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Challenge: Dreams (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Stanage Edge
Date: Apr 29, 2005
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Apr 29, 2005

Drummerboy reflecting on the days action

PS work:
Desat an all but red channel
Duplicate layer, gaussian blur, mask and remove around fave and tunic.
Reduce transparency of gaussian blur layer to suit.
Saturate the red channel more
Contrast and brightness to taste

File Name
Camera Model Name
Canon EOS 10D
Shooting Date/Time
02/05/2005 10:06:50
Shooting Mode
Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Center-weighted averaging
Exposure Compensation
Autoexposure Bracketing
ISO Speed
16.0 - 35.0mm
Focal Length
Image Size
Image Quality
White Balance
AF Mode
One-Shot AF
Contrast Normal
Sharpness Normal
Color saturation Normal
Color tone Normal
Color Space
Adobe RGB
File Size

Place: 16 out of 114
Avg (all users): 6.3641
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 6.2874
Avg (non-participants): 6.4154
Views since voting: 808
Views during voting: 344
Votes: 217
Comments: 22
Favorites: 0

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05/13/2005 12:43:56 AM
A very good contender. Congratulations on your top 20 finish. The colors are simply beautiful to enhance the facial expression.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/12/2005 11:33:16 PM
I feel like the item in his hand should give me some clue as to why he looks so forlorn, but I can't make out what it is.
05/12/2005 09:57:26 PM
Alone, left to dream. Bumping up.
05/12/2005 12:26:25 PM
Very dreamlike, good job......9
05/12/2005 03:46:51 AM
Wow! Really cool photo. I like the presentation.
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05/10/2005 09:21:04 AM
I really like the use of selective des. here...the use of the blur is super effective. This is so imaginative...fantastic picture.
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05/09/2005 05:48:22 PM
I like the use of selective desaturation here. The fact that the colours left behind are not too 'in your face' is welcome. I also like the soft-focus effect, although I feel that the sleeves of the jacket could perhaps do with being somewhat sharper.
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05/07/2005 03:22:35 PM
Second pass, I likethis more now that I can spend time contemplating the setting , has a nice dreamlike quality to it.
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05/07/2005 12:19:15 PM
You have strange dreams for sure - lucky you managed to find an old army camp complete with drummer lying around ; )

The selective focus and selective desaturation both work really well on this shot to create a nice muted effect. Not a photo that leaps out and grabs me, but well shot and presented anyway.
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05/07/2005 12:09:55 PM
Nice blurry effect in the background, if you're refering to the German movie by the same name it was scary!
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05/07/2005 04:52:43 AM
great image
set up is spot on
looks like a location shot for a film set or something
good luck
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05/06/2005 11:01:13 PM
I love the colors in this.... and that the only thing in focus is the upper body of the boy...nice composition as well
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05/06/2005 08:17:07 PM
Great use of selective colour - the blur effect is nice too.
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05/06/2005 09:38:30 AM
interesting concept for theme, nice pix, good perspective, nice lines, good color, whites a bit impure, blacks ok
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05/06/2005 08:40:54 AM
This is the best image out of the lot so far. Nice concept, composition and choices of coloring. I'm impressed. 10...Good Luck!
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05/06/2005 07:56:09 AM
Powerful. Love the desat if thats what you did. See a slight overblurring but for the most part, it works for me. 9 may bump later.
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05/06/2005 07:18:04 AM
I really like this!!
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05/06/2005 05:06:48 AM
I loke the olde worldy idea well done 10
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05/06/2005 01:28:01 AM
Outstanding. Excellent desat - it's like you're part canine. ;-) One of my top picks.
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05/06/2005 12:32:50 AM
10 This is so good. Love the color/tones and soft affect.
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05/06/2005 12:28:56 AM
very nicely composed - the selective desat works well with this image - I like the blur too -10
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05/06/2005 12:19:50 AM
I love this!! nice selective desaturization, composition, subject...it's all perfecto in my little book 10 (and hip hip hurray for soft focus!!! it does work in the dream theme!)
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