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The Daughter of Man, Ode to René Magritte
The Daughter of Man, Ode to René Magritte

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Faceless Portrait (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Studio
Date: Oct 8, 2006
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80th
Galleries: Portraiture, Traditional Art
Date Uploaded: Oct 8, 2006

I had another shot with a hoodie, but it wasn't as creative. I came up with idea on the last night, so I hurried up to execute it.

My wife attached an apple to the ceiling with a string and tack. I set up two lights, and my sky background. Then I carefully framed her and the apple.

Post: Edited the string out, and fixed the background a little. Curves, Hue/saturation, etc.

Place: 94 out of 185
Avg (all users): 5.5556
Avg (commenters): 6.4000
Avg (participants): 5.4471
Avg (non-participants): 5.6260
Views since voting: 1181
Views during voting: 472
Votes: 216
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/15/2006 10:06:50 PM
i sooo thought about doing this, but a better opportunity came about. Plus it doesn't help when you're a girl, but you know that. Props for doing this, I just wish more of the face was hidden. 8
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10/15/2006 10:04:49 PM
Very well done.
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10/15/2006 04:49:29 AM
For a second there I thought I was going to get through the voting without seeing a Magritte type shot. Nicely executed.
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10/13/2006 06:17:26 AM
Quite funny shot :) Interesting.
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10/12/2006 09:42:45 AM
I probably ought to know who René Magritte is.
It's an OK image but the expanse of black with the shadow detail blown really bugs me.
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10/11/2006 09:37:04 PM
i'm left wondering why you didn't use a plain background. also i like the idea of the daughter angle, but would have liked to seen her hair down so she does indeed appear more feminine, rather than like the original
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10/11/2006 01:03:03 PM
She is the apple of your eye! I like the baggy suit. I wish the background were a little more blurry, though I understand that unless you have a really big apple, such a thing would not be possible in a small studio.
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10/09/2006 09:32:02 AM
Interesting photo and certainly creative. But where is the essence of the person in this shot?
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10/09/2006 08:40:51 AM
BiiiG Magritte fan here!!! ... Nice ODE!!!
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10/09/2006 08:30:55 AM
Nice one. Just not in love with the backdrop. 7.
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10/09/2006 12:26:03 AM
Ahh yes! Where's the bowler hat? hee hee Cute Cute!!
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