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  #59 Fables and Fairy Tales
Entry 4 of 18
   
 
Excaliber is returned to the Lady of the Lake       ©2009 Mepo
Panasonic DMC-FZ30       4th place, 67 points
1/800s, f4.5, ISO 80, 192mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Crop out some background people. Minor adjustment of brightness and contrast. Superimpose sword with PS. Textured hand.       Extra Info: I finally gave up trying to get my wife to go for a swim and took a separate photo of the sword in hand using bounced flash against a white screen. Used a fill light to reflect some redish sheen onto the blade. Lots of fun doing this challenge. Please don't tell me she caught the sword in a perfect vertical position - I was there :-)
 
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Franz07
Jun 18, 2009
    Congratulations Mepo. Welcome to our tie position.
I feel in good company here.

dodrizzt
Jun 17, 2009
    Congrats on a great finish Mepo, again an applause to you for such imaginative pic :-)

Mepo
Jun 16, 2009
    Thanks to everyone who took time to comment. My apologies for the poor work where the arm meets the water - I spent so much time with the sword I just ran out of time. Still learning - good challenge.

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dodrizzt
Jun 16, 2009
    Nice idea and nice pics mixed, great colours! The only little disturbing is the joining of the hand with the water, seems a little "forced" as water is OOF and the hand is perfectly sharp. Anyway, TT for me and nice idea, well done!

Amberbug
Jun 16, 2009
    Great shot, exposure etc and processing, in my top 6.
Edited on Jun 16, 2009

henriksson
Jun 15, 2009
    Like the idea, like the picture ( though I think the photoshopping could have been better where the arm meets the water ), in my votinglist, Good luck!
Regards / Thomas H.

boar76
Jun 15, 2009
    The idea is good!
...But you could blend better! :-)

Mepo
Jun 14, 2009
    Hi Una:

I tried it with the (most often seen) sword in the vertical position but it just didn't cut it - if you will pardon the pun :-)

Una
Jun 14, 2009
    I like how the sword divides the picture.

Mepo
Jun 14, 2009
    Jade O. Yes, and you can imagine where she told me to go when I suggested it - you probably know how cold the Ottawa river is this early in the year:-) You are right about needing more work - I simply ran out of time.

wrosental, Thank you for the generous comments.

Franz07 I appreciate the comments. As for pp - I'm still learning - it's all fun.

Franz07
Jun 14, 2009
    Great idea! The picture of the sunset is beautiful! And I think there is still some possibility to keep being on the up and up in terms of PP ;-)
But seriously, seeing yours and all the other photo compositions in this challenge I guess I also have to start learning this stuff...

wrosenthal
Jun 12, 2009
    A great concept and beautifully executed! One of my favorites.

Jade O.
Jun 12, 2009
    I can't believe your wife wouldn't sink into the reeds to get this shot! the line between the arm and the water could use a little work but the composition overall is effective.
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