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Challenge: Surrealism (Basic Editing III)
Collection: People
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Edmonds, Wa
Date: Mar 5, 2005
Aperture: F/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2.8 sec
Galleries: Humorous, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 6, 2005

I took an action figure that's about 4 inches tall from the "Sam and Twitch" series, used 4 light sources and converted it to B/W with color mixer. Some argue that's it's someone else's original art. True, but I was just studying lighting and thought it looked cool. The original figure looks alot different in color.

Statistics
Place: 33 out of 271
Avg (all users): 5.9838
Avg (commenters): 7.6500
Avg (participants): 5.7288
Avg (non-participants): 6.1032
Views since voting: 2160
Views during voting: 841
Votes: 370
Comments: 26
Favorites: 1 (view)


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08/10/2005 11:00:39 AM
I like the idea and, by the way, awsome charcter!
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03/16/2005 05:19:56 PM
How was it done......????
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03/16/2005 10:57:50 AM
I Love it...
Had I been able to log on last week, I would have given it a 9! Really great. I do find myself questioning the lighting balance though... Wonder if it might have poped more with as a high-key photo, or a bit more contrast range... ie, a whiter white in the highlights and a deeper black in the shadow, more depth of shadow in the floor area, and wall behind. Yes I know that you would have lost a bit more of the detail in the blacks beneath the hand... but I still wonder if that loss might have been worth the PoP!

Just my thoughts, and still I love it... Wish I could have it for my twin son's room... They'd get a kick out of a print like this!

Kudos!
ginette
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2005 02:59:47 PM
Excellent picture.
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03/15/2005 02:53:10 PM
I could swear I've seen this before. As a painting. This has been validated so...
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03/15/2005 01:01:37 PM
Very unique. I really love what you've done here. 10
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03/15/2005 07:56:12 AM
Looks like one of the gangster characters from the most recent Dick Tracy movie. I'll definitely come back to read what/who this is. Good job.
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03/14/2005 05:37:51 PM
Althought the character is quite cool... A Mcfarlane toy is hardly surreal in itself. 3
03/14/2005 12:14:13 AM
LOLOL that's one scary looking dude!
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03/13/2005 09:01:00 AM
I don't like surrealism, but still try to vote on some> I can definitely get the feel here. Gret job! 10
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03/12/2005 10:49:16 PM
I don't know how you did this, but it's gotta WIN!!!! I keep coming back to look at this.
Unfortunately, I can't go above 10 !!
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03/12/2005 10:03:06 PM
To me, this appears to be more "about" a surreal statue or figurine than a surreal photo of something. In other words, somebody's artwork is doing ALL of the work. I suspect that'll make a difference to many voters.
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03/12/2005 02:41:50 PM
Great stufff, you could make a whole comic book out of this guy
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03/12/2005 02:03:11 PM
Overall a touch dark (I don't think it's my monitor calibration but it could be) but an excellent image. Very intriguing, has a cartoon feel about it. Just want to zoom in and see more detail! 8
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03/10/2005 10:15:49 AM
Hmmm thats just creepy! I dont really think a guy who looks like this could be a bodygaurd, but imaging though. I like the black and white and the ciggerettes hanging out of his mouth.
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03/10/2005 08:29:54 AM
I won't be messing with you. - 9
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03/10/2005 12:35:35 AM
stop smoking, a toothpick wd b better.
Is this your granddad, poor grandma!
he must have eaten her. Christ what an ugly bstd.
If u made this one up you should win.
10
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03/09/2005 07:22:08 PM
Like it a lot
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03/09/2005 02:35:55 PM
Pretty cool. BUT it apparantly is a violation of the Subject Matter basic editing rules, the , and I quote:

"Subject matter must comply with the DPChallenge Terms of Use. The following are additional restrictions on subject matter:


Artwork: Literal photographic representations of existing works of art (including your own) are not considered acceptable submissions, however creative depictions or interpretations are permissible. This includes, but is not limited to paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, computer artwork, computer monitors, and televisions. A literal representation is one which is composed in such a way as to compel the voter to rate only the work of art represented and not the artistic decisions made by the photographer (e.g., lighting, composition, background elements, etc)"
03/09/2005 12:43:27 PM
that's an unedited photo?
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03/09/2005 12:10:13 PM
Beautiful lighting of a very well sulpted figure. Sam & Twitch rule, so do this photo! 10
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03/09/2005 11:04:04 AM
I don't have a clue how you did this, but it is a fine photo. I think making it B&W instead of giving it the typical surreal pastels takes away a little bit of 'punch' from the image but it still rates very high for me.

Good work!
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03/09/2005 11:03:31 AM
sorry, i don't see surreal in this photo.
03/09/2005 07:38:02 AM
Very nice! Love the black and white and the shape. 8
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03/09/2005 04:18:32 AM
on no this is hilarious! love the hair
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03/09/2005 01:41:24 AM
What is it? a ClayFigurine? neatly done.
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