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  #143 Fill the Frame (Revisited)
Entry 13 of 34
Katsumi       ©2014 Jade O.
Panasonic DMC-FZ30       13th place, 69 points
1/14s, f3.6, ISO 200, 200mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: One image tweaked by duplicating image and overlaying with selective use of curves, smudge, and gaussian blur.       Extra Info: None
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Jade O.
Jun 3, 2014
    RolandB I'm trying to remember how I did this but I know I started with an underlit image with a light face and black hair, darkened it so only the face was visible so that I had created, in effect, a mask, alpha channeled the black out (there go the eyes though I could have used reverse eraser to restore), and used the natural face to overlay on top of the original distorted image. I think that was the technique.

Jun 2, 2014
    Jade O... Nothing wrong with "overreaching".... shows you can really think outside the box! And I too like the look... except for the eyes! I'm going to have to try this.

Wonder how a curves adjustment would look with a cone :)

Jade O.
Jun 2, 2014
    Thanks for all your votes and comments.

I thought the eyes would bother some and the too processed look would bother others. I compared with my Main entry but hard to discern how the votes tallied (ie. did voters in the more classic Main photo avoid the unconventional presentation here, and vice versa).

mrsawyer I liked that outline; it reminded me of the presentation of faces in early religious iconic imagery.

Jun 2, 2014
    Kudos for pushing the envelope - your creativity never seems to fail you.

Jun 2, 2014
    I almost voted for this one, but the eyes freaked me out. I also found the outline around the face a bit too pronounced.

Jun 2, 2014
    "...but the concept at least, is to try new things and put them out there for feedback ..."


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Jade O.
Jun 2, 2014
    Lo/SteveBee This rendering was done simply because the straight up candid shot looked too ordinary, and I was looking for something more expressive and some feedback. No doubt, any innovation in artistic expression is met with a healthy dose of skepticism, but somehow we still ended up with impressionist painters, von Gogh, Caravaggio, Botticelli, and so on - NOT to suggest this is anything particularly good even by the standards of this forum but the concept at least, is to try new things and put them out there for feedback -- which is to say I appreciate the negative criticism all the more.

Jun 1, 2014
    You have certainly captured emotion in this shot. The pp is an interesting effect, but I can't say it appeals to me.

Jun 1, 2014
    Such a pretty young woman, but I don't get I why you have rendered her in such a creepy, freaky way.

Jade O.
Jun 1, 2014
    Mepo I like the neck. The nape is one of my favourite parts. ;-) I smoothed the rough transition but like the edginess of the hair as it was originally so I went back to it.

RolandB Hmmm....ambitious. Wonder if that means overreaching? But I like the look.

fc Trust me, it is just the result of fooling around until something looked good.

BarbroS I was going to call it Electric Blue Lady but this is already too close to Electric Lady Land (a favourite public art work in Toronto).

cookiejar I meant to be be different for that engaging effect. Glad it worked for you.

Franz07 Very good! You're channeling Michael's talents. I wonder if you are the only one who recognized this is just a child.

eagle1 I tried more crop but didn't like the effect - this is already cut down from my original entry.
Edited on Jun 1, 2014

Jun 1, 2014
    I like this better with a heavy crop from the bottom to eliminate a lot of neck. The blending of the hair at top right is coarse and distracting however I do appreciate how time consuming that can be. I spent about 40 minutes doing this on my entry and it still looks too rough to me. I do like the effect you've crated and the composition. Nice to see original work.

Jun 1, 2014
    Very ambitious entry. A tighter crop would work better for me. Love the effect of the processing, but the eyes kind of freak me out! Cute girl even with the eyes! Good luck.

May 31, 2014
    this results shows skill in the pp world I would like to achieve making a simple shot stand out

May 31, 2014
    Striking effect of your processing, kind of fun. I like the composition - but the exaggerated intensity of the blue-indigo shadows do bother me.

May 31, 2014
    Weirdly engaging. The bold post processing makes an intriguing photograph.

May 30, 2014
    Jade, ...? This must be you! Otherwise this is my congratulation!
Beautiful eyes and hair. Has a lot of the appearance of a role playing. One of those my kids play all the time.

May 29, 2014
    Nice composition and I applaud your creative use of editing. I think it could even use a bit more cropping to have that beautiful face cover more of the frame. Nevertheless, a top pick for me.
Edited on May 29, 2014
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