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Breeee123


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Challenge: Shadows IV (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5- 5.6G ED DX
Location: San Pedro, CA
Date: Aug 4, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Emotive, Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 4, 2007

This was achieved by painting a lion sillhouette onto a canvas, hanging it on a wall, and strategically offering food bribes to my cat to get her where I wanted her. Used 3 Alien Bee strobes to get the even lighting and to avoid Mama Kitty actually casting any real shadows.

Post processing: Desaturate, adjust levels, dodge highlights & burn shadows, gaussian blur on the lion sillhouette and unsharp mask on the cat.

Here's an outtake from this challenge: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/55000-59999/57775/120/567339.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/55000-59999/57775/120/567339.jpg', '/') + 1) . '. I actually liked this one better, but couldn't submit it because my camera date was off.

After Challenge: Woooooohoooo! My first Blue! Thanks so much for the votes & comments - I'm off to go pour cans of tuna in Mama Kitty's dish...

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 128
Avg (all users): 7.0625
Avg (commenters): 8.2105
Avg (participants): 6.4902
Avg (non-participants): 7.3303
Views since voting: 9433
Views during voting: 351
Votes: 160
Comments: 52
Favorites: 18 (view)


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08/31/2007 06:55:46 PM
awesome shot, very creative
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08/28/2007 06:54:30 PM
I voted a 10, and I knew this would win. Im happy it did, It's very creative. Congrats on putting your lens on the map with it's first ribbon on DPC.

Message edited by author 2007-08-28 18:55:17.
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08/17/2007 08:58:49 PM
CRITIQUE CLUB CRITIQUE
by karmat

Obviously, you connected with the viewers on this one and did very well. As a matter of fact, when I logged into dpc this morning, my kids (5 and 2) walked by and it caught their attention of all the pictures on the home page, and they had to look at it for a bit. :)

The intent stare of the cat, I think, really makes this shot. he looks totally focused on the task at hand. That contrasts nicely with the shadow.

The focus, lighting and details present all add the overall effectiveness of this shot.

Very nice work and congrats on the ribbon.

Karma
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08/16/2007 08:52:49 AM
Very creative...congratulations on winning the blue ribbon!
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08/16/2007 01:23:42 AM
Great shot!
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08/15/2007 02:22:45 PM
Wow!
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08/15/2007 11:23:23 AM
this is a great piccy i love it well done/congrats
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08/14/2007 05:42:42 PM
Very creative and had the technicals to back it up. Congrats on a job well done.
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08/14/2007 01:58:16 PM
:-) very funny idea, congrats on the ribbon!
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08/14/2007 01:02:44 PM
Congrats on the blue ribbon! Excellent work!
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08/14/2007 07:23:23 AM
Brilliant idea and well performed.... congrats on the blue..
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08/13/2007 11:34:46 PM
I missed this image when I was voting for this challenge. Too bad - I was hoping to find a "10" image - and this one should have been it! Very nice work.

Message edited by author 2007-08-13 23:35:29.
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08/13/2007 10:03:54 PM
your lighting is really nice here. I would love to see a lighting diagram
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08/13/2007 04:40:53 PM
Congrats on the blue! Well deserved. Very creative and well executed.

Very nice kitty too. It is so nice to see a cat on the winning page again. (a big boo hoo to allthe cat haters out there!)
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08/13/2007 02:31:23 PM
Very creative idea and excellent setup. Congratulations on your first place win!!
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08/13/2007 01:05:28 PM
this just jumped out at me when i got online...very cool!
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08/13/2007 10:35:43 AM
Ohhhhhmy goodness! You qualify for genius photographer with this one! I missed this one in the voting, but you would have had twelve 10's if I hadn't. . .looks like you didn't need my 10 tho :)

Congratulations!!
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08/13/2007 08:32:53 AM
Wow, congrats. Great photo, and now a ribbon of each color. The same is true for the second place Shadow photographer, too! I agree your alternate entry has a slight edge technically (sharper cat?), but this is deserving nonetheless.
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08/13/2007 07:20:18 AM
Awesome set up. I know it would ribbon the second I saw it. Looks like something the ribbon hogs would do. Now that you know what it takes, just keep bringing it back to the table and you will be winning ribbon after ribbon. Congrats on your first blue.

Message edited by author 2007-08-13 07:20:57.
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08/13/2007 05:19:34 AM
Now you've got the set Briana! Congratulations on your blue!
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08/13/2007 04:12:37 AM
Yes I knew this was gonna be number 1!!! Brilliant! Congratulations
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08/13/2007 03:51:31 AM
Wow Brianna! you came back with a vengeance! Congrats on your blue ribbon, great studio shot. :)
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08/13/2007 03:51:24 AM
Great concept and execution. Also congratulations for ribboning, a blue even, with a cat shot in a non pet portrait challenge here on dpchallenge ;)
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08/13/2007 03:32:59 AM
great idea and execution ... excellent !! congratZ ...
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08/13/2007 03:23:49 AM
Congrats on your blue, fantsatic idea and shot
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08/13/2007 01:07:16 AM
This is KILLER!
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08/13/2007 12:51:49 AM
interesting that the shot with no shadow in it wins the shadow challenge.

This outa drive the DNMC group CRAZY. You're my hero.
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08/13/2007 12:35:45 AM
Awesome image and a great idea. Big congrats on the blue.
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08/13/2007 12:08:15 AM
hah! I knew this was gonnna ribbon one way or the other! congrats on the blue!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/12/2007 11:24:06 PM
Bad kitty! ;) :) I like it.
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08/12/2007 08:01:46 PM
Amazing that you got kitty to line up in just the right spot. Great comparison.
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08/12/2007 02:32:33 AM
Good idea, well adapted.
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08/11/2007 12:09:58 PM
Wonderful, all aspects; the idea, the capture, everything. Could be titled "How I See Myself"
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08/10/2007 02:19:26 PM
Excellent. Composition is great. Love the way the shadow seems to morph into a lion. 9
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08/09/2007 01:36:34 AM
tooooooo cool, nicely done! /9
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08/08/2007 09:45:51 PM
Very cool alter ego! Great composition.
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08/08/2007 05:00:24 PM
GREAT ! 10
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08/07/2007 11:29:26 PM
Nice capture - Very creative and fun image that has been well executed. Should see this in the top ten for sure I hope. 10
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08/07/2007 05:14:21 PM
dont know how you did this, but its amazing
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08/07/2007 04:59:30 PM
CUTE!
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08/07/2007 02:38:24 PM
Awesome setup, had to give this a 10. Great job!
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08/07/2007 11:30:29 AM
This is clever
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08/07/2007 09:04:44 AM
nicely done, shadow could be a bit darker, though
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08/07/2007 12:55:57 AM
nice... 8
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08/06/2007 10:26:10 PM
Love this shot. Great job.
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08/06/2007 02:37:26 PM
A strange cat with 2 souls. Original and well done. 9
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08/06/2007 11:07:22 AM
My favorite entry in this challenge!!! Well done, creative! *10*
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08/06/2007 07:12:38 AM
Clever.
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08/06/2007 06:43:39 AM
Hey puddy whose your big brother! good try
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08/06/2007 06:33:52 AM
This is really well done and deserves a ribbon...my only neg is that the profile of the lion isn't quite right, but that's minor 8
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08/06/2007 02:05:40 AM
ugh, do i smell ribbon? but ever good job on the photo, might have helped if the kittys mouth was open too, but it dosent take from the photo.
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08/06/2007 12:24:10 AM
Wonderful - hope we find out how it was done.
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