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Challenge: Free Study 2015-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: more
Camera: Canon EOS-70D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Date: Sep 13, 2015
Aperture: 11.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2015

[Oct. 7th, 2015 03:24:21 PM]

Wow didn't expect such an amazing reaction to this.

Now I can't take all the credit as this was taken at Dismaland, a kind of art exhibition crossed with an amusement park.


Statistics
Place: 1 out of 122
Avg (all users): 7.4400
Avg (commenters): 9.4500
Avg (participants): 7.5000
Avg (non-participants): 7.2353
Views since voting: 1377
Views during voting: 172
Votes: 75
Comments: 39
Favorites: 13 (view)


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01/31/2016 07:04:45 AM
Impressive that you got in there!
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10/09/2015 06:36:37 PM
This caught my attention, a very unique and unusual commentary piece. Way to go!
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10/09/2015 09:35:34 AM
WOW! WHAT a fabulous shot. Many congrats on your win, Paul.
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10/08/2015 06:59:59 PM
I just looked and looked and looked, then Iooked some more. Congratulations on the win! Well deserved for sure.
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10/08/2015 04:13:11 PM
Told you :)
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10/08/2015 09:34:25 AM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon, I don't know what to say other than this is just so cool!!
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10/08/2015 09:21:49 AM
I thought this was an outtake from the Surreal Still Life challenge. :-)
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10/08/2015 08:33:42 AM
Otherworldly. Thanks for entering this.
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10/08/2015 08:17:09 AM
As far as interpreting this piece as an artwork at Dismaland, I'm sure there could be many opinions.
To me, it is reminiscent of the haunted house ride at Disney, where you see yourself in mirrors sitting next to ghosts - but instead of moving through a ride, here you sit - likely unconcerned for the humorous yet horrific event right nearby. Possibly a metaphor for how we tend to separate ourselves from that which we don't want to see. This seems to be set up as a photo studio of sorts; truly an impressive interpretive piece that allows for immediate interaction from the visitors.
Congrats on the ribbon and accolades.
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10/08/2015 07:41:48 AM
Didn't get to finish voting on this challenge, but when I saw this one, I thought 'what on earth is going on here'.....11 faves and a new PB, well done big time, nice to see you posting again Paul!
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10/08/2015 07:04:09 AM
Congrats on the blue! My favorite by far!
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10/08/2015 04:49:29 AM
Congrats on the Blue, Paul. Great image!
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10/08/2015 03:22:38 AM
excellent madness on a stick
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10/08/2015 02:51:27 AM
Congrats to posthumous as well as yourself.
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10/08/2015 02:49:16 AM
Originally posted by posthumous:

If you are Banksy, let me know and I'll give you a 10.


I can't believe you need the image like that and I didn't figure it out !
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10/08/2015 02:35:26 AM
Ha, this is great.
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10/08/2015 01:27:13 AM
Well done sir! Pure awesomeness
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10/08/2015 12:40:56 AM
Sweet! My only 10 in awhile so I'm very happy you won!
Congrats on the Blue Paul.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2015 11:25:05 PM
what the heck is going on.. love the spontaneous catch. great in monochrome.
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10/07/2015 09:21:20 PM
...I'm jealous...so freakin' jealous.
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10/07/2015 07:16:26 PM
this is crazy and awesome. 10 (which is very rare for me)
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10/07/2015 06:47:33 PM
Oh God, how could this one not win the challenge?
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10/07/2015 06:39:11 PM
I don't even know where to start. It's ... absurd, in the most fascinating way. Grunge and Mickey Mouse ears and a defiant child and a woman being attacked by seagulls. And a completely out-of-context sign. These things don't go together. I could look at this all day just puzzling at the scene and trying to make sense of it. Very well done!
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10/07/2015 05:43:27 PM
Flying Circus.
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10/07/2015 03:27:33 PM
If you are Banksy, let me know and I'll give you a 10.
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10/07/2015 02:24:32 PM
10 and a balloon. I will find out later why.

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10/06/2015 08:10:24 PM
This is fantastic! One of the best images I have had the privilege to see.
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10/06/2015 08:28:13 AM
Interesting capture. I wonder how many people will realise that the lady is art. I love the intense look on the girls face which really lifts the shot for me and the treatment works well. My pick for a ribbon which is annoying because I have an entry in this challenge also :)
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10/06/2015 05:30:39 AM
The best this month!
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10/05/2015 08:43:58 PM
What the hell and a ten for you.
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10/04/2015 10:38:37 PM
Ha! Way too much fun here. Not sure how you managed the birds (or if any of them are actually alive) but this is just too much fun!
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10/04/2015 09:15:09 PM
This is fantastic. What a surreal scene, I can hardly believe it is real. 10.
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10/02/2015 01:02:03 PM
Is that a mannequin? This is one amazing image. Kudos for the weirdness. Filled with metaphor and art. It's as if 3 moments are accidentally colliding. Nothing but a 10 and a fave could show my appreciation.

OK ... here's my very first baby-face-blue ... or maybe Baby-blue-face ...
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10/02/2015 12:31:02 PM
This is splendid.
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10/02/2015 02:20:36 AM
This is unbelievably good. Staged? Not staged? Either possibility boggles the mind. Perfectly brilliant.

One of the best photos of its genre I've ever seen.
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10/01/2015 08:16:20 PM
Might as well sell your gear now, as you've reached the mountaintop.
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10/01/2015 10:33:01 AM
I love this image. Surely this must have been shot for the surreal challenge?
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10/01/2015 10:22:22 AM
Brilliant stuff! Endless points of interest and relationships to study.
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10/01/2015 06:50:52 AM
How fabulous !!!! 10!
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