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Challenge: Upside Down III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Upland, IN
Date: Oct 13, 2008
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Landscape, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 14, 2008

This image took forever to come up with, set up, and edit. Thanks to my boyfriend for being a living tripod and a voice-activated shutter remote.

I focussed the image with the autofocus and changed it to manual focus so that my living tripod wouldn't mess it up. Set aperture and shutter speed. Composed and demonstrated to living tripod. Climbed into drainage tube and got myself upside down...triggered voice-activated shutter remote. I have several outtakes where my eyes are closed or I have my glasses on or I look not upside down enough.

Edits: Flip vertically; crop; selective color adjustment layer for reds, greens, blues, and cyans; another selective color adjustment layer for blues and cyans (which got the sky back, it had been completely white in the original image); brightness/contrast adjustment layer; saturation; a little tiny bit of highlights and shadows; save as .jpg; open in The GIMP; resize; unsharp mask radius 5.00 and amount .33; save for web (file is exactly 148.9 kb! ha-HA!).

Guessing in the 5's. Dream Score: a PB!

I wish my face was clearer. If advanced editing were allowed, there woulda been some dodging and burning and some spot-editing of colors. There's also a blue spot that's bugging me...can't change it now, the computer labs are closed. :(

Original image: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/90000-94999/91527/120/732919.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/90000-94999/91527/120/732919.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Gonna have to admit, I'm a bit disappointed in how it fared.

Place: 95 out of 170
Avg (all users): 5.0419
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 4.7500
Avg (non-participants): 5.1463
Views since voting: 682
Views during voting: 274
Votes: 167
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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10/28/2008 09:15:30 AM
There is too much happening in the photo. it makes me kinda dizzy.
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10/23/2008 02:25:59 PM
Sorry about your score here Jessie I think you were robbed a bit as it is a clever shot, probably down to the fact it required more than 2 seconds to actually see what's going on in the shot :(

As I said I would have scored this 7 or 8 had I been voting just for using a flip but adding something original in to it to make the flip mean something.
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10/22/2008 04:14:03 AM
I gave this one a 7 for originality ( a double upside down) Now if that was a reflection in the water it could have been a triple upside down:)
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10/22/2008 03:04:02 AM
I really like this, it's a clever idea. The colours are good and bright.

cc. I would like the person to be a bit larger in the frame, you are really limited by the 640px though so that's tough, you may loose the effect by cropping in a bit.

Maybe you were hurt with some DNMC votes if people thought the image was just rotated without studying it more
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/21/2008 09:41:14 PM
great, vibrant colors.
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10/19/2008 09:05:34 AM
Hmm quite a clever shot, immediate thought was ANOTHER ROTATED IMAGED!!!

But after looking for a little while I noticed that the model is actually upside in that tube which means it is not a DNMC ;)

would have been a 7 or 8 I think had I been voting.

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10/17/2008 08:38:26 PM
very nice, just i think that the person it's difficult to see...
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10/16/2008 12:22:24 AM
This makes me dizzy just looking at it. The unusual crop is effective and adds to the impression I got upon first glance. Well done.
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