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Challenge: Art of 2016 (Standard Editing*)
Collection: 2016
Camera: Nikon D750
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Date: Nov 17, 2016
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2017

I really have no explanation for this.

[Jan. 23rd, 2017 11:44:01 AM]

I still don't know what this is.

But I was determined to enter the art challenge. However, in looking back over my work this last year, it was mostly for assignments, which were the opposite of art. Except for one assignment, where I was creating a composite. This was part of it.

And it struck me that in some undefinable way, this was "art". Because it is absurd. And yes, Paul, because a part of me feels that more often than not, the debates on what is and isn't art are absurd.

Each of us defines art through our own sensibilities, and often find it in the most unexpected places. For me, the quacking shadow says it all.

Statistics
Place: 23 out of 150
Avg (all users): 6.0874
Avg (commenters): 7.7059
Avg (participants): 6.1875
Avg (non-participants): 5.7391
Views since voting: 257
Views during voting: 239
Votes: 103
Comments: 20
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/25/2017 11:04:44 AM
This was one of my prefered; I can't see it out of the top ten
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01/25/2017 10:04:43 AM
i really liked this :) agree with don's comment.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/24/2017 11:17:03 PM
this is funny. You're almost raising Dali from the dead.
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01/24/2017 10:56:12 PM
OK, this one stopped me in my tracks. And, made me smile. Love the leg and phantom leg. Was this a tragic self-timer captured accident. I love it.
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01/24/2017 10:06:43 PM
and remind me to wash my feet before the next one
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01/24/2017 09:11:34 PM
outrageous, in your face. bump
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01/24/2017 01:24:57 PM
Great artistic humor. Love the gritty feet, lol.
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01/24/2017 01:24:54 PM
You don't always have to get something to appreciate it.
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01/24/2017 11:55:23 AM
Invert the image and we have a 'J'. This is so you!

Fantastic colours.

[It was an 8 from me.]
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01/24/2017 09:57:49 AM
This is great!
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01/24/2017 02:59:55 AM
Beautiful in so many ways.

Back to bump. Best in show.
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01/23/2017 06:47:34 PM
Oh the absurdity! the dirty foot makes the shot for me, spinning imaginary tales of drunken dancing with reckless abandon at parties that go too late but end too early!
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01/23/2017 01:25:15 PM
Rather silly ;)
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01/23/2017 12:41:08 PM
perfect timing.. great shadow!
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01/22/2017 02:12:47 PM
Ha! I love it.
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01/21/2017 11:49:59 PM
Love the puzzle and the shadow! Thank you!
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01/21/2017 06:57:12 PM
this is almost amazing! i mean.
it is amazing. and i love that i don't know why i think it's amazing.
i love the awkwardness of it all.
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01/21/2017 10:37:28 AM
Well this is great fun. It looks like it's either a considered piece of slightly subversive photo-art vaguely within the genre of Cindy Sherman, or a mischievous piss-take about the gullibility of the arty crowd, daring them to swallow the bait and take it seriously. Of the two, I hope it's the latter. Whichever of the two it's definitely art, but rather more so if it's of the piss-take variety. That would be wickedly funny, and certainly legitimate art via the back door route. In case you don't speak Anglo-English, piss-take is a perfectly acceptable term for an ironic balloon-busting prick (with a pin, or other suitable skewer). If it's merely the former Cindy Sherman type however, it's still pretty interesting and engaging. Not exactly in the Banksy league of urban subversion, as it's only moderately original and has no overt context, but if you were to make a giant stencil of it, and climb up on the Stature of Liberty by night and stencil it 30 feet high onto her bosom, it'd become fabulously transgressive art. So if you are not taking the piss, then I hope you are preparing the stencil right now. Thank you.
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01/21/2017 08:53:48 AM
I can't put my finger on who this reminds me of.
My first thought was Cindy Sherman but I'm sure it is someone else.
Anyhow, there are some great subtle details here. The seemingly dirty foot. The spotlight. The obviously strange fall ... or dance ... or, dream. FOr being so simple, it is well worth a long look.
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01/21/2017 02:39:02 AM
those who wear them are like the Kamikaze good shot and idea
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