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Challenge: Friday the 13th (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Feb 18, 2015
Date Uploaded: Feb 18, 2015



[Feb. 26th, 2015 01:31:07 PM]

The number 13 seem to be considered as a symbol of both luck and bad luck, depending on the superstition. "Friday the 13th" is also an horror flick. As a result, I was a bit confused about the topic of that challenge, so I decided to mix everything into one picture, mainly for fun.

This is how I imagined a four-leaf clover found by a lucky man, who is probably going to realize very soon that he is not that lucky, since he arrived next to a killer burying his victims in a strange way. Of course, the resulting image can be a bit confusing, because of the different ideas it blends together; it still was an interesting exercise. The most challenging part was to shoot the actual victims: it was not possible to simply stand still in front of the camera and mirror the photo vertically, because the legs and feet positions would have been all wrong. So I had to take these photos lying on the ground, with the camera shooting from above, which can be difficult when you are alone at home: start the camera timer, run downstairs half-naked, tie your feet and hands, then crawl on the floor into the good position... fun stuff!

Thanks a lot for the kind votes and comments, much appreciated.

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02/28/2015 05:34:17 PM
Thanks as always for the continuing inspiration.
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02/28/2015 12:54:24 PM
You have such an amazing imagination and combined with your talent and patience you always create such wonderful images. I always look forward to seeing what you will come up with next. Congratulations on your well deserved blue!
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02/27/2015 04:32:38 PM
It's so amazing all that goes into your artistry! Glad it pays off in lots and lots of well deserved ribbons :) Congratulations!

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02/27/2015 12:35:10 PM
LOVE this. Love the bodies in the ground....very symbolic! :)
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02/27/2015 12:17:08 PM
Awesome/gruesome :)

Incidentally, I've also done the timer/run/pose dance.... veeeerrryyy interesting. Not to mention, exhausting.

Message edited by author 2015-02-27 12:17:52.
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02/27/2015 11:06:45 AM
Superb, as usual.
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02/27/2015 09:53:22 AM
Superb job on the image and ribbon. Tenth ribbon in a row and fourth blue. An impressive streak.

Originally posted by gyaban:

...which can be difficult when you are alone at home: start the camera timer, run downstairs half-naked, tie your feet and hands, then crawl on the floor into the good position.

I think you should video record your shoots so we could really get a "behind the scenes look". Thanks for the descriptions.
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02/27/2015 08:38:31 AM
Love the description of your setup esp the self-modelling part...I also hit the timer, scamper into place and try to get the shot before seeing if I succeeded!

Oh and of course congrats yet again on the blue :-)
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02/27/2015 07:40:41 AM
Congrats on the blue.
Well deserved ribbon, you knocked it out of the park again.
Nice work.
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02/27/2015 05:14:17 AM
Congratulations on the blue! The effort you put into the challenges is amazing.

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02/27/2015 01:21:56 AM
With your work one can hardly get over one's astonishment.
Congrats on another blue ribbon, this is really awesome.
I'd rather go for the lucky version of Friday 13th though ;-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/26/2015 06:36:35 PM
Very timely.
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02/26/2015 08:17:09 AM
Great composite, one of my top picks.
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02/25/2015 10:20:04 PM
Great image. I love the incorporation of some real horror with good luck/bad luck symbols.
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02/24/2015 12:24:23 PM
Brilliant work!! I've been studying it in awe :) I really love the black cat in it.
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02/22/2015 06:43:07 PM
Another high quality image. How you continue to churn these out amazes me.
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02/22/2015 01:28:07 PM
ha! nice. I love how your elements come together.
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02/22/2015 09:27:37 AM
This is a gyaban?! Starting to recognize your style! Love it as always!
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02/21/2015 06:54:59 PM
No prizes for picking this as a blue, the other contender is Samantha. both great entries
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02/20/2015 02:44:38 PM
You know what's weird here, Christophe? It LOOKS a lot like you're burying effigies of Samantha Tran :-) I'm sure that's not what you had in mind, but... Beautifully constructed, as usual, although (uncharacteristically for your work) I'm having trouble decoding the message...
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02/20/2015 11:10:31 AM
Best in show award, of course, congrats
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