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A Tribute to Salvador Dalì
1st PlaceA Tribute to Salvador Dalì
Alexkc


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Photograph Becomes a Painting (Expert Editing)
Collection: Artworks
Camera: Nikon D600
Lens: Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD for Nikon
Date: May 16, 2013
Date Uploaded: May 16, 2013

[May. 22nd, 2013 07:06:30 AM]

Votes: 94
Views: 348
Avg Vote: 7.8191
Comments: 14

Score is currently over my personal best. I don't think it will hold, but still it's very exciting :)

[May. 23rd, 2013 06:08:51 PM]

Votes: 110
Views: 403
Avg Vote: 7.7909
Comments: 16

Just a 0.02 below my PB, as predicted. But hope is the last one to die :)

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Wow, no PB, but a blue ribbon, my first under expert editing ruleset! Thanks everybody, it's been an exciting week.

This was one of the challenges I really wanted to enter, but I couldn't find a good idea.
Caravaggio, Dalė and Van Gogh were my first choices but nothing in my mind.

Then, after lunch of the last day I saw something on the Internet that suggested me this surrealistic/Daliesque idea. 


First shot was taken 12 hours before rollover and I finished my editing 2 hours before the end (I also used a shot of a few days before, but nothing really important in the composition). To tell the truth editing was not too complicated, it was just a matter of being aware of what I was going to create.

Of course, the beauty of my wife's face helped a lot! :)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 101
Avg (all users): 7.6838
Avg (commenters): 9.0714
Avg (participants): 7.3396
Avg (non-participants): 7.9688
Views since voting: 3060
Views during voting: 422
Votes: 117
Comments: 49
Favorites: 5 (view)


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05/29/2013 07:52:10 AM
Indeed your wife's face is tres elegant! ... and your rendition super. Thanks for sharing.
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05/29/2013 01:42:32 AM
Badass, 10
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05/28/2013 03:21:45 PM
Absolutely superb image, Alex! Huge congrats on your win.
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05/28/2013 11:34:13 AM
Congratulations Alex, very convincing Dali rendition!
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05/28/2013 08:09:39 AM
Originally posted by MNet:

I wish we had more challenges like this one that unleash the incredible creativity of the best artists DPC has. Just voting on the other current challenges emphasizes this point so much! :(


I have to agree with what you say. Some of the current ones are quite boring, but I'm sure we'll have other challenges of this kind :)
05/28/2013 08:03:12 AM
I will stand by my earlier comment, sorry. I don't know what it is specifically though. Overall, you are a great artist, Alex, and developing really fast. This is a great effort. Very impressive.

I wish we had more challenges like this one that unleash the incredible creativity of the best artists DPC has. Just voting on the other current challenges emphasizes this point so much! :(
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05/27/2013 12:29:06 AM
SUPERB!
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05/25/2013 11:14:58 AM
Originally posted by LoVi:

I believe this is one which would be readily useful to all D>P>C> members as a tutorial....HOW is this done? Alexkc would you instruct us?


I can prepare a tutorial, my pleasure to do that :)

Give me a few days and I'll post it.
05/25/2013 11:04:53 AM
I believe this is one which would be readily useful to all D>P>C> members as a tutorial....HOW is this done? Alexkc would you instruct us?
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05/25/2013 10:34:53 AM
Amazing Image!
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05/24/2013 08:11:26 PM
Great work! Congrats on blue!
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05/24/2013 01:01:04 PM
way to go, Alessandro!
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05/24/2013 12:47:48 PM
well done sir. i have seen some of his work - and i certainly get a similar vibe.
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05/24/2013 11:47:13 AM
Now you are outperforming the best I have come to see from you. WOW! Congrats Alex!!!!
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05/24/2013 11:18:57 AM
Reminds me of the sands of Namibia. Congrats on the blue, Alessandro. Awesome effort in 10 hours!
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05/24/2013 10:28:07 AM
Congrats on the Blue! Very well done tribute to Dali's surrealist paintings! I like the stream of free floating thoughts that we can see behind the face. What they mean will rest with each individual's interpretation. To me, those free form shapes and lines are perhaps representative of the creative thought process:-)
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05/24/2013 09:46:23 AM
I was wrong! You deserve all the credit for a wonderful and creative work of art. Congratulations on the Blue!
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05/24/2013 09:40:54 AM
Congrats! So glad to see this image get the blue. Very daliesque, nice work.
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05/24/2013 08:20:16 AM
Excellent work and great job on the blue Alessandro. You need to start taking hallucinogenics more often!
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05/24/2013 07:24:05 AM
Glad to see this blue!
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05/24/2013 07:12:13 AM
I knew this would take the blue! Really great stuff Alessandro! Congrats on a well deserved win!
ETA: I'm happy to see it on your front page too!:-)


Message edited by author 2013-05-24 07:14:30.
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05/24/2013 05:15:08 AM
Congratulations,great work.Nice to see the lovely lady again too.
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05/24/2013 03:17:32 AM
huge congrats alex!
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05/24/2013 03:00:34 AM
Congrats Alessandro. Maybe you should switch to painting :-P
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05/24/2013 02:50:29 AM
Superb idea and superbly executed!! Well done!
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05/24/2013 02:31:14 AM
"I have a few ideas", he said. You certainly did, congrats on the win!
I was expecting a Caravaggio :-).
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05/24/2013 12:32:27 AM
Very creative work Alessandro, I'm glad you won the challenge :) Congratulations on your ribbon and great score.
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05/24/2013 12:32:07 AM
A well-deserved blue Alex, congrats!
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05/24/2013 12:13:48 AM
Wonderful work, Alessandro! Congrats!
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05/24/2013 12:05:12 AM
Awesome! Congrats Alex, a fantastic image!
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05/24/2013 12:02:10 AM
Fantastic image, Alex. Very creative and very well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/23/2013 10:57:41 PM
Great graphic art image.
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05/23/2013 09:47:13 PM
Cool. Very Dali-esque.
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05/23/2013 11:56:14 AM
Excellent
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05/23/2013 08:25:39 AM
Impressive stuff,has to be in the top three for me.10
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05/22/2013 10:21:41 PM
Awesome processing, great composition! I expect to see this on the front page. (voted earlier)
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05/21/2013 06:07:21 PM
And we have Dali in the room! :)
He'd be very proud of you.
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05/20/2013 04:16:03 PM
Smokin' award for 2nd.
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05/20/2013 06:41:11 AM
Awesome!!!
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05/19/2013 04:51:15 PM
love this shot
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05/19/2013 05:36:55 AM
There is only one person who could create such a magnificent work of art. Could I be wrong? Only if there is a twin imposter! Congratulations Christopher onyour blue ribbon!
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05/18/2013 05:13:38 PM
DMC. It's no small feat to create this. I am not going to wax lyrical but suffices to say this is one work of art that is neither smashed by plugins or filters and is crisp and clean as art can be. There are only a handful of images here that are near photo-like but could have been painted, This is one of them. Top Marks.
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05/18/2013 11:17:35 AM
Best in show award, congrats
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05/17/2013 09:45:47 PM
Yep. This is a fascinating painting. 9
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05/17/2013 06:16:19 PM
Works as a tribute, but not really what I'm looking for in this challenge.
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05/17/2013 04:47:41 PM
A very clever idea
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05/17/2013 02:50:51 AM
Outstanding.
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05/17/2013 01:38:29 AM
And a very stunning tribute it is too. 10
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05/17/2013 01:02:50 AM
Very interesting but somehow does not jell together
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