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Another Afternoon at Mr Gormley's
2nd PlaceAnother Afternoon at Mr Gormley's
Paul


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2013-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: My favourites
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Stockport
Date: Feb 22, 2013
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2.5s
Date Uploaded: Feb 24, 2013

This was conceived from the ground up to be my Motion Blur image but in the end I figured that:

1. There wouldn't be enough motion blur for many
2. I liked it enough for it to be my Free Study

Apart from some clumsy editing, it did come out exactly as I planned it in my head though, so that's nice.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 205
Avg (all users): 6.9907
Avg (commenters): 8.5789
Avg (participants): 6.8933
Avg (non-participants): 7.2188
Views since voting: 2806
Views during voting: 252
Votes: 107
Comments: 38
Favorites: 12 (view)


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AuthorThread
03/11/2013 10:49:21 AM
Where is your head at? Awesome, dark, other wordily, sinister with heavy sexual undertones....... or is it just my mood? :)

Message edited by author 2013-03-11 10:49:38.
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03/10/2013 09:05:05 PM
This is fabulous! And would not have done nearly as well as this in the Motion Blur challenge.

I love it here!
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03/10/2013 12:05:18 AM
Cool. Slightly sci-fi futuristic as well. Love seeing all the details in the rest of the scene as well. Congrats on the ribbon!
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03/08/2013 05:38:34 PM
Such a strong and interesting image. I love the tones and the motion blur, just does it!
I also like the drawing feel of it.
Well done!

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03/08/2013 04:23:28 PM
I love the processing, fantastic image. Congrats on the ribbon.
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03/08/2013 12:19:00 PM
While most of your images leave me stunned this one has a dark feel to it that is frightful. Easily freaky and like a horror movie that I can't stop looking at. Congrats on arriving at that picture you had foreseen!
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03/08/2013 10:36:19 AM
One of your best environmental nudes ever. Congrats!
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03/08/2013 05:24:14 AM
Fabulous image Paul,you are the main man. Congratulations.
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03/08/2013 02:45:51 AM
Congrats! This is amazing!
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03/08/2013 02:44:33 AM
wonderful image, Paul, glowing processing goes well with its strangeness
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03/08/2013 02:38:12 AM
Originally posted by jagar:

Great idea and great execution, could that be the man himself in the mirror ?


Indeed it is John - Mr Gormley (Jim) in all his obscured glory.

Message edited by author 2013-03-25 04:54:02.
03/08/2013 02:00:13 AM
Congrats Paul. Well deserved.
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03/08/2013 01:22:56 AM
I KNEW IT!!! Paul, this is my all time favorite as yours. Deeply satisfies my love of Quirky
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03/08/2013 01:07:08 AM
I thought this would be the blue for sure. Such an incredible shot with so much for the eye and mind to read into.
Congrats on the red.
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03/08/2013 12:32:49 AM
Congratulations, Paul. Fascinating image.
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03/08/2013 12:16:01 AM
So glad everyone else appreciated this as well. It's an outstanding image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2013 11:12:23 PM
I enjoy the combination of literal and ambiguous. Makes the mind look beyond the obvious.
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03/07/2013 05:48:04 PM
Can't find any good usable words for this which I find irritating. I feel like your subjects, faceless and unable to speak.
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03/07/2013 03:57:14 PM
Wow, great story telling, and creating the mood, really like this, so refreshing to see something different
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03/07/2013 01:44:37 PM
Fantastic work.
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03/07/2013 01:27:28 PM
Great idea and great execution, could that be the man himself in the mirror ?
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03/07/2013 12:55:30 PM
Spectacular attention to every detail paid off. This is absolutely one of my favorites of all time here at DPC. I hope it takes all .... the ribbons that is.
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03/06/2013 01:52:54 PM
Hard to see how this could be any better. My only 10 in the challenge (voted much earlier)
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03/05/2013 08:31:41 PM
Wow so much going on!
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03/05/2013 04:21:28 PM
Photography at it's best. Unique and refreshing. Thought provoking; who is the man, who is the woman? Secret liaisons? Sex Scandal?
Of course I believe it has it's roots in the recent blur challenge and maybe didn't fit for it's subtleness in that category, just her head, that no doubt was not, if you'll pardon the pun, enough to be "in your face". So it made it to the FS! Thank you speed voters for chasing it here. 8 but bumped to a 9.

I trust there are more images you took during this shoot and would be honoured if you could link me to them post challenge.

Paul if this is you, you're indeed a wizard master of the modern subtle nude. If not Paul, then naturally I trust you will take that as a compliment.
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03/05/2013 10:37:56 AM
This is my winner by a long way,I cannot say why it just is.10.
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03/04/2013 11:32:06 PM
Strangely surreal and infinitely fascinating. Love the slight glow. 8 Voted earlier.
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03/04/2013 09:51:43 PM
There is a lot of interesting stuff here.
I bet that Mr Gormley wished to be slenderer and dressed like James Bond.
Great setting. I wish it was more air around and a little less props. Screen is not necessary.
This said, you did an interesting thing.
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03/04/2013 09:00:44 PM
Fabulously strange.This puts me in mind of Paul's work, the setting, the superb light, the nude. Surealist and titillating. Love it.
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03/04/2013 06:51:22 PM
So many cool items here to really complete the scene.
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03/04/2013 01:28:25 PM
this is amazing. such a well done, provocative image.
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03/04/2013 09:54:34 AM
Voted earlier coming back to comment.

While the rest of the environment is in sharp focus and detail the people are not. The people are surreal in a real world room. There are the common everyday objects of the tub, the chair, the windows and the mirror but amoung them are the uncommon/blurred objects - people. The everyday objects are static and still - the man & woman are not they are in motion placing them in a different realm. The nude woman seems to hold the mirror like a shield, hiding/protecting herself from the man captured within. The reflection of the man stands within the confines of the mirror and takes on the errie aspect of a lurker. He is faceless and not in sharp detail - while not in the room he adds a sense of tension as we know not what the intentions or actions will be that follows.
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03/02/2013 09:24:40 PM
This is quite remarkable. Currently my pic to win. I'm a bit torn though because I'm not sure the blur on the women is necessary. Find it distracting. It's the reflection in the mirror that drives the image for me. The softness in the image really emphasizes the mystery as well. Really nice work.
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03/02/2013 08:51:40 PM
What a VERY interesting shot. Well done!
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03/02/2013 11:35:47 AM
Love the composition, and the processing is spectacular. Would love to know how you processed this image...looks like HDR converted to B&W?
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03/01/2013 11:58:19 AM
Weird
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03/01/2013 12:33:33 AM
fabulous image!!!
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03/01/2013 12:16:45 AM
Wow! I love the whole set up. I have a weakness for rooms like that. Good light and great use of the mirror!
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