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Discovering Pamela's Corpse
Discovering Pamela's Corpse
Paul


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Challenge: DPC Cinema II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: People
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Location: Birmingham, England
Date: Oct 18, 2009
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/180
Galleries: Portraiture, Horror
Date Uploaded: Oct 18, 2009

Taken during a photography club halloween shoot. This model was dressed as a witch and momentarily made this expression as she lay in some leaves - I was lucky enough to catch it.

I've messed with the skin hue a little and run a tonal contrast brush over much of the skin which, when combined with her make-up, gives a corpse-like appearance.

Statistics
Place: 33 out of 82
Avg (all users): 6.0213
Avg (commenters): 7.7778
Avg (participants): 6.2308
Avg (non-participants): 5.9412
Views since voting: 1326
Views during voting: 350
Votes: 141
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0


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10/29/2009 09:55:10 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Initial impression: Very realistic, almost scarily so. Glad to see I wasn't the only one :-)

Technical: Great use of ambient lighting, dof a little shallow - would have loved to see more of the face in focus esp the lips and lower eye. I voted this a 7 during voting, for the one eye in focus is quite vivid and real...but the rest was oof. The high shutter speed and ISO seems to indicate a handheld shot; with a tripod may have been able to take more time and get the DOF. Do like the oof leaves in foreground, add trememdous depth and realism and a time of season. Could be a book cover.

Artistic: Huge kudos to the model for a great look and not flinching/blinking! She is very convincing as a corpse. Having been a model, I know very well how difficult work like this can be. Hope she got a nice big mug of coffee or hot chocolate afterwards!

Overall: Disapppointed at the low finish, I expected a top 20 finish at least. Still, an excellent idea, and great work!

Feel free to PM me with any questions,

Susan
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10/26/2009 11:46:56 AM
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

I would kill to get a shot like this! :P Great job, Paul. Considerably underrated I think.


I agree....what a shame.
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10/26/2009 04:06:43 AM
I would kill to get a shot like this! :P Great job, Paul. Considerably underrated I think.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/25/2009 11:58:34 PM
kudos to your model! ka-reepy and a half!
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10/25/2009 10:00:19 PM
Very spooky. Great job on the makeup. Looks like a movie poster to me!
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10/25/2009 05:58:05 PM
She doesn't really look dead but, that aside, this is a great photo and is perfict for the challenge......10
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10/22/2009 09:42:24 AM
very jolting image. Almost daren't look at it.
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10/21/2009 10:31:39 AM
Title stretch
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10/19/2009 06:43:34 PM
Awesome make-up job. Awesome movie poster. Moving it from 9 to 10. Probably the best poster/title combo.
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10/19/2009 05:19:41 PM
Fantastic image.
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10/19/2009 03:26:53 PM
HUrray! One the isn't DNMC!!! :)
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10/19/2009 09:19:08 AM
There you go. This really looks like a creepy movie still used as a poster.
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10/19/2009 07:00:41 AM
Naw no peticial hemoriging... but she DOES look dead! Good Job!
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