DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
Staring at the sun
3rd PlaceStaring at the sun
Alexkc


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Your Final Entry (December 21, 2012) (Expert Editing)
Collection: Artworks
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Date: Dec 13, 2012
Date Uploaded: Dec 13, 2012

A very unexpected HM (now a ribbon). A lot of good images in this challenge and I was sure that a 6.6+ was not enough even for a TT. Glad I was wrong :)

I never experienced so bad a start like this. After 17 votes I was barely over 5.5... I was lost. It's an image I love, one of my best expert editing attempts, and it was scoring so low.

I hope someone got the references: the chessboard for The Seventh Sigil, but with a single player dressed in black, like the color of death. The black pawns are about to win the match and the woman is patiently waiting for her death. The sun is fading (as you can see through the window), so there's no chance to survive.

The idea came from the room. The walls could be painted with clouds or simply BE the clouds. It's a sort of last hope for the main character of this story, a last sunset to see before the apocalypse.

Thanks for votes and comments (I loved especially the second - this time even without an HM I would have been happy)

---

For Giles: this is more or less what I started from. I can't find the original image (but I already sent it to the SC ^_^). From here I created a wider wall, then I copied this layer in order to create the other walls studying the perspective to have a more realistic room (to improve it I darkened the areas where the walls collided).

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1047643.jpg

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 52
Avg (all users): 6.6371
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.9444
Avg (non-participants): 6.9205
Views since voting: 2048
Views during voting: 329
Votes: 124
Comments: 32
Favorites: 0


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
12/26/2012 12:01:03 PM
A holosuite! I want a room like this!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/25/2012 06:02:40 PM
Originally posted by Giles_uk:

So what's the room? An empty one and you super imposed the clouds on? As the cloud shot looks like a high altitude shot? Love to see the elements that made up this, congrats on the ribbon :)


Tomorrow I'll show you the image I used the room Giles :)
12/23/2012 08:15:33 PM
Congratulations Alessandro! Happy to see this ribbon! Not happy to see any DQ though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/23/2012 01:02:04 PM
congratulations! well done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/23/2012 11:49:37 AM
So what's the room? An empty one and you super imposed the clouds on? As the cloud shot looks like a high altitude shot? Love to see the elements that made up this, congrats on the ribbon :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/23/2012 10:17:32 AM
Looks good in yellow! :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/23/2012 05:58:02 AM
Grazie Giorgio :)
12/23/2012 05:42:31 AM
Originally posted by JulietNN:

Hey an early Christmas pressie for you, you are going to get a shiny yellow ribbon for this. I screwed up big time , so YAY for you =)

P.S. You can return the favour anytime to me! hehehehehhe


LOL! ;-)

the JulietNN photo was really a good one (8), but also your was an eight for me, congrats! ;)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/21/2012 12:39:24 PM
Hey an early Christmas pressie for you, you are going to get a shiny yellow ribbon for this. I screwed up big time , so YAY for you =)

P.S. You can return the favour anytime to me! hehehehehhe
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/21/2012 11:24:36 AM
Congrats on the ribbon,still enjoying this image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/21/2012 10:42:44 AM
This is done very well Alessandro- congrats on your HM!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/21/2012 08:58:26 AM
What did I tell you, 5th or better. Congratulations Alessandro. This image is wonderful example of your creative skills at work. Glad to see it win HM for you!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/21/2012 07:48:58 AM
Strikingly beautiful image. It's a fine work of art. Pleasant to view. Big congrats on a well earned HM. Should have ribboned.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/21/2012 07:25:50 AM
Originally posted by Tommy_Mac:

Congrats on the HM brother! And I can't beleive you are up!!!! :-)


I have an uninterruptible power supply. It seems I don't need sleeping (that's Christophe's secret) :)
12/21/2012 07:09:45 AM
Congrats on the HM brother! And I can't beleive you are up!!!! :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/21/2012 05:18:35 AM
I agree with you Alessandro, definitely one of your very best 'expert editing' entry. The concept is very interesting, and there are many ways to look at it, which lets the viewer imagine himself in that situation. Congratulations on the HM.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/21/2012 05:04:20 AM
Originally posted by h2:

Congrats on the HM, Alessandro, good work.
Seems like a bit of symbolism overload to me, though :)


LOL!

Thanks for your comment :D
12/21/2012 05:03:19 AM
Congrats on the HM ribbon, Alessandro, good work.
Seems like a bit of symbolism overload to me, though :)

Message edited by author 2012-12-23 13:09:21.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/21/2012 03:43:23 AM
nice job! congrats on the HM
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/21/2012 02:05:28 AM
I thought I recognize the clouds. Beautiful job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/21/2012 12:04:50 AM
Beautiful, Alex. Congrats on HM.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/20/2012 11:26:23 PM
Well done... nice moody feel,
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/20/2012 10:24:39 PM
Looked at this for the longest before I saw the clouds.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/20/2012 11:52:57 AM
I really like this set up,I like to look at it,hope to see it do well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/17/2012 11:19:09 PM
nice effort, would have liked to have seen less cleean areas on the walls and maybe some tins and empty containers of food etc... love the clouds, maybe some dirt on the persons legs and hands and a coloured pot of orange/yellow laying around... just would have worked better for me.. but its still a lovely attempt
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/16/2012 05:22:44 AM
This... is... FANTASTIC. Hope to see it on the front page.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/15/2012 01:00:06 PM
So surreal, so beautiful and haunting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/15/2012 05:00:27 AM
those walls are amazing, really good concept here and I think when we get the 800px limit taken away you'll have more freedom!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/14/2012 03:25:54 PM
Surreal - successful
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/14/2012 01:53:51 PM
Love the tension here. Your turn, do what you will. Great work and I hope to see this in the top 5.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/14/2012 01:02:16 PM
7 from me... very creative.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/14/2012 11:28:50 AM
Dark, moody image. Wonderful tension. I want to paint my walls like that
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2017 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 11/18/2017 12:46:50 AM EST.