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Challenge: Surrealism (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A70
Location: Living room
Date: Mar 8, 2005
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: auto
Shutter: 0.6
Galleries: Black and White, Studio
Date Uploaded: Mar 8, 2005

Stuck on b&w picture of my eye and posed in front of part of a painting my wife made. Lit with spotlight with pillowcase covering it.

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 271
Avg (all users): 6.4518
Avg (commenters): 7.7083
Avg (participants): 6.3727
Avg (non-participants): 6.4862
Views since voting: 2085
Views during voting: 718
Votes: 363
Comments: 32
Favorites: 0


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10/11/2007 03:03:04 PM
I like this collage!
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06/15/2006 12:24:11 AM
Hey dude, have you tried to use the pillowcase as a large diffuser?

Try this:

Get a big clear bag (suitable for the size of the pillowcase), inflate with air and tie off.

Place it inside the pillowcase with the tie on the side so the light can enter unobstruted, but the light that exits forwards also doesn't get affected..

This should make the light source even larger and softer.

and weaker of course :)

good creativity!
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06/06/2006 06:53:57 PM
This photo is most definatly surreal. Totally crazy! I wonder about the color version, but the black and white is awesome as well.
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03/16/2005 07:27:43 AM
Wow...thanks for all the positive comments! I really didn't expect to place in the top 20--my highest ever! It was way cool to have people reference Dali, who is probably my favorite surrealist.
I'm glad my wife suggested I incorporate part of her painting as a background. I wish I had brightened the image some, though.

Message edited by author 2005-03-16 10:28:24.
03/16/2005 12:17:48 AM
david; this is good and funny. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2005 10:47:46 PM
A perfect surreal shot, should ribbon, 10 from me
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03/15/2005 01:27:30 PM
Very imaginative
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03/15/2005 10:20:35 AM
surreal. right on!!
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03/15/2005 08:10:31 AM
This is probably the most "artsy" photo of the group. I don't have many synapses on that side of my brain, so I'm not a good judge for this photo. However, I do like the setup, and I think that you meet the challenge very well. good luck.
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03/15/2005 03:17:40 AM
Nice effort
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03/14/2005 05:48:25 PM
def surreal..cows are kool..simple means ..max results
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03/13/2005 02:26:23 PM
way odd and surreal -- one of my favorites this challenge
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03/12/2005 10:55:02 PM
A fine example of surrealism, presumably just before the cow jumped over the loon. I'd love to see this in vivid color. Now seek help. 8
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03/11/2005 10:20:59 PM
salvador is that you
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03/11/2005 01:49:53 PM
well thought out....8
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03/10/2005 09:27:23 PM
How this is Surrealism! Great composition and style. I would've wished for some better lighting on the model and cow, which would've made for some even better surrealism. Nice job. 8
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03/10/2005 04:31:43 PM
Finally... a surreal picture!
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03/10/2005 02:44:09 PM
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Message edited by author 2005-04-08 23:47:04.
03/10/2005 12:46:38 PM
fits the challenge very well. 7
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03/10/2005 08:26:30 AM
Definitely surreal. Well done. Reflection on head in upper right distracts. - 7
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03/10/2005 07:33:34 AM
Wow, you've really nailed surrealism in the traditional sense. Not necessarily my favourite image here, but you could almost throw this in one of the painting style PS filters and pass this off as a Dali.

Great job.
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03/10/2005 06:09:17 AM
Spot on topic wise! Excellent. 9. (Did not like the glistening reflection on the forehead)
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03/10/2005 05:11:38 AM
"I do, I do I do...I do...!!
03/10/2005 12:24:33 AM
face and eye ok backgrnd not
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03/09/2005 08:15:59 PM
Very surrealistic, indeed. The black and white seems to work perfectly on this shot. Very good job. congratulations.
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03/09/2005 07:30:39 PM
strange
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03/09/2005 03:48:27 PM
nice shot.
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03/09/2005 03:35:16 PM
Clever!
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03/09/2005 03:31:00 PM
yes Yes YES!!! Hopefully a ribbon. At least surrealism is an excuse for making this photo huh?
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03/09/2005 04:16:31 AM
wow thats a nice one!!! nice idea! very artistic!! i like it..
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03/09/2005 01:11:24 AM
Very nice and quite impressive image. I would have called it, "Kiss" lol Good work. Bumping up.
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03/09/2005 01:06:45 AM
Very good idea. Definitely says surrealism to me. I like the composition. It seems kind of dark though, losing a lot of detail that would make it "pop" more IMO. B/w could still work, maybe raising brightness and/or contrast would help?
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