Still life - retake - and chat

Challenge #11 in the Photo chat series. Hosted by AndrePooh, barb_s.
Challenge has finished
This is a complex challenge, please read the instructions and the and the comments first.*** Enter one photo of a still life with objects of your choice, which you can rearrange and reproduce later. Also enter a -dummy- photo as shown in the example below as a second picture. Then make comments about the compositions and arrangements and pp of the other photo's in this challenge. Eventually you can take and enter the second picture of your rearrangement of the same objects, by withdrawing the dummy photo.
Show full rules
phase has
20 entries
phase has
315 votes
Spawn vs Tremor (New version)
Click here for full size original image
11th place
I took the image again, not drastically altering the composition, but adding a foreground element. While I was at it I also took a shot with white in the back to mask the sky - so I could work on it seperately. I redid the colors for more contrast and punch on the characters, added foreground element, and sky is softened and desaturated - to make it more distant. Made his green eye stand out. Hope I didn't mess up anything in the process.
Submitted: Friday, 24th February, 2012 15:23 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 24th February, 2012
Focal length: 18 mm
Shutter speed: 6 sec
Aperture: F22
ISO: 100
Views: 1412
Provide complaint details
Your complaint (along with the complaints of others regarding this entry) will be reviewed by the challenge owner. Depending upon the nature and applicability of the complaint, the entry may be disqualified. In extreme circumstances the user who submitted the entry may receive a ban from the challenge or series in question.
Saving ...
Keyboard shortcuts:
p previous n next c challenge f full size r retract vote # vote