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Gone Too Soon
Gone Too Soon
Jutilda


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Challenge: Michael Jackson Song/Lyrics (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro for Canon
Location: Austin, Tx
Date: Jul 5, 2009
Galleries: Black and White, Persuasive
Date Uploaded: Jul 5, 2009

I saw this in my head all week and after finding a hat at Target, got my son to agree to be the model. I don't even care how I score because I love it and think it's a fitting tribute. I thought the star on his shoulder was cool and I didn't even do that.

Rest in Peace, Michael Jackson.

Crop
Dodge highlights on arm, hat, along leg
Ran the Virtual Photographer filter - yearbook
Adjusted levels
Painted background and other areas dark
Smart Sharpen
Sharpen tool
USM
Created border
Save for Web

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 75
Avg (all users): 6.7516
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 6.2750
Avg (non-participants): 6.9145
Views since voting: 2659
Views during voting: 462
Votes: 157
Comments: 33
Favorites: 4 (view)


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11/24/2012 08:24:16 PM
Beautiful representation of the artist. The editing is spot on for this kind of shot.
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07/14/2009 12:23:13 PM
Outstanding Judy --congrats !
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07/14/2009 04:11:32 AM
Hey Judy- congrats on your top 10 finish !

Nice simple image and great composition.
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07/13/2009 06:51:14 PM
Great job Judy. The lighting is fantastic.
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07/13/2009 06:08:30 PM
congrats on Top 10..god this is original and excellent in it's execution..Like houstonian, I thought this was a ribbon winner fer shur too!

Great work Judy!!
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07/13/2009 12:30:40 PM
Glad to see this in the top 10. My husband swore this was going to ribbon. Excellent photo.
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07/13/2009 09:34:55 AM
Before even knowing what you might come up with, I knew you would be a serious contender in any expert editing challenge. This is your forte, and this photo proves it! Your exquisite use of light and contrast puts this photo in a league of its own. I'm so surprised it doesn't have a ribbon under it.

Congratulations on front page honors, and a fabulous new addition to your profile page!

Message edited by author 2009-07-13 09:35:58.
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07/13/2009 09:06:08 AM
Excellent image - clearly deserved the high placement in the challenge.
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07/13/2009 08:52:30 AM
WooHoo! Congrats on top 10! I loved this!
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07/13/2009 07:49:18 AM
Great tribute Judy, and great image.
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07/13/2009 07:41:23 AM
Great shot Judy. Very emotive. Love the light here, especially on his hand. Congrats on your 9th place finish :)
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07/13/2009 05:38:51 AM
Way cool! Congrats on top ten, Judy!
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07/13/2009 03:22:19 AM
congrats on your 9th place with this excellent image judy .. :)
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07/13/2009 01:58:25 AM
Woohoo! About time you scored highly and broke top 10 pursuing your own vision, Judy. Congrats!
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07/13/2009 12:20:22 AM
I just knew this was yours!Congratulations on your high score.I wanted this to ribbon!
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07/13/2009 12:08:11 AM
I had to come back and comment again on what a great shot I thought this was. I gave this a 9, wished I'd given it a 10. I feel this was very well done and an excellent tribute. Congrats on a top 10
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07/13/2009 12:06:36 AM
Wonderful tribute to MJ!! Congrats on your top 10 Judy!!
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07/13/2009 12:06:35 AM
Symbolic and contrasty - love it! Great model representation. Congrats on the top 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/12/2009 02:03:39 PM
I absolutely adore this image. A wonderful tribute to MJ and my favourite so far. Good luck.
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07/11/2009 06:43:35 PM
the lighting here is amsazing, hopefully this does well
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07/10/2009 08:58:23 AM
Beautifully done. Just enough to let the imagination fill in the rest.
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07/10/2009 04:30:22 AM
just brilliant 10 {i will be surprised if this doesnt ribbon}
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07/10/2009 12:02:44 AM
what an ausome photograph and tribute to the one and only "King of Pop!" This is also the very first title that came to my mind when I received the news.
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07/08/2009 10:46:00 PM
I found this moving. Much like he seemed to be, elusive and in the shadows. (When he wasnt in the lime-light!
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07/08/2009 07:47:15 AM
Like it - good likeness of the man himself.
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07/07/2009 09:44:44 PM
Challenge Relevance:6 Impact/Emotion/Mood:7 Technicals:7 Processing:6 Creativity:7
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07/06/2009 09:24:20 PM
This was the first shot I voted on and wow!!!... Love the simplicity and context with which this was taken. One of my favs of the challenge 9
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07/06/2009 07:25:33 PM
when I found this song title, I thought how perfect if someone could pull this off! I think you did!
excellent! I predict the BLUE for this one!!!
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07/06/2009 02:36:21 AM
Striking and effective...I like the way the highlights give you just a hint of the character while the body dissolves into the blackness.
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07/06/2009 02:04:29 AM
Very nice!
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07/06/2009 01:56:37 AM
Great!!! (not voting)
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07/06/2009 12:25:28 AM
Very compelling image. Love the minimalist approach to lighting. 9
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07/06/2009 12:24:17 AM
This is just stellar! Perfect tribute!! Not voting because I know it's yours, but I am adding it to my Faves! :-D
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