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Never Before Seen on DPC: Birth
Never Before Seen on DPC: Birth
aprudhomme


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Challenge: Never Seen on DPC II (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC for Canon
Location: My House
Date: Jun 1, 2011
Aperture: f/7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200 sec
Galleries: Family, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Jun 1, 2011

Not sure how it'll do, I liked the idea. I wanted to make it have sparks and smoke coming from the middle jar like I was being created, but o well. I hope it makes sense to everyone who sees it lol, without sparks and some sort of machine it might not be obvious that it's supposed to be like a DNA machine taking my parents genetics and creating me. It has the basic details the way I envisioned, but I'm not entirely pleased with it. Estimated score: 5.8 Dream score:6.3(anything above 6 really, I want this on my front page)

It was a considerable amount of editing, which is what I wanted. Expert editing challenges get me so excited. Total it was about 11 images: 3 faces, 1 jar, 1 bowl, 2 jumper cable clips, 1 connector looking piece, and 3 different pictures of wires. I took them all in a make shift studio composed of a table cloth draped over my bathroom mirror. I first combined the top of this jar like structure with the bowl. Then duplicated it three times and placed all three next too each other on a document. Then I cut out the heads and put them inside the jars. The cut job left some of our hair looking weird, with some having the background from the original picture showing. To fix this I cloned the hair to give make it look more natural. I, also, had to adjust the brightness of our faces, because the lighting was fixed for them all. I then took the jumper cable clips and placed them on this ball that was on the top of the jar, cut these, and placed them in their rightful spot in the pic. I only saved a small portion of the wire from the jumper clip pic so that I could use other wire pictures to give myself freedom to make the wire move like I wanted. I created this wire setup, and then lowered the opacity of the segments within the jars to make it appears as if they were behind the jars. Finally I brightened the plates and the background to give it the look it has now.

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06/04/2011 10:36:00 PM
Creative and funny! Excellent!
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06/03/2011 12:02:32 PM
Clever. Would have liked some shadow inside and behind each container, to add some depth.
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