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  #63 Song Lyrics / Song Titles
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Yesterday       ©2009 Jade O.
Panasonic DMC-FZ30       5th place, 110 points
1/30s, f2.8, ISO 200, 37mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Desaturated, cropped, duplicate layer overlay (enhance tones), over sharpened (grain enhance), resized.       Extra Info: Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away
Now it looks as though they're here to stay
Oh, I believe in yesterday

Suddenly, I'm not half the man I used to be...


Note: YouTube link here; let it play out PAST the end of the video...


and it will take you here for a really neat juxaposition...

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Aug 28, 2009
    Hello dear Jade!
...I'm back in office...UFF!
I like this one...This is what I want to see from you!
When I've seen "Marmalade Sky" I tought:this one surely belongs
to Jade...You know I don't like "collages"!
It's a pity!You had in your hands une of the most beautyfull amateur models (perfect and sweet face) i've ever seen!I'm not joking!
You have a talent...You don't need to manipulate your photos!
Take this as an hint...I'm a fan of You!

Aug 26, 2009
    LOL I don't look for answers - only questions.

Jade O.
Aug 25, 2009
    Mepo He may be a God but I'm not sure this photo gives you the answers you were looking for (though one of us might be in it - or not!)

Thanks LindyB; most of us like it smooth I think - photographically speaking.

raf: I doubt it; the no shave for the photo aside, this guy is good looking!

Aug 25, 2009
    Congratulations. My #5 was right on :-) Now I know what a fallen god looks like. hehehe

Aug 25, 2009
    Congratulations Jade! It seems I'm the only one not to like the grain. I hate the stuff :)

Aug 24, 2009
    Is this the same guy reading the form guide on my kitchen table? He must get around. LOL

Jade O.
Aug 24, 2009
    Thank you all for your votes and comments; each one is appreciated!

slieb25 Set up? I found this guy in my place at 3:00 a.m.! Took the photo for the cops then liked it so much I entered it in this Challenge... ;-p Thanks!

dodrizzt Thanks; next time I will tone down the melodrama.

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Aug 24, 2009
    I know the song well and it fits nicely here, obviously a setup image, but you did it well and the PP works for me. In my top 5.

Aug 24, 2009
    Very nice setup to fit the mood of the song; maybe a little "exagerated", but that gives a look of "videoclip" that is nice. Also like the PP, the grainy aspect works well here.
Very, very difficult to decide my TT this time, but yours is in, great job :-)

Jade O.
Aug 24, 2009
    Hi LindyB. It's nice to get a contrary opinion on the grain. I found the smooth gloss finish just didn't match the gritty mood I was seeking; I did consider whether perhaps a better image wouldn't need the help of the grain.

Aug 24, 2009
    A very strong image of despair that fits the song well. What spoils it for me totally is the grain.

Jade O.
Aug 24, 2009
    Thanks Mepo. The jury is in. Next time the lamp comes out!

Aug 24, 2009
    Great shot. Perfect link to the song. B&W and grain really add to the mood. My only suggestion is to erase the lamp, top left.

Jade O.
Aug 24, 2009
    Edward 48. LOL! Priceless!

Aug 24, 2009
    Slightly melodramatic but there is something about it that I really like. Nice idea and well executed.
I think she was probably right to dump him though.
Edited on Aug 24, 2009

Jade O.
Aug 23, 2009
    Thanks, Una. I thought about what raf said about the light and I was bothered by the hand, so I fooled around with different crops and came up with a crop I liked even better -- but the shirt came out the same :-/ -- next time I'll make sure it is slept in before I do this kind of shot -- BTW the shirt was custom tailored in Hong Kong - very nice quality! :-)

Aug 23, 2009
    The shirt is way too clean for such a great desparation... LOL... No, just kidding, a great setting! TT

Jade O.
Aug 22, 2009
    rafinmelb. Maybe in your TT but overall I'm unsure. I thought about the lamp and thought it gave purpose to the light source; also thought it a bit distracting or extraneous since the simpler the elements in this image, the better in this case. I worked a long time with the grain finer and coarser and thought this was best in the end. Always appreciate your analysis; thanks.
Edited on Aug 22, 2009

Aug 22, 2009
    A clear TT. The lamp in the top left adds nothing to the image, and the grain whislt important is probably a little over done. But a nicely put together image with a good link to the song.

Jade O.
Aug 22, 2009
    Lo, I think you really do have to have experienced the pain to do one like this. I was pleased with the grain which took more work than I imagined to get right. From a compositional standpoint, I remain bothered a lot by the hand which pulls too much attention away from the rest of the image, but in the end, I thought the hand and photo were essential elements.

ThingFish, Thanks. I'm glad you like this one better; so do I.
Edited on Aug 22, 2009

Aug 22, 2009
    I like this photo on so many levels - it really echoes the song, and the intentional graininess draws you into the photo so that you see the pain.

Aug 22, 2009
    I really like the way you set this shot up and the grainy processing is super too. Fits the title and lyrics of the song very well also.
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