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Challenge: Update Your Avatar (Expert Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: Dubai, UAE
Date: Jan 15, 2012
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Humorous, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2012

Had a lot of fun with this one... I had several ideas that fell through, namely because as an avatar pic I thought the subject should be prominent enough to see in a 90x120 version.

Shot my face, the pot, a separate plant with the vines coming down, and a single vine cut away in studio. Looked for several ideas for where to place the pot that didn't pan out so I settled on using my balcony table. Went outside and got a shallow DOF shot of that. Good timing too, because the sun was coming at the same angle as I shot the rest of the stuff. Made about 15 copies or so of the single vine and used puppet warp to wrap them around my head. The puppet warp was nice because it changed the leaf shapes each time enough so it didn't look like the same vine each time.

Just saw a comment about it being a "pot head"... That made me laugh, but I'm NOT a pothead! lol

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 90
Avg (all users): 6.7446
Avg (commenters): 7.4545
Avg (participants): 6.3966
Avg (non-participants): 6.9048
Views since voting: 1364
Views during voting: 440
Votes: 184
Comments: 16
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/25/2012 07:40:57 PM
Should have got a ribbon for this one. Gave it 10
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01/23/2012 03:54:15 PM
This is SO wonderfully creative, really great!
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01/23/2012 03:00:12 PM
I'm laughing so hard...I just can't comment! LOL!
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01/23/2012 11:18:45 AM
haha pot head
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2012 09:46:26 PM
A wee bit strange.
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01/22/2012 09:35:11 PM
funny!
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01/20/2012 09:45:48 PM
Oh wow!! I think the lighting needs a tiny bit more tweaking (esp. on the camera left side), to make it look like you're in the scene better, but this is oh so very splendid
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01/19/2012 11:31:47 AM
Like the idea,good work.
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01/19/2012 07:37:09 AM
Cool plant! Haha
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01/17/2012 12:01:27 PM
Funny, made me laugh!
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01/17/2012 11:50:57 AM
Chia pet!!!!
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01/16/2012 11:27:54 AM
Nicely done, hah :-)
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01/16/2012 11:14:36 AM
Oh this is great!!!!
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01/16/2012 10:26:35 AM
I thought this was super creative. Just for personal taste I would have maybe matched a bit more of your skin tone with the green and brown earth colors (If that makes sense). 8 from me!
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01/16/2012 07:04:55 AM
Amazing!
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01/16/2012 01:30:14 AM
lol ++
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