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The Picture of Dorian Gray
3rd PlaceThe Picture of Dorian Gray
mrchhas


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Challenge: Classic Novels (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: *Challenge Entries 2013
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Oct 15, 2013
Galleries: Black and White, Horror
Date Uploaded: Oct 15, 2013


first day of shooting was monday evening to get the portrait done, i used rembrandt lighting and then realized afterwards that you wouldn't be able to see it after all the photoshop.

next day on my break i printed out on six pieces of paper, cut and taped all together, then drove an hour to the correct location where we shot- and my flash failed.

really appreciate the comments and votes!! thanks to all

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 86
Avg (all users): 7.0556
Avg (commenters): 7.6154
Avg (participants): 7.0976
Avg (non-participants): 7.0299
Views since voting: 2433
Views during voting: 240
Votes: 108
Comments: 46
Favorites: 3 (view)


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10/26/2013 12:41:51 AM
Hey Chris. Lovely shot and congrats on the ribbon. Nice work and its great seeing your plan coming together here despite equipment failures.
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10/24/2013 08:36:13 PM
Originally posted by RyanW:

My only real criticism here involves the picture - looking at the picture would cause him to lose all benefits gained from having it.
well lit and setup, giving a nice ethereal feel to the scene
a 6 from me, mostly because of the painting in his hands and uncovered


That is actually incorrect, it might have been the case in the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, but was not the case in the actual book. He looked at it many times.

I guess you should have voted higher ;-)

Of course, if you want to look at inaccuracies, in the book he was younger (about 20) and blond as well, but either way, it is still a very good representation of the story. I think this is very well done. I really like how you represented his 'ugliness' in the painting.

Message edited by author 2013-10-24 20:39:55.
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10/24/2013 09:44:25 AM
Great job, so glad you're effort was rewarded. Congrats
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10/24/2013 03:55:26 AM
Congratulations.
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10/24/2013 02:44:00 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon. Excellent work.
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10/23/2013 08:08:02 PM
Very well done, congratulations..!!
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10/23/2013 12:54:24 PM
WOW great finish Chris well deserved.
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10/23/2013 11:06:14 AM
I'm glad this ribboned! Wonderful take on the story! Congrats!
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10/23/2013 08:46:48 AM
We are waiting for the story Chris ;)
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10/23/2013 08:06:10 AM
Great work Chris, congrats on the red!
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10/23/2013 07:29:42 AM
Superlative!
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10/23/2013 06:21:11 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. Not as good as the Ailurophobia though ;)
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10/23/2013 03:36:50 AM
Wtg Chris!Excellent shot, it seems your hard work paid off.
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10/23/2013 02:12:08 AM
Awesome! Congratulations.
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10/23/2013 01:06:59 AM
This is very very good, well deserved ribbon,
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10/23/2013 12:33:15 AM
Congratulations Chris!!!

AGAIN, OMG I LOVE THIS!!!

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10/23/2013 12:22:20 AM
WTG, Chris. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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10/23/2013 12:17:26 AM
Congratulations Chris! A great effort and a GOLD!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/22/2013 06:17:43 PM
Great take on the story. The tones and composition are excellent. (Bump)
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10/22/2013 06:10:08 PM
(Know that I only vote in even numbers.)

An eight for you. Good storytelling, and it leaves something to the imagination. I'm not a huge fan of staged shots, but I do rather like this.
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10/22/2013 04:46:20 PM
This image has a nice, almost mysterious atmosphere, makes me think of a Hitchcock B&W movie. Great picture!
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10/22/2013 04:12:39 PM
ah. you went for it. possibly too literal, maybe even too ambitious. 5
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10/22/2013 03:40:50 PM
Very nicely done. A few small nitpicks: the hands are a little odd -- flat and blown? And the arch coming out of the head in the mirror is odd and very distracting. I wish it wasn't centered on the head. Just a little to the left or right and it would have been much better. That being said, it's one of my favorites in the challenge. -9-
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10/22/2013 12:47:13 PM
Great photo. I like the composition and the lighting. My one criticism is the door frame on the left. Cropped out with maybe a little of the guy's back cropped out too would have made this a little better.

Gave it an 8
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10/22/2013 09:36:34 AM
My only real criticism here involves the picture - looking at the picture would cause him to lose all benefits gained from having it.
well lit and setup, giving a nice ethereal feel to the scene
a 6 from me, mostly because of the painting in his hands and uncovered
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10/22/2013 12:49:39 AM
Fabulous!!!!!!!! Love this
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10/22/2013 12:29:36 AM
Quite well done.
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10/21/2013 11:30:24 PM
Great interpretation. Haunting!
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10/21/2013 10:38:12 PM
Comment Challenge: This is such a great image on so many levels. I love the three incarnations - the real, the reflection, and the portrait. I love the use of the arched alcove above the reflection's head. Very nice monochrome.
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10/21/2013 10:13:11 PM
6...kudos for sticking to the actual story. The one thing I find could use some work is the lighting. It's a bit too harsh and one directional...like an on camera flash. Some natural window light would have lent a great deal of atmosphere and mood.
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10/21/2013 10:00:10 PM
Seems like a clip from a movie but it's not convincing enough. It has all the elements but lost the pathos , the poignancy, the scream - perhaps it narrates too much. It seems too even. The shadow that appears is too shy, it should have loomed over everything perhaps.
I applaud though your effort and work. 5
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10/21/2013 06:38:57 PM
Extraordinary.

A story is told, and it evokes the novel perfectly.

My only 10 of the challenge.

Well done.
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10/20/2013 09:27:09 PM
A great interpretation, this selection really does benefit from a real model in the shot. Props are great, the use of mono very supportive of the novel theme. I would have cropped the right a lot closer to the model but that's only a minor issue. Good work.8.
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10/19/2013 09:39:20 PM
This is good. I would have tried to crop differently on the right . The light (flash) on the character (not the reflection in the mirror is a bit harsh but still OK. My first 7 so far
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10/19/2013 06:32:36 PM
Excellent image.... book perfect! Bump.
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10/19/2013 01:18:28 PM
That you, Josh? Great triple-self port, even the ugly one :-) 9
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10/18/2013 10:38:31 PM
Good work and interpretation. 9
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10/18/2013 12:20:29 PM
wow, this is quite the elaborate set up. Your processing and costumes does invoke the period. I really like the face in the window. Negatives? Well, the composition is not imaginative, making the whole thing seem like an exercise to meet the topic instead of something independent. 6
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10/17/2013 08:06:25 PM
This is another of the shots in this challenge that not only matches title but story, and in a way that brings it to life. I'm blown away by the setup, and the inclusion of the painting in particular. 9
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10/17/2013 06:13:56 PM
This is fabulous. The grain adds so much to this.
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10/17/2013 10:17:46 AM
A good idea here. I like how he's looking at himself and holding a picture of what is supposed to be him.
But I don't like the grainy look. I think if the mirror was "cleaner/crisper" but the rest grainy, that may have been interesting? I dunno.
Gave this a 5
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10/17/2013 07:20:47 AM
This is very well worked. It feels utterly *period*, which is critical. Fits the book like a glove. Well done! The shadow on the wall in the center bugs the HELL out of me, and some vignette upper right might be useful, but other than that this is 100% "GO" and I'll give it an 8.
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10/16/2013 07:16:41 PM
Pure Genius! Is this Alexkc?
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10/16/2013 06:58:48 PM
Very nice capture, what a story! You can't help but wonder what he is seeing when he looks at himself in the mirror..and how does he relate himself to the man in the picture. Very thought-provoking!
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10/16/2013 12:06:47 PM
Fits well for the title,lighting lacks period atmosphere.6.
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10/16/2013 12:48:40 AM
OOOOOO LOVE LOVE this!!!! BTY did I tell you how much I love this... AGAIN
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