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Woodland Fairies
Woodland Fairies

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Challenge: Fantasy World (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro for Nikon
Location: Kohler, Wisconsin
Date: Jun 18, 2005
Aperture: F9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Emotive, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Jun 18, 2005

Three fairies made from circles of tuile and held together with wire and some wedding favour thingies for wings. Smeared vaseline over a clear perspex picture frame to diffuse the backlight, attached the fairies and took the photo in the garden with a few pine cones propped up in front. The fairies were suspended by the wires in front of the frame with the sun coming in from behind. No other lighting was used.

Post processing included cropping, some cloning out of wires, adding a gaussian blur layer and removing parts with a layer mask. Some selective dodging and burning and selective colour changes to add atmosphere. I am really pleased with how this turned out and hope it may actually do well in a challenge with which I was initially having a lot of trouble!

Place: 40 out of 151
Avg (all users): 5.7602
Avg (commenters): 7.6923
Avg (participants): 5.5862
Avg (non-participants): 5.8731
Views since voting: 1046
Views during voting: 426
Votes: 221
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/27/2005 11:18:05 AM
I was rather disappointed with this placing, but that's life!! Thanks for your encouraging comments :)
06/27/2005 09:21:40 AM
Oooooooooohhhhhhh! I too put this so much higher(10)...{{{sigh}}}I still think it should have received a ribbon... still my favorite. : )
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06/27/2005 08:18:06 AM
I put this as a much higher placement. I still stand by my 9 vote.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/26/2005 11:51:33 PM
Very creative! I love it.
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06/26/2005 10:32:17 PM
Nice staging and good lighting - the pine cone creates havoc with the perspective though. - 5
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06/23/2005 12:20:42 PM
The circular composition helps the dreaminess of the picture. Lighting is good. I do wish the fairy on the left was all inside the picture. 6
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06/23/2005 10:53:53 AM
Nice picture
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06/21/2005 08:58:25 PM
Cleverly executed. I think its neat!
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06/21/2005 07:15:59 AM
this is a wild effect - great lighting -- one of my favorites this challenge
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06/21/2005 02:08:27 AM
Dainty and nicely set up, I like it!
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06/20/2005 04:31:11 PM
This is just so creative! The light on the little tulle fairys is just so pretty! This image really does have a very magical feel to it...I feel like I've come upon this secret little gathering by chance and am lucky to have happened to have witnessed it...this is absolutely one of my favorites!
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06/20/2005 12:34:02 PM
I like the atmosphere of this shot! If the fairies were shaper, the image would have a lot more punch!
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06/20/2005 10:46:40 AM
oooh - special!! lovely lighting - white is hard to get right and this is perfect!!
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06/20/2005 10:41:44 AM
Where are the bodies/heads/fairies?
06/20/2005 04:45:10 AM
Delightfull and very dreamy 9
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06/20/2005 02:10:10 AM
Just love this. Another use for nylon net!!!!! Great lighting. So imaginative.
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