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Challenge: Balloons (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Easton, CT
Date: Apr 18, 2010
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Apr 18, 2010

One shot, very little editing. The trick here is the shirt. I cut holes in the back behind the shoulders to put my arms through. A black t-shirt over my head hid my face behind the setup (no editing necessary). The shirt is propped up on the back of a chair with a pillow and polyester batting underneath to fill it out. The collar is supported with cardboard. I tied the balloon to the chair inside the shirt and positioned two strip lights and a 40 degree honeycomb grid to form the face.

Processing: Levels, USM, shifted color of balloon to match the shirt, dodge and burn, and a little Noise Ninja for a smoother look.

Statistics
Place: 73 out of 329
Avg (all users): 5.9100
Avg (commenters): 6.7778
Avg (participants): 5.9225
Avg (non-participants): 5.8841
Views since voting: 1400
Views during voting: 412
Votes: 211
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0


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05/01/2010 04:29:25 PM
Wow . Under a six for an exceptionally creative use of lights, mysterious miising body part, and good clarity a d sharpness . Should have been top 5 IMO
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04/28/2010 09:46:53 AM
Love the setup info, thank you!
Debbi
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04/26/2010 09:29:48 AM
Great execution....deserved a much better score...had me wondering for a long time how you did this. Kudos!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/25/2010 11:43:11 AM
Great setup and very interesting take - well executed too
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04/20/2010 03:33:03 AM
yea,,,, good idea,,,,,,6
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04/19/2010 04:45:18 PM
Clever how the reflections from the lights make a face.
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04/19/2010 11:17:13 AM
LOL, very well done. I like the sharpness, the composition and the reflections acting as a smiley! Congrats!!
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04/19/2010 09:55:01 AM
He-he. Where have we seen THIS before?
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04/19/2010 08:22:27 AM
Cool execution. Love how you made the eyes and nose with the lighting.
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04/19/2010 06:56:31 AM
Love the little face on the balloon!
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04/19/2010 04:37:11 AM
I like how the light reflection sorta draws a face, well done. Obviously not the most original but well executed nonetheless.
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04/19/2010 01:04:40 AM
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