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Challenge: Tim Burton (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: People/Street/Candid
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Maianbar, Australia
Date: Nov 23, 2011
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100 sec
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Nov 23, 2011

Oh well, so many ideas and not enough time (or skill) to pull them off. I really like Burton’s movies, as with the rest of my family, so I wanted to enter this challenge. My daughter was as helpful as ever but I rushed the setup, taking and processing of the shot. There are so many flaws (sticky tape on the eyes, shadows etc) and a lack of imagination that I know this will finish low in the challenge. That being said, I do like the image as a whole and I’m proud to enter it.

I mucked around with my trial version of Topaz B&W getting the contrast that I wanted then introduced transparency to recover some colour. I feel this worked better that just desaturating the image.

[Nov. 26th, 2011 05:34:25 AM]

OMG! When ‘disassociation’ made her comment I was sure that she was mistaken but I had to check. You see my daughter owns the movie and it says clearly on the cover “From the Director of ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’”. I also looked at images to get ideas from //www.google.com.au/search?q=coraline+tim+burton&hl=en&prmd=imvnsfdo&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=Kb3QTo7bKOjhmAXMg7XVDQ&sqi=2&ved=0CGkQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=595

Alas, I have made a monumental error (not my first – refer to the John Lennon challenge). Coraline was not a Tim Burton film!! The image is DNMC! You couldn’t even say it was a Shoehorn attempt. There’s even a good chance this will make my profile page to remind me and everyone else what a goose I am. Mind you, I’m finding it a bit strange that at 71 votes it’s sitting on 6.2254 when it is DNMC.

Thankyou ‘disassociation’ for educating me on the importance to conduct a proper research when using the web. Well, at least it’s a shot that I quite like to look at :-)

Place: 12 out of 34
Avg (all users): 6.2297
Avg (commenters): 6.7143
Avg (participants): 6.3000
Avg (non-participants): 6.2188
Views since voting: 1099
Views during voting: 469
Votes: 148
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/04/2011 11:42:21 PM
i still thought this was very well done! and its a common mistake, i just like to see neil gaiman/henry selick get their fair due :) congratulations on scoring so well regardless!

Message edited by author 2011-12-04 23:43:48.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/01/2011 09:23:57 PM
This is a great idea for this challenge. 8...would have been 9 if her right eye/button were planted squarely as is the left. imho however very nice.
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12/01/2011 02:28:55 PM
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11/30/2011 10:49:41 PM
I'm sure someone has told you by now that Tim Burton didn't work on Coraline. But Coraline was created by Henry Selick, and Henry Selick is often considered to have a similar style to Tim Burton. So I personally would say this matches the challenge nicely. I hope you don't get many DNMC's. I like the lighting and processing.
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11/28/2011 07:55:57 PM
Disturbing. Looks like she's trying to remove the doll from her neck :-)
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11/25/2011 10:28:10 PM
WOW there is no way my little ones could keep the buttons on the eyes! Great shot!
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11/25/2011 08:59:14 PM
not a tim burton feature :(
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11/25/2011 08:01:15 PM
I like the lighting in this one.
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11/25/2011 01:43:35 PM
That's a bit spooky that is..
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11/25/2011 11:45:04 AM
Love the tone of this image,nice one.
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11/25/2011 10:07:22 AM
Fantastic pose and lighting
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11/25/2011 05:26:52 AM
Good interpretation of the Challenge
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