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Challenge: Fantasy World (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: room
Date: Jun 19, 2005
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 8 secs
Galleries: Nude, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jun 19, 2005

The soul escaping from the body into a world unknown.

Eight second exposure, left hand controlling light for double exposure effect i.e. put light on for a few seconds, put light off, move into new position, put light on, put light off.

I wasnt really going for any particular style but I am kinda surprised at how much it does bear my 'style'. I wish i didnt have the profile of my face in the photo as a few people might recognize me but it ended up being the best outtake.

Update:
Thanks!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 151
Avg (all users): 6.9617
Avg (commenters): 8.5758
Avg (participants): 6.7241
Avg (non-participants): 7.1014
Views since voting: 17097
Views during voting: 567
Votes: 235
Comments: 68
Favorites: 30 (view)


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07/02/2005 08:25:56 AM
thanks for the explanation. good job, well planned and expertly executed.
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07/02/2005 08:08:03 AM
and look at the amount of idiots that rated it a 6 - seems the rating system in this place is abused as with most systems. ban public voting tbh!
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06/28/2005 05:03:21 PM
This is beautiful! i can't believe you have not won a blue before! Congrats you deserve it!
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06/28/2005 12:17:32 PM
Congrats! Nico.
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06/28/2005 01:56:17 AM
Very nice Nico...you really have a talent!
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06/27/2005 05:29:32 PM
The more I look at this image, the more I like it. Awesome.
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06/27/2005 04:58:06 PM
My6 pick for the blue this challenge! Congratulations on wonderful work as usual, you have a great knowledge of lighting and a beautiful sense of composition.
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06/27/2005 12:08:17 PM
Amazing shot - ingenious and a well-deserved blue.
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06/27/2005 09:23:44 AM
Nothing like this in this challenge. A moving image with masterful use of the double exposure, since it is not overdone, and employed more as a strong suggestion. Congratulations on your well deserved blue.
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06/27/2005 08:47:08 AM
Congrats! WELL deserved blue! Fantastic work!
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06/27/2005 08:32:17 AM
congratulations nick, very well done!
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06/27/2005 06:15:36 AM
Congrats! Great image. Didn't have too much time look or vote on these images...my loss.
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06/27/2005 05:39:06 AM
wow, veryyyyyyyyyy cool :)
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06/27/2005 03:56:15 AM
Nico - congratulations! Awesome shot!
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06/27/2005 03:51:35 AM
Well done Nick. Great idea, well deserved blue ribbon.
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06/27/2005 01:58:26 AM
Nick, you are truly a genius!
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06/27/2005 01:54:30 AM
Well done!
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06/27/2005 01:46:27 AM
Inspiring.. Thanks for sharing your art with us.
Congrats on your first of many more Blues

Karen
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06/27/2005 01:26:54 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved blue!!! It was long overdue!!!
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06/27/2005 01:18:42 AM
nice work nico.
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06/27/2005 01:16:44 AM
Way to go, Nick!
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06/27/2005 12:22:01 AM
Big congrats on your blue ribbon, Nico! Wonderful image!
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06/27/2005 12:21:22 AM
Congrats on 1st place! Love your photo, excellant!
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06/27/2005 12:20:08 AM
congrats on the blue!...an excelent photograph!
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06/27/2005 12:07:30 AM
Congrats on the well-deserved blue. I was starting to think you should change your name to nico_red, but now your ribbon collection is complete!
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06/27/2005 12:07:15 AM
Nico Blue's got the blue... Nice.
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06/27/2005 12:05:41 AM
Oh! That's beautiful. Congratulations on a well deserved win.
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06/27/2005 12:02:04 AM
Congratulations!!! I had this as one of my favorites of the challenge. Well done and so original!
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06/27/2005 12:01:58 AM
nice.
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06/27/2005 12:01:47 AM
i knew it!
congrats
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06/27/2005 12:01:39 AM
Cool shot, congrats on the blue!
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06/27/2005 12:01:17 AM
Simply gorgeous well done on your ribbon :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/26/2005 09:49:57 PM
Woohoo for Nico Blue!
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06/26/2005 07:24:57 PM
This is not the first time this idea has been done, but it is the best execution of it I've seen. The composition, the lighting and the two poses of the subject are all perfect & make a very impressive photograph. "Fantasy World" is perhaps not the perfect fit as a theme for this image (by that I mean there are themes like Death or Darkness that would be even better), but for an entry this good I think you were justified in going for it anyway. 9
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06/25/2005 04:03:58 AM
amazingly well done!
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06/24/2005 10:46:04 PM
one of my favorites in the challenge, 9
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06/24/2005 05:37:45 PM
Beautifully lit. Very interesting idea.
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06/24/2005 01:30:32 AM
Great shot!
Both poses are perfectly done and fit extremely well together!
Lighting gives this picture a out of this world mood.
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06/24/2005 12:41:35 AM
Holy smokes that is an amazing photo!!!
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06/23/2005 07:57:42 PM
Well done, good lighting and shadow effects.
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06/23/2005 03:46:06 PM
wow--this is great--astro projection--fabulous
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06/22/2005 07:58:53 PM
Good idea! Very well executed and definitely dreamlike 'n surreal enough to be something out of a fantasy world. My only criticisms would be the crop/composition, feels like there's something wrong but I'm not sure what. Also, the hotspot on the face detracts very slightly, but it isn't obvious at first so it's extremely minor.

Congrats on your original and creative entry to this challenge, I know how difficult these can be to execute.

Good luck for the challenge!

Alex (7)
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06/22/2005 11:31:24 AM
WOW Absolutely flawless... Beautiful job. Has to be a blue ribbon WINNER! (10)
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06/22/2005 10:47:07 AM
Love your interpretation!
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06/21/2005 10:45:47 PM
Very cool effect here. I'd love to know how you did this! 10 and good luck.
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06/21/2005 10:34:56 PM
Nice work creating and capturing this image.
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06/21/2005 02:25:53 PM
wow, love this photo. great fantasy submission. 9
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06/21/2005 12:52:47 PM
This is my favorite by far. I love the composition, the lighting, everything. Congrats!
06/21/2005 09:54:57 AM
Really cool. I like this.
06/21/2005 02:56:14 AM
One of the best so far. Great work.
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06/20/2005 10:27:41 PM
creative shot. i'm curious as to your aesthetic reasoning for keeping so much negative space above.
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06/20/2005 10:08:17 PM
I'm feeling top 10 here! Excellant!
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06/20/2005 10:04:37 PM
The artistry of nico_blue. great work my friend. Your lighting is always above par.
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06/20/2005 09:31:27 PM
beautifully done!
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06/20/2005 06:26:06 PM
Creative way to meet the challenge. Like your idea very much. Not so sure about the execution, though. I Like the line of the body, and the light and shadows on it. But, the soul departing doens't quite do it. It looks like somebody sitting on the edge of the bed. Regardless, I'm impressed with what you tried here. 7
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06/20/2005 04:43:49 PM
Stunning...stunning...STUNNING!...OMG...this is...this is....just so stunning! I'm at a loss for words...so I'll just say how extremely creative this is...exquisite lighting, completely ethereal...this better get a ribbon.
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06/20/2005 01:05:08 PM
Now this looks like out of a horror movie! Greatly achieved effect!
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06/20/2005 11:20:33 AM
Oh my! Very sensual. 10
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06/20/2005 11:11:28 AM
Really nice shot.
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06/20/2005 10:47:42 AM
Very interesting photo. Well done!
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06/20/2005 10:46:48 AM
Ohmygoodness. . . this is so incredible. AMAZING job!!!!!! 10
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06/20/2005 09:14:58 AM
This one gets the BLUE for me. Tremendous idea and perfect execution.
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06/20/2005 04:13:57 AM
Good ghostly image here. I wish that the ghosty image had the same 'ghostiness' from the head to the arm. On second contemplation, maybe you were trying to show the light causing the true ethereal nature of the ghost to be revealed while the arm in darkness continues the 'reality' of the dream.
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06/20/2005 03:57:55 AM
Awesome- Awesome-
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06/20/2005 01:51:52 AM
Very interesting! Love the "leaving the body." The lighting is totally cool.
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06/20/2005 01:39:59 AM
Wow! Terrific work.
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06/20/2005 12:58:31 AM
wow, blue??? I hope so.
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06/20/2005 12:24:07 AM
nico_blue ? you seem to be experimenting a lot with lighting and shutter speeds these days..
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