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 This image was disqualified from the Sepia challenge.
I'm watching ewe
I'm watching ewe

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sepia (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D40X
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Sparrow Farm, Wiltshire
Date: Apr 29, 2008
Aperture: 4.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Animals, Blur
Date Uploaded: Apr 29, 2008

Ok, this is my first ever challenge. Not sure how well this image will be received, so anything will be a result.

This is also my first time using photoshop (CS2), so I look forward to any comments on my processing skills (or lack of!)

This shot did take a little while to get. My autofocus has gone on my one and only lens so to catch the ewe's eyes dead centre, have the ewe stay still for 1/6s while I focused then zoomed was a bit of a challenge.

I wanted to capture some of the contrast between the playful lambs and the guarded panic of the ewes, and I think the zoom effect helps the viewer feel that.

I won't bother putting up my processing steps as everyone voting will probably have a lot more experience than me!
Disqualification Details
You must retain your original, unedited file (exactly as recorded by your camera), and provide it to the Site Council along with a list of your editing steps within 48 hours of any validation request. Files that have been saved or altered with any editing or transfer software are NOT originals.

Views since voting: 501
Views during voting: 259
Comments: 11
Favorites: 2 (view)

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06/15/2008 11:43:54 AM
I really like the zoom effect here. And the ewe staring at the camera is very strong. Quite surprising to see green in a sepia challenge, but I really like the effect of the sepia tone over the color.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/03/2008 03:32:45 AM
Doesnt appear Sepia.
05/02/2008 02:49:02 AM
I think colour isn't meant to be in the photo. Nevertheless, I like this shot!
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05/01/2008 10:43:21 PM
that's pretty trippy.
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05/01/2008 10:44:57 AM
I don't really see this as being sepia. I can see multiple colors in the photo including the green grass. Aside from that the blur effect takes away from the photo and is unnecessarily used in my opinion.
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05/01/2008 07:51:38 AM
You will probably get a few low votes for having color in this image but I think the sepia like tone over the color helps the artistic effect you were going for. Very creative. 7

Back to bump: The more I look at this image the more I like it. This probably won't make it on the front page but it does go into my favorites. 10
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04/30/2008 11:07:45 PM
I find the blur hard on my eyes
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04/30/2008 05:52:51 PM
I don't think the effect worked...
04/30/2008 04:52:05 PM
Nice blur effect - very effective! The colours are also brilliant. Well done!
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04/30/2008 02:51:18 PM
Love it!
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04/30/2008 09:00:12 AM
Very intersting image, like the zoom effect, but don't understand the color spectrum.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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