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it's just part of office work
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mycelium


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Challenge: Illusions II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AD Aspherical IF for Canon
Location: San Jose, CA
Date: Aug 7, 2005
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.6 sec.
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Aug 7, 2005

focal length 39.00mm

here is my inspiration: //www.clubedoscandangos.blogger.com.br/vagina.jpg
the finger placement is better in that one, but there was no time to reshoot my own version.

color adjustments in PS/a fair amount of dodge&burn on background and hand. mouse cord lightened somewhat from black.

I wonder how this will be received

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post challenge - thank you all for the comments!

Statistics
Place: 22 out of 127
Avg (all users): 6.3033
Avg (commenters): 7.7101
Avg (participants): 6.0930
Avg (non-participants): 6.3879
Views since voting: 14112
Views during voting: 1361
Votes: 300
Comments: 128
Favorites: 46 (view)


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09/26/2009 01:33:40 PM
HA HA
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11/01/2006 02:07:32 PM
Great shot, I am going to have to try this one out sometime. :)
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08/28/2006 08:05:10 PM
Well, it's been a few months since someone commended you, so I'll pile on. :)

I'm impressed that you thought of using the thumbnail as the hook to then fool people with the full-size one. I don't think any of the other illusions depended on that difference.
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05/09/2006 06:54:11 PM
This is great :-)
Thank you so much for sharing.
I took a look at the inspiration and yours is much better.
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04/04/2006 12:55:24 AM
that's a great shot...i just kept staring at the thumbnail...couldn't figure it out!!!
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12/19/2005 02:06:08 PM
the transition from thumbnail to fullsize is awesome. The former something you did not expect to see at DPC and the latter "just part of office work". Fabulous.
The illusion is excellent
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11/09/2005 10:15:33 PM
My jaw dropped when I saw the thumbnail!!! Very creative, gave me a good laugh.
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10/23/2005 07:34:02 PM
Well done, I'll have to try this one myself.
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09/06/2005 12:31:37 PM
brilliant-so creative, def makes one look twice!
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09/04/2005 05:55:07 PM
Wow...I just caught this by seeing the thumbnail version in someone's comments section. I totally missed it during the challenge. Nice.
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08/29/2005 09:31:03 PM
definitately worth a double or even triple take. very well done
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08/23/2005 10:47:06 AM
Very clever! - works better as a thumbnail though!
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08/22/2005 06:15:09 PM
This is underrated, and should have placed higher! Very, very well done!
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08/20/2005 10:58:06 PM
Okay, little mushroom who's increasing his territory daily, this one is sure well worth checking out. Sorry I didn't get around to voting on that Challenge or you'd have bumped up another 100th of a percentage point or two.

Great to see you today, Mycelium. Glad your car was still in place.

Alice
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08/17/2005 01:50:50 PM
What... where's the illusion WHAT IS THE ILLUSION!!!
08/15/2005 09:28:23 AM
Originally posted by graphicfunk:

I expected this image to have been at least a top 5. By far this is the most creative entry in this challenge!


How is reproduction of another's photograph "creative?" I have absolutely no problem with polishing and advancing the work of another, this is progress (and mycelium's shot is better than the original.) But of all the adjectives graphicfunk could have used, "original" is one of lesser accuracy.
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08/15/2005 08:54:50 AM
Yep, should've placed higher. Interesting that only the blue ribbon winner had more votes of 10 in this challenge.
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08/15/2005 08:26:24 AM
I expected this image to have been at least a top 5. By far this is the most creative entry in this challenge!
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08/15/2005 08:22:35 AM
well done,unfortunately i didn't look at it as a thumbnail, I feel a bit stupid now, very clever
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08/15/2005 03:24:48 AM
This is absolutely brilliant. I will never touch my mouse the same way again! :-))
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08/15/2005 03:12:52 AM
No illusion here. It was clear from the thumbnail itself!
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08/15/2005 02:26:37 AM
I really thought you should have a ribbon!!!
Not even in the top 10????

Too bad. It was worth a top 3!!
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08/15/2005 01:57:36 AM
considering my experience, my comments probably dont mean much...BUT this is pure, unadulterated genius..
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08/15/2005 01:51:43 AM
Much better than the photo that inspired you! Congrats!
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08/15/2005 01:39:21 AM
oh man, 22nd? undue low votes if you ask me. how is it worth so little? even if you dont like whats in the photo you have to at least respect the fact that such a beautifully composed and exposed photo deserves more than 1 or 2... but hey, i can understand what it feels like

Message edited by author 2005-08-15 01:39:43.
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08/15/2005 12:50:49 AM
I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS DIDN'T RIBBON!!! This should have AT LEAST got in the top 10. great job
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08/15/2005 12:46:39 AM
Aw, I thought for sure this would ATLEAST get top five. The creativity, and humor are a breath of fresh air, if you ask me.
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08/15/2005 12:43:02 AM
one of the most creative and best entries, would have loved to see this in the top 10. How can anyone rate this 1,2, 3 or even a 4? mindboggling!
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08/15/2005 12:26:17 AM
Heh, not a bad finish. I gave it one of my highest scores. Congrats.
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08/15/2005 12:20:28 AM
I thought this one was excellent...very creative...good work.
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08/15/2005 12:10:33 AM
Great idea, and shot.
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08/15/2005 12:08:44 AM
The only reason it didn't ribbon is because of what it made the illusion to...this was an excellent well shot photo....*shaking my head*
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08/15/2005 12:05:00 AM
Robbed of a ribbon, My favorite for sure..
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/14/2005 11:58:27 PM
Wicked brilliant idea!
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08/14/2005 06:14:51 PM
genius! bet you get LOADS of views ;)
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08/14/2005 06:02:57 PM
Your is the only picture where you see something different in the thumbnail vs. the full picture. I like it. Up'd my vote after further review!
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08/14/2005 06:01:38 PM
I have to say....excellent illusion....some DPC'ers may get annoyed...but I think this is very well excuted! 10
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08/14/2005 05:37:41 PM
Got my attention-
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08/14/2005 02:58:41 PM
This is a beautifuly shot photo and the colour is good, I like the tones which compliment each other very well. However i think i am missing the point of the illusion!
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08/14/2005 07:39:22 AM
I like this!
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08/14/2005 02:22:21 AM
most creative pic in this challenge, a favorite, a 10 and i truely hope, a ribbon.
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08/14/2005 01:04:48 AM
something sexual going on here? or at least appears that way at a glance
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08/13/2005 02:20:28 PM
this is such a brilliant idea !!
works even better from a distance
lovely tone too
def my winner in this challenge and beyond
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08/13/2005 08:53:41 AM
don't see an illuson in this one at all and the color cast in the photo is very distracting
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08/12/2005 08:37:39 PM
it takes a person with an inventive, creative mind to think of this...awesome depiction of a woman masterbating ! 10...hope you win !
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08/12/2005 05:00:05 PM
This is actually a very nice image! I love the overall tonality of it including how the nail color matches the little wheel! Even the square crop works in this instance when often it looks awkward or forced. I don't see an illusion though and for that reason can not give it as high a score as I would like...
TC
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08/12/2005 10:35:20 AM
hmm...i guess I don't get the illusion here?
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08/12/2005 07:54:47 AM
This shot is fantastic! It totally fooled me! It wasn't until I enlarged it that I realized what I was looking at. Great shot!
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08/12/2005 02:31:00 AM
Don't see how this is an illusion...
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08/12/2005 01:50:18 AM
looks a bit falic as a thumbnail. intended?
08/12/2005 12:36:58 AM
Simply genial
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08/12/2005 12:15:26 AM
What a nice little surprise this one is. First class illusion and a great image also
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08/11/2005 10:08:00 PM
sorry it's an idea copied on the internet i saw this image long time ago... no originality at all... 1
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08/11/2005 09:18:16 PM
This is cool - the thumbnail version looks erotic. 7
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08/11/2005 07:26:26 PM
w0w! now THAT is an illusion haha. from the thumbnail it looks very adult orientated. lol good job
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08/11/2005 06:15:56 PM
Clever!!
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08/11/2005 02:12:30 PM
Interesting, love the tone treatment.
//www.cafepress.com/byrongates
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08/11/2005 12:29:25 PM
It's a very good effect, great imagination.
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08/11/2005 08:59:51 AM
hubby got all excited on this thumbnail(heehee) i love it. perfect thumbnail illusion! 10
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08/11/2005 08:15:24 AM
This is an unbelievably sexy picture. Love the coloring and toning. I guess the illusion here is not with the image, but with the statement you are making about the "requirements" of women working in an office setting(?). I think it could be a tad sharper, especially on the tips of the fingers. Still, very well done and high score given.
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08/11/2005 03:53:27 AM
thats great!
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08/11/2005 02:56:26 AM
Daring.
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08/11/2005 12:34:16 AM
Cleverly done. The thumbnail looks like. Um...... well, you know.

I like the complimentary colors. Nice use of filters. Good one.
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08/10/2005 11:55:03 PM
lol, AWESOME!
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08/10/2005 11:51:29 PM
Still making me laugh every time I see the thumbnail, bravo, wonderful Illusion :)
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08/10/2005 11:47:01 PM
This is one of the most erotic photos I have ever seen. Nicely done sublimital messages comming through loud and clear
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08/10/2005 11:35:36 PM
Great...likely the winner
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08/10/2005 07:58:46 PM
A very clever image because it has that instant fool you delivery. Very adroit and executed like a pro.
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08/10/2005 07:53:36 PM
Looking at the thumbnail I get it. Great creativity. 9
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08/10/2005 04:21:23 PM
OMG, that's funny. It really does look like...well...
Either way, the cord really adds to it, giving the illusion of the legs, and I like how all the colors match. ~10~ for incredible creativity, humor, and picture quality. Well done, and good luck :-)
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08/10/2005 03:15:10 PM
good exposure, creates a very good ilusion....congratulations..nice work
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08/10/2005 02:01:07 PM
This may not necessarily be an illusion but it raises interesting similes.

I like the outcome, and the thumb-nail is very risqué..

Great shot
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08/10/2005 07:27:10 AM
actually more effective in the thumbnail. ;-) ;-) nudge nudge
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08/10/2005 06:27:44 AM
you're sooo naughty. brilliant
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08/09/2005 10:35:03 PM
Good one! That was funny!!
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08/09/2005 09:41:44 PM
Woah.. I didnt get the illusion at first - but became apparent after looking at the thumbnail. Bumping up!
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08/09/2005 07:45:18 PM
Excellent! Eyecatching, provokative, and a brilliant illusion. I can easilly see this on the wall of a gallery. Brilliant, 10
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08/09/2005 06:49:08 PM
10---
What a thumbnaill--
;)
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08/09/2005 05:54:27 PM
This is so clever! The thumbnail looks X-rated and the full size pic perfectly innocent... Very creative illusion, I bet it's got lots of views!
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08/09/2005 04:23:06 PM
this definitely caught my eye :) good job!
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08/09/2005 03:23:37 PM
Hmmmm - just no comment LOL
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08/09/2005 02:20:28 PM
well i dont know, either i got a sick mind because when that picture showed up it gave me one image in my head, so that makes it an illusiong good color and clarity, after the voting let me know if it is what i think its sapposed to be,
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08/09/2005 01:34:13 PM
hahahaha!
I'm sure you're getting tons of comments on this one. So simple, yet so risqué.
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08/09/2005 11:41:49 AM
Pretty darn creative. I'll never look at my mouse the same.
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08/09/2005 10:46:50 AM
I bet you will recieve a lot of comments on this one..
Realy great how you did this.
My favourite illusion!!!!
Keep up the good work.
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08/09/2005 10:18:00 AM
Now that is really suggestive.
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08/09/2005 08:53:48 AM
Especially the thumb (the photo thumb, not the hand) is tricksy.
Original, well done!
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08/09/2005 06:35:25 AM
You have pulled this one off beautifully. Very subtle. Good one!
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08/09/2005 04:17:56 AM
That is awesone!!!
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08/09/2005 04:04:35 AM
Well, my wife says it's a bit tasteless, but I like it hehe. I have seen this image floating around on the web before though. You have copied it very well.
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08/09/2005 03:09:14 AM
Damn I had to look at that twice lol. Great imagination
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08/09/2005 02:40:26 AM
First time I scored this, I noticed the wheel on the mouse matched the fingernails. This time I looked at the thumbnail and it took on a whole new image. LOL - I assume this is what you were going for. I have an idea who this is, but won't say for fear of being wrong and getting into some hot water. ;-)
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08/09/2005 02:02:53 AM
I'm sure the "decency police" will get you for this one, but I think it is a brilliant image and it fits the theme perfectly. Superb execution on the idea. Well done!
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08/09/2005 01:26:16 AM
At a thumbnail preview, this looks like something else. I had to do a double take so that's a good thing :) No. I'm not going to tell you what ran in my <dirty> mind :)
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08/08/2005 11:45:00 PM
wow. outstanding work...
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08/08/2005 11:22:03 PM
brilliant, nice nail color also
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08/08/2005 11:14:48 PM
I didn't get it until I saw the the thumbnail..... Very very clever. It needed to be perfectly executed to pull it off and you did!
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08/08/2005 10:13:43 PM
Hands down the best picture of the challenge. Not only does this REALLY grab the attention of the viewer, but it instantly conveys a sense of illusion just by using an ordinary everday item. I REALLY hope that people do not vote this down due to the context. 10+++
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08/08/2005 09:51:49 PM
Very erotic in a sick office way! Good job! 8
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08/08/2005 09:10:13 PM
haha, that is clever!!
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08/08/2005 08:32:04 PM
hummina hummina humina
10
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08/08/2005 07:58:21 PM
hmmmm.... do you see this in everything? lol. nicely presented and a good eye for... well seeing stuff
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08/08/2005 06:55:09 PM
as i was looking through the thumbnails at work i almost crapped my pants cause i thought this was a you know what!!!! wtg, very creative thinking.
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08/08/2005 06:51:32 PM
In the thumbnail size, this picture looked a lot different, if you know what I mean. Interesting color and composition.
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08/08/2005 06:32:44 PM
My hubby says this is a ten...
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08/08/2005 06:13:54 PM
this is a wonderful shot for illusions 10
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08/08/2005 06:02:32 PM
lol great picture!
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08/08/2005 05:25:32 PM
Had to take a double take. Great Idea
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08/08/2005 05:01:23 PM
Very nicely composed shot. Love the tones.
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08/08/2005 03:31:50 PM
Good color, good detail, nice lighting.
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08/08/2005 01:14:51 PM
old
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08/08/2005 12:36:09 PM
This is a great one ..... I love the warm colors ! The thumbnail gives an incredible illusion ....
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08/08/2005 12:24:12 PM
haha, GREAT shot. Definitely did a triple take on the thumbnail. Would score a 10.
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08/08/2005 11:20:23 AM
Wow! That's erotic and a half! Can we call it techno-erotic? Or maybe geekporn? Fantastic tones and very nicely done!
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08/08/2005 11:08:16 AM
Disgustingly genius.
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08/08/2005 10:12:49 AM
omg, lol
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08/08/2005 10:00:52 AM
funny...
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08/08/2005 09:24:08 AM
The most erotic, non-erotic picture I've ever seen!
It's a totally different picture from the thumbnail, but then I get so see the thumbnail image in my head. This is awesome! Love the tones on this shot!!!!
You did an amazing job! 10 from me
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08/08/2005 07:13:58 AM
My favorite!
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08/08/2005 06:16:43 AM
What can I say? It's one hell of an illusion!
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08/08/2005 02:18:05 AM
thats nasty
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08/08/2005 02:09:12 AM
Provocative, creative, sharp, unique. The list could fill a page! Congrats on a REALLY HIGH finish (I'm predicting)
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08/08/2005 02:03:21 AM
Hmmmm. It took me a while to figure out what the illusion was. Until I backed out and looked at the thmbnail. Naughty naughty!!
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08/08/2005 01:29:48 AM
this was the first thumb i saw and i gasped! It is *extremely* effective as a thumb, it totally fools the eye (or maybe its just my gutter mind haha) . I'd give you extra points for being naughty, but i've run out of them haha.
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08/08/2005 01:24:38 AM
well now.. there's something my daughter would do... paint the mouse's roller to match hers.... well done... love the tones here too..
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08/08/2005 01:22:35 AM
wow
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08/08/2005 01:09:55 AM
It's better than the original.
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08/08/2005 12:55:43 AM
lol... brilliant! what an idea, and perfectly shot... haha
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