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Whats behind the paint?
2nd PlaceWhats behind the paint?
AmeedEl-Ghoul


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Furniture II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Living room.
Date: May 10, 2009
Aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Interior, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: May 10, 2009

Strobist info: One bare flash bounced of ceiling 1/4
Open RAW, Exposure +1, Crop/straightening, duplicate layer, apply warm filter and mask areas, Contrast, Curves, vibrancy, neat image, USM, SFW,

Yes Yes Yesssssssssss :) Its about fridgin time to get a ribbon :) My Firsttttttttttt :) Now I wont be able to sleep :)
Thank you all for the wonderful comments and favs.

For the 1,2,3 voters .. well .. you get the message ;)

Another update: This is the living room, I had to remove the carpet and all the side and midle table, to keep only the wall and floor which have the same tones and colors. And Yes, it is a paint not a wall papper :) This wall in particular took us 11 hours nonstop work and a 12Redbulls to get it done :)

How do I get a wall like this?!!
Guys .. it became really embarrassing question :) The amount of PMs and posts asking me how did I do this wall are amazing :) Made me feel I wont a Ribbon on internal design :)

Any way,
Please check this link:
//www.rona.ca/project/~creating-special-effects-ragging-378_paint-moulding-wallpaper_decoration

At the link I sent you from Rona, you will find the design that we were looking for, which came nothing close to what we ended up with.
The idea is simple, colors, mix them with glaze, and sponge them to get this effect. Simple .. right?
When we did this wall, we totally forgot to mix the colors with glaze, so we ended up with something close to midday wall. That was quickly turning to concrete, I had to letterly wash the colors inch by inch from the wall, then try again. We ended up with this wall .. which as I said was nothing close to what we had in mind.
Good pointer: If you scre&%^d up your wall, you can always call it art :)
Cheers,

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 98
Avg (all users): 6.9070
Avg (commenters): 8.5333
Avg (participants): 6.7660
Avg (non-participants): 6.9878
Views since voting: 6586
Views during voting: 328
Votes: 129
Comments: 76
Favorites: 33 (view)


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06/08/2009 08:13:54 AM
Brilliant colors, Congratulations on your first ribbon which is well deserved by the way. this shot has a fresh aspect and a perfect Composition.
Mabroooooooooooook
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06/03/2009 04:00:18 PM
well now i know the artist this takes on new meaning .. its such a wonderful shot ..
its amazing how mistakes can turn out to be so positive when we look at the big picture .. !!
in this case i'm talking about your wall but it works in real life as well .. :)..
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05/24/2009 03:47:19 PM
Above and beyond the usual clichéd stuff we see on DPC - truly inspiring. well done. God knows how this didn't break a 7.

Message edited by author 2009-05-24 15:48:11.
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05/21/2009 03:35:34 PM
A thoroughly delightful image. Congrats on your ribbon!
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05/20/2009 12:41:23 PM
Beautiful shot!! congratulations on your ribbon!!
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05/20/2009 10:43:42 AM
Originally posted by pinetree3:

Congratulations on your ribbon. Man, you came close to your goal of a 7. (Or do you round up?)


Lol, this would be the easy way out :) I'll try to give it another go for the 7, it is almost impossible to get it nowadays at DPC :) Cheers,
05/20/2009 10:12:59 AM
beautiful pic i love the color !!!
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05/20/2009 03:50:01 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon. Man, you came close to your goal of a 7. (Or do you round up?)

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05/19/2009 06:00:02 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon, this is so beautiful love the rich colors and composition. Very well done.
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05/19/2009 02:21:44 PM
Gorgeous lighting. I love that wall!
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05/19/2009 09:22:55 AM
This is one of the first ribbon winners in a long time that I actually enjoy looking at. It has a story hidden in there, and the color play is pretty divine. I would love my walls painted like that!
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05/19/2009 09:02:53 AM
this is great image!! just seeing the front page here and this jumped out at me, had to comment, offer CONGRATS! and a big WooHoo!! to you!!
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05/18/2009 10:39:45 PM
Originally posted by VitaminB:

I love it when Canadians make the ribbon column. Congrats on your first ribbon, and your PB.

I bet this makes quitting smoking easier eh :) Keep up the great work.


Thanks Brad, of course :) when the winter is gone, we start kicking A$$ :)
05/18/2009 10:19:35 PM
Originally posted by snaffles:

WOW Ameed! I am so proud of you! Your photos have only got better and better, I should've placed money on you to ribbon soon.

Huge congrats on what I am sure will be the first of many.


Susan, If it wasn't up to the continues critique I receive from you, I don't think I would've been able to make it to the front page.
You told me before and let me quote your words '' A really strong entry, sadly the dramatic use of lighting didn't resonate with most DPCiers. However, you can either shoot to please the DPC crowd, or you can (and imho) should shoot to please yourself. '',

I followed it to the letter, I was shooting to please myself, and paid extra attention to the lighting, YOU got me a ribbon, and I thank you for that :)
05/18/2009 08:33:49 PM
Originally posted by timfythetoo:

You have come a long way since those early Critique CLub comments you I posted. Well done Ameed. Glad to see this ribbon.


Tim, thanks allot for your kind comment, honestly saying .. wouldn't be making it to the front without your comments and the rest of the guidance I received from the CC.
Thanks allot, really appreciate it.

Message edited by author 2009-05-18 20:34:42.
05/18/2009 08:25:56 PM
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

See what quittting smoking can do for you? ;-) Congrats and very well done!


Yep Ken :) It seems when the smoke clouds clears up, good things starts to happen :)
05/18/2009 07:35:39 PM
Awww so very cute!! Congrats on the ribbon!! I think the little girl looks like "Boo" from the Movie Monsters Inc.

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05/18/2009 05:50:08 PM
I love it when Canadians make the ribbon column. Congrats on your first ribbon, and your PB.

I bet this makes quitting smoking easier eh :) Keep up the great work.
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05/18/2009 02:57:40 PM
Well deserved ribbon! Congratulations!!
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05/18/2009 02:22:22 PM
Good job!!!!
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05/18/2009 01:56:06 PM
Superb colors and lighting! Big congrats on your first ribbon!
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05/18/2009 01:53:44 PM
How lovely! I love the colors and the little one is in the right spot! Amazing! nice shot! :)
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05/18/2009 01:45:17 PM
Congratz on the Red Ameed.
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05/18/2009 12:40:27 PM
WOW Ameed! I am so proud of you! Your photos have only got better and better, I should've placed money on you to ribbon soon.

Huge congrats on what I am sure will be the first of many.
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05/18/2009 10:59:11 AM
Congrats bud, I knew this would do well!
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05/18/2009 09:48:07 AM
Well done, this is an amazing shot, so vibrant and in your face with such subtle details. It is amazing how that first ribbon tastes!! You will be on a high all week!!!
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05/18/2009 08:19:38 AM
What an amazing looking room! I love the colors. Such a beautiful moment captured too. Congrats on your first ribbon!
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05/18/2009 08:07:09 AM
Congrats Ameed !!!! Wow what a shot. The colors are brilliant.
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05/18/2009 07:55:46 AM
just stunning congrats on your 1st ribbon
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05/18/2009 07:41:16 AM
Congratulations on your most excellent week - I hope this helps your 'healing'.
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05/18/2009 07:19:51 AM
Brilliant! I love it! Congratulations!!
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05/18/2009 07:06:27 AM
Awesome photo. Congrats!
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05/18/2009 06:19:33 AM
You have come a long way since those early Critique CLub comments you I posted. Well done Ameed. Glad to see this ribbon.
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05/18/2009 06:17:22 AM
Love this! Congrats!
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05/18/2009 05:23:28 AM
woooohooo congrats man on a very well deserved ribbon!
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05/18/2009 04:12:44 AM
Great shot Ameed and congrats on your first Ribbon!
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05/18/2009 03:59:59 AM
Hey you popped ya cherry, congrats
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05/18/2009 03:10:40 AM
huge congrats on your well deserved first ribbon!!!
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05/18/2009 02:58:05 AM
See what quittting smoking can do for you? ;-) Congrats and very well done!
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05/18/2009 02:42:01 AM
Congratulations!!
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05/18/2009 01:43:00 AM
Love the curiousity of the child while she is teetering on the sofa!
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05/18/2009 01:06:20 AM
Mabrook, great shot. ÍáæÉ ÌÏÇ
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05/18/2009 12:55:04 AM
I'm so pleased this ribboned for you Ameed, it's an absolutely fantastic image. Huge congratulations on your first (hopefully of many) ribbons.
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05/18/2009 12:48:00 AM
Great one. Congrats.
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05/18/2009 12:44:20 AM
Well deserved...great shot.
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05/18/2009 12:44:13 AM
Whoa, you got a ribbon! Way to go!
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05/18/2009 12:42:12 AM
Originally posted by Judi:

Just perfect. About time you ribboned. I voted on this way before I found out it was yours...so I did not change my vote. Your best ever image.


Judi, I think you were among the first 5 to vote on my image, your 10 was my Ribbon, specially coming from you, thank you,
05/18/2009 12:40:29 AM
Originally posted by FireBird:

Congrats on your first ribbon. Beautiful image. Is that your little motivator to quit smoking???? Hope that's still going well.


Yes FireBird, this little motivator can push me to move mountains :)
Thanks for asking, it is still going well, I'll post either tonight or tomorrow morning the Week1 update :)
05/18/2009 12:38:18 AM
well deserved ribbon!
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05/18/2009 12:35:29 AM
Great shot! Nice colors!
Congrats on your ribbon!!
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05/18/2009 12:34:04 AM
Just perfect. About time you ribboned. I voted on this way before I found out it was yours...so I did not change my vote. Your best ever image.
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05/18/2009 12:28:38 AM
On shots like this the ones and twos must be seen as high praise by the jealous, sorry you missed your 7, you should have gotten it IMHO.
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05/18/2009 12:24:36 AM
Congrats, brilliant work.
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05/18/2009 12:22:56 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon. Beautiful image. Is that your little motivator to quit smoking???? Hope that's still going well.
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05/18/2009 12:20:28 AM
like a fairy tale .. such a brilliant colourful image .. congrats on the ribbon and pb .. :)
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05/18/2009 12:19:54 AM
Congrats!
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05/18/2009 12:03:39 AM
wow that's colorful but it works.
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05/18/2009 12:03:18 AM
You were really riding my tail Ameed...awesome light and image, deserved a ribbon. Well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/14/2009 03:39:22 PM
Not voting, but this is beautiful. What a great room...
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05/14/2009 02:58:50 PM
wow, that's really great - really pops out from all the other processing. Nice work, great composition, and fun little story being told. If it were up to me, you win.
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05/14/2009 12:05:46 PM
My top pick on the challenge. The processing really makes the scene match the paintings on the wall. 10
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05/13/2009 11:23:02 AM
Colors jump out at you. Excellent work.
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05/13/2009 07:49:12 AM
Beautiful colours. Is it an HDR?
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05/12/2009 04:06:59 PM
Great colors, exciting and interesting shot. Bravo.
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05/12/2009 12:38:45 AM
excellent processing
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05/11/2009 01:56:58 PM
How adorably cute...and she pulls off the black boots so well. 10
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05/11/2009 01:54:34 PM
those colors are crazy!!! beautiful
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05/11/2009 01:35:42 PM
Love the colours and the way the wall is painted.
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05/11/2009 11:41:49 AM
Very cool! I love all the colors.
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05/11/2009 10:27:38 AM
I like the intense colors. She's climbing that couch! LOL
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05/11/2009 10:17:59 AM
Oh that's outstanding. Absolutely surreal!
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05/11/2009 01:58:12 AM
This should ribbon...great colour and a nice quirky print...good luck in advance8
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05/11/2009 01:35:08 AM
Very rich colours
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05/11/2009 12:46:54 AM
i am calling this right now...RIBBON! totally beautiful. colors, focus, crop all = spot on! Congratulations on this stunning image...and your future ribbon. :) 10!
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05/11/2009 12:43:54 AM
wow, very nice
congratulations in advance :)
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05/11/2009 12:15:41 AM
Brilliant! 10! Definitely my fave of the challenge.
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