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Challenge: Sci-Fi Celebration (Expert Editing)
Collection: 2007 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Mogadore, Ohio
Date: Jun 28, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Jun 28, 2007

This idea came from ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Nikonian Ninja. His idea and shot blew me away when I first saw it and I wanted to attempt it. Don't think mine came nearly as good as his, but I tried. Messed around with the picture for about 2 hours. Finally got the result I wanted. Loved comic books, as you can tell from my recent Superman shot. Would have loved to do something with Silver Surfer but couldn't get anything together. Hope everyone enjoys the shot, and make sure you check out Ninja's shot linked here....

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A lot of adjustments here:
Shot in Raw
Sharpened, Brightness +1.00
Inverted color, Rotated 90 CW. Duplicate layer. Used Wind Filter 3 times. Created Layer Mask, Cleared up face, hands and body. Rotated 90 CCW. Brightness & Contrast. Slight Hue & Saturation. Use the Liquify effect, on the created streaks from the wind filter, to make flames off body. Used different sizes and pressures. Flatten image. Used smudge on flames to give a more realistic look on them. Dodged and Burned some areas on the flames. Neat Image on entire picture. Resized, Add Border, Sharpen, Save for Web.

Place: 17 out of 93
Avg (all users): 6.5118
Avg (commenters): 7.7692
Avg (participants): 6.0984
Avg (non-participants): 6.6425
Views since voting: 2403
Views during voting: 715
Votes: 254
Comments: 19
Favorites: 5 (view)

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07/09/2007 10:51:06 AM
great work Sean! You pulled it off very nicely. Thanks for using my idea and giving credit. Keep up the great work!
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07/07/2007 12:57:43 PM
Great shot, bro! Keep up the awesome work. :D
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/05/2007 03:39:00 PM
It's Mr. Frost!
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07/05/2007 06:29:13 AM
Nice editing work!
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07/04/2007 06:15:27 AM
I like the idea, and a nice inversion here. I think he should be in modelling if not already. I like the ice flames, though really cold vapours fall, not rise (know it all!)Very impressive idea - I am sure you will do well. All the best!
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07/03/2007 04:02:44 PM
Nemesis of Johnny Storm? great job.
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07/02/2007 03:26:27 PM
Love the colors on this. The blue on black is very striking. The focus seems very good and the lighting seems even. There is one piece of flame on the left shoulder that is a different color and sticks out a bit. Other then that grat photo.
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07/02/2007 11:59:55 AM
Nice use of the negative image.
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07/02/2007 11:18:36 AM
Just cooooool
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07/01/2007 04:02:36 PM
I saw the thumb for this, and just was wondering about this and what I would vote it. It is really pushing the limit, but doesn't really give me a strong 'ice' feel. Looks more like blue fire. Even though the negative gives you the blue colour you wanted, I think it hampers the eyes and dark areas like mouth and nose. I would also picture ice to be a bit smoother.
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07/01/2007 02:37:02 PM
Reminds me of a shot I fav'd a while back by Nikonian Ninja: //www.dpchallenge.com/image.php?IMAGE_ID=379064

nice shot, 8
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07/01/2007 09:37:10 AM
You've definitely imparted the idea of a cold alien here. Nice work.
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06/30/2007 03:33:31 PM
Very cool!
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06/29/2007 04:14:26 PM
whatsamater? Why so blue? :P
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06/29/2007 12:07:52 PM
This is awesome, I would love to know how you did it. Hope it wins
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06/29/2007 10:26:22 AM
This is great....I suppose if it were red, he could be "Fireman," as it appears more like flames to me coming off his body. Either way, it rocks! Take a '8' from me!
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06/29/2007 08:45:51 AM
i like everything about this image accept for the head. I wouldve liked it to look as though he were screaming or something. But anyway good image and technically awesome shot.
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06/29/2007 06:24:52 AM
I like it and am curious how you did it.
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06/29/2007 04:18:29 AM
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