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"My hands felt just like two balloons" Comfortably Numb, The Wall, 1979
1st Place"My hands felt just like two balloons" Comfortably Numb, The Wall, 1979
tate


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Pink Floyd (Basic Editing)
Collection: Photo Illustration
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Edgewater park Cleveland
Date: Dec 19, 2006
Aperture: f11
ISO: 250
Shutter: 160
Date Uploaded: Dec 19, 2006

The artwork from some of their albums is the inspiration for this - I also think it looks like a Magritte painting a bit.
I blew-up some latex gloves - creating a natural creative high and off I went.

Just a bit of wind made this tough - fortunately I didn't have string because if I did I probably wouldn't have tossed the gloves like this - which is how I like it seeing it now remote and timer used -the camera was on a rock because my tri-pod cannot be trusted.

For every Fave i get I'll donate 3 of my brain cells to science - that gives me enough for 5 favorites.
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POST: thanks for all the comments - I wasn't sure how this would go over - I was at 8.25 with 50 or so votes and i couldn't believe it! ... Surprisingly, one of these gloves is still inflated in my car (it's a mess, yes).

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 151
Avg (all users): 7.7924
Avg (commenters): 8.6522
Avg (participants): 7.5968
Avg (non-participants): 7.8621
Views since voting: 21935
Views during voting: 543
Votes: 236
Comments: 94
Favorites: 45 (view)


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03/27/2007 02:47:44 PM
i haven't met a rock i haven't trusted so far in my life. even the ones that have been thrown at me weren't working on their own accord. tripods on the other hand, seem to always work against you. myabe they're who flung those rocks...

anyhow - i thought i had already commented on this photo, but i guess i hadn't... congrats on the true to floyd image and ribbon !

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02/05/2007 03:43:40 PM
wow... this has to be one of my faves....
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01/04/2007 12:41:16 PM
This captures the art work of many of Pink Floyds' album covers, I did vote on this and gave you a ten :)
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01/02/2007 02:26:52 PM
wow! i was sure this one had to win! i would've given it a 10 but i don't vote, i'll wait until i actually know what i'm talking about ;)
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01/02/2007 11:49:53 AM
You deserve a standing ovation for this! brilliant conception and execution!!!
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01/02/2007 12:29:35 AM
fuck yeah..... this is great
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01/01/2007 10:28:14 PM
I love this photo. I think the originality and execution in an open challenge are well done. Congrats on the ribbon.

-danny
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01/01/2007 09:18:36 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon! This is a great shot, very witty!
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01/01/2007 12:58:39 AM
Wonderful image, congrats on your ribbon!
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12/29/2006 11:00:33 AM
I can't believe how awesome this is! How perfectly it turned out just throwing those gloves out there like that with no string. And positioned so perfectly without a tripod. This not only deserves a blue ribbon, but a place of honor in a gallery!!! Congratulations!

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12/28/2006 10:02:16 AM
Great picture and a well deserved finish. Congrats on the blue :o)
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12/28/2006 09:16:37 AM
Great interpretation and photograph, congratulation on winning the blue ribbon!
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12/28/2006 08:57:42 AM
this is so smart.
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12/27/2006 09:14:46 PM
You are the King!!!
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12/27/2006 08:58:40 PM
Whoo. Brilliant.
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12/27/2006 05:06:24 PM
congrats on the blue - definately my favorite of the challenge - which was very good by the way, lots of really good stuff, which only makes yours better of course.

Jack
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12/27/2006 01:49:35 PM
Feels (to me) like Douglas Adams all over, and he loved Pink F.
Very perfect in every way. Salutations.
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12/27/2006 10:25:34 AM
great job! perfection!
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12/27/2006 09:18:13 AM
To me, this is a perfect shot. I'm willing to bet the group would've been proud to have this as album cover!
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12/27/2006 08:05:00 AM
Congratulations on the Blue with the awesome Floyd image! Really captures the essence of this song (one of my alltime favorites)! Very cool work!!
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12/27/2006 08:04:36 AM
Ah...a fellow Ohioan. Congratulations on your 1st Place win!
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12/27/2006 07:58:56 AM
Way to go. Superb image!!! Congrats all around.
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12/27/2006 07:50:50 AM
Seeing a lot of you lately dude on the front pages.. All of them deserved to be there and this shot is bang on the money (no pun intended)
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12/27/2006 05:50:29 AM
Congrats, I didn't like the two flakes hands. It takes away alot from this picture!
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12/27/2006 05:05:02 AM
YEAH! A new PB and what a score it is!!! This was the blue no question. Very imaginative and I can't believe you did this without a string and using the timer! You are GOOD man! Very nice!
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12/27/2006 04:32:44 AM
Congrats on a very well deserved blue, Tate. As alreay said, very Magritte-ish and absolutely matching the Pink Floyd album-cover style. Great job!
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12/27/2006 04:14:46 AM
Mr Potater...congrats on a winning image old chap...really in line with the PF genre of images...I agree with 21_F.gif adine serendipity all the way here
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12/27/2006 02:09:13 AM
This was by far the best entry, outstanding work. Congrats on the well deserved blue.
Go give three more brain cells ;p

Message edited by author 2006-12-27 03:06:47.
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12/27/2006 01:54:57 AM
Wonderful! High-5 (or is that an inflated-10 ?) to you!
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12/27/2006 12:52:51 AM
Great imaginative and thought provoking image. Congrats!
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12/27/2006 12:47:14 AM
Congrats! This was one of my favorites!
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12/27/2006 12:38:00 AM
Almost unbelievable serendipity - no strings? no tripod? wind!? _coincidently_ wore black?!! The gods are with you - this shot looks like every aspect had been planned and executed to within millimeters.
And oops - I faved it - Maybe you can dig up some more brain cells for science - but not just yet. Use them while you can here at DPC we all sure enjoy seeing the results!
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12/27/2006 12:35:41 AM
Great shot Tate. Congrats on the blue.
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12/27/2006 12:35:23 AM
loved it DURING voting..love it now...ribbon shot all the way!
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12/27/2006 12:23:35 AM
Tate, truly a wonderful shot. Well worth a Blue, of course, and indeed, much like Magritte.
Terrific.
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12/27/2006 12:23:16 AM
Excellent! Congratulations! I love the surrealism. I didn't vote in this challenge, but this would have been my winner for sure.
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12/27/2006 12:22:34 AM
This was excellent. Grats on a well deserved ribbon!
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12/27/2006 12:20:21 AM
Good job Tate! I actually thought of you when I saw this photo...looks like your style. Reminds me of the photo you took with the umbrell, the one where it looks like you're floating.

Great work!
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12/27/2006 12:16:38 AM
well done...great imagination and delivery!
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12/27/2006 12:13:55 AM
LOL - No strings! Brilliant! Way to go Tate - this was the winner all the way.
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12/27/2006 12:13:46 AM
Such a zen like image. Congrats on the ribbon!
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12/27/2006 12:13:23 AM
So far, that makes 12 brain cells. Three to go. :-)
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12/27/2006 12:07:08 AM
I'm glad to see this passed muster. Great shot! Has that perfect "album" look.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/26/2006 10:57:40 PM
Well if this doesnt win then there is something seriously wrong. Excellent image and a very Floydian feel to it. Ohioan too - feels Ohioan ;) Bumping to a 9 for now. I keep coming back to this one. Has it all and then some. Bumping to a 10 & adding to my faves.
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12/26/2006 06:28:17 PM
very creative
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12/26/2006 06:18:14 PM
Nice idea and pretty well executed, kindof dislike the image quality, specifially the color noise in the clouds and sand and the strong sharpening halo around the guy, that made me knock off a point but this still scored a 6 from me.
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12/26/2006 05:33:56 PM
Hope you'll post a tutorial on how you pulled this off in basic, but I see it's been validated, so obviously you did! Great job. Silhouette is striking. 9.
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12/26/2006 04:30:05 AM
superb idea - captures the style of previous album covers too
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12/26/2006 03:42:25 AM
Great shot, could be the cover(image) of that song. (10)
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12/25/2006 11:08:22 AM
Awesome, another shot that looks like it could be a floyd album cover. A bit literal of an interpretation, but the cpomosition, the tones, the isolated feel - you really nailed it. Great shot.

- Coming back to bump. This is really nice work.
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12/25/2006 10:57:30 AM
Perhaps a slight profile, slight, would better portray the dark, surreal human experience of the lyrics.
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12/25/2006 08:24:14 AM
Awesome..... I really like this one.....
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12/25/2006 05:55:51 AM
I gave this one a ten. Great picture and I could actually see this being a Pink Flyod cover.
12/24/2006 11:07:12 AM
Helium? That's cool. I just watched The Wall. You nailed it. 10.
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12/23/2006 06:47:57 PM
Brilliant. 10
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12/23/2006 01:47:42 PM
lol cool. Nice stop motion there. 6
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12/23/2006 12:55:15 PM
Awesome! I love this. Concept is nice and it is executed well.
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12/23/2006 12:48:06 PM
this is so cool. It would have been perfect (so giving you 9) if the platform you are standing is also parallel to the horizon. its a very minor nitpick though. btw i am eager to know how did you manage to get rid of (or hide) the strings attached to two balloons.
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12/23/2006 12:44:44 PM
Awesome job. I can see this in the top 10. Just awesome.
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12/23/2006 07:32:55 AM
This is just fabulous! Love the surrealism and simplicity of the idea. The sky behind adds a lovely richness of texture and colour. Great fun!
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12/23/2006 03:59:00 AM
8
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12/22/2006 10:12:10 AM
Creative, and surprising. I think this is a very common lyric that everybody can relate to, and be suprised about seeing. Fantastic job, BTW I'm guessing Joey.
12/22/2006 01:12:28 AM
just superb & far out ... =10
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12/21/2006 10:53:23 PM
nicely done, I will like to know how got the gloves postioned...8
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12/21/2006 10:29:35 PM
Wonderful! Very Magritte-like image: makes you ask, what? where? why? I like the balance of composition, the use of silhouette, and the creative use of plastic gloves! Nice mutted colors. I can't decide if I'd prefer the line of the shore to be parallel with the horizon, or if having it at a relative slant helps make the viewer feel unsettled - which is certainly the effect of the song! 9
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12/21/2006 05:33:26 PM
Pink Floyd meets Magritte. 8 I want to score this higher but that right hand is bothering me. It's pointing the wrong way!
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12/21/2006 03:53:19 PM
Great, great, great.

Did I say great?
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12/21/2006 03:05:16 PM
This is the most clever photo I've seen so far... how'd you get the "hands" to float in the air like that? String? Throw them? That having been said, There are a couple of problems w/ the photo. I feel it has been oversharpened b/c there is - I don't know what it's called - the little dots of noise in the sky. Also, the waves look a little "squared off," and the water is lighter in color between the legs, which is probably a residual from the sharpening. Finally, the picture gives me the impression of being tilted, even though the horizon is approximately straight, because the land is at an angle.
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12/21/2006 07:51:15 AM
Ribbonwinner in my book - without comparison the most "Pink Floyd'ish" picture in the challenge.
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12/21/2006 05:30:44 AM
GREAT!! Love this song and love this image - now I'll think of your pic every time I hear this line! Cool color tones and a wonderful idea. Back to bump to 9.
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12/21/2006 03:05:54 AM
Excellent. << 9 >>
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12/21/2006 01:35:31 AM
You win--the only one I'm voting for. I guess I should look at some others, but this is just so good.
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12/21/2006 12:10:00 AM
Great composition and concept
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12/20/2006 09:11:57 PM
okay you win :-) gl 10+
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12/20/2006 05:49:42 PM
Great. This was an excellent idea. This looks so PINK FLOYD that it could be a picture on an album. 9
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12/20/2006 05:29:45 PM
i really like this, well done
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12/20/2006 05:22:18 PM
This has to be a winner.
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12/20/2006 04:35:45 PM
Like a Magritte...a great shot!
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12/20/2006 04:05:15 PM
Very interesting concept. I think if you had made this picture totally symetric and you had extended your arms(in sleeves of course) and had them slightly under the gloves it would of been better.
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12/20/2006 02:09:04 PM
very well exeecuted. great idea.
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12/20/2006 01:54:15 PM
Love this one - very clever. Rule of thirds work very in this photo. I also like the square crop.
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12/20/2006 01:24:48 PM
I'm guessing that since you used what looks like a wide-radius USM you know what you are doing. (BTW, there's a bit of a halo at the feet that's unfortunate) Sometimes Shadow/Highlights does that as well. Anyway, I don't think there are cloned sticks there, but I'm just not sure so I'm going to ask for validation. Look for it. 8
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12/20/2006 11:53:18 AM
Profoundly Floyd! Storm would be proud. Ribbon in the making! Wish I could give this a 20!
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12/20/2006 09:21:12 AM
Ahhhhhh... you are familiar with the Pink Floyd art style of the late 80's / early 90's. This would have fit well with the artwork that went with The Division Bell. Either you know this, or just got it right on accident. Either way, I'll give you a 10, cause I'm impressed.
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12/20/2006 09:15:44 AM
excellent job!
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12/20/2006 07:37:35 AM
could see this on a PF album cover...well done, really quirky and well executed 9
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12/20/2006 07:18:22 AM
great photo. Creative, set-up well. The border really makes it pop. 10
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12/20/2006 04:26:06 AM
Make sure you pick those up! We don't want anymore dolphins dying. Good job with the picture.
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12/20/2006 03:50:59 AM
Do you know Magritte? ..... oh, yes!!!!!!!!!!!!
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12/20/2006 03:39:38 AM
great shot, surrealistic Réné-Magritte-Style. love the colour of the sea. a bit too noisy.
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12/20/2006 03:37:08 AM
Very good... going for the album cover look... should be easy top 10
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12/20/2006 03:37:02 AM
Great! I'm wondering how you did this! Awesome shot, beautiful colors. One of the best I've seen thus far. Wish there was something else going on with the person, it would only make the shot that much better.
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12/20/2006 01:12:52 AM
It is ALWAYS hard to make clouds without noise in, credit for this being a difficult shot. Did you try with the likes of Neatimage or Noise Ninja?
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12/20/2006 12:38:31 AM
if this is Basic, then it's a winner!
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