 01:43:50 PM
I wince each time I view this; the hand on the eyeball gives me shivers, lol. Very well done.
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04/18/2016 03:01:06 PM
Stunning. Love this
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