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03-04-2008, 04:48 AM
I took a daytime image and turned it into NIGHT, burning and dodging to add drama... I also enhanced the eyes and hair a bit... any chance it will merit?
I'd also appreciate any ideas for a title...

03-04-2008, 05:04 AM
Neat Cindi, given the cigarette in his mouth how about "No! I Won't Quit!

or Restless ... he looks restless to me.

03-04-2008, 05:08 AM
Thanks Dianna,
I thought he had a bit of a rebel look... I actually called him James Dean a couple times during the shoot!

03-04-2008, 12:03 PM
I am not a judge or expert! I do think you have Impact! Like the way you have your Image prepared. Would fell happy if it were my own Image!
Its a great Image.

As far as will it merit? Will let the more experienced answer that Question.

You really never know if an Image will merit until after judging!
Best of Luck!

03-04-2008, 12:17 PM
Nice job Cindi. I like the mood and impact of this image. Definitely you should enter this.

03-04-2008, 12:37 PM
I think its a cool image.... :cool:

If you can get a print with excellent print quality. Have some nice snappy blacks and crisp contrast and the right panel.... I think you could merit.

03-04-2008, 12:39 PM
I took a daytime image and turned it into NIGHT...


Are you doing this day...to...night thing because of Ron? :eek: Of all people..
Remember he had some posted where he was doing that to images...

03-04-2008, 12:39 PM
Cindi, FWIW, my first thought for a title was also something with Rebel. That's what he looks like! Nice image! You should show us the original. :)

03-04-2008, 12:42 PM
Hi Cindi;

I am VERY impressed ! My very first thought was "Rebel Without a Cause" ala James Dean. There is only one thing I don't like ... the cancer stick. But it does add to it and , as long as I don't have to smell it or grab my asthma inhalor, because of it, it's ok. Now go make it merit !!!

03-04-2008, 02:04 PM
Thanks RON for inspiring me! I would never have thought of this if I had not seen one of yours!

I'm with Craig on the cancer stick, but I do like it as a prop!

Try this on for the original! Now you can see what I had to do to it!


03-04-2008, 02:24 PM
It's a great image. He is just the right person to strike this pose. I'm glad that I inspired somebody for something. Day to night is my second favorite thing to do with my photography. I have a bunch of images I have converted this way. You did a really nice job of bringing the mood to that shot. The darkness just enhances the overall feel. Much more dramatic.

03-04-2008, 02:35 PM
I love it! Only thing is, the edge of the cigarette blends a bit with the wooden fence...you'll have to watch for that in printing.
title? Modern Day James Dean

03-04-2008, 04:25 PM
"The Outsider" (as in Matt Dillon)

03-04-2008, 04:32 PM

Don't know if it stands out in the real image but at Imaging one of my images had really white in the eyes, she told me to tone them down. You might check it. I love what you did with the image. I would give you a merit.


03-04-2008, 04:33 PM
I wasn't hoping you would like it Ron! I don't have much time to play with images these days, but when I do, I worry if I go too far with them. I'm so glad that this came across with the look and feel I wanted it to!

Teya, thanks for pointing that out! This image has GREAT detail in the shadows around him and I will play with the contrast etc to give it a little more ZIP where it needs it. Maybe I can give the cig a little more separation that way!

I thought about going with a James Dean themed name, but I find myself hesitating and don't know why... I really need help on the title thing!

03-04-2008, 04:47 PM
The Outsider
"Mr. Wonderful"
"To Die For"

I won't explain the names - cuz I guess if you have to, then it doesn't work.
Let us know when you get one as I will obsessively think about it until I know you have one. ha!

03-04-2008, 04:50 PM
Wow Marilyn you're really good at this. Can I get help with names from you? It is my downfall. Nothing ever comes to me.


03-04-2008, 05:39 PM
Hi Cindi;

When I went out to lunch I gave some thought to possible titles:
"Attitude" , or "Don't Mess With Me" .

03-05-2008, 02:34 AM
Ok, I actually had an idea this evening... What do you guys think of:

"an evening Drag"
"Dark Drag"
"a Cool Drag on a Hot night"

get it - "drag" on a cigarette... Let me know your thoughts!

03-05-2008, 03:31 PM
not sure -- makes me think of drag queen.
my fav so far is "to die for" (he is "to die for" and so is the cig)
but it was my idea - ha!:D

03-05-2008, 04:09 PM
I'm diggin' it! We may just go with the "to die for" theme...