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Challenge: Deja Vu II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Location: home
Date: Mar 18, 2006
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 200 /strobe
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Mar 18, 2006

Now this was simple but I messed up and time constraint prevented the final tweak. Used two sheets of ivory shaded sketching paper. I have not sketched in years but the bug to do this image bit me. The original is wonderful and it is not as popular though it leaves a definite impression once seen. I would expect the original to have had more views then it does.

Anyway, I sketched the finger first by holding finger behind paper against the light to get the proportion right. I then sketched the finger and then the big job of the pencil. You put one paper over finger (the one with the sketch) and the other on the bottom and you light as best as you can. You need a deep dof because one paper is higher then the other and you need to get close to the texture.

The blending can not be done with the clone or the healing brush. You could but you will lose so much detail and then the textures will not match. Adance editing comes to the rescue. Here I employed a layer mask with a gradient, so I was forced to clone the color of the finger up. The layer mask with the sketch,then lies over the finger as it grows transparant in increments. This leaves you a tiny amount to clone to perfect.

My error was in the take. I sketched the finger in one angle with mental note to observe it and then just stuck the finger in without orientation. I then received a photo assignment and was unable to get back and reshape the finger which is no big deal. I was prevented from returning. 20 minutes left to deadline and instead I spent it making comments on another challenge.

Statistics
Place: 18 out of 141
Avg (all users): 6.8000
Avg (commenters): 8.2778
Avg (participants): 6.6000
Avg (non-participants): 6.9478
Views since voting: 2050
Views during voting: 405
Votes: 200
Comments: 29
Favorites: 4 (view)


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04/03/2006 08:17:12 PM
Multi dimensional creativity... I need that. Excellent shot.
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04/03/2006 01:34:17 AM
good work, Dan.
Yes, on closer inspection, the angle of the finger *goes* look rather weird. I then read your description and understood what happened. But still, your creativity always left me in awe. Thanks for sharing your ideas and methods.
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03/31/2006 08:40:15 PM
Way to go Dan.

Message edited by author 2006-03-31 20:40:32.
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03/31/2006 03:51:36 PM
Congrats on your top 20!
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03/31/2006 03:04:50 PM
very clever take!
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03/31/2006 10:24:41 AM
Nice work Dan! This is awesome!
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03/31/2006 08:29:08 AM
Dan, your such a talented guy!
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03/31/2006 01:24:44 AM
I expected top-10 from this. Excellent reversal of the original, well done!
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03/31/2006 01:15:47 AM
kickass!
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03/31/2006 12:22:05 AM
Beautiful work! Congratulations on your top 20 :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/30/2006 09:36:00 PM
The sketch itself is awesome. Hand is blown just a tad on the thumb, but all in all this is a wonderful "deja vu" with a twist!
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03/30/2006 05:50:21 PM
graphicfunk? good one.
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03/30/2006 08:46:35 AM
very clever!
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03/30/2006 03:42:40 AM
Amazing!
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03/29/2006 01:13:16 PM
Very well done, seamless transition
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03/29/2006 06:22:14 AM
I like this photo. Thank you and well done. I gave it a 9
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03/28/2006 04:15:04 PM
Ha! Very nice. Gold star.
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03/27/2006 07:39:56 AM
Superb, wonderful work. Great detail and sharpness.
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03/26/2006 08:40:49 PM
Love it. I didn't see the prior ribbon winner of this so I'm not sure if this is a parody or what. But its gooood nonetheless.
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03/26/2006 02:57:15 PM
this is brilliant i love it!
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03/26/2006 06:43:04 AM
Clever.....
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03/25/2006 11:30:59 PM
That's very creative and well done!
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03/25/2006 05:29:27 PM
Looks like the hand of Dan again :) One small critisism: The drawn finger looks turned flat up and the real finger apears turned a little right. Maybe I'd notice more cause I study and draw anatomy. Otherwise very cool!!!! This done like the 'Wine back to Water'? Wish I could do that but my camera is very limited. Good luck!
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03/24/2006 05:24:14 PM
I like what you have done here the only thing that feels uneasy is the twist in the finger tip
I do like it
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03/24/2006 01:47:39 PM
Outstanding... Of course, I would expect nothing less from the master (at least I think I recognize that hand!). ;-) Beautiful work. Whether or not this is Dan, please take it as the compliment it was intended.
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03/24/2006 01:21:02 PM
I don't know how you did it, I hope it is legal :)
great shot.
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03/24/2006 07:21:20 AM
Cleverious!! ... this smells like Funk - I think I recognize your hands :) I love it and as always, am envious! Fave.
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03/24/2006 02:04:17 AM
well done...
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03/24/2006 01:22:24 AM
Beautifuly done, and what an amazing photograph!
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