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To Dream A Little More
To Dream A Little More
Judi


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Procrastination (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Australia
Date: Jan 3, 2007
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1 second
Galleries: Infrared, Children
Date Uploaded: Jan 4, 2007

For the record....anybody who knows me, knows that I worked my butt off last year, and never took time out to relax...let alone dream.

So my procrastination was not dreaming enough.

Here is the before and after -
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Processing involved -

Convert from RAW via Rawshooter.
Clone white spot of Kitas head.
Levels on entire layer.
Selective Colour on entire layer.
Hue & Saturation on entire layer.
Levels on Kitas dress only.
Vignette layer on Soft Light.
Merge Layers on new layer.
Diffuse Glow on Luminosity at 45%.
Gradient Map layer masked out top and bottom on Multiply at 67%.
Gradient Map layer masked out top, bottom and sides on Luminosity.
Gradient Map on entire layer on Lighten.
Burn & Dodge Fill 50% Gray layer.
Colour Fill on entire layer Soft Light at 7%.
Merge Layers on new layer.
Duplicate layer twice.
USM on first duplicate on Multiply with Kita Masked out.
USM on second duplicate on Lighten on Kita and ferns.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 132
Avg (all users): 6.3886
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 6.1233
Avg (non-participants): 6.5290
Views since voting: 3029
Views during voting: 382
Votes: 211
Comments: 42
Favorites: 10 (view)


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02/26/2007 06:52:41 AM
Simply amazing magic. You are a HOT photographer IMO, girl. WOW, this is so good. (and your daughter is such a sweetie. What a man-killer she is gonna be ... with her looks and your coaching ... ROFL.
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01/18/2007 11:36:24 AM
Congratulations Judi a great shot. Half of your PP I don't undestand LOL but thanks to post it now I'm gonna look for all that stuff in photoshop ;)
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01/16/2007 01:56:25 PM
Amazing shot!!! Love it, very "dreamy" and ethereal. A 10 in my book!!
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01/15/2007 02:18:46 PM
Nice work, judi. The kinder, gentler side of you? Be nice to see some processing details...
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01/15/2007 06:20:32 AM
This is soooo beautiful Judi I gave you 8
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01/15/2007 04:34:31 AM
Congrats on the top 10, just lovely!
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01/15/2007 02:07:31 AM
7th place - not too shabby, though I would have liked to see it higher up. Nicely done.
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01/15/2007 01:03:04 AM
I honestly thought you had one in the bag...gave you 10 Judi...grrr, this should have won
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01/15/2007 12:50:59 AM
Great front page finish Judi, now you can start dreaming, what if.
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01/15/2007 12:44:17 AM
Beautiful shot Judi..Very very dreamy...Well done on 7th!
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01/15/2007 12:43:50 AM
Great shot Judi! Congrats on the top 10 finish! :)
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01/15/2007 12:15:20 AM
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Did you convert a camera Judi? Looks awesome!


No, not at all...this was with the Nikon D70s.
01/15/2007 12:14:33 AM
Did you convert a camera Judi? Looks awesome!
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01/15/2007 12:12:31 AM
I love this one Judi, especially with that beautiful daughter Kita in it.....
Great finish for a really great photo.
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01/15/2007 12:06:09 AM
Congrats on top 10, Judi. Yours was one of the shots that most benefited from my rereading the challenge description. Ended up with an 8 from me. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/14/2007 10:44:30 AM
I really like this cyano kind of look--might have been a little dreamier with the Auto F/X dreamy filter? But I think it's a bit off base for the topic--kind of a stretch?
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01/14/2007 09:40:28 AM
Wow - beautiful!! Definitely dreamy - Wonderfully done!
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01/13/2007 10:44:25 PM
Love the soft blues in this. What gorgeous hair!
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01/13/2007 02:53:28 PM
The ethereal effect of the toning goes well with the title. Nice image.
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01/12/2007 08:05:20 PM
Incredible shot. Wow colors and clarity and Post processing are incredible. I really hope this ribbons. It is by far the best of the challenge. Nice work.
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01/11/2007 11:10:04 PM
This is so beautiful... like a fairytale.... The blue really makes it dreamy!
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01/11/2007 10:34:09 PM
Wow. Magical. A stretch on the theme, but the title gets you there.
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01/11/2007 07:10:14 PM
very artistic, i really like this image. 9
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01/11/2007 03:33:22 PM
excellent shot, great sense of atmosphere. 10
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01/11/2007 03:29:40 PM
Well done with your processing and composition... I like!
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01/11/2007 12:03:24 AM
I was hoping for a more specific regular item that you hadn't done, not a pretty picture just for the challenge. Nice picture.
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01/10/2007 06:59:51 AM
I/R? The most interesting I/R image I've seen, if it is. I dislike the twee-ness of it, the sentimentality, but i do like the shapes and details of the ferns and leaves.
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01/10/2007 05:25:27 AM
You are procrastinating dreaming? I don't get it. Neat shot, but I don't see how it meets the challenge.
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01/09/2007 07:36:42 PM
Very nice shot! Great job!
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01/09/2007 01:48:09 PM
Hi, Judi (or Kita) :)
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01/09/2007 12:24:03 AM
Beautiful imagery - very nice!
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01/08/2007 04:04:00 PM
Wow...this one should place for sure.
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01/08/2007 03:28:06 PM
Nicely evocative. Seems like your lack of dreaming isn't affecting your creativity.
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01/08/2007 02:30:24 PM
beautiful
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01/08/2007 09:59:44 AM
Awesome, I love doing this kind of stuff! I wish I thought of it!
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01/08/2007 07:34:57 AM
very nice processing on this - very dreamlike as the title implies
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01/08/2007 04:00:21 AM
Why put off dreaming, dreams are good all the time....
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01/08/2007 01:51:55 AM
WOW!!!
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01/08/2007 01:30:33 AM
Kita!!!!!!! is it? awesome work!!
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01/08/2007 01:29:06 AM
how is this procrastinating w/o title?
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01/08/2007 12:46:51 AM
awesome...will ribbon, I congratulate you in advance 10
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01/08/2007 12:39:38 AM
Love the blue. Almost looks frozen and I'm guessing that it's warm where you are! *wink, *wink! Very nice lighting.
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