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Challenge: Rejected Movie Poster (Expert Editing*)
Collection: Silly Stuff
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Herndon, VA
Date: Apr 27, 2010
Aperture: f/10
ISO: auto
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 29, 2010

Originally went out to this public farm thinking I'd do something with lambs, but then this calf was just too entertaining to resist showcasing him.

PP - (note tonemap settings were all the same in qtpfsgui: pregamma 0.697, mantiuk method, contrast mapping 0.1, saturation factor 1.087, detail factor 1; all were merged back into originals at 10% transparency)

background - cropped, lightened, burned/cloned a little in foreground to add more texture, added white space on bottom for credits

top right scene - tonemapped, dodged calf and lamb, shifted greens yellower to better match background field, drew hexagon around scene, colored hexagon with a bit of cyan to match sky better and burned a little shadow, cloned in some grass spots to fill in hexagon, erased everything outside of hexagon except the lamb's feet, pasted onto background as an object, resized, added shadow, darkened lamb's right knee

lower/middle right scenes - cut each from existing images as objects with a little grass under their feet, pasted onto background, resized, colored grass to better match background

star photos - cropped, tonemapped, added white space at bottom for names, pasted as objects onto background, added shadows

added line seperating star photos from rest of poster

merged all and resized, touched up color of calf and grass where needed to be more uniform, sharpened

added text and border

10 originals:

background - 0345
upper right scene - 0215
lower/middle right scenes - 0198, 0245, 0257
star photos - 0050, 0119, 0120, 0199, 0234

Place: 169 out of 215
Avg (all users): 5.1667
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
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Views during voting: 362
Votes: 150
Comments: 3
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/09/2010 06:09:13 PM
rejected movie poster 8
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05/08/2010 04:35:27 PM
I chewed my cud reflectively - hahahahhaa! Very funny stuff!
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05/07/2010 12:07:27 PM
hehe, nice concept. execution was a bit rough with the blending of images.
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