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One Night Stand
One Night Stand

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Challenge: Crime Scene (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Fionas house
Date: Jun 11, 2008
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/2"
Galleries: Emotive, Horror
Date Uploaded: Jun 12, 2008

I'll probably get some mixed reviews on this but thats fine.

all the wounds are liquid latex+fake blood

post processing included:
Neat Image
Desat main channel around -30
Desat red channel around -30
2 contrast layers +23,+35
Dodged face arms and skin
burned left wall a bit
2 levels layers
one darked and masked to only the wall and around the model
one lightened masked on only the model
Smart Sharpen

Place: 23 out of 62
Avg (all users): 6.0104
Avg (commenters): 6.2308
Avg (participants): 5.5429
Avg (non-participants): 6.1146
Views since voting: 1589
Views during voting: 628
Votes: 192
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0

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06/29/2008 08:52:55 PM
Yeah, how DID he get out the door? LOL he probably went out the back door, right? What I like about this is the "victims" face. It looks great! She did a good posing job. Nice photo overall!!
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06/25/2008 03:12:57 PM
by karmat

Compositionally, I think you have done well to include enough context to help develop the story, but simiplified the shot enough that the "victim" isn't lost in the details.

Technically, the focus is good, and the lighting gives it that "almost morning, been here all night" feeling. I couldn't help but chuckle over the pose is very stiff comment. Woudln't that indicated that you succeeded in making her look really dead? I do agree that not being able to discern the edge of the model from the floor is a bit disconcerting. She looks dismembered. Maybe is she was wearing a different color, or if there was just a bit more light on her. If you were going for the dismembered look, you did well.

Overall, a good shot, and it definitely meets the challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/22/2008 11:34:49 PM
Yikes - one night not standing.
Body looks just a tad too posed. No matter, still a good shot for this challenge.
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06/22/2008 10:31:53 PM
Good shot except for the lighting.
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06/20/2008 07:01:31 PM
06/19/2008 10:39:48 AM
So he dressed her? How'd he get out the front door?
06/19/2008 07:29:16 AM
pose is very stiff I thought she was a mannequin at first.
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06/18/2008 10:57:55 AM
Nice tone and color... lighting really sets the mood... 8
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06/17/2008 12:20:24 PM
very dark!!! but that's what you intended, right? I wish there would be just a little separation between the floor and the 'victim'
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06/17/2008 08:30:16 AM
OK image. I am not digging how the blacks all dissapear into each other. But works well for the challenge overall.
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06/16/2008 11:17:55 PM
I like the darkness of this image.
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06/16/2008 06:57:42 PM
Lighting on the door distracts from the scene. The legs take up much of the photo, but the interesting details are on the arms and face. Perhaps having the body in a different position would help. I like the color/tone of the body. The cuts look interesting.
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06/16/2008 09:14:18 AM
I like the concept and make up but the composition and setting could have been a bit more interesting - 7
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06/16/2008 02:28:07 AM
I like this. Composition, lighting and capture are excellent. 9
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06/16/2008 02:27:00 AM
to me this is more of a dead body than a scene, I would have enjoyed seeing more of the area and and something else to tell the story.
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06/16/2008 02:17:35 AM
a bit dark for my liking but tells the story.
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06/16/2008 01:09:56 AM
Love the mood for this type of shot. Like the dark and haziness over the legs. No vote, I'm in this one.
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