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Challenge: Surrealism (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony DSC-F828
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Date: Mar 2, 2005
Aperture: 7.2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Abstract, Fashion
Date Uploaded: Mar 2, 2005

I almost didn't submit anything for this challenge. However, my sister invited me over for dinner and we spent about 30 minutes brainstorming what I could do for the surrealism challenge.

After our conversation, I noticed a really odd statue in her living room. It was two "half heads" with a hand holding up one of them. That's when the idea clicked. I told me sister to put her head behind one fo them and put her hand around the other head. She had just painted her apartment bright red. I messed around with her hair for a few minutes and hand placement. The rest is history. I think it turned out really good.

I did some global contrast adjustments and unsharp mask. That's about it. Cropped it and put it on a white background/border.

I usually have a pretty good idea how I will do in a competition. But for some reason, I have no idea what people will think of this. It's pretty abstract and surreal, if you ask me...but this crowd can be very unpredictable at times. Hopefully, I can score in the 25%...but it wouldn't surprise me if I ended up 50% or lower. We'll see what happens!

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 271
Avg (all users): 6.5279
Avg (commenters): 7.3500
Avg (participants): 6.4220
Avg (non-participants): 6.5709
Views since voting: 2421
Views during voting: 712
Votes: 377
Comments: 24
Favorites: 4 (view)


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03/16/2005 12:16:58 AM
Russel: congratulations on your 12th placing with this cool study.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2005 08:58:02 PM
Very impressive and so, so cool. Another bump.
03/15/2005 06:46:39 PM
really bugged out stuff here...good job
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03/15/2005 06:15:44 PM
thats a great found..composition almost elegant..its a real nice image
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03/15/2005 04:24:47 PM
interesting
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03/15/2005 03:53:43 PM
Great. Nice crop, good execution. The light might be softer. 10.
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03/15/2005 10:00:33 AM
i like it don't know why but i do
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03/15/2005 03:24:30 AM
love it .. should of went with a different background color
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03/14/2005 01:53:28 AM
I love the way you have incorperated the 3d artwork into your phote. Great!
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03/12/2005 10:24:18 AM
Wow--very engaging
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03/12/2005 05:25:15 AM
I´m giving this one 10+++ hope it is in top 5
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03/12/2005 02:02:01 AM
Unusual. I wouldn't have included the ring in it.
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03/11/2005 07:37:21 AM
I get it and I like this alot but I just don't like the siver hand where it is, it cluod up the photo. Perhaps if teh girls back was to the viewer, and you could see the face over the shoulder, and a hand a silver hand was on her back or ass, now that might show what you want. nice anyway.
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03/10/2005 06:49:33 PM
I love this picture. I hope it will do well. (10)
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03/10/2005 06:28:39 PM
I love this
03/10/2005 01:29:24 PM
good idea, well executed. fits the challenge well.
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03/10/2005 08:31:52 AM
Creepy. Well done. - 9
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03/09/2005 08:41:35 PM
nice way to work this sculpture into a photograph. good idea, and well executed!
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03/09/2005 01:14:56 PM
very surreal...great colors and composition
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03/09/2005 11:52:03 AM
TRULY strange. Conceptually this is really "surrealism" as I understand it. One of the relative few images that "gets it". Aesthetically, I feel like there's too much red area... 9 from me
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03/09/2005 11:47:42 AM
very nice / though would have been better with some silver on the arm (and without the ring)
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03/09/2005 03:27:23 AM
Hmm this is different and good looking. I liked it.
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03/09/2005 01:05:43 AM
This is a really cool shot, but I feel like the bare hand takes away from it.
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03/09/2005 12:16:26 AM
Very clever indeed. Love it.


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