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Nude abstract art ... or Porn?!
Nude abstract art ... or Porn?!
tate


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: AA Battery (Basic Editing)
Collection: Successful Challenge Entries
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Date: Dec 26, 2006
Date Uploaded: Dec 26, 2006

Post: I think this was a good challenge once again. It definitely "challenged" me photographically. My original thought was to strip the label off of a battery and make it interact a bit with the surrounding area - I stripped the battery with my hands, a razor, and some film cleaner. The stripped battery turned out to be pretty boring by itself - the "Artwork" on the "wall" her is a result of laying the strippped battery on a mirrory surface, the distorting it in photoshop, sharpening and bumping contrast - adding a border, then printing it on a laser printer. This was shot in a graphic art viewing booth - hence the clean perfect lighting. I really can't believe how well this did - I LOVE 4th PLACE!!! Note: the 10-20mm lens is capable of shootting very close to the subject and for me that's what made this shot.
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I'm not sure when this happened bu my camera was exactly 1 year behind. I contacted the admins to say "Hey the date is right" -- except I didn't even look at the year. That mkes me wonder how many onther images have the wrong year. Ahh just looked at my images and everything beforer Dec 24th was 2006 - then the year changed - I was trying a new Speedlight I received as a gift at the time ... hmmm.
PS: THIS IMAGE was yet another 4th Place finish! -- I love 4th place.
Disqualification Details
Your submission must be taken after the challenge is announced and before the deadline, based on the Current Server Time (US Eastern Standard Time) displayed at the bottom of every page on this site. You must ensure that your camera date and time are correctly set to your local time zone before shooting your entry. If the date recorded in your original image file is not within the specified challenge dates, your entry will be disqualified -- NO exceptions!

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Views during voting: 596
Comments: 59
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01/05/2007 07:50:25 PM
Sucks to hear bout the DQ but I bet you´ll only come back stronger so I don´t feel too bad about you :)
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01/05/2007 07:13:39 PM
Sorry to see this DQ'ed Tate - it's a nice shot.
Good it wasn't during WPL :)
(You better check the date again before season starts)
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01/05/2007 05:18:51 PM
I mean... I understand the need for a strict rule on DQs, but applied here it is most unfortunate! Especially for this challenge. I can't imagine anybody having an old image of a AA battery on their hard-drive that they've just been dying to use when such an obscure topic popped up... Great Image nonetheless!
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01/05/2007 05:13:18 PM
What a bummer T8! This is a great, and funny, image though...but man, a year off!

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01/05/2007 12:02:34 PM
I feel your pain brother....
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01/05/2007 09:57:10 AM
Still a good photo!
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01/04/2007 10:29:25 PM
I dont mean to sound like a freak or anything, but i'd energize that battery anytime! hubba hubba
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01/04/2007 06:50:23 PM
Definitely porn :)))) Good entry, love it. Congratulations on your high placement.
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01/04/2007 12:25:51 AM
lmao this is just perfect ^_^
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01/03/2007 11:43:47 PM
Wow I just love the concept! So well done too - going into my faves ;_)
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01/03/2007 04:42:32 PM
This was my favorite for the challenge, and yeah, we did have similar floors! :-D
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01/03/2007 11:49:36 AM
Congrats on a high finish. figured this would do well.
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01/03/2007 09:36:35 AM
Imaginative, brilliant shot. Huge congrats on top 5.
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01/03/2007 08:22:52 AM
'I really can't believe how well this did - I LOVE 4th PLACE!!!'

But yet you found none of the 45 comments below helpful?
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01/03/2007 01:45:01 AM
porn, definitely porn. probably the most imaginative photo in this one.
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01/03/2007 12:35:28 AM
Damn, this has stopped being funny, what´s with you always grabbing the 4th place when I get a blue ribbon? Happened the last three times!

Congrat´s on the honorable mention! :)
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01/03/2007 12:19:53 AM
this is brilliant.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/02/2007 11:57:42 PM
<< 10 >> awesome!
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01/02/2007 10:02:29 PM
This is really great. I just wish the crack between the wall and the floor was straight.
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01/02/2007 08:41:15 PM
nice idea
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01/02/2007 07:41:01 PM
You are so clever. Great idea.
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01/02/2007 03:57:16 PM
Either way it's cute. :D Wish there was some way you could have minimized the back seam a little bit. Otherwise, quite creative. Nice job.
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01/02/2007 10:02:52 AM
no idea what you are trying to portray, but it does look nice..
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01/01/2007 09:23:34 PM
one of the most imaginative shots of the gallery.
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01/01/2007 09:11:48 PM
Definately abstract art. Had me wondering about positive/negative, Yin/Yang, black/white.....comma after nude?
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01/01/2007 10:06:39 AM
Hahahaha! Love the clever title! Nice angle and composition. Very creative to bring one of the DPC controversies to life in a challenge in a humorous way.
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01/01/2007 12:41:43 AM
clever!
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12/31/2006 10:00:24 PM
clever! well done
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12/31/2006 09:13:48 PM
great way to get creative with the challenge!
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12/31/2006 09:13:12 PM
lo.... nice nice
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12/31/2006 08:11:28 PM
Outstanding idea and well composed. 10.
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12/31/2006 04:54:47 PM
Very clever picture. great on so many levels. have a 10.
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12/30/2006 03:47:24 PM
HAHAHA!! This is hilarious! Great idea - clean and simple.
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12/30/2006 01:31:22 PM
Ha ha! Cute idea and really nicely done! Love the choice to have the artwork in stark black and white infront of the battery gallery visitor in colour. Composition is simple but strong.
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12/30/2006 09:55:28 AM
Definitely art.
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12/30/2006 12:27:43 AM
This is so funny! I love it!
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12/29/2006 03:22:20 PM
Cool concept, very creative
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12/29/2006 08:30:42 AM
Fantastic idea.
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12/29/2006 12:18:21 AM
Hilarious! And a good shot, too.
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12/28/2006 10:43:19 PM
I love it! The only reason I didn't give ya a 10 is because of the floor. Looks like the foundation of the gallery is sinking. Overall I love the creative effort:).
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12/28/2006 09:26:22 PM
OMG how timely with all the recent discussions in the forums. I am laughing. How did you do that wavy photo? And just WHAT are those two batteries doing in that pic? lol Nice job - very entertaining!
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12/28/2006 06:48:22 PM
A clever one....nicely composed
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12/28/2006 03:23:16 PM
Great and funny idea. Very fresh. I don't care for the minor imperfections where the "floor" meets the wall. Overall effect is extraordinary among this challenge entries. How did you do the "nude" picture?
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12/28/2006 12:20:04 PM
its framed art work, so its art not porn, good job
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12/28/2006 12:07:38 PM
This may just be one of my faves in this challenge! What an imagination! Nicely done!!!! 8
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12/28/2006 12:05:17 PM
Very amusing! and artistic. 9
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12/28/2006 06:47:03 AM
though perspective is skewed, this MUST be the winner. Bumping up to 10
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12/28/2006 02:26:19 AM
Personally, I think you should have left the title at 'Nude Abstract'. I also think I'd rather see the front of the battery...however, I really like the photo and I'm giving it a 10.
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12/28/2006 01:56:36 AM
What a great idea! I cannot believe how you managed to create a meaningful message with a simple battery. 10
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12/27/2006 07:59:39 PM
10!
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12/27/2006 12:14:21 PM
ROFL!!
very creative set up...
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12/27/2006 12:06:12 PM
Very nice - 8
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12/27/2006 08:03:53 AM
Clever!
this is great.
8
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12/27/2006 02:40:00 AM
creative idea
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12/27/2006 02:19:22 AM
porn, definitely porn :)
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12/27/2006 02:11:50 AM
lol i LOVE this! 10
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12/27/2006 01:22:52 AM
Love the idea and the statement
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12/27/2006 12:54:13 AM
heheh... that's about as creative as they come. 10.
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12/27/2006 12:26:49 AM
Well done for this subject. 8.
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