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Ricky Cleave

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Challenge: Illusions (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-S30
Location: Salem Oregon
Date: Oct 27, 2002
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.033333
Galleries: Cityscape, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 27, 2002

This is a picture of a picture, the original was not done with photoshop I don't even own photoshop, it was done the natural way, in a dark room. I took the picture at a slight angle to add a distorted effect.

Place: 75 out of 148
Avg (all users): 5.1697
Avg (commenters): 5.4545
Avg (participants): 5.1505
Avg (non-participants): 5.1798
Views since voting: 907
Votes: 271
Comments: 12
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11/25/2002 12:24:00 AM
COMPOSITION -CONTENT Composition fairly good gives the viewer the feeling of a Giant, content nice and clean not overly cluttered, although the size restriction gives a rather squashed distortion to this maybe a different crop without seeing the original Iam not sure!
BACKGROUND Not overly obvious but the sky is a bit washed out.CAMERA WORK -TECHNICAL - Rather to dark a lot of detail is lost in the shadows would have benefitted by some fill in flash might have been better in colour.
DIGITAL PROCESSING - TECHNICAL It appears to have been slightly oversharpened and could have benefitted from a curves adjustment to brighten it.
My opinion
I like the idea and feel if possible it should be reshot trying to get a better contrast between the light and shadows. I like the facial expression and the humour in this shot!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/01/2002 12:45:00 PM
needs some level adjustment. : )
10/30/2002 10:22:00 PM
Not enough contrast for me, but good job.
10/30/2002 08:09:00 PM
good use of sense of scale..looks like the giant is really pushing to hold up the building.
10/30/2002 07:12:00 PM
Very funny and best in class, but more than a tad bit dark. I love the expression!
7 Swash
10/30/2002 10:48:00 AM
whoah that guy's big.
10/29/2002 10:31:00 PM
too dark.
10/29/2002 12:09:00 PM
really like this in B&W...allusion to old Kong movie. great shot! (8) ~mcmurma
10/29/2002 08:06:00 AM
A wee bit dark.Cool illusion.
10/29/2002 04:47:00 AM
neat trick
10/28/2002 04:05:00 PM
Clapping! well done. Justine
10/28/2002 09:54:00 AM
I don't know how this was done, so I don't know if you could've pulled it off with a little more exposure. It's a good illusion actually. It's just so darn dark. I would've tried to make it a bit brighter, or even quite a bit brighter. But that's just me. - Inspzil

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