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Teenage Torment
Teenage Torment

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Challenge: Environmental Portrait (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S9000
Location: Middle School
Date: May 12, 2006
Aperture: 3.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: May 13, 2006

It's neverending for today's teenager, school, social and sibling pressure is constant and can take it's toll. We set this up in Melissa's classroom at school.

auto levels
burn and dodge
gaussian blur
soft light
layer/hue*saturation/make orange
select Melissa out
inverse selection
channel mixer on everything but Melissa to monochrome
adjust curves
inverse selection
adjust curves
sharpen just Melissa
adjust yellow on hue/saturation

For those who wonder, this was taken before Melissa had her episode and I asked her if she wanted me to pull it. She said no, keep it up in the challenge.

Place: 49 out of 190
Avg (all users): 6.1220
Avg (commenters): 7.7333
Avg (participants): 5.9000
Avg (non-participants): 6.2370
Views since voting: 2214
Views during voting: 427
Votes: 205
Comments: 19
Favorites: 2 (view)

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10/22/2007 11:29:26 AM
I love this! The subject's perfect, her expression is wonderful, and the selective desat works very well. Going on my faves list. :)
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07/24/2006 10:00:20 PM
i love this one!!!!
its on of my fav.
i feel bad for melissa tho
im the same way only my siblings are much older and expect me to make very hard choices they think im their age but heck, im only 14 lol.
keep it up!!! ^_^

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05/25/2006 08:35:50 PM
Nice one Deannda. It definately deserves better placement. Looks like you are on roll. Congratulations!!
05/22/2006 03:09:40 PM
Nice entry, Deannda! I'm not a selective desat fan, but I can see why you chose to use it here. Like Manny said below, the diagonals of the kids' heads is really cool... the flute contributes to the lines, and there's no clutter at all in the shot. I love, love, love how much you all work together with your entries. You're a wonderful mom and you have awesome kids! Congratulations on a very nice entry.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/20/2006 06:12:16 AM
This is very nice - I like the subject in color and the rest in b&w. Bumping up to an 8.
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05/18/2006 06:38:55 PM
Priceless look on the girls face! I would crop out the topof the blackboard and remove the cord in the top left of the frame. Still well done!
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05/17/2006 10:50:42 PM
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05/17/2006 10:18:22 PM
I like this! The use of the b/w background is very effective, and I like the way you combined 'props' to tell something about the subject. Very effective.
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05/17/2006 11:55:10 AM
Haha, that's just like me right now. I'm going to a clarinet test after an hour and after that I'm going to play on a concert. In next week I have a test which I have to read a lot for. I also have two irritating siblings.

I like this photo very much. It describes the atmosphere very well. 10!
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05/17/2006 03:41:52 AM
Good idea. Looks great.
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05/16/2006 06:07:09 PM
This is a great spin on the challenge. This one speaks!
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05/16/2006 03:25:16 PM
putting the subject in color and the rest in black&white appears like a lack of confidence. Surely we'll know who the subject is without this trick?
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05/15/2006 11:40:49 PM
Amazing work!!!
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05/15/2006 09:59:52 PM
The processing works well.
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05/15/2006 04:24:18 PM
Interesting use of color and black and white in the same picture to create an effect. I'm not challenging, but is this legal?
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05/15/2006 06:20:30 AM
awwwwww. such a fitting photo for what i know from the forum is going on with your daughter melissa. I hope she gets well. Beautiful photo
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05/15/2006 12:54:04 AM
Deannda, this is Melissa, right? Cool, I like the selective desat. I also like the diagonal alignment of their heads. 10
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05/15/2006 12:44:45 AM
hey usually desat doesnt work, this does! very kewl!
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05/15/2006 12:39:49 AM
HA HA HA This is funny. Not sure if I love the selective saturation, but the movement and sentiment is great.
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