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jasonlprice


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Challenge: Impressionism II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Mississippi
Date: Sep 4, 2007
Aperture: 11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Vintage, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 6, 2007

It has been rainy and overcast here for several days and I've been wanting to shoot my idea for impressionism (in the style of Berthe Morisot) but had to wait for the right clouds. When I left work it was raining and I was day dreaming about this very composition and by the time I got home the rain was gone and these wonderful clouds formed! I ran into the house and told Sarah to "get dressed in olden day clothes" I had an idea for a shoot....She said "Before supper dad?????". My response was "but the clouds are perfect!". So I grabbed the laundry out of the washer and hung them up while Sarah got dressed...It all came together perfectly! When I think of impressionism I think of capturing every day life with unique angles and soft tones. Personally I liked this better with softer tones, but I thought a more aggressive s-curve would be more dpc friendly.

Processing was pretty simple, I applied curves, did some dodge/burn, sharpened and applied a "fine brush hairs" filter. Resized to 640, sharpened again, saved for web.

Post Challenge:

Thanks everyone! I loved this challenge and am glad my photo went over well. I updated the processing above to include the final steps....

Here is the original straight from ACR...
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Outtakes:
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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 206
Avg (all users): 7.2230
Avg (commenters): 8.7647
Avg (participants): 6.8434
Avg (non-participants): 7.7077
Views since voting: 9711
Views during voting: 370
Votes: 148
Comments: 65
Favorites: 27 (view)


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05/11/2010 07:09:51 PM
I just came across this wonderful piece. I love it.
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05/03/2008 09:29:52 AM
Most Excellent as a painting! But with a Blue Ribbon, You already knew THAT! :)
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09/20/2007 08:48:12 PM
Congratulations on the blue! Beautiful image! And the outtakes are great too!
You've been in a roll my friend... just keep it coming...
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09/19/2007 05:18:54 AM
amazing how from the similar takes one is to be chosen, and chosen right,
thanks, I've learn from you
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09/17/2007 05:49:01 PM
Congratulations on your Blue and a wonderful image.
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09/17/2007 02:12:47 PM
Fantastically successful execution of your idea - looks very much like Morisot. Congratulations on your blue ribbon!
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09/17/2007 12:22:47 AM
You did everything right here. Fav'd & congrats!
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09/16/2007 07:42:18 AM
Congratulations on the blue ribbon! ....again ..... extraordinary!!
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09/15/2007 01:45:48 PM
Stunning example: this got a 9 from me in voting. Well done!!
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09/15/2007 05:49:14 AM
WOW, great image and processing.
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09/14/2007 07:15:58 PM
Congratulations. The outtakes are great as well. Excellent idea from the start.
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09/14/2007 06:45:46 PM
Congratulations- it's just a wonderful image !
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09/14/2007 03:19:40 PM
congrats Jason!! yeah!! it's just as i suspected.
very impressive work. Bravo.
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09/14/2007 02:54:59 PM
Beautiful!
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09/14/2007 02:22:41 PM
Beautiful! Great light and feeling. Congrats on your blue ribbon!
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09/14/2007 11:35:00 AM
Jason, I love the way you shot this from below the subject. I makes a wonderful composition. Thanks for sharing the original. It is helping me to see what can be done in PP. Congratulations on the very well deserved blue ribbon.
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09/14/2007 11:31:48 AM
Congratulations! This is absolutely beautiful!
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09/14/2007 09:35:13 AM
Jason! Ohmy. . .you truly are THE BOMB!! You have such versatility in your work! This is such an aMAZING photo! Congratulations on the blue ribbon of course -- but more than that -- just ooooozing with talent!

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09/14/2007 09:07:41 AM
The dynamic composition really completes this...congratulations on winning the blue ribbon Jason!
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09/14/2007 09:07:28 AM
Really spectacular. I liked mine in this contest, but I'm really in awe of this shot.
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09/14/2007 09:06:57 AM
I sat this one out but went browsing (no voting) through the galleries during voting and saw your entry, fell in love with it, and fav'ed it. I am coming back now that I have some time to breath to tell you what I loved. You captured the 'feel' and compositional elements that I have seen in so many of the impressionism paintings that I teach to the children. I absolutely love that you chose an 'everyday activity' of times gone and had your daughter dress in old style clothes to add to a feel of a time in the 1800's or early 19th century. While the brush strokes were added later it REALLY adds to the impressionistic painting style BUT what really hits the ball out of the park is that you paid attention to the compositional elements, lighting, the play of light on the composition's elements and theme. For me, your photo painting really captured the moment and brought to mind that of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's In the Meadow, The Laundress, and Luncheon of the Boating Party Beautifullly done and captured. Congradulations on the blue!!!!
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09/14/2007 07:49:30 AM
Congrats on the ribbon
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09/14/2007 07:41:46 AM
a real beautiful piccy,well done/congrats
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09/14/2007 07:27:38 AM
wowo .. congrats congrats!! man this is awesome, my team mate rocks!!
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09/14/2007 07:18:25 AM
fantastic image, beautiful and meets challenge perfectly
congrats Jason on your blue, well deserved

Jack
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09/14/2007 06:53:33 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and a beautiful shot. I really like this!
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09/14/2007 06:26:57 AM
Congratulations on your blue. This was my top pick. Well deserved.
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09/14/2007 06:01:58 AM
haha I love the story..."before supper?" hilarious! beautiful picture!
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09/14/2007 03:04:16 AM
WOW!
this is an amazing shot!
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09/14/2007 01:13:55 AM
lovely, congrats.
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09/14/2007 12:49:51 AM
Wonderful image! Congrats on your Blue Ribbon finish!
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09/14/2007 12:35:20 AM
I think one of the main things about this is the traditional touch it has, plus the excellent angle. It's perfect and a well deserved blue ribbon winner. Congrats, Jason.
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09/14/2007 12:19:18 AM
Perfect! Congrats on the blue, and mostly for it all "coming together" as you saw it in your head. That's the true reward!
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09/14/2007 12:12:19 AM
Congrats Jason on your first blue...and I am certainly sure, not your last! I love this image, DPL started with this challenge? Right?
Congrats again!
T.
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09/14/2007 12:10:24 AM
Beautiful Jason.You are very hot at these days teammate...Let the DPL start right now :)

Message edited by author 2007-09-14 00:10:51.
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09/14/2007 12:06:25 AM
Really like your angle, composition and lighting here. Just a lovely shot, and I like the editing as well.
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09/14/2007 12:04:42 AM
I love the effect. My question is did you apply the fine brush filter before or after the resize? Thanks for your hard work!.
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09/14/2007 12:04:24 AM
Very cool, I never got all the way though voting and never got to see this one. Congratulations!

Message edited by author 2007-09-14 00:05:28.
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09/14/2007 12:03:40 AM
Congrats on your blue, this was my favorite of the challenge.
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09/14/2007 12:02:24 AM
An awesome composition for the challenge. The whole filter effect thing wasn't my style in this challenge, but you used it to the nines. Excellently done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2007 09:45:39 PM
Lovely. Reminiscent of Sunlight, Frank Weston Benson.
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09/13/2007 05:43:48 PM
This is enchanting. Old-Worldish. I absolutely love it! 10
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09/13/2007 08:46:58 AM
Vewry nice shot and one of the most Impressionistic shots in the Challenge!
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09/12/2007 11:59:07 PM
I'm not a fan of using photoshop filters to make a photo look like a painting, but you took the perfect photo for this purpose. Well done.
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09/12/2007 12:52:47 PM
Beautiful!
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09/11/2007 09:34:02 PM
Very, very nice.
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09/11/2007 07:23:30 AM
Very nice
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09/10/2007 01:54:05 PM
Subject matter, lighting, composition, effects - all add up to the perfect impressionistic image. It's beautiful! You earn a 10 from me.
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09/09/2007 06:05:57 AM
Very traditional suject and composition. Well thought out. You didn't just take a picture and apply a filter but thought about the composition. A favourite.
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09/08/2007 01:51:50 PM
This is great subject matter!
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09/08/2007 10:41:25 AM
Stunning work! A step back in time, to a simpler life. Beautiful colors! 10
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09/07/2007 06:32:46 PM
Lovely! I'm choosing this one to be my yellow.
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09/07/2007 04:46:37 PM
Subject matter is perfect. But that filter is really something I might have left out. 6
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09/07/2007 04:27:36 PM
Very nicely composed. Definitey in the tradition of Impressionism. Well done. 8
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09/07/2007 03:11:45 PM
LOVE IT!
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09/07/2007 02:37:28 PM
I already gave you a 10 earlier but I wanted to tell you how awesome I think this is. Hope you'll share your processing steps after the challenge.
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09/07/2007 12:40:34 PM
This has it all! Expertly composed. Wonderfully lit. Pure! Sweet! Emotive!
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09/07/2007 11:39:31 AM
beautiful representation of the topic. you got everything what makes impressionism.
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09/07/2007 09:47:56 AM
My choice for the blue ribbon. You nailed it with this gorgeous shot.
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09/07/2007 09:21:43 AM
beautiful work; a timeless feel...
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09/07/2007 03:42:10 AM
Wonderful!
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09/07/2007 01:10:54 AM
excellent processing
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09/07/2007 12:53:41 AM
If this doesn't ribbon, I don't know what will. Very nice, really nails the challenge and is just damn pleasant to look at as well.
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09/07/2007 12:23:26 AM
I don't know if this is a PS filter or not, but the effect is beautiful. One of the rare instances where the effect actually compliments the image. Very impressive. 10
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09/07/2007 12:05:40 AM
I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this, I only wish I could give you a 20 as it is you will have to settle for a 10 and a fav.
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