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3rd Place'spank the unimaginative" Ubique
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Challenge: With the Philosophy of Ubique (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D7200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Date: Apr 4, 2015
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Apr 5, 2015

I thought the absurdity of this image made it interesting. It is my cat
Kramer (Cosmos) who looks directly into the lens of the camera with a
startled expression.

[Apr. 9th, 2015 02:15:28 PM]

The figure in the painting is either Colin Hayís (Men at Work) great grandfather or
Girolamo Savonarola. Iím not sure which.

[Apr. 12th, 2015 09:24:16 PM]

Sunday night: yikes! 24 comments! Thanks guys and thanks Paul for inspiring me to do something whacked but something that I love.
Jane

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 86
Avg (all users): 6.8519
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.7736
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 1336
Views during voting: 211
Votes: 81
Comments: 36
Favorites: 6 (view)


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07/02/2015 09:46:30 AM
This is still brilliant, by the way. :)
04/14/2015 08:57:05 PM
Yes Jane, the man is Savonarola and his cat is an actress but to me it screened screamed Hyeronimus Bosch's conjuror
H.Bosch's conjuror
Wonderful

Message edited by author 2015-04-14 20:57:53.
04/14/2015 03:43:28 PM
Congratulations on the Yellow Jane. Lovely image, great contrast between cat and background! And congratulations on the number of comments, we don't see it often anymore!
04/13/2015 06:59:55 PM
Congratulations on winning with this abruptly impressive image.
04/13/2015 01:23:41 AM
a cat who speaks Ubique. we did not resist.
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04/13/2015 12:39:53 AM
When it comes to me, pretty much any picture with a cat in it is a winner. Yes, it's so easy to get cutesy or even corny with these critters. But this pairing rises so far above these traps. It's brilliant
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04/13/2015 12:25:43 AM
Huge congratulations, Jane - wonderful image and a ribbon in a very special challenge.
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04/13/2015 12:15:25 AM
This one was my favorite. So happy that it won a ribbon. Congratulations. Such an interesting composition!
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04/13/2015 12:10:50 AM
"Where women glow and men plunder", I always wondered what he said, and I thought I recognised that painting before, great job on this. And now you have 3 yellows :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/12/2015 11:19:20 PM
Very nice comp. beautiful cat. Voted earlier.
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04/12/2015 10:10:11 PM
Over the top good.
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04/12/2015 10:09:10 PM
Truly imaginative and a delight
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04/12/2015 09:33:47 PM
Absolutely, incredibly fantastic. Stopped me in my tracks the first time through. Same the second. Should be hanging on my wall. I'm not sure I'd ever get tired of it.
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04/12/2015 08:12:09 PM
Utterly weird, and very ubiquey.
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04/12/2015 07:14:23 PM
Juxtaposition of the absurd. Nicely done.
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04/12/2015 06:50:47 PM
Iím now under the felineís spell. Wonderful image.
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04/12/2015 05:10:34 PM
Ohh Ohhh Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! L-O-V-E!!!!
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04/11/2015 11:34:14 PM
I know the cat but who is the guy on the left ?
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04/11/2015 08:26:39 PM
This kinda creeps me out with the cat and the face look LOL!
At the same time, I think it is brilliant. Not too dark to where I can not tell what things are but light enough to actually enjoy this. I would love to see what Ubique has to say about this image and his provoking thoughts
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04/11/2015 06:03:44 PM
yes,could be the top 10
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04/11/2015 01:42:33 PM
That look makes the poster just that more laughable.
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04/11/2015 01:13:30 PM
brilliant. what a juxtaposition.
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04/11/2015 08:20:40 AM
Odd, in deed, but quirky and fascinating. The cat looks like he is speaking and explaining this phenomenon and wondering why you don't get it. I like the painterly affect on the man's face. Bumping up.
04/10/2015 11:50:24 PM
Wonderfully constructed composition with the strong and I think classically referenced (or something I've seen) profile and the conspicuously questioning cat. With the humor, maybe not typical of Ubique but still an unusually memorable shot. 9
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04/10/2015 09:36:40 PM
Playful surrealism here, a cute, imploring, intense cat grafted onto what looks to be a Renaissance (?) painting. The person in the painting also appears to be intense, so is the cat, according to the thinking of the times, a familiar? The idea is startling and impressive. The two are cleverly blended. The way the face seems to come out of nowhere works beautifully. I may be way off the mark, but I'm happy to explore the possibility. This satisfying image makes us ponder, and I've enjoyed the ride.
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04/10/2015 05:44:21 PM
a cultural encounter (of an Italian and a Persian?)
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04/10/2015 12:49:28 PM
Here's a kitty who demands and will make it so...I want to take this little one home. 9
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04/09/2015 09:01:57 AM
Unique for Ubique... I hope he likes this one as much as I do:) bump.
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04/09/2015 06:43:47 AM
excellent juxtaposition!
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04/09/2015 01:26:45 AM
Ha! Very imaginative! The cat looks positively amazed!
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04/07/2015 02:48:22 PM
A trick, and a good one too. I love juxtapositions and this one works so well - it feels surreal and communicates a sense of irony somehow.

Nicely conceived and made.
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04/07/2015 01:02:08 PM
Best in show award, congrats
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04/06/2015 11:09:19 PM
7 for spanking paul
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04/06/2015 10:04:37 PM
Goodness, Hyeronimus and his cat!
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04/06/2015 01:26:07 PM
My immediate (literally instantaneous) thought has purged all other possible interpretations from my mind ... the guy looks exactly like Colin Hay. He was once World Famous in Australia for the song Down Under which includes the fabulous line, "Where women glow and men plunder", to say nothing of, "He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich". Perhaps you need to be Australian to get the delicate nuance. It's awfully subtle.

The cat, on the other hand, doesn't look like any of the heroes of my youth. Lucky cat.

The picture is weird and inexplicable, so that stacks up in your favour.

Interesting? 'Course it is! Vegemite, Colin Hay, mystery cat; what more could you want? Thank you.
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04/06/2015 09:21:23 AM
Well done. I like it that you've used Paul's own words in this. Certainly this one cannot merit spanking.
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