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  #157 Opposites Attract ... Our Attention
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Black and White - Left and Right       ©2015 A.N.Other
Fujifilm FinePix S100FS       2nd place, 217 points
1/20s, f5.6, ISO 100, 170mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Cropped
Burn and dodge
Slight clone and liquify tools
      Extra Info: Method -

Tape together a piece of White and a piece of Black paper.
Put a White rabbit on the Black side and a Black rabbit on the White side facing each other.
Carefully position the rabbits and camera and take the photo.
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May 12, 2015
    Thank you all for your lovely comments and generous votes. I am delighted with my best ever Panachallenge result :-) .

aoc46 - Apology accepted :-) . One of the originals is on the outtakes thread if you'd like a look.

May 11, 2015
    Congrtatulations. I'm curious about these. Are they like an oscar statue and are awarded to an energizer bunny who runs the longest?

May 11, 2015
    Congratulations. I'm glad you finally had the opportunity to showcase the bunnies.

May 11, 2015
    Neil -
Thank you for your explanations. Please accept my apologies for doubting, but I was concerned - erroneously, it seems - that the shot might have been composited. Congratulations on your well-deserved 2nd place!

May 11, 2015
    Congrats on your #2 finish. Well done!

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May 11, 2015
    Thank you very much. Yes, I was expecting similar shots too. I guess not everyone has cute contrasting bunnies to hand ;-) .
Edited on May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015
    thought there might be some similar shots but you got it right and well done. nice going.

May 11, 2015
    I'm starting to get a warm fuzzy feeling about my chances in this challenge! Thanks for the great comment :-)
Edited on May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015
    Simplicity is elegant and this is a perfect example. The sharp focus makes this image really "pop". Right on theme.

May 11, 2015
    Really glad you like my photo :-)
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May 11, 2015
    Great detail and presentation. High on my list.

May 11, 2015
    Thank you.
Edited on May 11, 2015

Jade O.
May 11, 2015
    Well taken.

May 11, 2015
    Hello aoc46. Thank you for giving my photo time for a review :-) . I would guess the lighter area close to the bottom of the black rabbit would have been caused by the sharpening I applied to the photo. I think it may be more noticable on some screens than others.

I taped the two pieces of paper together in a straight line as their edges were straight, but when bent to form the surface/backdrop slight inperfections did occur. I got rid of them with the 'slight clone' as stated in my PP notes. If you zoom in and look closely at the line you will still see slight imperfections in the top third of the join and at the bottom.

I'm afraid I don't follow your last comment. Which of the challenge requirements do you feel my photo fails to match? let's go through them :-

1. Opposites should be captured in a single shot, not combined into a composited image --- This is a single photograph and not composited in any way.

2. This is an exercise in “seeing” --- I saw these rabbits facing each other on the shelf in my livingroom. I moved them 8.5 feet to the other side of the room, put them on paper and photographed them. I have been waiting for the right challenge to come along for some time as I thought these would photograph quite well.

3. not in image manipulation --- Yes I did bend the tip of one of the ears to make it more similar to the other rabbits (as stated in my PP notes) but I would not class that as 'an exercise in image manipulation'. I typed 'Image manipulation into Google and this is what it showed :-


I in no way feel that my slightly bent ear tip can be classified in the same group as these photos. I will post the original photo in the outtakes thread if you'd like to see it.

Make sure the opposites are clear --- I tried to do that in my title as well as the subject matter.

So which of these challenge requirements do you feel my photo doesn't meet? Thanks, Neil.
Edited on May 11, 2015

May 10, 2015
    On further review, something's bothering me here. Why is there a light halo under the black rabbit, instead of the darker shadow one would expect? And can one really tape together black and white sheets, presumably bend them to form a horizontal surface that transitions seamlessly into a vertical backdrop, then photograph them so that every part of the join appears absolutely straight and crisp? A striking image, but I have to question whether it really meets the challenge requirements.

May 10, 2015
    Thank you very much :-)
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May 10, 2015
    Simple, effective, spot on the challenge theme,well done.

May 10, 2015
    I'm so glad you like it :-) . You are very kind.
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May 9, 2015
    Very clever, well composed and well taken. In my top 5.

May 9, 2015
    Thank you so much. I'm really pleased you like it :-)
Edited on May 11, 2015

May 9, 2015
    The stark b&w clearly emphasizes the "opposite" quality - well done!

May 9, 2015
    No. Just standard printer paper and normal black too.

They are not so much reflections but the only parts of the backround that I did not burn the highlights and dodge the shadows off. I my original attempt they werent there but the rabbits seemed to have no 'connection' to the background so I tried again and left those areas untouched.
Edited on May 11, 2015

May 9, 2015
    The reflections beneath the rabbits are intriguing, did you use glossy paper?

May 9, 2015
    Glad you like it :-). It's not so much a shadow as just the original tone of the paper. I left it in to match/contrast the original tone on the other side too and to 'ground them' as such.
Edited on May 11, 2015

May 8, 2015
    good result here maybe some cloning to remove the shadow at the baseof the black one

May 8, 2015
    Thank you very much. I'm glad you like it :-)

I'm glad my Extra Info helped. It's at times like this that I'm really glad that that the Extra Info hadn't been banned during the voting process as was debated.
Edited on May 11, 2015

May 8, 2015
    Well done!!! Perfect for this theme. At first I thought it was a PP manipulation but your Extra Info told me otherwise, and closer look told me that the 2 rabbits were different pieces.

May 8, 2015
    Thanks very much :-) .

Regarding the title, I just liked the way it tripped off the tongue and clarified my intentions for the photo. Did you really think your entries in the previous challenge needed to be explained in their titles? Same kind of thing ;-) .
Edited on May 11, 2015

May 8, 2015
    Technically well done and pre-visualized. Did you really think it needed to be explained in the title? High favorite.
Edited on May 8, 2015
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