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Make Believe
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Challenge: Fantasy (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S3000
Location: front of house
Date: Jan 22, 2006
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 22, 2006

I wanted to really go all out for this challenge, but due to a flu, non-stop rain and a series of very unfortunate events....I wasn't left with much. Either way, I did what I could.
The wings are fake spiderwebs pinned to the wall.
I had to redo the wings after several shots cause it looked like they were coming out of my ears. And for the hair; it's not really pink. i colored it in ps. I'm sure there will be some that think it would look better without it, but I felt it needed a little punch.

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Yay, top 10! I was wondering if I'd ever get out of my rut. And as for the tilted horizon....well I actually didn't notice it, lol. Goes to show how attentive I am. The whole area I took it in was a tad off, as there was a straight floor jutting out of a slanted floor (same place I took my pumpkin pic). Well, anyhoo...Thanks everyone for the votes and comments and stuff!

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 109
Avg (all users): 6.6228
Avg (commenters): 7.5909
Avg (participants): 6.1549
Avg (non-participants): 6.7752
Views since voting: 4053
Views during voting: 591
Votes: 289
Comments: 37
Favorites: 19 (view)


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AuthorThread
02/03/2006 01:10:09 AM
::: Critique Club :::

Hi, my name is Kari and from the critique club.

First Impression - the most important one:
Emotions are running wild ... this has such a wonderful feeling about it and is so very real ... did the powers in the wand not work?

Composition:
And you were the model as well ...this totally blew me away ... as many voters said the tilted floor works .. the colours on the wall are a great complement to the "pink" hair .. the wings look like they are actually on your back. and it almost perfectly hits thirds.

Subject:
Defiantely meets my idea of a fantasy.

Technical (Colour and light):
well lit and well coloured .. .adding the pink hair was genuis ...

To grow its vote?:
Top 10 ... Be sooo proud of that .. you had stiff competition and took most of them apart.

Summary:
Fantastic shot ... it is well balanced and just totally wistful.

If you've got any questions about this critique, please feel free to contact me via the PM system.

Cheers

Kari
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02/01/2006 11:49:03 PM
you are very good at saying so much with so little. nicely done.
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01/31/2006 09:07:17 PM
wow that is a beautiful picture
i don t have any yet cause i just started
-skyler-
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01/30/2006 09:15:47 PM
congrats - one of my highest votes.
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01/30/2006 04:42:21 PM
When I saw that little face...I knew it was you. I love this photo and I gave it a 10. Not because I knew who took it, but because of the incredible imagination and creativity that you put into your photos.
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01/30/2006 10:43:36 AM
What did i tell ya.... Top Ten! Great job, really like it!!
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01/30/2006 10:23:36 AM
I wondered if this was yours Annah. Terrific shot - love it. Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Well done!
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01/30/2006 09:21:36 AM
Annah: Congratulations on your top ten with this wonderful image.
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01/30/2006 07:02:27 AM
Congratulations on your top 10, Anna. Very nicely done. Sorry you've been sick. (BTW still haven't mailed your stuff but going to town Wed. and it will then be in the mail)
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01/30/2006 02:25:03 AM
Top 10 - even after your "series of unfortunate events" - very impressive. Nice job on this Anna. Congrats and hope yer flu and rain go away quickly! :)
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01/30/2006 01:41:08 AM
Nice one Anna, missed you on the front page! Glad you're back in top 10!
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01/30/2006 12:16:52 AM
congratulations, anna, this really is a great picture. nice work on the hair - I couldn't tell it was photoshopped.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/29/2006 06:22:11 PM
Very interesting presentation to fit modern times. Bumping up.
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01/29/2006 05:05:57 PM
I love the girl and the colours, I don't like the slight tilt of the photo, I find it really distracting.
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01/29/2006 03:30:49 PM
amazing
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01/29/2006 07:37:05 AM
Like the composition but think it might have look bette with the wall either straighter or on a more severe angle. Great wings, like the color scheme.
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01/28/2006 11:45:41 AM
Your photo tells an emotion-packed story. Nicely done.
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01/27/2006 09:35:08 AM
Wow. I really like this photo. I'm even wondering if it would have been better as a B&W. But then you lose the color of the hair...so maybe not. My only niggle is perhaps losing detail in the upper right-hand corner, but that's about it. Great work.
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01/25/2006 11:19:21 PM
Hello Annah! I love the simplicity and starkness of your photos. I'm not quite certain about the "tilt" of the "horizon" but I love the burst of color from your wig. The "wings" are a nice compliment as well.
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01/25/2006 05:15:50 PM
I like the photo, the only thing I would do to this is level the wall, so it is not slanted.
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01/25/2006 03:40:46 AM
This really grabs my attention and it suits the challenge..... I like this a lot.....
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01/25/2006 01:10:52 AM
Nice way to make the wings! And I like the purple hair. Be careful to make sure your horizons are straight! Good composition as well.
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01/24/2006 11:05:58 PM
I really like the feeling in this photo. It evokes, to me, lost childhood and lost dreams...the setting adds to that feeling - her hair and wings are lovely... wonderfully executed
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01/24/2006 09:56:47 PM
Anna, Anna, Anna! I knew I'd find you somewhere in here! Very nice if i do say so myself, lol. wow, looks great! top 10... if not i owe you, doesn't matter what, make it a bet, lol. Hey, I'll even come down and see yah if you want, haha ;D
oh yah... love the hair, lol
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01/24/2006 05:21:57 PM
Love this shot. I hope you do well.
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01/24/2006 12:25:17 PM
I'm not quite getting the fantasy to reality aspect of this since she it is clear she is playing dress-up (teenage style :D) and the title even indicates it's not real. Maybe I'm being to literal about making a fantasy appear like a reality? I like the portrait quite a bit though.You may get some nits about the tilt but I think for the subject this off-kilter view works somehow.
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01/24/2006 07:12:29 AM
Good work. Only one colour helps to make her stand out.
Few things I would have done otherwise. I would have rotated the picture, cut out the wall on the right side and the big dark spot in the lower left corner wich takes the attention a way from the girl.
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01/24/2006 07:07:58 AM
Great capture. I love the wings and the pink hair. The expression on her face is talkative. Seems like she cannot really do much with her power and magic. I don't really catch the meaning of the tilting, maybe she is starting to walk down to the wrong way? Not sure, just an idea.
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01/23/2006 07:32:07 PM
The incline makes for an interesting perspective - I hope you don't get too many of those "not horizontal" comments - I like the set-up. Nicely done.
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01/23/2006 06:14:47 PM
poor sad fairy
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01/23/2006 04:02:09 PM
fallen angel that somehow touches a chord
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01/23/2006 02:59:12 PM
Good idea. Seems a bit off balance the floor not being flush with the camera. Good colours. 6
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01/23/2006 12:49:11 PM
An Emo Pixie :-) Lovely shot and post-process.
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01/23/2006 04:40:00 AM
anna dear, you take beautiful pictures and show a great sensitivity to composition, texture, tone, color, mood, and light -

but you know what I'm going to say, I think

... nice work and cool shoes.
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01/23/2006 12:42:11 AM
I don't know if the tilt was intentional or not, but it definatly works and is tops the picture. Are those spiderweb wings? Ah, the mind of a teenager. Good work Annah
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01/23/2006 12:41:19 AM
Nice Annah. Love the freaky wings and the hair!!! 10.
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01/23/2006 12:22:08 AM
like it, like it alot! 10

adding to faves if you don't mind!
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