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Challenge: Free Study 2007-08 (Expert Editing)
Collection: :] LAyErs [:
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f1.2L
Location: Bristol UK
Date: Aug 24, 2007
Aperture: f8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 125
Galleries: Abstract, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Aug 24, 2007

My 7 year old daughter, Caitlin, captured in a studio. I have tried to create the sort of image that makes you feel like you've discovered a lost artifact. Hope you like it, but don't imagine it will score well. I predict 5.50 - 5.75 if I'm lucky!

In Mac Aperture
Converted from RAW

In Photoshop CS
Lots of texture layers, burn, noise, blur, lucisart whyeth filter, melancholytron...
Wings added from photos taken 30 August of a Cicada's wings. Burned on to image having saved them as a brush.

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Statistics
Place: 13 out of 503
Avg (all users): 7.0067
Avg (commenters): 7.9333
Avg (participants): 6.9717
Avg (non-participants): 7.0909
Views since voting: 3169
Views during voting: 299
Votes: 150
Comments: 29
Favorites: 41 (view)


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04/21/2008 02:00:44 AM
this is perfect. sorta reminds me of the beginning of the film "Moulin Rouge", that fantasy antique look. Brilliant! and very good choice to use what looks like a high pass filter on her (though I could very easily be wrong). I love it, Fav.
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02/20/2008 09:03:29 PM
fantastic :)
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09/22/2007 03:43:14 PM
simply amazing!
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09/10/2007 10:33:08 AM
I should've picked this as your work! Amazing again, should've been on the front page!
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09/09/2007 04:55:24 PM
Fantastic processing, really thought this could of been a ribbon contender. great work.
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09/08/2007 10:59:06 PM
Awesome work Michael!!! FYI, this was my only '10' & obviously my favorite image from the challenge. Her pose is brilliant & your pp was as well :) I was wondering when I'd see another entry from you - are you gearing up for another season of DPL? Keep this up & you'll end in Division A, friend...
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09/08/2007 10:15:54 AM
Beautiful image, great PP, and it should score better IMO.
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09/08/2007 03:19:13 AM
I'm so glad to see this do so well! Terrific image, offbeat and appealing in an almost eerie way.
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09/08/2007 03:14:54 AM
Oh, wow! I love this! Congrats on an excellent score.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2007 11:26:55 PM
Lovely. Good use of framing texture. I wonder, however, if you're suffering from DPC-offcenter-compositionitis.
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09/07/2007 06:50:23 PM
Good work
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09/07/2007 05:28:12 AM
gonna fave this as I want to know what brushes you used for the grungy effect. perfect use of photoshop.. I expect this is scoring very well indeed. 10
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09/06/2007 11:17:57 AM
This sorta reminds me of the style of ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' chele. This is just stunning. 10
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09/05/2007 11:59:14 AM
Wow, this shot is very cool, oddly it makes me think of Saudek´s work even though it looks completely different. Not quite a 10 from me but I gave the next best thing.
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09/04/2007 10:23:37 AM
just gorgeous! now i am going to have to vote the 20% so this 10 will stick :)
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09/04/2007 09:56:15 AM
Very nice post processing.
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09/04/2007 12:48:08 AM
Interesting idea, but would work much better for me if I could really see her eyes.
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09/03/2007 02:18:36 PM
Intriguing shot.

There is a lot to like about this, and I shall revisit it before I give a final mark :- ) But I do like it.
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09/02/2007 02:19:39 PM
this is lovely, very nice processing.
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09/02/2007 08:51:35 AM
fantastic background
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09/02/2007 12:35:51 AM
Nice shot - Like the tones - Love the look - Dare I say it almost Hannibal lectur feel as in the beginning credits? Would make a wonderful print - nice PP well done.8
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09/01/2007 11:28:16 PM
I think this one is nice but too much empty space, I would have cropped it more
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09/01/2007 09:02:36 PM
Beautiful & evocative - the texture and tone is great! << 10 >>
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09/01/2007 03:46:34 PM
Love the editing!!!!
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09/01/2007 03:01:29 PM
love this - very surreal 10
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09/01/2007 02:53:17 PM
wonderful
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09/01/2007 05:13:56 AM
I LOVE the PP:D
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09/01/2007 01:06:41 AM
stunning art...love it 10
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09/01/2007 12:08:55 AM
This is SO WONDERFUL! I just LOVE IT! I wish i could give it more than 10 I REALLY do - WOW!
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