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rinac


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Challenge: In The Style Of: Heida (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Pentax K20D
Lens: Sigma 28mm f/2.8 for Pentax
Location: One Tree Hill, Auckland
Date: Sep 9, 2009
Galleries: Emotive
Date Uploaded: Sep 8, 2009

[Sep. 15th, 2009 05:01:55 AM]

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Right now the score seems settled at 7.4. Mixed feelings though. Happy of course that my new PB is of a real person in real surrounds, yay! But sad too as it will likely be another 7+ without a ribbon and heaven knows if I'll ever see those numbers again. It doesn't help that Heida must be channelling at least a half dozen members in this challenge, if not participating in it herself ;)

Just in case anyone's interested, I got the dark, moody effect by accident - messing around with B&W adjustment layer, chose Infra-red filter and blended using Darken mode. I liked the result but wanted to bring the colour down so added another B&W adjustment layer to desat. Lots of other tweaks I did in a rush to tidy up before deadline, but none that really had much to do with getting the Heida look.

Thanks all ahead of time for the encouraging comments, votes and faves. Don't think I can bear to watch rollover, lol!

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Flip! I'm stunned. Honestly. I'd already convinced myself I'd be out of the top 5. The other top entries are just freakin amazing.

Thanks again! WOOHOO! The location is Cornwall Park. Here's an outtake:
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Ally will be thrilled to see herself on the front page!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 129
Avg (all users): 7.4737
Avg (commenters): 8.5294
Avg (participants): 7.1321
Avg (non-participants): 7.5897
Views since voting: 6969
Views during voting: 372
Votes: 209
Comments: 47
Favorites: 30 (view)


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09/18/2009 09:29:51 PM
WTG Rina! What a stunning shot!!!
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09/18/2009 02:42:18 AM
one of my few 10's in this challenge, i'm glad to see it getting a ribbon!
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09/17/2009 08:38:22 PM
Awesome girl! Congratulations on a new PB...real person & everything! Fantastic work.
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09/17/2009 04:46:07 PM
Stunning image...a job well done;-)
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09/17/2009 11:13:28 AM
I like this one a lot. Gratz!
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09/17/2009 12:35:12 AM
my fav of the whole challenge
congrats
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09/16/2009 11:27:25 PM
Brilliant. My only 10
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09/16/2009 11:26:46 PM
Eerie and magic, but really quite playful.
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09/16/2009 09:07:28 PM
Gorgeous , just simple and gorgeous.
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09/16/2009 06:36:06 PM
congratulations - well deserved! spooky-good processing, vasty depths to the composition.
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09/16/2009 02:28:14 PM
Wow - another Ribbon and PB !

Love the processing on this - congrats on the placing and finish.
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09/16/2009 01:37:35 PM
No 7+ ribbonless score for you this time :) The photo is AMAZING! Had it not won a ribbon, it would have been a huge injustice! Congratulations!!

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09/16/2009 10:32:05 AM
Congrats on your ribbon for this beautiful work.
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09/16/2009 09:05:10 AM
Nice work, Congrats!!
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09/16/2009 08:51:33 AM
Congratulations - just a stunning photo!
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09/16/2009 08:35:49 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon and new PB.
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09/16/2009 04:49:05 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!
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09/16/2009 04:38:31 AM
oooooh way to go Rina! Great shot, great score...and a ribbon! Congrats :-)
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09/16/2009 02:49:16 AM
well done and congratulations
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09/16/2009 02:43:15 AM
Originally posted by Nuzzer:

Well done, one of my top picks. Nice to see a Kiwi on the front page, even if it wasn't me (mutter mutter)


Yeah, it's a dirty job, but someone's gotta do it ;)
09/16/2009 02:31:18 AM
Well done, one of my top picks. Nice to see a Kiwi on the front page, even if it wasn't me (mutter mutter)
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09/16/2009 02:09:23 AM
Spectacularific! Congratulations.
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09/16/2009 01:23:42 AM
So beautiful! Congratulations!
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09/16/2009 01:02:50 AM
This is so serene and delicate. Great work, Rina. Many congratulations on your well deserved ribbon.
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09/16/2009 12:48:02 AM
Very cool Rina. Congrats on the ribbon
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09/16/2009 12:45:03 AM
Yay Rina!!!! HUGE congrats! What a gorgeous location, and your processing suits it perfectly. Very pleased you got a ribbon, too!!
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09/16/2009 12:21:25 AM
oh, this is yours !!!! i gave it a 10... it's almost 3 dimensional.. I just think it's fantastic and it just jumps off the screen each time I look at it.. Superb job !!!
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09/16/2009 12:15:29 AM
Congratulations! This was my favorite here!!!
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09/16/2009 12:14:00 AM
Outstanding, just love this one. Congratulations!
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09/16/2009 12:06:23 AM
Well done Rina on getting a well deserved ribbon. Crikey, what a great score. Ordinarily this would give you a blue. As you know, I was away during this challenge so didn't get to vote. This is a really lovely image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/15/2009 11:40:10 PM
10, 10, and 10. this shot is simply dead on for this challenge. Love the crisp foreground and the softness of the background. Hope to see this on the front page.
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09/15/2009 10:40:56 PM
Nicely done. Good effect.
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09/15/2009 10:15:32 PM
Really beautiful shot! love the tones
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09/15/2009 12:41:22 AM
Very nicely done. Love this effect and trees.
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09/14/2009 03:45:59 PM
Lovely image and mood.
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09/11/2009 08:43:01 AM
beautiful composition, the execution is faultless!
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09/10/2009 03:56:27 PM
Definitely a Heida poetry and moodiness... Beautiful composition and extra marks for originality and not replicating Heida's work.
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09/10/2009 10:10:43 AM
the better a picture is the more we have to look at the finer details to find something to criticise. This is very effective - 9
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09/10/2009 08:57:34 AM
Great job! 8
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09/10/2009 02:13:05 AM
magical... 8
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09/09/2009 07:28:50 PM
Gorgeous editing to create the subtle lavender gray and hint of green and pink. Terrific composition and focus too. WOW
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09/09/2009 06:55:54 PM
Beautiful!!! On my top 3!
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09/09/2009 12:50:51 PM
Nice processing.
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09/09/2009 11:09:15 AM
This actually knocked the breath out of me. I LOOOOOVE the desat!
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09/09/2009 05:16:35 AM
the best yet. love the processing! 10
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09/09/2009 02:26:39 AM
Love this one, I hope it does well.
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09/09/2009 12:35:33 AM
Model commands only a small portion of the canvas. Heida. Burn. Heida. Muted tones. Heida. Didn't copy a direct shot. Check. My vote for yellow. 8
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