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-- Trying to Mask the Sadness --
Lydia


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Challenge: Masks (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II
Date: Jun 1, 2008
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/30th
Galleries: Family, Emotive
Date Uploaded: Jun 1, 2008

Actually, my daughter is quite happy. :)

We are on vacation in a rented cottage... no supplies at hand... so I made a mask out of leaves and a twig (obviously).

Six quick snaps and then we went out to wakeboard on the lake. I hope my score doesn't reflect it. :)

crop, Lucis layer, saturation, shadow/highlights, Black/white sepia blend layer, reduce layer saturation, burn left top highlights, perhaps a tad light version of Poster edges (I can't remember -- I know I tried it, but I might have deleted that layer), border, burn/dodge eyes, sharpen, Save for Web.


Statistics
Place: 29 out of 89
Avg (all users): 5.9368
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 5.5417
Avg (non-participants): 6.0704
Views since voting: 1177
Views during voting: 332
Votes: 190
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2008 11:34:38 PM
Great job. Very nice processing.
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06/07/2008 06:53:13 PM
i like how all the textures "go" with each other. her eyes are lovely
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06/07/2008 05:13:16 PM
That's pretty unique mask and a processing to match it. The leaves and eyes play together nicely.
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06/07/2008 01:01:58 PM
This might have been stronger done in low-key rather than high-key. To me, sadness is better conveyed with darkness rather than light.
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06/07/2008 12:48:54 PM
One of my top scores in this challenge - I really like the created mask - very well done. The muted tones and her coloring work very well together.
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06/07/2008 12:39:14 PM
Aww, why is she sad? That is no good. Nice job on the mask, I've never seen that done before. I love her eyes, very good job isolating them. The contrast or sharpening seems a bit harsh. Still very effective image, I am drawn right into her and the mask.
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06/07/2008 07:23:47 AM
I am not sure about the title, but the khaki theme is excellent here. The graininess adds to the shot. good composition as well.
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06/05/2008 09:21:16 PM
Daring. Strange. Not to my taste, but nicely done and nice processing too.
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06/05/2008 10:32:44 AM
I like it.
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06/03/2008 11:27:50 AM
the eyes look good, i feel like this has a little too much editing, in my opinion.
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06/02/2008 08:41:35 PM
interesting concept and execution, don't know if the filter will go over too well
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06/02/2008 04:24:25 PM
I love this - its really interesting - the eyes are really expressive. I like the tones used too.
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06/02/2008 01:52:57 PM
interesting PP work - nice tones.
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06/02/2008 12:44:25 PM
Oversharpened in my opinion. This has made the models hair look like straw and made the leaves look dried out.
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06/02/2008 06:22:33 AM
truly a novel concept. colors (or lack of it) also adds a "sad" effect to the picture.

very well executed.
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06/02/2008 02:05:59 AM
Different and I sorta dig it. Good luck!
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06/02/2008 12:39:20 AM
The eyes are amazing! The "mask" however, being the same color as her eyes, kind of mutes their wow factor. still a high score from me!
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