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Hansel and Gretel
Hansel and Gretel
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: The Brothers Grimm (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: Coffs Harbour
Date: Oct 3, 2008
Aperture: f4
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/60sec
Galleries: Emotive, Children
Date Uploaded: Oct 2, 2008

Finally convinced my two kids to do some roleplaying, took them into the rainforest at the back of our house and sat them in a bush turkey nest..
Added a vignette in lightroom, then in CS3 burnt the light parts out, inc contrast, removed noise, inc saturation, adjusted colour levels, added a violet filter, gaussian blur around the bushes, burnt again, cropped. Came back again and reloaded with highlights taken out plus a bit of extra crop.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 82
Avg (all users): 6.6298
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 6.3488
Avg (non-participants): 6.7030
Views since voting: 3149
Views during voting: 493
Votes: 208
Comments: 26
Favorites: 5 (view)


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10/27/2008 11:34:08 PM
All that work really paid off. Wonderful illustration. That's an amazing tree, and the kids are perfect. Congratulations on a fine image, your PB, and the top ten placement.
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10/24/2008 08:31:52 PM
P.E.R.F.E.C.T..... love shez, and now a favorite.....
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10/19/2008 08:26:13 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish and your PB. Beautiful shot!
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10/16/2008 10:34:16 PM
Congrats on your top 10. I love this tree!!!! A very nice image indeed.
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10/15/2008 07:57:23 PM
Congratulations on your PB and Top Ten Finish!!! Way to go!!!
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10/13/2008 01:12:18 AM
awesome that you got top 10! well done Trish

Actually, the tree should have been a giveaway that it was southern hemisphere...is that a Moreton Bay thingy tree?

Message edited by author 2008-10-13 01:13:22.
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10/13/2008 12:54:50 AM
Way to go Trish!! Top 10, Congratulations :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/12/2008 10:23:29 PM
This does have a scary feel to it. I like your use of the tree roots as a shelter for the children.
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10/12/2008 10:01:07 PM
Wow...cool photo!
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10/12/2008 07:05:50 PM
This evokes a dark and menacing feel - very well done!
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10/12/2008 07:05:18 PM
excellent feel of being lost and cold - the heavily burned background adds nicely to the dark and foreboding feel
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10/12/2008 03:29:13 AM
Brilliant setting, the huge tree roots really make it fairytale-ish for me.
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10/10/2008 03:08:31 PM
Amazing setting. and great focal lighting on the two of them.
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10/10/2008 01:55:35 PM
I think you captured the mood well. They look alone and scared. I noticed a little JPEG artifacting around the girls face and looked at the file size. 64k. You probably lost some detail due to compression. Fortunately it's not very noticeable and I am sure to be the only one to mention it.
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10/09/2008 05:57:02 PM
Great expression on the girl's face and what a wonderful setting for this story!
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10/09/2008 03:02:28 PM
this is my fave of the bunch so far
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10/09/2008 06:50:28 AM
That's an incredible tree ...
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10/09/2008 12:13:10 AM
Cool tree
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10/08/2008 02:49:58 PM
Wherever did you find such a great tree!! Fantastic. I like your lighting on this - it creates the appropriate mood of Hansel and Gretel and the fright of the night.
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10/07/2008 09:56:28 PM
I love the dark dreary feel of this pic!
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10/07/2008 08:38:58 PM
Awesome tree roots for the scene, and composed well...
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10/07/2008 07:19:52 PM
Excellent illustration. The woods look so menacing.
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10/06/2008 11:28:27 PM
This shot makes it a very great interpretation of this story. It's a bit dark and tends to wash out the definition though. Nicely done.
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10/06/2008 08:08:21 PM
Very nice. 9
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10/06/2008 02:06:04 PM
what a great tree! the only way it could be better in my opinion is if Gretel's skirt was a different color to provide a more vivid color spectrum, but that is nitpicky. nice capture.
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10/06/2008 05:35:08 AM
Looks like it could have been taken from the pages of their book! 8
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