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You Want a Piece of Me, Pacman?
You Want a Piece of Me, Pacman?
GIS_boy


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: The 80s (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Pentax *ist DL
Lens: Sigma 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 DC for Pentax
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Date: Feb 19, 2006
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Candid, Studio
Date Uploaded: Feb 19, 2006

It doesn't get much simpler than this one. I cut the Pacman from 2 sheets of yellow cardboard. The Pacman food is cut from red/orange cardboard as well. Pinned the shapes onto a black material background and then came the only difficult part, getting my 18 month old son to co-operate!

Anyway, took around 100 shots and finally got this one which I'm pretty happy with...It almost looks like he is looking straight into Pacman's eyes, (well if he had any).

PS Processing:

Crop
USM
Levels layer,
Curves layer,
Saturation layer, (Pacman and food),
Add black border,
Colour Balance layer, (only on Pacman and food),
Hue layer on Pacman food to match overals,
Dodge and Burn, (especially on the Pacman to create some shadow effect) and
Some spot Cloning.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 101
Avg (all users): 6.6923
Avg (commenters): 7.2273
Avg (participants): 6.4386
Avg (non-participants): 6.7684
Views since voting: 3318
Views during voting: 582
Votes: 247
Comments: 38
Favorites: 9 (view)


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AuthorThread
03/01/2006 08:32:37 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Wow! What can I say about this image? It's great! I loved it in the challenge, it beat mine and it's more 80's than a lot of things I remember. I do so remember spending quarters upon quarters in this game, though I don't remember that cute young man, LOL! They were little ghosts in the game, right? ;-)

Great shot, great composition, congrats on getting the little one to help out.

Deannda
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02/28/2006 08:33:34 PM
Thanks for your comments guys, I had fun with this one!
02/28/2006 07:39:00 PM
Great thinking! Congrats on your 5th place
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02/27/2006 10:38:58 AM
hahaha..way cute!
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02/27/2006 10:29:42 AM
Stunning colors braced tightly with a dynamic composition to create a great visual impact. Congratulations on your top 5 finish.
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02/27/2006 10:26:01 AM
Great Idea & Image!!! Congrats on your top 5 placing - exactly what you were hoping for - good job!!!
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02/27/2006 04:14:11 AM
This is just awesome. Creative and well executed. Fantastic image and fantastic result. Go Aussies...yayyyyyyyyyy!
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02/27/2006 02:41:50 AM
My favorite on this challenge..

well done.. very original
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02/27/2006 12:51:26 AM
Outstanding job! A Favorite! Congrats on 4th!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/26/2006 10:48:23 PM
I really like this one - it's fun, as well as being quite well done. The child has a great look in his eye - he looks like he is presenting a challenge to the paccman!!!
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02/26/2006 08:35:54 PM
yep: this was big then. 7
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02/26/2006 08:14:44 PM
Cute photo, very clear and the colours really pop. Not sure it really says 80's though, even though pac-man was around then.
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02/26/2006 01:19:44 PM
Awesome! I can't wait to see how ya did it...
TC
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02/25/2006 01:41:24 AM
Too funny!!!
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02/24/2006 02:20:58 PM
Great idea!
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02/23/2006 02:05:39 PM
Love it !!! Spent lots of time in the 80's playing pac man!
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02/23/2006 10:41:22 AM
I bet you have a hundred comments on how cute this is...well, now you can make it 101! ;^) Very creative.

Oh BTW. Congrats in advance on your ribbon. ;^)
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02/23/2006 08:47:59 AM
it's adorable. how'd ya do it?
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02/23/2006 12:20:17 AM
hahah cool, i see somebody didn't think it was real, good job!
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02/22/2006 02:57:04 PM
what a sweetie baby
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02/21/2006 10:40:59 PM
nice idea...Blinky strikes back.
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02/21/2006 10:53:32 AM
Isn't it funny how the circle closest to the pacman looks the smallest but if you cover the pacman with your hand and look again they are all the same size:)
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02/21/2006 08:55:11 AM
Very creative shot. You can just see that little guy as one of the ghosts!
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02/21/2006 08:06:00 AM
This is my favorite so far in this challenge..... A great shot and a great idea as well.....So very cute, and also has the "WOW" factor as well.
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02/21/2006 07:30:48 AM
Wonderful work still to dark background
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02/21/2006 07:27:38 AM
Adorable! Clever! 10
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02/21/2006 06:33:38 AM
Wow! Gorgeous little boy - wish he was mine :) 10.
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02/20/2006 10:23:30 PM
fun set up
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02/20/2006 10:05:03 PM
Fantastic! One of the most creative, original entries.
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02/20/2006 05:19:22 PM
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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02/20/2006 01:07:15 PM
good idea but it looks a little soft
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02/20/2006 11:43:50 AM
Very clever, very clever indeed and the pacman and dots looks great. However, the skintones on the baby look to yellow for my taste and also the baby doesn´t appear really tack sharp wich the rest of the shot does. The outcome is just not really that aesthetically pleasing to me but I still gave it a 6, mostly for the effort you must have put into this shot.
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02/20/2006 03:05:46 AM
Really good image ... and use of the child has worked well here.
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02/20/2006 02:20:25 AM
very clever and well executed...I didn't think you could do this sort of thing according to the rules, so I hope you pull it off
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02/20/2006 01:27:35 AM
Never was into pacman, but your depiction deserves....10
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02/20/2006 01:22:40 AM
This looks like this was composited in photoshop.
02/20/2006 12:53:14 AM
I really like this - a good set-up.
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02/20/2006 12:31:27 AM
excellent!!!
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